Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hayden goes to the zoo...aaaaand other places, too!

Auntie Angela and cousin Emily came to visit Hayden last week.  I got to keep Emily overnight and have some fun with her---see the pictures!

Notice the binkie in his mouth AND hand.

Before Emily came over, Hayden decided he needed his shoes on.  It's been 100 degrees on average here, so he's just been roaming around the house in his diaper.  Hayden now has some sort of shoe fetish where he HAS to have shoes on.  I couldn't find his Adidas soccer slides on this particular day, so Puma tennis shoes it was!

Emily, Hayden and I went to the park early in the morning.  Our cinnamon rolls that we were going to have for breakfast weren't going to be ready for about 45 minutes, so we had some time to kill.

Emily LOVED climbing through this thing.  No idea what it's called, but she loved it.  I made her hold her position at the end so that I could get a picture...she almost fell on her face!  Whoops.

Then I had her climb the spider web for me.  She was loving it.

My little man 

Hayden started shaking these things like crazy--he thought they were the coolest thing in the whole world!

Here's my boy with the slides.  He used to be so afraid of them, but now he'll whine to get on them!  I'm working on the whining, but this is such a huge step.

Emily on the monkey bars.  Some lady was at the park with her kids.  Her oldest asked, "Mom, why are they called monkey bars?"  I was SHOCKED by her answer.  "When we get home we can google it, honey,".  REALLY?!?  Serious?  Take a look at this picture and there should only be one reason behind the name of the monkey bars.  

Ang bought Hayden a roll of Color Wonder paper and markers.  I was so happy about it because he needs work on his fine motor skills, but at the same time, I don't want to have a HUGE mess on my hands every time we work on it.  So the solution...these mess free markers and paper.  Emily helped him color.  Later on,  Hayden bit off one of the heads of the markers.  Wamp waaaaaaaamp :-/

Later on we went to the zoo.  It was about Hayden's nap time and he fell asleep in the car.  Hayden NEVER sleeps in the car.  EVER.  Not since he was like...8 months.  It was good because the zoo proved to be a little overwhelming for him.  

Hayden loved seeing the animals--I think the zebras, hippos, and giraffes were his favorites.  Near the end ouf our time though, he was hot, tired, and ready to go home!

Just some peacocks we saw along the way.

There are more pictures of the zoo....somewhere....

I think I'll end with a video of our shenanigans of tonight.  Hayden and Paul were playing with the pillows and  hitting each other with them.  Hayden was going CRAZY!  He was having so much fun so after a while I finally grabbed my camera to film the fun.  Unfortunately, by the time I got the camera, the fun was starting to wind down.  Enjoy anyway!

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