Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

For Halloween today, Drew went to the first half of the Wake/Miami football game. Luckily for all of us, we didn't get rained on and Wake outplayed and outscored Miami (however, unfortunately for Wake, in the second half it poured and Miami then outscored them for the "W"). Drew did excellent at the game. He loves football, the people and the band. We then came back home, put on Drew's costume and hit the streets for some trick-or-treating. Drew quickly became a pro at ringing doorbells and holding out his bucket for candy. While he still doesn't really eat candy, he knew that was *his* bucket and *his* stuff he was collecting - he was very protective of that bucket... he even carried it up to his room when he went to bed. We also answered the door for a while - he loved the babies and whimpered with the "Scream" masks which seemed really popular this year still. Can you blame him - they are scary! Happy Halloween to everyone!

Now, introducing... ELVIS! Meema and Drew wait for the trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell Daddy and Elvis walk the neighborhood streets in search of chocolate He caught right on to the whole doorbell thing. In fact, I really think that was his favorite part of the evening! Don't even think about messing with my bucket!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just some little updates

Drew has seemed to recently hit a language spurt and it is so much fun to hear what he is talking about. He really talks a lot now... continues to love to greet and say "bye-bye" to any and all objects - living or not. (For example "hey gas station, hey, hey, *then we drive by it* bye-bye gas, bye-bye" He does this with everything!). He has started talking more about colors and shapes (purple and yellow appear to be his favorite actually - a future Pirate perhaps?) Anywhere he goes he likes to name things and make sure we repeat them. Some of his favorite new characters are "Burp and Nonny" (Burt and Ernie). Also, anytime we drive by anywhere we have EVER eaten before he pronounces "I EAT! I EAT!" And of course, when we leave a restaurant he says - you guessed it "bye eat!".

Drew learned a wonderful new habit of sticking food up his nose at Meema's this week (half of a thin baby carrot that was way up there), and unfortunately got the reaction that he wanted from us for it. I mean, really, how can you not laugh at that no matter how hard you try? I'm sure it won't be funny if/when we end up at the doctor's office for something that is lodged up there, but what can you do? I called and warned his teacher at school to please keep an eye out on random raisins and such from his lunch box.

We had our first parent/teacher conference last week and it went well. Drew's teacher's said that he is the "spark" of the classroom - which we hope is a good thing. They say that he enjoys art activities the most and is "learning how to become a good friend". He seems to have adjusted well to his new school.

Last weekend, we went to the Lexington BBQ festival where Drew made his television debut. I'm not sure how long this link will work, but if you go here you can see Drew and Daddy being interviewed (and very observant eyes will notice Mama and Meema in the background).

Drew also went to a birthday party of one of his classmates last weekend at Salem Gym. They do a medal ceremony at the end, and this is a picture of him recieving his gold medal.
And here is a quick video of Drew watching a train video online can you tell what his absolute #1 love in life is right now?!?!
A few weekends ago, Brad and I took a trip to Charlotte with some friends to see the Panthers finally win a game, and here were are:
We have quite a week coming up with Halloween and a big birthday - someone is turning 2! Look for updates! =)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another transition

We are very sad to say that Drew has pretty much officially outgrown his clown suit. Let me explain. We have used zip-up "sacks" on Drew since he was itty-bitty - they are great because they act as a blanket but move with him so you don't have the risk of it being over his face at night. Ever since he has been able to stand/walk, we have been using Blankeaze - what we call his clown suit - which is the same idea (wearable blanket) with legs. He is so stinking cute in it when we zip him up in it - all clean after his bath. However, the people at Blankeaze need to realize there are BIG kids out there who need bigger sizes than 3Ts as Drew has finally outgrown his. So, it is very hard on us, but it is time for big boy PJs *sniff, sniff*. Brad bought him some Elmo PJs and he loves them though, so he has made the transition much better than we have.

In honor of the clown suit... Drew's first night in his new big boy Elmo PJs. Drew loved to keep pointing to his pants and shirt saying "Mo-Mo".

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thomas! Choo-choo!

Last Sunday, we headed down to the Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC for their Thomas the Train days. First of all, we had never been to the Transportation Museum - it really is a nice day trip and a really nice museum. I wish everyone who follows this blog could have seen Drew that day. Brad made the comment on the way home that he thought that was the most fun Drew had ever had and I know our child said "choo-choo" at least 1,0000 times throughout the course of the day. "Hey choo-choo", "bye-bye choo-choo", "CHOO-CHOO" over and over and over again. They had a great set up, with train rides, hands on model train sets throughout the grounds, a "Bob the Builder" show, inflatables, and all of the other exhibits that are normally there as well.

Hey Choo-choo! Drew and Daddy riding on the Thomas train Mama and Drew-Drew in front of Thomas Drew got to "drive" the model train on the table from behind the window "Choo-choo" Wheeeee!!!