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This past weekend we visited the USS Albacore….a “real” submarine. This was a new experience for all three of us, and it was pretty amazing. The main thing I took away from our adventure is that the helmsman/driver just stares at meters and dials all day. And someone else gives instructions on where to go….I guess this person gets to look out the window :) So, here’s a picture of my son and I taking orders from the big boss. :)

This past weekend we visited the USS Albacore….a “real” submarine. This was a new experience for all three of us, and it was pretty amazing. The main thing I took away from our adventure is that the helmsman/driver just stares at meters and dials all day. And someone else gives instructions on where to go….I guess this person gets to look out the window :) So, here’s a picture of my son and I taking orders from the big boss. :)

My wife “the master mind”, and I “the assistant”, created an outdoor egg hunt for the little man on Easter Sunday. We hid 24 colorful eggs in bushes and trees, between flowers, and behind rocks. And all I can really say is that it is truly remarkable how something so simple like an egg hunt can make a child so happy. Also, when you add a lot of chocolate and small new toys to a game a toddler is in heaven. Easter Sunday was a good day for us.

My wife “the master mind”, and I “the assistant”, created an outdoor egg hunt for the little man on Easter Sunday. We hid 24 colorful eggs in bushes and trees, between flowers, and behind rocks. And all I can really say is that it is truly remarkable how something so simple like an egg hunt can make a child so happy. Also, when you add a lot of chocolate and small new toys to a game a toddler is in heaven. Easter Sunday was a good day for us.

Eric Carle

Life is pretty hectic as a parent, but here and there when your child does something cool….it’s all worth it. Yesterday, the little man was part of a group art exhibit, and my wife and I were thrilled. The art exhibit was a homage to Eric Carle’s illustrations and books. At the event our son showed us all the paintings he’s been working on, and introduced us to all of his toddler classmates. My wife and I couldn’t be prouder. So, this weekend we will reward him for a job well done by having an Easter egg hunt in the back yard. He will get candy, along with some other goodies. Happy Easter weekend!

Kiss and Hugs

This past weekend the little man finally got me sick. I was holding on strong throughout all of winter, and early spring, but my body finally gave in. This is the price you pay when you kiss and hug your child. I guess I will make this mistake all the time. :)

Sometimes having a fantastic dinner with a toddler means to just eat at home, and not eat at a fancy expensive restaurant. So, last week we splurged on groceries, and cooked ourselves a bone in ribeye. All three of us shared this chunk of mouth watering steak, along with some oven roasted asparagus, and baked parmesan truffle fries. :) The little man was happy with his dinner that night, and we are sure of it because he kept on saying “steeeeaaaaak!”. :) And this makes my wife and I really happy. Oh yeah…and we ate picnic style, but on the living room floor. :)

Sometimes having a fantastic dinner with a toddler means to just eat at home, and not eat at a fancy expensive restaurant. So, last week we splurged on groceries, and cooked ourselves a bone in ribeye. All three of us shared this chunk of mouth watering steak, along with some oven roasted asparagus, and baked parmesan truffle fries. :) The little man was happy with his dinner that night, and we are sure of it because he kept on saying “steeeeaaaaak!”. :) And this makes my wife and I really happy. Oh yeah…and we ate picnic style, but on the living room floor. :)

The little man loves school busses! And whenever we see one, he has the sudden urge to yell “schoooolll bus!” So, when he saw this hummer he of course thought it was a "schoooolll bus!" 

The little man loves school busses! And whenever we see one, he has the sudden urge to yell “schoooolll bus!” So, when he saw this hummer he of course thought it was a "schoooolll bus!" 

Still Cold

The cold weather has finally become depressing. We still have snow on the ground, and a nor’easter is on its way….which I find unbelievable. And the worst part about all of this is that I told my son two weeks ago that once spring comes we will get to play outside without wearing winter coats. Well, I have officially become a dad that does not know what he’s talking about. :) Hopefully he will trust me when I tell him that the cold will end in the near future.

Bedtime Reading

We read to our son all the time, but around 6 months ago we made a declaration to read to him “every night” before he goes to bed. And this also means we shut off the television, tablet, and phone. It is pretty obvious why we are doing this…we want our child to enjoy reading, and we want him to get away from “in your face” technology for just a little bit. So, I am happy to say that all of our efforts have been paying off, and hopefully it will continue. Every time we get ready to hit the sack the little man requests a book to read. And the best part about it is when we bring home a new book….he gets super excited. :)

St. Patty’s Weekend

The little man is finally back on his feet, and just in time for St. Patty’s weekend. :) He somehow managed to miss a whole week of school, and is already planning to reward himself with some bangers and mash. I wish I was as smart as him. :)

The little man is out for the count, and here he is under the covers sleeping in darkness. :) He has been sick for the past few days, and all of us are just waiting for him to get better. We need his liveliness back into our lives because our home is on the gray side.

The little man is out for the count, and here he is under the covers sleeping in darkness. :) He has been sick for the past few days, and all of us are just waiting for him to get better. We need his liveliness back into our lives because our home is on the gray side.

Took the little man to see the stingrays, and honestly, I didn’t really get the chance to see them until I posted this picture…even though I was there. :) You see…I was too busy making sure that my son gets a glimpse of the stingrays, while I was on camera duty. This is the life of a dad or a parent. You might not get the chance to see the stuff around you, but as long as your child is happy then you are happy.

Took the little man to see the stingrays, and honestly, I didn’t really get the chance to see them until I posted this picture…even though I was there. :) You see…I was too busy making sure that my son gets a glimpse of the stingrays, while I was on camera duty. This is the life of a dad or a parent. You might not get the chance to see the stuff around you, but as long as your child is happy then you are happy.

Last week we were down south, and our mornings started at the beach. Oh how nice it would be to live in warm weather. You get to wear shorts and sandals year round. :) Can’t wait any longer for Spring!

Last week we were down south, and our mornings started at the beach. Oh how nice it would be to live in warm weather. You get to wear shorts and sandals year round. :) Can’t wait any longer for Spring!

Now this is a clever hiding spot when playing hide and seek. However, we are not playing any games. The little guy is just clowning around. This is what happens when you have too many winter storms. :)

Now this is a clever hiding spot when playing hide and seek. However, we are not playing any games. The little guy is just clowning around. This is what happens when you have too many winter storms. :)

I played hide and seek with the little man this past week, and this is his hiding spot. :) We still need to work on the invisibility aspect of the game. However, he did a phenomenal job staying in his hiding place for a little while. :)

I played hide and seek with the little man this past week, and this is his hiding spot. :) We still need to work on the invisibility aspect of the game. However, he did a phenomenal job staying in his hiding place for a little while. :)

Stickers and Chocolate

Breaking news…the little man exchanged his first set of Valentine’s Day cards earlier today. :) He gave all the girls (and boys) car stickers at school. He’s a true romantic. :) Also, for breakfast he ate a few pieces of chocolate. Valentine’s Day just might be his favorite holiday…you get stickers and candy,…and a steak dinner which will be ready for him to devour this evening. Happy Valentine’s Day!