Friday, February 22, 2008
Old McDonald from courtney on Vimeo.
Calder's absolute favorite song is Old McDonald (Wheels on the Bus comes in at a distant 2nd). He loves to fill in the animal noises as we sing. When he wants to hear the song he will yell 'I E?' over and over and over until we comply. We usually have to sing it several times before he is satisfied (or before we can successfully distract his attention to something else!) This video is a bit long, but I promise it's worth it -- the cuteness factor is very high!
It is so hard to believe he is already 1 1/2! We are amazed every day at how much he grows, learns and changes. He continues to be a true joy in our lives.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Looking out at the Colorado River.
Half in Nevada, half in Arizona! Fun!
Enjoying a breathtaking lookout over Lake Mead.
After our tour, we raced back to Vegas to make our lunch reservation at the restaurant at the top of the Stratosphere. More great views!
This hike was labeled as a moderate hiking trail in Betsy's hiking book. But we begged to differ! We decided it should have been labeled
The really cool glass ceiling in the Bellagio.
Getting the inside scoop on upcoming Jerry Springer episodes!
Betsy chatting up Don King!
Two games of Bingo and a few rounds of Keno was the extent of my gambling, but both were really fun! We had no luck in the Bingo Hall, but we each won a round of Keno. I won $1 by matching 2 numbers on a pick four. My 2 winning numbers? 8 and 19 -- Calder's birthday!
Betsy and Stan enjoying the 'Fremont Experience'.
Barley has grown a lot since we last saw her in March 2007!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Learning his colors from courtney on Vimeo.
My Grandma crochets these great kitchen scrubbers, and I tend to always have a colorful collection of them. The other day, Calder found my stockpile and started carting them around the house and shouting out the colors. It was just so adorable. He amazes us every day at how much he has learned at such a young age. In terms of colors, he knows blue (bwoo), green (geen), red (dar or dra), pink (mink), purple (pur pur), yellow (deddo), and orange (orn). He doesn't get them right 100% of the time, but he is pretty darn close. I love to hear him say pink and orange the most -- it is the cutest!
Cars, Trucks and Trees, Oh My! from courtney on Vimeo.
We are having absolutely gorgeous weather today - 70 degrees in February! Calder, Lucky and I enjoyed a nice long walk this morning. Just over the last few days he has become crazy about cars. Not toy cars, but real ones. While on our walk, he had to point out every car that he saw. And with a little prompting from Mommy he also pointed out a few trucks and trees.