Monday, June 27, 2011

Jamison Fountain

We met some friends for a playdate at Jamison Fountain today- fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just Like His Father

Anthony went to Hannah's first birthday party yesterday.  He headed straight for the beer cooler as soon as we got there!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Wagon and I

Anthony can climb into his wagon all by himself now.  Getting out again is a little more challenging, but he's working on it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Dewey Decimal System According to Anthony

Anthony helped me organize his bookshelf today.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day Out with Daddy

For Father's Day, we took Daddy to see the "Allure of the Automobile" exhibit at the Art Museum.


Daddy took a lot of pictures.

 After we looked at all the cars, we climbed up and down the steps outside the museum.

Then we went out for pizza.

It was fun.  We love Daddy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grandma Marge!

Have a ball today. 
We love you!
Susan, Paul, and Anthony

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Friends

This week Anthony got together with some girls he met through an internet dating service. 
 Meet Cora, Brooklyn, and our newest friend, baby Eloisa.   

 It's impossible not to fall in love with Brooklyn at first sight.

Tee hee.

Cora had open heart surgery just a couple of months ago.  Now she's all fixed up and ready to enjoy her summer- what a gal!

We hope the other fellas will join us next time so Anthony has some help fending off the female attention.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Visit to the Farm

We went to the "Brews, Berries, and BBQ" Festival at French Prairie Gardens yesterday.  What a fun place!  Anthony took part in all the activities- a hayride, big slide, a Pig Barrel Train ride, and of course some strawberry shortcake.

 First, a little preliminary research.

 Anthony's first encounter with a llama.
But the llama only had eyes for Daddy.
 A goat! 
 A baby goat!

Daddy fed the goats with a tin can on a string.
Don't you hate when you get sunscreen in your eyes?

 Look- a hayride-- Let's go! 

 I love you, Daddy.
 Here we go!
Checking out the works of the tractor. 
 Then it was time to ride the pig barrel train!

The strawberry festival continues for the next few weekends, so go check it out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunny Day, Sweepin' the Clouds Away...

Stuck inside all weekend with a cold and fever, by Tuesday we had developed a pretty bad case of cabin fever.  What makes you feel better when you're home sick and feeling yucky?  Television!

That's right-- I let Anthony watch his very first episode of Sesame Street.

Anthony was mesmerized.  He watched about half the show sitting on my lap on the couch, but then the excitement became too much for him and he had to get closer. 

He was introduced to everyone: Big Bird, Oscar, Zoe, the Snuffleufagus (sp?), etc.  It was amazing how much information they packed into one 53-minute show.  The letter of the day was L and the number of the day was 5.  We learned that it's not a good idea to skip breakfast, because you might not have enough energy to do your exercises, and sometimes if you try new foods you find out you like them!  Wow!

You're probably wondering why there is a banana and a stuffed Elmo next to Anthony on the TV stand.  Well, Elmo came on the show and told us all about bananas-- really everything you would ever need/want to know about bananas.  So I, in my Mommy guilt about letting Anthony watch television, decided I would take this opportunity to enhance the learning experience for him by bringing out the real-world objects for him to make the connection.

Anthony's reaction was, "Get these things away from me.  Can't you see I'm watching television?!"

I probably watched more Sesame Street, Mister Rogers and The Magic Garden than any preschooler in history, and I turned out (mostly) okay, so I think we'll be letting the little guy tune in every now and then.