That is what Will calls gymnastics - "my nastics". He loves it! The teacher is Coach Nick and he is just fabulous. We look forward to this class all week, and this week we were thrilled to see my friend Amy and her girls Emery Kate and Molly, there as well! I am excited they will be joining our class so we can see them more often. EK and Will are the same age, and Molly and Katie are the same age so they are our perfect playdate!
Our mom's group gets together every year for our annual halloween picture with the kids in costume. This is our third year to get together, and it was a huge hit. We all brought some snacks as well as some candy for the kids so we had a picnic and then a candy finding frenzy. Will and Katie both had a blast.
2010 Picture (note the empty chair)
2011 Picture (empty chair again!)
Will and the ladies
Minnie Mouse Caroline
Snow White Lila
Raggedy Ann McLain
Katie and Will
Shark at play
I love this one because you can really see the color of his eyes
We have recently gotten into giving the kids a bubble bath. It is a huge hit with Will! He loves to take a bath regardless so the bubbles have made it even more fun. Katie loves whatever Will loves, so she shrieks with delight during bath time.
Will decided the pirates from his water table also needed a bath, so we made a bubble bath outside today. I think he used a whole bottle of palmolive on them so they should be squeaky clean.
We took Will to the State Fair yesterday while Katie spent the day with Loli. I have been to the State Fair a few times before, but honestly no prior visits were anywhere near as fun as our experience yesterday. Will just loved the fair!
We took the DART train to Fair Park which truly was a highlight in it of itself. He loved being on the train and changing trains. I think we could just ride the trains one day and he would be thrilled.
At the fair, he loved the "Little Hands on the Farm" exhibit where he got to help. He fed (fake) hens, delivered food by driving a John Deere tractor, milked a (fake) cow, and planted seeds. In the end, he got a (fake) dollar to spend at the store where he got a bag of Cheetos. He was in heaven.
He also loved riding on the rides at Kidville. Kidville rides are not meant for 5'11" moms and 6'1" dads, but we pretzeled our legs in there and rode with him. He loved it and would have ridden all day if he could have.
Luckily, we lured him away with the petting zoo. They had the cutest baby animals there - donkeys, camels, goats, chicks, alpaca, etc. We fed them all!
We took the train back home and Will was exhausted. He is still talking about the fair today and he tells everyone about Big Tex. I think our trip to the fair will be an annual tradition!