Friday, August 23, 2013

August 22, 2013 ~ Ravens (in person)!!!

Okay, normally Thursday is Drawn In Thursdays, but since we had something special going on I'm just going to post about that.

Billy got to attend his first ever football game. Okay, so the Ravens lost. I mean, got trampled. I mean, played like they've never played before. (Literally, like they've never thrown a football before). But, we had a good time anyway.

Things Billy liked (in no particular order):

The fireworks (they were too loud, though)
The band (horns are shiny)
The music (let's dance!)
The flippy seats (because they flip, of course)
PeePop's peach iced tea (ooh, yummy)
French fries with ketchup (do I really need to explain?)
The giant flags (You know, the ones that they run across the field after a touchdown?)
Purple soap (Because everything the Ravens do is purple, duh)
The helicopter (ooh, it flies)
The overhead camera and wires (engineering, it's cool, okay?)
The helmets (they're for safety, Mom)

And the thing Billy enjoyed most at the game?

The cheerleaders. (Well, he is a boy...)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 20, 2013 ~ Picnic Table

Billy got a new picnic table (new to us, anyway).

He was so thrilled to have it that he insisted on eating dinner at his new table. He can't wait to invite Cub over so they can sit together at the table.

Humorously, he kept telling me that he didn't need a tent over his table. He's referring back to our camping trip where we strung up a tarp over the picnic tables (because it rained the whole time). Nope, no tent over this table.

August 19, 2013 ~ Cold Summer

Well, we had a busy weekend, but I have to admit that it feels like a bit of a waste of a decent summer day not to be at the beach or the pool, but it's just been too cold. We haven't been in the pool since the start of August, and now the month is over.

We started the weekend hanging out with friends. Which is never a waste. Billy got to visit with Cub. Which goes as well as you would expect it to with two toddlers. They behaved, they misbehaved together, they misbehaved apart, then we all went home.

But we had fun, so that's what counts.

Sunday we were going to go hiking, but the rains came and washed away our plans. In the afternoon Billy and Daddy went to visit Grandpa (not to be confused with PeePop).

PeePop tells me his name is written P-Pop. Makes me think of J-Pop, which isn't bad, it's just not a name I associate with the wizened and wise. I will continue to write PeePop until Billy learns to write and decides for himself. He invented the name, after all.

And, unfortunately, it's been so cold we've been inside most of the time. Not that it's really that cold, but it's not summerlike weather. Billy dressed himself Saturday morning. This is what he came up with:

He looks unhappy, but that's only because it was early and he didn't want his picture taken. And yes, that's a wool winter hat on his head. And a fleece.