Sunday, May 23, 2010

yes, a bath followed...

Oh boy, did Egan have fun eating the spaghetti I gave him for lunch the other day.
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He also made a huge mess.
This is when he decided that he liked it.
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This is when he was deciding if he liked the stuff on his hands.
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This was when he was deciding what he thought of me taking his picture.
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I think he decided he was ok with it all.
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... until he hit a wall (so to speak.)
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This is to show you the true mess he had going on.
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When he finished his spaghetti and veggies, he still had room for a banana... half in each fist.
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It truly is the little things in life that make it fun.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

lions and tigers and bears...

Last week... Tuesday to be exact, Egan and I went to the zoo with my mom, dad, brother and his girlfriend for my dad's birthday. I love a good zoo, and Egan was truly a champ. Lots of pictures to follow from our fun day.
Check out this awesome flamingo! I think he/she was posing for me.
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What do you think? Is it real?
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Yes, it is, and I let my son get within striking range.
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(There is a wall of glass in case you are wondering.)
I don't really have a lot of explanation for most of these pictures. Just, "I thought the animals were interesting."
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Egan loved looking at the various animals and aquariums.
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Did anyone else see the Planet Earth with these guys? SO COOL!
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The penguins. Ugh, the penguins. They were STIIIINKY! We spent less than a minute in there.
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Touching the various sea creatures.
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Here's a fun one. We crawled through a tunnel and came up in this dome. There were little mice in there. Yuck! If you look carefully, you can see a mouse on the left side of the screen. This picture was taken of the screen outside the tunnel.
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Phew, that's a lot of pictures and not a lot of commentating, but seeing as I am so far behind on this blog anyway... it is better than nothing!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

on the farm

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Today, we visited a farm with our playgroup. Those kids had so much fun! The moms did too, so that was a bonus.
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We started out by feeding the goats.
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Surprisingly, even Mia got in on the feeding action. I was shocked that none of the kids were really scared of the goats.
Here's Caleb feeding a few little goats.
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Piper thought there was way cooler stuff than goats, so she went exploring.
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Marshall is somewhere under that sombrero (haha).
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Here's Egan and me while feeding the goats.
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Then we took a hay ride. All the kids loved that, and I don't think there was an unhappy one on the ride.
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Egan loved it, but refused to look at the camera for all the excitement that was happening around him. He's so serious!
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There were some really big horses. I mean HUGE.
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Even some longhorns.
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And some geese.
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And a bunch of little monkeys... I mean cute kids. (No, I have no idea what Egan is planning to do to Jake. I can't be good though.)
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This was our tour guide. He wasn't too excited about a bunch of moms with cameras and babies, but he warmed up to us by the end.
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We're about to check out the huge horses.
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Here they are. They really don't seem as big in this picture as they really were. The tour guide was tall, and he is closer to the camera than the horses, so the scale is a bit off.
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Here's my view of Egan through the "sunroof" of his stroller.
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Here he is at lunchtime. Nothing like a cheese tortellini, chicken, peas, carrots, green beans, and chick pea lunch to fill your tummy. Oh, and a whole banana and some cranberries too.
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While we were on the tour, our guide showed us the goose eggs and the one that was in the process of hatching. At that point there was a hole in the egg that was about an inch big. Before we left, he came and told us it had hatched. Here he/she is!
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That was our trip to the farm. It was so much fun!