Baby hair is so fine--look how the static from the slide made Luke's hair stand on end! It was hilarious!
You could really see how long it was, but I am still not going to get it cut! I love when little boys have long(ish) curly hair!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
We moved away from the scores of people, and I let Luca out to burn some energy. He walked around the rose garden and had fun sitting on the little border bricks of the garden. When he starts crawling, you know he is ready to be put back into the stroller.
They had a maze set up out of hay bales, and Norah and the other kids had a blast climbing on it and jumping from wall to wall.
There was also a band there that were playing folksy tunes. They had some cool instruments in their ensemble, including a washboard, and a "bass" made out of a drum, a huge rubber band, and a soda can. You have to see it to believe it. Norah loved watching and listening to them!
We took the kids over to see some tractors that were parked nearby. Luca had fun sitting in the seat. Then, James noticed that the keys were in the tractors, and we thought that maybe they weren't meant to be climbed on by young children. If Luca was 1 or 2 years older, he would have had that tractor on in about 10 seconds!
We went to the local Fall Festival on Saturday, which was the first sunny day in over a week! The ground was a little squishy, and Luca fell many times and got pretty dirty, but they had a really good time petting the baby animals and seeing the horses, taking a pony ride (Norah), and a wagon ride, too.
Norah's school held a trike-a-thon last week to raise money for supplies, playground equipment, etc. Here's Norah trying to bust her way out of the pack!
It was a miracle that it wasn't raining for the event; it rained pretty much every other minute between Monday and Friday of that week!
Grandpa took a turn on the Norah-sized bench, too!
It was a great day at the gardens, and a great visit overall with Grandma and Grandpa! We did lots of things: the gardens, downtown, the Shedd aquarium, stuff around our suburb, etc. Come back any time!
Norah's physical skills are getting better and better day by day. I think after she broke her leg at 22 months, she was left a little behind in terms of running, jumping, climbing, etc. Now, she is a good climber and a great runner and jumper. She climbed up onto this rock and commanded me to take a picture!
We took James' parents, who were here for a visit, to the CBG and we all went into the Railroad Garden. Norah and Luca LOVED it. Luca kept running from place to place saying, "WOW!" which is one of his "words" It was really cute. Here is Norah in front to the San Francisco part of the garden.