Every evening around 6:30pm I have been on the phone with Kevin requesting the exact time (to the second) that he'll be home... and then we camp out on the front porch until he arrives (usually around 7:30) and I get a little break. Who knew that being loved to death by a toddler could be so exhausting! :)
We have spent a lot of the time out of the house neglecting chores, unpacking, etc. this week to help keep the little man (and me) somewhat happy.
Today we adventured down to Gilroy Gardens. I have been wanting to go for awhile and was ecstatic that we finally had a chance!
We loved every minute.
Spinning strawberry sundaes... I got a little sick, little man loved it.
Waiting for the train- I love watching little boys play on gates and try to climb. Too cute!
Choo Choo train time! Andrew was a little nervous at first (and so was I) because he wouldn't sit with me on the seat and didn't want me to hold him... but once the train started moving, he loved it.
I am glad we have many more years until this kiddo will be able to drive a car. He loved to drive the old fashioned cares with one hand, or no hands... and then couldn't understand why the ride was bumpy...
He was a little bit nervous about the boat ride... and I was somewhat concerned that the pitiful seatbelt wouldn't hold him when he dove into the water. Fortunately, he stayed still and kept most of his body in the boat.
A little concerned when we bumped into the boat next to us
We tried the carousel twice- the big kid one and the little kid one. The little guy refused to ride on the horse. He loved the horsies when the ride was over but was a little freaked out by them when we were moving. We just sat on the little bench and went around and around.
The caterpillar roller coaster was awesome.
I was a mean mom and sent Andrew on some of the toddler rides that he could do by himself. He wasn't too happy at first, but he only cried a little bit.
I love this picture because it looks like he's saying, " give me a sec, I can calm myself down."
He looked so grown up! I loved it! After the ride was done he was so proud of himself and so excited!
We started over again with the fire trucks. First sad and mad...
The balloon ride was one of his favorites... although he wasn't a fan of the seatbelts.
The last ride we went on was the fish ride. By this point, Andrew finally seemed to figure out the whole ride thing... and he realized that I would be there to wave at him every time he went around. Once he figured that out, each grin got bigger and bigger and he would say "mama" when he'd see me. It was so precious. I love my little man!
Looking for mama...
The kiddos were exhausted as we hauled them out of the park and stuck them in the car. Andrew was fast asleep before we even drove out of the parking lot. The other boys zonked out before we left Gilroy. The ride home was pure bliss!
Little man was so tuckered out he even went back to sleep once we got home and slept for another hour and a half. What a great day!
I am already looking forward to our next trip!