Friday, October 30, 2009
We had a small party for Will and his buddy Lucas at the park last weekend to celebrate his third birthday. Will and Lucas are 10 days apart in age so Lucas' parents and Chris and I decided to share party hosting. It worked out great. Everyone seemed to have a nice time and I really appreciated sharing the work :)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Santa Fe zoo has guided tours and we had a very patient guide, who went with the flow. When you have two three-year-olds, patience and quite a bit of flexibility are much appreciated. He glanced over the exhibits the boys found dull and let us spend more time at the exciting exhibits, like the gators and the monkeys.
Just as the tour was wrapping up it became clear that both boys had just about had it. They were starting to get whiny and cranky. Fortunately it was time to head out. We got in our blissfully air conditioned car and cooled off a little bit on our way to lunch. We had a nice birthday lunch with Lucas and then headed home. We were all exhausted, I think Will took about a three hour nap. I know that I slept for at least an hour myself. It was a very good day.
We arranged the presents with some balloons the night before so they were ready as soon as Will woke up. Chris set up a fish tank in his room the night before while Will was sleeping. Will slept through the whole set up, even when Chris and I knocked some of his toys off his shelf with a big bang. He gets his sleeping habits from me :) We were very excited about having the fish tank ready so when he woke up, it would be the first thing he saw. Well, Will ended up having a tough night with his allergies and ended up sleeping in our room. Figures.
Of course he woke up bright and early, well before Chris and I were ready. It was around 6:30 am and was still dark out. We took him in to see his tank and he was very excited. Then he came out to the living room and saw the pile of presents. Of course, at first he was mostly excited by the balloons. It doesn't take much to impress a three year old.
Then he tore into the presents and was thrilled to death with everything. He really liked his remote control Lightening McQueen from Nana and Poppa and a dinosaur that roared from his Aunt Colleen and her crew. He insisted on immediately putting on the authentic Gator football uniform from Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Wayne, complete with helmet and shoulder pads. I must confess, he was confused by the shoulder pads. He didn't quite get them but accepted the fact that they somehow protected him...from what, he didn't know.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Will singing We are the boys from ole Florida. Gator fans sing this song after the third quarter of all Florida home games. He learned it at day care where they are busy indoctrinating the youth of Gainesville to be the next generation of rabid Gator fans.
We are the boys from ole Florida
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest
Of any ole state down our way
We are all strong for ole Florida
Down where the ole gators play
In all kinds of weather
We'll all stick together
Sunday, October 4, 2009
He also scores "touchdowns." He has been watching football, quite avidly, and has determined that to score a touchdown, the player must run with the ball and fall down. He has been running all over the house with a football and falling.
I keep encouraging baseball and basketball, but right now, it is nothing but football, football, football!
When we first came in, a young lady offered to paint his face, Will was not interested. After we picked our pumpkins and were heading out to the car, Will changed his mind. So back we went and took the young lady up on her offer. Will got a lovely black spider with glitter. Very tasteful.
Oh, did I mention that it was 87 degrees on this lovely Florida fall day? I miss the season change.