Thursday, April 16, 2009

Let's play ball

Darrian got this Tball a while ago, and we just took it out in Dec. I tried to show him a few times how it worked and he really was not interested. Then a few weeks ago we went over to our friend's house Kelly and Greyson's house and Greyson tried to show him how to use his, Darrian seemed more interested in other things.

Well Keith called me yesterday and asked if I had shown him how to use the Tball set. I told him the above, and he said well he must remembered because he got out the set, and a ball and started swinging like he had done it before. Keith was good enough to catch it on video.


We had a great weekend, and Easter. We went to church on Sunday, and then came home and had an Easter Egg hunt, played outside and I made dinner. It was relaxing and fun. Even though Darrian did not "get" it all the way, he was steps closer than he was last year. He did enjoy the treats.

On the hunt:
(outfit provided by Grandma)

He would open each egg as he found them, made for long hunting :)

Our Basket for Darrian:

Grandma's, she also got him tickets to go see Elmo (Mel-mo if you ask him) Live :)

On his firetruck (grandma got him for Christmas, sensing a theme here?)

Daddy and Darrian drawing with chalk

Hanging out with his kitty at the end of the night.

Ivy Turns 6!!

Where does time go? I can't believe little Ivy is 6 years old. Hard to think it was not just yesterday that she was D's age. We celebrated with a Bolt party requested by the birthday girl herself on the 5th. Julie did a great job with the theme, and kept it really girl like and fun, which looking at the DVD cover looked like it would be hard to do. Lots of family came to celebrate this special girl's big day. Including my cousin Dawn who lives in NC, has has not been out this way in um 9 years ! (again where does time go)..

Her daughter Megan got to meet her other Cousin's for the first time, and in true child fashion you would think they knew each other forever.
Darrian had a great time playing with Julie's friend's little boy who was a year older, and taking his first drink of wine. It was left on the train table and my little one swiped it. I was really hoping he would wait to his first communion until he tasted wine, he had other plans. He also was very interested in Lily and gave her a kiss on the forehead. I love that he knows to be lovey with a baby, especially one as cute as Lily. He did pretty well with little nap, and was wiped out by the end of the day.

Here are some pictures :

Human treats in Doggy bowls. cute!

Julie made these, I thought they looked professional, love the colors.

Ms. Lily:

Birthday Girl :

Brother and Sister :

Ms. Malia

Cutest boy ever? I think so ;)

Pinata time..

Face painting :

D minus his shirt since it had wine all down the front, playing at the train table.

What sound does a kitty make?

He was super tired after playing in the pool, but I was trying to prompt him to perform. The noise he makes is SO cute.

Great Weekend...

This weekend was a lowkey one, I was really thankful the weather was nice. K painted and I kept Darrian busy. We played in the little pool he has, and when that got old we played in the sink for a while. I know that some kids are into animals, and stuff.. mine is into water. Lots of water. We sang itsy bitsy spider a million times, and Mom came over for lunch on Sunday and Darrian traded off having us sing it. It is these moments, the little moments I love the most. To get to know what is inside his mind, and what makes him happy.

I am looking forward to the nice weather and hope to be taking many trips to the zoo and aquarium. Getting out and enjoying it.
Here are some pics of D playing with water in the sink.

Darrian and his buddy ..

Friday night we went to dinner with friends, and then back over to their house to play. They have a wonderful backyard, and a doggie which of course Darrian LOVED. It is cute to watch him play with others. G is a year older than Darrian, but they inneract pretty well.

I also had a girls night away this weekend, but I will update about that later. :)

D on drums and G dancing ..

Aww. A hug. So cute.

these pictures were taken by Kelly , G's mom.

Trying to Catch up...

I have been behind on uploading pics, and updating the blog. It is hard to carve out the time to do it. I am hoping to get better at it. We have been doing some fun stuff over the past few weeks. We have been getting together with some of D's friends, We all went to the St. Patty's day parade in Dublin with my Mom, Chris, Julie, the girls, and Lynda and then to go eat and let the kids play.

I feel like I am falling behind in updating on Darrian.

He loves these books where you point at the picture.

He is picking up new words all the time, some new one's this week hey you, boots, kitty, spider, star, Owl, and toes to name a few.

He likes Fragglerock and Seasame St., and Elmo who he calls "MoMo".

He loves macaroni and cheese, and cheese in general.

He still loves to dance. It is funny, his song he likes came on the radio the other day and and he threw his keys to the side so he could break it down with both hands. haha.

He LOVES keys, and the car, and the steering wheel in the car. He could sit there for hours.

He still loves wa-wa. I am going to get him a water table this summer for hours of fun :0) Here are some pictures of him over the past couple weeks.

D checking out the costco boxes

Found the waffle box, but where are the waffles.

Checking out the waffle box, reading all about them :)

hanging out back

This how we comb our hair and brush our teeth. He won't sit still to comb his hair otherwise. He plays with wa-wa. He starts on the counter, but usually ends up IN the sink.