Saturday, October 24, 2009

Family Time!

Yesterday was SUCH a fun day for AJ & I. One of those days that I will never forget. First, we started out with an early morning trip to the beach (see previous post) which was a lot of fun. We came home and napped and then went to meet Auntie Mandy for lunch. Mandy was nice enough to take a 1/2 day off of work so we could spend some quality time together. She's just in LOVE with AJ (and vice versa:)
After lunch, she took AJ and his cousin Chase (who is 8) to the toy store while Auntie Michele and I went for Mani / Pedi's :) :) We had a nice time catching up and just had some good kid-free time.
Then we headed back to Michele's house to have dinner and let the boys play. AJ just loves Chase- he really looks up to him and likes to copy the things that Chase does. Chase was putting together a Lego truck while AJ "helped" and then at the end of the night they enjoyed Icee's together; AJ's first one. It was the funniest thing! He just loved it! Of course when it was melting all over himself and I had to take it away, he was NOT happy with me.
Here's a few pictures from last night:
Being silly with Auntie Mandy

With Cousin Chase

Auntie Michele

His first Icee- he was in HEAVEN!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Beach!

We're here! We made it to California yesterday. The plane ride was rough; probably the roughest we've had so far. We were just about to take off and ended up having some engine trouble so it turned our 2 hours in the plane into 4 hours. AJ was good, but he was super restless.

Yesterday we were able to spend a little time with Auntie Mandy and then I got to catch up with my great friend Shelly and see her boys.

This morning, AJ got up early (shocking!) and since we didn't have any plans, I decided to take him down to the beach. It was amazing! I don't know who had more fun; AJ playing in the water and sand, or me watching him. I don't typically miss living in California, but this morning I did a little.

It was early- probably 7am or so, foggy, wet and wonderful! He played in the sand, ran around, chased the water and found a dead fish that he was thrilled by. He watched the surfers and was totally enthralled by the tractor that kept driving up and down the beach. Here are some pictures :

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cars & Trucks

Arts & Bath

I bought AJ these really fun new bath toys that are also educational! Crayola makes crayons that he can use in the bath as well as little drops that turn the bath water different colors. I figure it's a good time to start finding AJ's creative side:)

So, today he took a bath and drew all over the tub and had a great time! Here are some pictures.

ALL CLEAN!!!!!!!

Back to California

Tomorrow, AJ & I head back to California to see more family! This time, we're going to Orange County and will stay with Uncle Matt & Aunt Kristin. We plan to see some friends as well as many of Jason's family members. It's been a long time since AJ has seen them and I know it will be a fun visit! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! Will post lots of pictures and video when we get back on Sunday :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mommys Shoes

He was a character today :) I got a lot of good video.

Playing with a Bag

Who knew a bag could be THIS fun?