Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July Weekend!

We went to East Texas for the Fourth of July holiday and started the weekend at Chris' parents. Otto was thrilled to see his Nana and Papa, and even more thrilled with the living room full of toys that his Nana had for him. :) (My Mom and Lisa are both fantastic grandmothers and have a ridiculous amount of Otto appropriate entertainment at their houses--they might even have more than we do!) We arrived late Friday night, and because of the power nap he had in the car, Otto stayed up past midnight playing with the balls, (practically) life sized stuffed pony, and jumping turtle. This little guy in nothing if not spoiled!

In the morning his Nana took him outside to swing, which he absolutely loved. It probably helped that she also gave him a wooden spoon to hold as well:)
Later that afternoon we headed to my parents where we spent the night. Early the next morning we went blueberry picking!
Blueberries are probably Otto's current favorite food so I was excited to see how he would react when he found out they grew on trees. He didn't disappoint, and was quite adept at picking and eating as many as he wanted:)
Abbey went with us to the fields, and Otto was very content to have her carry him around and hand feed him berries. I'm pretty sure she was feeding him from the bucket, and the boy was in heaven. He really loves Abbey and is very comfortable with her, probably because she is so perceptive to his wants/needs. 
We picked a gallon, in addition to what Otto ate, to bring home with us. The rest of the day was spent swimming, watching the guys play soccer in the goat pasture, and grilling yummy steaks for dinner.
Michael's hat is like Otto's spoons...attached to his person at all times;)
Instead of coming home Sunday evening, as originally planned, we stayed an extra night so that my brothers could take Chris bow hunting...for fish. At night. Sounds strange, and it is, but the guys had a great time and Chris caught/shot a fish! (Carp or something similar, about twenty inches.)
Hope you all had a happy 4th!

Also, I've been a crappy blogger lately so in an effort to redeem myself for the next week I am going to post our daily happenings. Prepare yourselves for some very, very riveting stuff...lunch menus and nap schedules coming up! :)

1 comment:

  1. He's looking so big all of the sudden (even more than usual. Like a little boy instead of a baby.