Monday, February 27, 2012

Climbing the walls

It's that time of year when the Guild's seem to catch every bug that goes around.  So far this month we've spent 8 days in self-imposed quarantine.  What does a toddler do when forced with not leaving the house for 8 days...he climbs the walls!  So, John and I decided to get him a small climbing structure that we could put in the playroom; thus letting him burn off energy in a manner that didn't result in a time out!  

As with most of our endeavors, a small idea turned into a much bigger project.  The store didn't have the small climbing structure we wanted so we decided to go big!  We should have thought about how we were going to get said big purchase home...but we didn't.  A BIG thanks to John's co-worker for lending his pick-up truck and his time at a moment's notice.

Lincoln napped and John put it all together...with a little help from me and only a small amount of grumbling.

Lincoln loves to go to the park.  When he walked outside to see his new toy for the first time, he said, "park" and ran to it.  It was adorable (of course)!

The second best thing about a new toy is the big box it comes in!  Lincoln spent a good hour decorating his box with stickers.  I'm not sure why the right side of the box didn't deserve any sticker attention.

He is very insistent that mommy and daddy play "box" and will push us into the box if we don't act eager enough to enter of our own accord.

Ya for the park!  I hope our sweet neighbors don't mind looking at the Little Tykes lawn ornament for the next few years.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If you are happy and you know it...

This is so darling, I just had to share!  Can you tell that we read this book A LOT at our house?  

18 months and he knows so much!

John recently read an article/heard a news story about the number of words a two year old should know (which according to the article is 75-200).  It made me think about this video we took several months back when little guy was about 18 months of him showing off all his tricks.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Fun

Lakewood Early Childhood PTA Valentine's Party

Lincoln made Valentine's for Daddy, Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw

And decorated heart shaped cookies


The party included dancing!  

DLC Valentine's Party - Toddler II

The three sweetest women in the world!

Checking out our loot!  

Best Valentine's Day Card Ever!