Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mama and little man date at Disneyland

Boston looking out the window on the Nemo Submarine ride.

At the bottom of the "Tarzan Tree House". Boston is looking up at ALL THOSE STEPS WE JUST CLIMBED. Whew. . .what a trek. And look how tired he looks. He's even got bags under his eyes (I think it's just a camera trick~ he was still very hyper).

So Boston and I went on a little afternoon date to Disneyland today and had SO much fun. It was a gorgeous 85 degrees and sunny when we got there at 10:30am. We took the tram from the parking lot and the stroller fell off of it (B was sitting next to me, NOT in the stroller). B and I just looked at each other and I said "Well, that's interesting" and sighed and wondered how we were going to get that back. Luckily a service van was behind us and picked it up.

We started out in Toon Town and went on the Roger Rabbit spin ride. It was a little scary for Boston because he climbed on my lap and hugged me for dear life. I loved it, mostly because of the big, squishy hug I got during the whole ride.

Then we ventured over to the Nemo Submarine ride and waited in line for about 30 minutes. In the meantime Boston made friends with a Philippino family of 6 who took some pictures of him and wanted us to sit by them- the ride was fun too. While I was holding him in line he also tapped the back of an older gentleman who looked like he was a rough and tough biker back in the day. Then B made him high-five and fist-bump over and over for about 5 minutes.

Then we went on Autopia and B drove for a bit and then sat lower-rider style just chillin and checkin out the scenery. Then we went to The Jungle Cruise and climbed the Tarzan Treehouse . . . wow is that all we did in 3 hours. Well it was a ton of fun and on the way out B made more friends. We were waiting for the tram and a brother and sister (around 8 and 10) were sitting on the ground and B sat down and scooted over to them and sat in between them like he was a long lost cousin. He does this at restaurants too. He'll go find a table (or 2 or 3) with a family and an empty chair and sit in the chair and start a conversation, probably about how much it would be if they would take him home with them.

A Good Night's Sleep

YAY!!!!! Boston slept through the night last night. I know that sounds funny, given that he's 17 months old. Needless to say, he's not a sound sleeper. I can't remember the last time he didn't wake up. He usually wakes up 2 to 3 times. First because his diaper is wet and the other times because he just wants to snuggle. When I go in to lay him back down (he's usually sitting up saying "mama, mama" over the monitor) he puts his arms around my neck and pulls me as close as he can and then puts one leg over me ~ as far as his little leg will go and nuzzles his face in my neck (yep, he's totally got me wrapped around his little finger).

Oh, just in case you're confused Boston sleeps in the guest room on the Queen bed next door to his nursery and the crib that he's hardly ever slept in. So last night as I was putting him down (laying down next to him) he moves around and I feel this wet little mouth on my ear and then he turns my head and plants a huge, juicy kiss on my lips (keep in mind it's pitch black, he's not afraid of the dark). Between those kisses and the snuggling, he can sleep in any room he wants!!!! He knows exactly how to melt my heart~

The unused nursery.

Boston's Quarters.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Park

I took B to the park last night. After all the "normal" park activities B notices some guys shooting hoops on the court. He grabs his ball and runs as fast as his little legs will take him to join a game. I'm able to keep him on the sidelines until half the court opens up.

He wants to put the ball in the basket. I'm wondering if he notices that there's a bit of height difference between this basket and the one we have at home (that's 3' tall). He even gets me to lift him up to get closer to the basket.

He's mad he can't make a basket and angrily throws his ball, sits down, takes off his shoes. . .

and runs to the other side of the court because these other guys look like they are doing much better at this than we were.

I tell him he can't play with them and he runs over to the tennis courts, watches for a bit and then treks through the bushes on a new adventure.

Are you a B-RAT?

I just want to make a shout out to all those who have been initiated into the "Boston Rough And Tumble" (B-RAT) Club.

Boston started this club when he was just a little B-squirt at 6 months old and would maneuver himself into situations that would give mama a heart attack.

He likes to do things to keep you on your toes just to see if you are as tough as he is ~
- like jumping off the coffee table onto the couch that's a little too far away (when you're a foot from him and look away for that one second).

- or finding a new way to go down the slide which results with him landing on his face (both of which has happened numerous times).

- Or climbing into his car seat while it's in the house and falling over hitting his head on the wall.

- He also likes to climb on the window sill and jump off onto the couch, jump into the pool whether someone is near or not.

Lucky for me he does a little count off before he plunges and I usually hear it and can catch him before he gets hurt, usually.

I didn't get to witness this, but he took one for the team at Kalli's Birthday Party. He was the first one to go on the slide after it had rained. He shot out of it like a bullet and caught some air. I guess after he landed he couldn't decide if it was fun or hurt. I saw him just as he was running away with wet pants and new found toughness. It was now safer and drier for the rest of the kids.

He also likes to fit himself through the banister and talk to you holding on with one arm. I had to find a way to prevent this from happening. I think I still have an ulcer from this.

We have about 14 members going strong. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact me and I will drop him off at your house for an hour. That's all it takes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Rosa and Bronson Pauper

My good friend got married an Saturday, November 10th and Miah and I had the pleasure of attending the reception.

The happy couple. Rosa made a gorgeous bride.

The ring ceremony. They were sealed earlier in the day and had a ring exchange at the reception.

Rosa and I.

It was so fun to dress up. I really love that Miah "dressed up" is jeans and a nice button up shirt (I love his non-comformist side ~ it makes life so fun). It reminds me of when we lived in Los Angeles and used to be a bit trendier. I love this shirt he's wearing. You can't really tell in the picture, but it's embellished and has great stitching. Babe, you're such a hottie!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Puppy Sitting

We puppy sat our friend, Josh's, 12 wk puggle on Friday. What a fun little dog. Her name is Abu (short for Abudancia~ spanish for Abundance) and she made a nice little home in my pile of laundry on the living room floor. She was definitely spoiled in my care and we loved every minute of it.

Boston loved taking her for a walk and she loved to follow Boston around! Babies and puppies make the world a better place!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Like Daddy like Boston

We went to the bank yesterday and while I was in line daddy sat on the chair and got a newspaper to read. Boston saw dad and went to the table, got a paper and went and sat down and read his section. I think they had a little discussion of the current events afterward. I can't get enough of this little guy!

I only had my cell phone to take pics on so they are a little small, but I was so grateful to capture the moment.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Spooky Family Pics

Here's a pic of Miah and I as a trees (the Forest's~ get it?) and a clothesline 2 years ago. I had to add a picture of us dressed up so you know that we aren't totally blah because we haven't dressed up since Boston was born. See, we used to be fun!!!!

We spent Halloween with some good friends of ours. Maybe next year we'll talk the adults into dressing up.


Tasha, Nate, and Kalli ~

Jamie, Michael, Jessa and Presley~


Last night we went to a street by the beach that is closed down so kids can safely trick or treat. It was so fun and the houses has some amazing decorations. I have decided that when my kids are older, I want to be one of "fun" houses and go all out for all Holidays~ it just looks like so much fun!!!!

This is how bees learn to fly~ right?

B the bee, Kalli the pig, and Jessa as Minnie Mouse.

Boston wasn't as interested in the candy as he was in trying to go into EVERYONE'S house.

Got the buckets and ready to go.

I think I'll take this one, and this one, and. . .