David was in his first parade today! We walked with our preschool (Little Hands) in the San Carlos Hometown Days Parade. David seemed to have a good time. He especially liked the police motorcycles.
After the parade, we went to the toddler section. David got to ride a train and a ferris wheel, and even got to play in the petting zoo.
Although David seem to enjoy the big festival, his two favorite parts where (1) the construction zone across the street and (2) the grills that they were using to cook hamburgers. He went crazy when he saw both of these.
In addition to the busy day we’ve had today, David has been enjoying climbing … climbing, climbing, and climbing. He has started to climb up and over the fence at the playground, so he climbs out of the tot lot, then runs. Also, he can pretty much climb out of his crib, so we’ll need to figure out a solution soon.
David has also been riding his “mo mo” (aka motorcycle) a lot. He goes really fast and says “weee weee weee” the whole time he’s riding it. (Thank you, Georgia, for giving it to us!)
And here’s a cute pic of David and Chris just because …
Admittedly, I’ve been a little lax when it comes to blogging. Here are a few photos I just downloaded from my iPhone from the last few months.
Climbing the ladder to the big slide with Daddy
Eating chocolate frozen yogurt in the backpack (maybe not my brightest idea)
Jogging with Mommy
Playing trains with Daddy
Lining up all of the trucks in the sandbox
Eating bananas and spaghetti sauce
Wearing construction hats
Putting down the sprinklers
Looking at a window display in San Francisco
Hanging out up in SF
More hanging out in SF
Walking by the bay
Hanging out at PetSmart
Going on a date with Mom and Dad at Town (and eating chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream)
Going down the slide with Daddy
Playing with other kids’ toys in the sandbox
Playing in our neighbors’ sprinklers
Running away from Mom and Dad at Laurelwood Park
Happy Easter! David definitely enjoyed all of the Easter festivities … and they’re not even over, yet. We’ll be celebrating again next weekend with our friends the Donovans, since they were out of town.
Our Easter celebrations started with a public Easter egg hunt near city hall. It was crazy! There were so many people, and the hunting area was really small. David wasn’t really sure what was going on, but he seemed to really enjoy it. Unfortunately, he stole another poor kid’s Easter basket. Soon after the hunt, David dropped a gigantic rock in his basket – crushing the poor peep and jelly beans that he got at the hunt.
After the hunt, we colored eggs with Paul, Jee, and Ginger. The kids seemed to have a good time, and it wasn’t as messy as I was expecting. The eggs came out … well … let’s just say they looked interesting.
Easter morning, we had a small hunt in our apartment, then David and Ginger hunted eggs in our back yard in the afternoon. Ginger was really excited to find the eggs and put them in her basket. David pretty much just wanted to eat what was inside the eggs (goldfish, animal crackers, and mini-oreos.) After the hunt, the partners in crime got into the garage and took Dad’s car out for a joy ride.
Chris recently finished rebuilding a train table for our local bookstore. He did a very professional job, and the train table is now completely solid and kid-proof. David (and all of the other kids) are thrilled to have it back. David makes train noises (“woo woo” and “din din din”) and even waves to the people painted on the side of the train.
Chris, David and I met up with some friends yesterday at Wunderlich Park for some hiking. This was the farthest that David has ever gone in his backpack (5 miles), and it went smoothly, all in all. David really liked seeing the horses and deer (and of course the motorcycles at the gas station on the way home.)
After hiking, we bummed around San Carlos … where David and Chris stopped for an apple break.
This last week, Chris was out of town (again.) I’m happy to say that David and I survived, though we missed Chris terribly. We tried to make the most of it while he was gone, and we ended up having a really busy week: a Valentine exchange at preschool, the little gym, park and dinner with our neighbors, Happy Hollow, and the Palo Alto Junior museum. Thank you SO much to all of my friends and family that supported me through this week -I couldn’t have done it without you!
The weekend before Chris left, we spent as much time as possible with him. He took David to the library and the park. Chris and I even got a babysitter and went on a date together. We really enjoyed the time with him, but we were sad to see him go. I think that David thought that he could go too, if he put on Daddy’s backpack.
One of the highlights of this last week was going to Happy Hollow with the Donovans. David LOVED it! He especially liked the dragon train, the ropes playground, the carousel, and the goats. We’ll definitely have to go back!
The day after Happy Hollow, David and I met up with Teresa and Elena at the Palo Alto Junior Museum. We had a great time! David did really well playing with the other kids, and seemed to really enjoy running around. He also really liked plugging the cables into the switch board (a future computer engineer perhaps?)