Sunday, August 29, 2010
The Evergreen State Fair started on Thursday and today we went.
After we ate, Lon spotted the pony rides. Of course he went on them. Most years the photos they take I can live without, but this years was SO cute! I will post it later.
Ice cream break! Lopez Island Creamery. Chocolate Chip is the flavor Lon got. I tried Lemon raspberry swirl. I think that would have been better as a sorbet. Lemon ice cream is not something I think I am going to try again.
This gave Mark someone to chat with while Lon was in the kid area. Getting eggs, picking apples, milking the cow and digging a potato. Then he would put his items in the right baskets and do it again. Over and over. After about 7 times, he was done this year.
Lon had his picture taken with some local news celebrities.They took his photo too. KIRO Channel 7. (if you want to look they said it was be on the Kiro.com web site under community pages)
RIDES!! Lon LOVES LOVES LOVES rides! I have no idea who the other person is in the car with him but they were goofing off together and having fun
This car ride is not so much fun. It is SLOW and it does NOTHING. We are not doing this again. EVER.
We rode the carousel together. Lon wanted to be on the cat, but another little boy got there first. drat. Maybe next time
We put Lon in the banana suit and had his picture taken. He then got a banana crown to wear later. We had to give back the suit. He was not exactly thrilled to dress up like a banana.
We went into the walking with Dinosaurs Exhibit. Mechanically moving dinosaurs with noise. Lots of noise. The little ones did not upset Lon. The very large T-rex, who was attacking the Triceratops upset Lon. Lon's favorite dinosaur is the Triceratops
At then end there were some games to play and a souvenir station (we passed) and a place to dig up bones. The bones looked very much like cow bones. Lon had fun with it. I left Lon and Daddy there and went back to the pony ride place and got the super cute photo of Lon (I will post that soon, promise)
On our way back to the car we watched as seven Clydesdale horses were loaded into one trailer. That was one big heavy duty trailer pulled by one heavy duty truck!
As we were leaving, we drove by the fair. Lon told us he wants to ride on all the big rides as soon as he can.
We had a great time at the fair. The Evergreen State Fair is becoming our favorite fair.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Today Uncle Chong, Auntie Michelle, Brian and Kayla joined us for dinner! It was great. The kids had fun playing. Uncle Chong took a look at Daddy's seemingly dead laptop. Seems it was only mostly dead. Uncle Chong had a miracle pill that made it all better. And we did not even have to wait 15 minutes for full potency
It was a very fun day. The Ropa Veja turned out yummy. And I have a new laptop! Nice!
Thank you Uncle Chong!
What a busy day we had! First it was Daddy's birthday
The night before, after Daddy went up to bed. I put on the happy birthday table cloth, put out his present, party hats, streamers and the fake cake. Lon is helping Daddy read the card he made for him
Daddy did not want a cake, so I found this board cake. He had to have some kind of cake! Lon decorated Daddy's wrapping paper
It was cat litter! No, it was jammies for Daddy. But no one really needs to be seeing those. I did a good job sewing them, and would love to show them off, but no.
After breakfast, we got ready to go to the Juanita El School Meet and Greet! We found Lon's class room, where he will be sitting. Next to some nice kids. We filled out some paper work. How we are going to get him home, things like that
Of course, the toys that Lon goes to check out first is the kitchen. The little boys were more interested in the kitchen than the little girls
Lon built those gears all by himself, and they all turned. Lon found the box with the parts and put it together how he thought it would work. Pretty cool
The picnic ! The picnic was put on with help from Albertsons across the street. Lon is talking to Terri one of the cashiers we know.
Sadly, the day was cold and rainy. (62) I did not want to be out in the rain on the playground. We went back to the house after that. Lon was not happy about it. He was upset about not being able to play, and it being rainy. Sorry little one. That is the way it goes.
I think Daddy had a good birthday. Lon had fun meeting alot of this classmates and his new teacher.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
This is the second wedding Lon has been to, the first one was Grandma's! When we first got there, I let Lon have the camera. He needed something to do. He took some great photos!
He did not need the camera for very long before he made friends with the other children there. I did not get this child's name. They ran and played very well together. She was 3. Lon told me that.
We sat in the back, in case Lon was going to talk. We were waiting for a while before the ceremony started. Lon does not like waiting.
Lon got a *real* coke. In a bottle, made with cane sugar. He loved them. He is getting to be such a big boy he did not spill or drop his bottle. He did have two cokes and some grapes and cake. Yep, he ate well at the wedding.
Ralph. I still can not spell his last name properly. I would never dream of calling him Ralph. Ever. Mr. V...
The kids played out in the front yard. They all knew the blacktop was off limits as were the flowers. They were very good about it. No one went out into the street or out of the grass in the front yard. They ran through the house, front to back, but they never left the confines of the house and yard. Good kids!
Even if he did not want to. He did leave, and was good about it. No screams or fits. I think he might be growing out of that, at least in public.
It was a beautiful wedding. I am so glad we got the invitation and were able to go. Thank you!