Saturday, September 28, 2013

Elliot's favorite pastime

Grant is very faithful to his pre-parenthood pact.  Elliot got to enjoy some time with it this summer.

He was pretty upset with me every time it started raining and Daddy wasn't home.  "Rain?  Rain?"  But that's Daddy's special thing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Firehouse

We got to tag along with a group of friends who arranged to go to a local fire station last month.  The older kids were pretty excited about it, too.  When we arrived, Elliot kept doing this:

Ooooh, the excitement!

We actually had some unusual activity during the presentation, as a call came in.  Within a few minutes a dozen or so people arrived and suited up in their equipment, it was pretty impressive, especially considering that they were ALL volunteers.  Another station ended up arriving at the scene first, so they didn't need to go out after all and one of them posed for some pictures and let the kids try on her helmet.

We learned about all the different trucks and what their functions were (it was quite education for me, too!) and what situations each truck might be used.  Then all the kids got to go inside the trucks.  Boy were these guys in HOG HEAVEN!

Elliot, in particular, was particularly enthralled.  In fact, I'm pretty sure he would have stayed there all day if I had let him!

So much fun!

The Scrunchy-Faced Smile

Paxton spent the first chunk of his life not being very impressed most of the time.  But, since he's become mobile, the world just seems to hold more for him.  And his personality has just blossomed, leaving us with the simple deduction that he is simply delightful.

Just check out this scrunchy-faced smile he's constantly giving us!

It's pretty much his trademark.

We absolutely love it.