Thursday, July 05, 2007

Our 2nd 4th

We didn't leave the house to celebrate our independance. No, we stayed home and were lazy all day long. It was great. Ian and Uncle Drew tried to go fishing in their "new" boat way early in the morning, but mechanical problems arose and they came home to us at 10am. We were happy to see them. They made us sausage and eggs for breakfast! Liam chowed down, even though he had already had his first breakfast of cereal and bananas.

Liam took a great nap and so did Ian. I stayed up and worked on a photo book for Liam.

When Liam woke up, we got the play-dough out along with lots of molds and cookie cutters. Liam was in heaven! This is the first time I've attempted to do this activity with him. He was amazed with the action of pushing on the dough and making dents and also making impressions with the molds. The banana mold was his favorite one. I would think so, when he asks for a banana ("nah-nah" and the sign for it) at least 3 times a day this week.

The play-dough was a hit longer than an hour. We even packed up all the tools in the bucket and he dragged it upstairs to show Daddy (ie, wake Daddy from slumber).

Ian got up and Liam stayed on the bed playing with his play-dough tools for another hour or so. We kept putting them away and he'd dump them out again.

After dinner, I took him outside to run in the sprinkler. He loves stomping in the puddles created on the sidewalk. I love how he stomps on the water and swipes it with his hands. He cracks me up!

Later on, Dad and Drew got out the fireworks and gave Liam a little daybreak show since Liam's bedtime is long before nightfall. Liam liked the parachuters a lot and absolutely LOVED the pops. He didn't have much success when throwing the pops, he was better at stomping on them instead. He was delighted each time one popped or if he got multiples under his foot and a big pop would happen. Such a great way to say good night to the Dad and Uncle.

Liam slept all the way through the night. I was so grateful and surprised at the same time!


Kayelyn said...

Yay, I'm first! This is so cute. What fun he had getting wet and popping the popper's. It is so fun to see him experience life.

You guys are great parents.

Busy Bee said...

How cute. We just did sparklers and spinners, sparklers were a hit with Sierra. She was mesmerized.

David said...

Play-dough is heaven sent. I know Terry can always rely on it when teaching Nursery and the kids are too rowdy. They chill right out and play with the play-dough and cookie cutters until their parents come to take them away!

Daisy said...

I love that video of him running away from the sprinkler. It was like running/skipping/jumping all at the same time. What a funny guy!

I love the lighter in his hands too while jumping on the poppers!! funny!!

Terry said...

Liam is so cute stomping on the poppers and the lighter is a nice touch. :)

Danielle said...

How fun! Sounds like the perfect day!

Robin said...

I need to get Charlie some play doh and molds! What a great activity. LOved watching Liam stomp his poppers.

Angel Baby said...

Great idea with the playdough. I'm always missing the obvious ideas... I need to definitely get some for Annabelle to try out. Though I think it's easy to make yourself, isn't it? I'll have to look into that-

PS Dave and I LOVE second breakfast!

Anissa said...

Those pops were a good idea. I love the footage of him stomping in the water too. He is just so big!