Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13, 2013 ~ Our Newest Resident

ASorry to be behind on posting again. I haven't had a busier week yet this year. Hoping to get back to normal.

Anyways, we have a new resident at our house. Well, not so new, but I finally have a picture.

Meet Chuckie:
(Name courtesy of Cub's Dad)

This is right outside our back door. No fear of dog or people. He lives in the bushes behind our house.

Billy wants to pick him up. Um, no...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Drawn In Thursdays #69

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A true story from this week, and a good problem to have with a large family and a toddler.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ Dexton Kids Ride-On Mercedes

buy it here  (but you can find it elsewhere for MUCH less- I know.)

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s you'll probably think of this little vehicle as a Power Wheels. Technically, it's not the same brand, but the concept is the same.

This is the perfect little car for the toddler that is too young to ride a bike. Due to the size of the vehicle, however, your child will outgrow it before the age of 6, depending on your child's height.

Flat surfaces are a must: It goes 1.6 miles per hour, which seems fast, but it much slower than walking pace. There are no brakes, so keep that in mind. It stops when the child takes his foot off of the "gas" pedal. It has zero chance of making up a slight hill, but does present a minor hazard when attempting to go downhill without brakes. 

It's fairly sturdy and when on a flat surface presents a relatively safe driving toy for a toddler.

Lightweight, but a pain to store due to it's size. And just like any car, requires buffing to keep it shiny.

My toddler adores this toy and it was the only thing he wanted from Santa. So far it has been worth the money.

We decorated it- does not come with American decals.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 5, 2013 ~ Little Lost Glasses

Poor Billy has lost his first coveted item. 

A few weeks ago we bought him Spider-Man sunglasses to replace a pair that got broken while camping.

He wore his sunglasses in the Fourth of July parade and lost them at the after activities.

Billy made me drive back to the parade route and search for them. I'm sure some kid picked them up and is enjoying them. Meanwhile a toddler is lamenting their loss.

He keeps asking me to find them. Off to Amazon to hunt down a matching pair.

July 4, 2013

I'm not going to title this post. The date is the title.

Billy started his holiday by decorating his little red race car. I wasn't sure if we would actually put him in the parade, but at least we could be ready for it. We decorated it with stars and flag stickers that I made. He was very excited to decorate the car.

"Do you want to be in the parade?"

"Yes. What's a parade?"

The parade is a collection of kids on bikes, golf carts and old cars all decorated for the Fourth.

It was a scorcher. So I had Billy wait in the shade a the top of the hill and join the parade half way along the route. The car is so slow I didn't think it would make it up the hill.

Well, he stole the show. He waved like the Queen of England at the onlookers. I tried to get him to pull over to watch the rest of the parade, but parading was serious business to him. He kept going past the route and I had to get him to stop and join the post parade festivities.

There were Popsicles and turtle races and tug of war. He was very intent on all of the activities, which happened to take place during nap time. Consequently, he was asleep before we got home.

As tradition goes, after nap it was off to a cookout. That was followed by a boat ride to watch fireworks. Although to be honest, he was bored with the boat because he couldn't run around.

Happy Fourth of July!