Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday fun

Chase looks for animals with his "mi-noc-a-lers" (a lego becomes binoculars). Thanks Maga for the shirt!

Play-doh time!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A little fun

Taking a break at the petting zoo with Dad

Sticker belly

After eating macaroni & cheese: "There is doodle on this hand!"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We had a visitor last week who spent some time in the flower beds. Chase describes the turtle as brown, and we looked for him in the morning and evening.

Also, we've been scootering around the driveway.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pasta and potato head

Lately, getting Chase to eat dinner is a challenge. Some days we can barely get him in the highchair when he declares "all done!". But it's a different story when pasta is involved -- especially long stringy pasta. Loves it. Notice the technique -- stretch it out and bite the middle. He even shared with a naked Mr. Potato Head.

Here are a few gems we hear from Chase often:
- "I don't like [insert anything]". No matter how much Chase really does like an activity, a food, a toy, a person, etc., he will lead with the negative. Do the thing anyway, and he comes around just fine.
- "Sorry" in the most pitiful, remorseful tone. This I hear after Chase hits me to get my attention, I tell him no, and ask him to apologize. His acting regretful is funny, and it's hard not to laugh when I'm trying to scold him. Of course, the pitiful "sorry" can also be followed by another swat and "I hit Mommy!" and a little giggle. This is a problem.
- "What are you doing guys?" A favorite of ours. Usually if we're in another room, Chase will run in asking this with such curiosity.
- Words Chase finds funny: mosquito, Guido (the name of a character in the Cars movie)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


This video is from two months ago, and it's funny how Chase has changed slightly even in that short amount of time. Also, angry face has since become happy face.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm growing animals

Thank you to Maga for the capsule animals. A little nostalgic for the parents, and Chase was certainly amazed. As part of this child rearing gig, we often hear each other and Chase say things we never thought possible -- this activity added another phrase to the list "Mommy, I'm growing animals!"

The dinosaur shapes were a hit -- and the bonus random piggies were, too.

Also, the novelty of Easter egg hunts has not worn off yet.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday fun at Chuck E Cheese

Thanks to Grandpa Paul for the tshirt!

Chase's favorite - the shark game.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

A big THANK YOU to all our moms who do so much for us!

We spent a fun weekend at Nana and Granddaddy's house.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What have we been up to?

After a noticeable absence from the blog, we're back to share what we've been up to for the past month. We've had family visitors, went out of town ourselves to see friends, and celebrated Easter.

In early April, we trekked to the Jersey shore to join friends for a 6-mile MS walk. Our team "Mr. Cheerful and His Goodtime Buddies" (named after our cheerful buddy Ken, of course) raised more than $5,000 -- so thank you to our friends and family who contributed in this great achievement! Little Florence makes these boys look good. We walked the entire 6 miles, and Chase did very well, even walking some himself.

The following weekend we were treated to a visit from Michele, Ken, and Lila. We took Chase to his first circus. His favorites were the elephants and tigers.

When we ask Chase to show us his happy face, this is what we get ...

Chase was so happy to meet the Easter bunny when Maga came to visit at the end of March.

On Easter weekend, we dyed eggs, and Chase called out the colors he wanted to make. Thank you Maga for the Easter egg kit -- it was a hit!

The Easter Bunny came to Nana's house and brought a basket filled with books, cars, stickers, and water guns.

The water guns were a quick favorite. He loves to squirt other people, but he's just as happy to spray himself.

Plenty of egg hunts ...

The hardboiled eggs did not last long in the egg hunt. After finding them, Chase would squeeze them, break the shell, and "hatch the chick", as he said.

For Chase, Mama Kat made one of her famous cakes that we as her grandkids remember from our childhood. Chase enjoyed poking the icing and decorations.