Friday, March 28, 2008

Easter Pics

We had a very nice Easter this year. We spent the weekend at my parents in Calabash, NC. We had an Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning just for Michael. He looked adorable in his outfit from Grandee and Grandpop and he will wear it again in his school pictures next week. Here's our little man:

My Easter outfit

Michael loved looking for the easter eggs and they probably could have been hidden more because he was such a good hunter! He knew exactly what to do just like he did at Halloween. He collected the eggs and put them into his Elmo Easter Basket. I think that he was a little disappointed when it was over. Then he started opening the eggs and eating what was inside.

Hunting for eggs


I found one!


Taking a break


I need to rest now that it's over!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Little Dirt Devil

Well, it's official. Michael has his first toy that he just can't part's a Dirt Devil vacuum.

He has never really been overly interested in toys but will play with them if you sit in the room with him. However, we went to a consignment sale on Sunday and he saw this vacuum and just wouldn't put it down. He pushed it all over the hall where the sale was held and just didn't seem to want to let it go. He didn't even try to play with any of the other toys, which was surprising because there were definitely some tempting ones there.

We were getting ready to leave the house for the day on Tuesday and he was crying and screaming when we took the vacuum away from him. As soon as he got buckled into his carseat and we headed out, he was fine though. But that night we got home and he went straight for the vacuum and only let it go to eat dinner. Of course, it was still in his sight. When it was time for a bath, the real tantrum started. He cried and cried for the vacuum for the whole time he was in the bath. After he got out and was dressed, he played with it again for a few minutes (that was a mistake on our part by not putting it away) and then the crying started again when it was time for bed.

However, this morning, I had the vacuum in the hall closet right behind the regular vacuum and he took it out and started "vacuuming". Well, I told him it was time to go and asked him to put it away and he did. Of course, this may have had something to do with the fact that the front door was also opening for us to leave and he loves the outside too!

If this is a preview of what the terrible two's are going to be like, then we are in for it!!

Here is a video of Michael "vacuuming" downstairs:

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Great Outdoors

Michael loves going outside so much. But last weekend, it was too cold for him to go out and play. Todd was outside doing some yard work and I think Michael really wanted to be out there too. On a warm day here, Michael can easily stay outside for 2 or 3 hours. Right now he is outside and playing in the truck, another one of his favorite things to do! Here is a picture of Michael in his uncle's truck a couple of weeks ago.

And here he is gazing longingly out the sliding glass door.
Michael at window

I love this picture because you can see his reflection in the glass!