Monday, July 11, 2011
So there seems to be a new tradition being born. Dave has always taken Austen (love the hair, by the way!) to Convict Lake each Father's Day since Austen was little. I think he was 3 the first time he went. (Mom, correct me if I'm wrong.)So my sweet husband, who thinks the world of Dave, generously imposed on this weekend trip by inviting himself and all the dads and their boys to accompany him (last summer when we were all at BBD.) And Dave, who has a huge heart of gold, and who is an honorary Tongan himself, (let me tell you a couple of stories about that one day) obliged happily (I'm pretty sure that's how the story goes - all I know is Fo'ou couldn't stop talking about it all year).
Posted by Beth at 10:02 AM
As the two youngest boys of the First biannual (Fo'ou hopes) Father/Son/Dude Camping trip at Convict, Ilai and Beck hit it off great.As Jody said, "Beck can make the bananas in the shopping cart have wars with eachother. He will be fine camping."
Ilai: (Trying hard to be "The Boss.)
Beck: "You suck at being the boss. Let me be the boss."
Ilai: (Thank you!)
Ilai would wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, and then hear, "Ilai, wanna play Power Rangers?" to which Ilai would reply, "I don't know . . . " and then Beck says, "Let's stick with 'Yes'." (And Ilai can immitate his sweet voice so well!)
Posted by Beth at 9:40 AM
Do you know how much food this girl can put away? It was so entertaining for us to watch such a little one eat, and eat, and eat. If you ever have bananas in your house and need to make Eleni happy, show her them. But then don't try to cut it in half and offer her just half of it, because she will think you are crazy and start yelling at you in 2-year-old, pointing at the other half of the banana, and she won't stop until it is in her hands. Even if everyone is cracking up at the situation.
So this is when she was timid. Later that night, she was "ooohhhing and awwwing" at the loud fireworks. I'm so glad her mommy got to enjoy it because usually Aunt Kelley was the one consoling my two-year-olds at the loudness and scarieness of the night.
Yay Eleni! (Tyler, this is for you since you had to go home and take care of your fence-destroying dogs, bless their hearts.)
Posted by Beth at 9:30 AM
Thank goodness we've been on some red sports teams lately cause we'd be struggling to find appropriate attire for the 4th of July.
Posted by Beth at 9:22 AM
and I'd like to say it's because of his cute coordinating wife, but with a plate like that, I just can't claim to be the source of his current happiness. And I'm good with that. Cause if his plate looks like that, then we're ALLLL happy!
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