Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Omaha riverfront area has lots to offer a little family like ours. The new footbridge to Iowa was impressive.
This photo is worth explaining. Throughout the walk around the lake, we came across these lights that were about Austin's height. He found it necessary to roar at each one. I guess he showed them who's boss.
A new branch opened up near us. We celebrated with a free pancake breakfast, an inflatable, fire trucks, balloons, face painting and an animal show-and-tell with a huge snake, kangaroo and others. We also saw Lil' Red and got a ride on a golf cart.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
A few extra things... none that call for their own blog entry, so I'll throw them all together.
Austin crawled into this papasan chair (that I've had since I was 16) to be with daddy. We thought it was pretty cute.
Austin loves music and loves to sing. This is Mama and Austin singing and playing the piano together.
Austin loves play-dough, but he doesn't actually play with it. He just wants you to take the lids off and he identifies the colors.
We went one Saturday to the cat room at the humane society. A dozen cats seeking love and affection, Austin was in heaven.
We no longer give Austin an official nap because he won't sleep at night if we do. Sometimes he insists on it. We find him sleeping in some interesting places from time to time.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
On my birthday we went for a hike in Platte River State Park. This was good preparation for our upcoming vacation to the Black Hills.
We spent a lot of time playing in the dandelions. It was a lot of fun. Austin loved this part, but didn't quite get it. He would blow while he shook the dandelion and held it out from him. This did succeed in losing the seeds, but the blowing was not helping.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The day before my birthday, the local "Botanical Garden" had a kids day. I don't know that it is a great garden, but Austin had a great time running around.
Gotta have Duckie (that's the blanket he carries everywhere). I keep telling myself it's better than a pacifier.
There was an amazing outdoor train set-up. The entire thing was built with natural materials. You can see the track was raised with tree branches and the trunk of the tree is where the track lays. Austin loved watching the trains. There were at least a dozen trains going back and forth. He would have stayed all day.