Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fighting Sleep

Poor Chase had a rough day.  We still haven't figured out exactly what was bothering him, but he's asleep now.  That's good enough for me :)  After the long day, I'm exhausted.  There was one brief almost-comical break in the middle.  After a long walk around the neighborhood in the stroller, Chase was finally calm enough to lay down.  I stuck him in his bed, but he was not willing to sleep...

My favorite part was when he starting sticking his head over the edge of the bed.  Or maybe when he sticks his butt up in the air.  Or maybe when he turns around and kicks the changing table insert.  He's so cute.  Especially now that he's sleeping ;)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Marcus' Mini Me

Chase definitely takes after his dad...
  • Enjoyment of the outdoors
  • Big head
  • Love of computers
  • Obsession with cords/cables
And now this too.  Couldn't have expected less.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Watch Out, He's Coming!

...or at least he's trying to.

Actually today at church, he was basically chasing Ariel down the hallway to attack her shoe laces.  He's one arm army crawling pretty well.  Here are two videos from earlier in the week:

Moving around and staying busy

Destination Achieved

I had to play around with the picture from above -- his facial expression is too funny.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Just Me & My Grandpa

My dad came out to visit us for a few days before he heads up to Utah.  It was a lot of fun to have him here.  Chase obviously enjoyed having another person to drool on and wipe his food all over. Such a fun age. :)

We always enjoy having people visit.  But there's something exciting about grandpas... it means little grandkids get to break all the rules and do crazy stunts :)  And of course, just have a lot of fun.  We went in to the city, out to Rego Park, and all around Sunnyside.  It's the curse of the Mercer Mayer book.  Haha.

Mom, don't look... Chase practiced standing  :)

I think he really enjoyed flying up in the air

We took several walks, always sporting the new Mickey Mouse Mets hat from Times Square.

Big smile for the camera :)

I love his tongue sticking out here

And he played with french fries.  (Don't worry he didn't actually eat it.  Just squished it.  Slobbered all over it.  Mashed it.  And tried to force it in his mouth.)  I had to include several of these pictures because they were hilarious.

Who needs toys when you can play with a cardboard box?!

Especially since you can get it too!

 One night while my dad was here, Marcus and I went out for dinner and a movie.  We had a great time and saw Iron Man 3, which we both liked.  Marcus even got to play a minion game at the movie theater.  He was really excited.

And we brought Crumbs cupcakes for my dad's birthday.  We definitely had no shortage of treats, but we had to celebrate this special day.  Marcus said the candles restart at 50, so the cupcake had antennae.  

And of course, some more slobber time.  Chase will just soak any bib or cloth he's given.

But it makes him happy.

And a couple pictures from our Ward Talent Show.  My dad went with us for a little bit before he left for the airport.  Our ward is crazy talented and very entertaining.  We also had a dessert auction to raise money for the YW and YM to go to their camps this summer.  It did really well :)  Marcus' cookies were a popular item!

Marcus was part of a pie eating contest.  

And this was pretty impressive too!

The week definitely went by quickly.  It was fun to have my dad here and be able to celebrate his birthday a little bit.  It will be fun to see him again in just a couple weeks while we are in Utah.