Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We're Ahead of the Game

Amery wanted to get his requests in early.

Como Park Zoo

We've been in Minnesota for a few days and it's been pretty busy around here. Today we are heading downtown to see the Macy's 8th Floor Christmas display. Yesterday we visited the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul and Amery loved it! Here are some pics.

He never did go through the tunnel.

Touching tropical leaves with papa.

More tropics. It felt like Texas in there.

This is what Amery thinks of the smell in the giraffe's indoor winter area.

The famous Sparky the Sea Lion! We used to go see the Sparky show when I was little.

Friday, November 13, 2009

We're back.

We've been MIA for a bit, but I think we're back in the game! Amery's been trying to kick a stubborn sinus infection, some fluid in one ear, and a throat virus to boot. Poor little man. A lot of our time at home has been spent on the couch and looking a lot like this:

Thankfully he is starting to look a lot more like this:

Which makes us all happy:

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Park

Amery and I stopped at the neighborhood park on our way home from work yesterday to enjoy the sunshine and 70-degree temperature. Too bad the sun starts to go down at 5:30 now or we probably would have stayed longer. The most challenging part of the park is teaching him not to eat the pea gravel.

Mmmm, this looks tasty.

You want some?

Papa joined us too!

Not so sure about this weirdo swing.

Ok, it's cool.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween Fever

No, not in the sense of being crazy about Halloween. I mean a fever, on Halloween. Sigh...no trick-or-treating for us this year. When I took his temp around 6:00, an hour before we were supposed to join our friends for trick-or-treating and fun, my heart sank as the thermometer read 101.2. With all the talk of flu combined with a whiney kid and a runny nose, I didn't want to us to be those parents who bring their sick kid to the gathering with all the other kids. That's just not cool.

As Jon headed out the door for a Walgreen run (we had no candy cause we didn't think we'd be home) I burst into tears and lamented about how I will never get to wear a mommy and baby matchy-matchy Halloween costume again. Next year he'll probably want a say in what he wears. Jon told me to get my costume on and he would snap a few pictures in the driveway when he got back. So here you go. Evidence of our matching costumes.

Giraffe and Zookeeper.

My badge said "Giraffe Wrangler."