Thursday, September 27, 2012

Childrens museum etc

Sick household! My littles dudes and wife are sick. Jacob has a hard time sleeping with a stuffed nose. I have been up with them the last few nights. Poor Jacob has been so cuddly and upset. Jasper doesn't seem to have it as bad yet. He's been tired and didn't eat last night though. He went to bed on his own after I put Jacob to bed after he fell asleep on my shoulder.
Had an action packed week though. Last Thursday, Joy took our car in to get serviced for the coolant light being on. $1900 didn't seem worth it to get the car fixed. I spend much of Friday and the weekend buying a new car and selling the old one. We got a Kia Soul. I love it!! It's more of a family vehicle. So much more room!! Jasper loves that when you lock the doors it beeps. He points and says "beep beep."
Sunday, my parents took us all to the Children's Museum in Cleveland. The boys loved it. They have a water area, a climbing area, metro bus, houses, grocery store etc that is all kid friendly for them to play with. Jasper climbed so high!!! They had a train station, they both handed out tickets. They loved playing in the barn.
Monday, Joy had an interview at Toys r us. I took the boys to the park. We played there for an hour. We had the whole park to ourselves! I swung them. Went down slides.
After Joy got back, we went to Lodi to ride on the train. We rode twice. The engineer let them sit up front for a picture. We then all played on the playground. We all raced down the slides and chased each other. So much fun!!
That night, Jacob got sick. He got really stuffy in bed. Tuesday we had a movie day. Jasper was in full goofball mode. He was making Jacob crack up while he was feeling icky on the couch.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dudes night!!

On September 15th, the boys and I had a dudes night! Joy and her mom went to the Indians game. Joy and I went on a bike ride before. We have been biking every other weekend.

When we got back, I took the boys to the library. I was hoping they would nap on the way but I left the stroller in the car Joy took. So I took them in the wagon.

After we went to the library, I found a gated playground next to the library. I let the boys play there for about an hour and half. It's pretty neat there. They have a jungle gym and percussion instruments all around.

The boys played with a 5 year old girl there. She was playing cops and robbers with them. She kept putting Jasper "in jail" and Jacob thought it was so funny. He got put in jail too and they kept trying to escape.

It's was fun but sometimes the girl would get too rough with them and I would have to tell her she was playing too rough.

I found the park to be pretty depressing with the kids there. There was no one really watching this girl. I think her older sister was there in a distance not paying any attention to her.

There was another little boy, probably about ten who looked like he needed someone to talk to. His grandma was watching him from a distance. The boy was telling me he used to live here and he misses it. His new neighbor is "trashy" and he is not allowed out.

After awhile, we headed home. The boys really wanted to go for a walk to see a train. So we walked around but no train. I told them if we hear a train before dark we will run and see it.

We were eating dinner when we heard a choo choo, I looked at them and said "are you ready!? Back door now!" They were so excited. I quickly put them in their wagon and ran down the street. We saw the choo choo!!

Fun dudes night!!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

At the mall

This week, we took a trip to the mall to pick up some shoes for Joy. Joy got quarters and we let the boys play on the little rides. They loved them so much they didn't want to leave.

When we stopped at the shoe store Jacob was very excited about all the "boots". I had to hold onto to him extra tight because he wanted down so badly.

They have a play area in our mall for kids. They got play houses, things to crawl and climb. Jasper befriended a little girl with whiter hair than they have. The little girl loved chasing Jasper but since she was much smaller than he is, she couldn't catch up to him. So Jasper started falling and laying down so she would catch up to him. He would lay there and she would get on top of him and tickle him. He thought it was so funny.


taught the rest of the kids how to climb and jump off the playhouse. Not sure the other parents appreciated that but no one was hurt and the kids has fun.

They had so much fun at the mall and it's a really nice set up. It will be a great place to go during the winter.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Edgewater and trains

On Saturday, September 1st we went to Edgewater Park to watch the air show from afar. The boys got to see lake erie for the first time. We didn't see too many planes but a few turned around overhead. The boys loved it. Jacob said "wow".

However the boys were more interested in the trains that were in a distance. The boys love their trains!!

The boys chased birds on the beach and Joy pointed out that the water quality was good. So we let the boys get their feet wet and eventually sit in the water. They loved it!!! They liked the waves. It was really hard to get them out of the water. But a walk to the ice cream stand helped.

Joy took the boys into the bathroom and showered them. Jacob wanted nothing of it and Jasper loved it.

We got 2 chocolate chocolate chip ice cream cones for the boys. A strawberry for Joy and peanut butter for me. Jasper ate the strawberry and Jacob ate the peanut butter until he got sleepy and fall of the picnic table. Then he had the rest of my chocolate chip. Poor dude!!!

During the week, Joy and her mom took the boys to Lodi outlet mall and let the boys ride on the train there. Joy's mom got them hats. They rode for an hour and Jasper didn't want to leave. I will have to go with them next time. They really loved it.

Jacob was trying to get Jasper to wear his hat but he didn't want to. Jasper ended up throwing it in the seat behind him where Jacob couldn't find it. Jasper then had a grin on his face.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Train, moon, and video games

Been a little busy so haven't gotten to update in time. Last weekend, we went to indigo lake to see the train. We waited at train station. They both waited so patiently for the train. They were thrilled when the train came and stopped for a bit.

After the train left, Jasper went back to sit down to wait for another. We ended up leaving, so Jasper was unhappy about it. After he calmed down, we went to another park to see the train ride by again.

As the train went by. We gave the conductor the signal to bow the horn. He waved and blew it. The boys both jumped back. It was a little loud.

I've been taking the boys out at night to take ace out with me. We have been looking at the moon. They love seeing it and waving. When it's time to come in they both say "bye you moon." So cute.

I've also introduced video games to the boys. At night, we have been playing games in my phone. They both love playing temple run and pin ball. Jasper first started playing. He knows the buttons really well where if the man dies, he can restart the game. A couple days later, Jacob learned the same and started jump in the game. When I play they both say "oh no" when the man dies.

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