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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!

Sochi

I have been watching the The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and loving every minute. These olympians are truly amazing. I cannot believe the things they can do like snowboarding 360+backflips, and ski jumping 100 meters. The competition has been so impressive that I have been trying to get the little man to join in all the fun :) So, the first step for him to start enjoying winter sports is to go outside, and play in the snow. Well,…to keep it short. The little man might not be a winter sport type of guy. He might be more of a Summer Olympian. :)

Broken Routine

Last few days my son decided to break his daily routine of eating and sleeping at certain times, and this has had a snowball effect on our household. My wife and I are going to bed later and waking up later. As a result we are a little more tired. I personally have become more forgetful, and my days seem to be a little bit inefficient. :) Now, I don’t mind change….I’m perfectly cool with it. I actually think change is a good thing, or at least we need to occasionally get out of our comfort zone, or even be somewhat spontaneous, and not so planned and organized. However, as a parent I really would like my child to be on a nice schedule. I’m sure his health will benefit from it, but it will make our days easier :) So, this morning I woke the guy up super early, and hopefully he will fall fast asleep around 9pm. I will try this again tomorrow, and on Sunday. Hopefully we will all be back on track by Monday. That’s the weekend plan.