Last Monday evening, Ian took us out to eat at an Indian place and after a pretty smooth meal with a toddler (thanks to a few toy cars and some markers) we then headed over to K-M@rt to see if they had any kiddie pools left. All they had were the hard plastic ones, but we took what we could get. Liam was thrilled when we walked to the car with it in tow. He couldn't wait to get his shoes off when we got home so he could go "swim swim" in the big tub!
Liam about froze solid because at 7pm we filled the pool with water direct from the hose. He couldn't get enough of that water, no matter the bitter temperature. I couldn't even wade in there for more than a few seconds... even though he wanted me AND Ian to play with him in the pool. He is very pushy like that and I am grateful that Ian obliges our child in just about anything he asks for.
After about 40 minutes of playing in the water, we finally forced our child to strip down and cuddle in a fluffy towel to warm up. Even after putting pajamas on and being inside for a bit, his lips were still blue for another hour! He didn't care. He just kept asking to go back outside because "outside" has a whole new meaning with a tub of water sitting in the yard.
The rest of the week was pretty low key... not a lot of photos until Friday morning when I caught Liam looking completely grown up as he watched Charlie & Lola while I got ready for work. It's handy that he loves this tv show so much! When it's time for me to get ready for work I say, "Do you want to go upstairs and watch Charlie & Lola?" And he says in reply, "Looow-LA!" in his low to high voice... then he books it up the stairs and claps his hands with glee as I start the DVD player.
Another highlight that I didn't mention last week is that Liam LOVES eggs! He will wake up in the mornings and immediately want his rice milk (and I give him a few fruit loops to eat with it as we cuddle on the couch for a bit). So this is around 7 or 7:30am. Then at 9am he requests his real breakfast. I scramble up 2 eggs plain (unless I have leftover meat or a veggie on hand). He shovels the eggs in his mouth without breathing or taking a drink. He then asks for "more" and I about flip every time he does this! At that point I make him a Pillsbury Toaster Scramble and he slowly puts that away in his belly and then breakfast is done. If we have fresh fruit on hand, that is always offered before the toaster scramble or while I am making those 2 eggs. I am baffled that he can eat this much every single morning the past two weeks. We are going through eggs pretty dang fast!
Anyway, I didn't take any more photos until Saturday when we went to Thanksgiving Point for Shade's Half Yearly Sale. No, I didn't take photos at the sale, though I am sure Liam looked darling but HUGE in the front carrier because I fully expected to be fighting a tight crowd with this kind of close-out sale. Nope, I should have just used the stroller...
So after finding about 4 shirts and paying for them, I decided Liam should have some fun while we were 10 steps from the farm animals. It was only $3.50 for admission since Liam is still under 2 and it was worth every penny. He loved the goats, chickens and turkeys. He pointed to all the animals, especially the horses and ducks, and made the appropriate sounds. He doted on the baby cow for a long while and kept signing and saying "baaaay-bee, baaaay-bee!" It was so sweet!
Liam admiring that gorgeous calf.
We got a free pony ride with our admission, but Liam didn't last more than a couple minutes on the non-moving pony he chose. Just standing back far enough to take a full photo of him and the pony made him totally uncomfortable. He watched the other kids ride and was content with witnessing the fun from afar.
Before we left, I got a darling posed photo of Liam on an old wagon! Dang, I love that face!