Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Mommy and Daddy came racing home from work one afternoon after a call from Mary Ann that Beck had fallen off the back of the couch and split his head open. OH MY!! We rushed him to the Children's Hospital, where he had his gash "glued" shut! He was so brave and did exactly what the doctors asked him to do, and only said "ouch" when they were poking around at his cut. What a brave boy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Calaway Park

We spent the day today at Calaway Park with a bunch of our friends. We had a blast! The park is only about 10 minutes' drive from our house, so it's a great place to spend a couple of hours or the whole day!

Beck and Jacob playing "Peek a Boo"!

Roooollller Coaaaaster!

This was Beck's first ride on a roller coaster. True, this was just a kiddie roller coaster, but it still had quite a few up and downs and sharp turns and it was going a lot faster than I thought it would.

A father of one of the other riders was telling his son to raise his arms. Beck overheard this and raised his arms - but they hadn't even started moving yet! I had to tell him he could put his arms down now and raise them if he wanted to during the ride. He started out gripping the handles for dear life, so I was a little worried that he'd start to freak out. But as you can see, he had the time of his life!
There he is, arms high in the air, third row from the front (Sienna is next to Beck and Lila and Eden are behind them.)


That's Beck in the car on the left, behind the boy in the blue baseball cap. The look on his face had me laughing so hard I was crying!

Train Ride

We stopped to have lunch next to this really cool train. The kids really loved this train. When the train pulled in and out of the station, it tooted it's horn and Lila, Beck and Sienna insisted we all plug our ears because it would be *sooooo* loud!

After lunch, we went for a ride on the train. It was actually a nice scenic route, longer than most of the other rides, and one of the ones that moms and dads can come on too, which was fun for us too!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jenna and her "Baby Beck"

Jenna and Beck have been friends since the day Beck was born. Jenna's mom, Lisa, is a good friend of mine and when Beck was a baby, they would visit with us and a then two-year old Jenna would hold Beck in her lap or just watch him sleep! He's been her "Baby Beck" ever since!

Beck loves to sit as close as he possibly can to Jenna, and he loves to hug her. I don't blame him, she is one of the sweetest, most adorable little girls I know!

Thanks for the fun play date today, Lisa and Jenna!

Salamander Sprinkler

Granny and Grandpa gave Beck a Salamander sprinkler two weeks ago, just before we were hit with a cold spell. So, for the first couple of weeks, Beck just carried the blown up Salamander around with him and even slept with him. If we removed Salamander from his bed, he'd wake up in the night upset and come into our asking where Salamader went! One night while checking on him before going to bed ourselves, we noticed Beck had found an old binky clip in one of his drawers (the one with the little wooden beads that Eden's mom bought Beck, many of you will remember it well). He had his binky in his mouth, the loop wrapped around Binky, and the clip snapped onto Salamander's tail! If I hadn't been laughing so hard, I might have thought of taking a picture of that sight!

Finally today was hot enough to turn a sprinkler on again, so I hooked Salamander up to the hose. Even though we had told Beck that Salamander was really a sprinkler, he was still shocked and then delighted to see water spraying out of his back!

Thankfully he hasn't asked to bring Salamander back into his bed again!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Stay 'n Play

Beck had a lot of fun at Stay 'n Play last week. It was two hours of free fun, put on by the City at a field in a community about 5 minutes from our house. They played some great games and even had a lady from the library come to read some books. It was a lot of fun!

The best part was on the first day, they went around the circle asking the kids what their name was and what their favourite thing to do was. Some of the answers were "play with my cars", "ride my bike", "play outside", etc. When it was Beck's turn, his instructor, Kate, asked "what's your name?" He said "I'm Beck!" Then she asked "what's your favourite thing to do, Beck?" He was quiet for a while, and Kate was very patient, just waiting for his answer. Then proudly he said, "playing with my Daddy!" Awww, it melted my heart!

What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

At Stay 'n Play, the kids played "What Time is it Mr. Wolf". Beck had a lot of fun sneaking up on whoever was playing Mr. Wolf and then running away screaming when "LUNCHTIME!" was yelled.

The instructor let each child have a chance to be Mr. Wolf and Beck giggled and laughed through his turn! His first response to the question "What Time is it Mr. Wolf" was "five o'clock", followed by "six o'clock", then "three o'clock". He kept going until the children were surrounding him, then said "thirty o'clock". The instructor laughed (along with the rest of us) and whispered "say 'lunchtime' Beck!" He then yelled "LUNCHTIME" and chased all of the children back to the line, laughing all the way!

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