We have had a lot of fun as a family this year! I certainly don't remember the exact dates and places for everything, but I do remember the sweet feelings and memories of enjoying my family.
A boy and his toys!
Dawson loves the push motorcycle from Grandma Julie and Grandpa Keith. He also loves the farm toy behind him. It is so cute to watch him dance to the music the farm toy makes.
Dawson also loves his blocks and My Table.
Dawson also likes to read books with anyone who will indulge him. This was a rare occurrence to catch him reading alone.
I really enjoy taking Dawson to toy stores. He has so much fun running from toy to toy, smiling and laughing the whole time.
McDonald's is always fun with Dawson. He loves french fries, chicken nuggets, bbq sauce, ketchup, and pop!
Dawson also loves to climb up slides, instead of go down them. I don't know how many times another child has said to him, "No no baby, you are going the wrong way!".
I love that so many malls have these fun places for kids to play. It's the perfect break after watching Mommy shop!
Dawson doesn't quite understand how to "do" the things at the park, but he has a fun time nonetheless.
Nothing beats picking up wood chips and throwing them on the slide.
Hooray for splash pad areas too!
And fun toys to ride!
Cool Places to See!
One day we went to Scheels and Cabela's. Scheels is one of the most fun and unique places I have been in a long time. It has a million sporting good items, a sweet shop, a couple of restaurants, a Ferris wheel, cute clothes, cool fish tanks, really neat stuffed animals, and tons of other things. Cabela's was a huge let down after Scheels but we still had a good time.
We also had fun on our trip to the new aquarium. My favorite part was definitely the penguins. There were so many and they were really active. We also liked watching the otters.
(I assure you the mess was much more saucy and sticky in real life.)
This event was the final straw that led us to one of our best purchases- magnetic cabinet locks!
Uh-oh! A phrase commonly used by Dawson that sums up this situation.
Lots and lots of fun is had in the tub. Dawson loves to splash, slam dunk, blow bubbles, play with bubbles, kick, sometimes slip, sometimes fall out of the tub, and be loud!
What's a boy to do after all of that? Sleep!