Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beach weekend

It was a hot weekend in Virginia Beach, but we had a great time with Nana, Granddaddy, KK, and MerMer. Chase loved jumping in the waves on the first day, but preferred digging in the sand over everything else. Being in the big pool with everyone was fun -- especially encouraging Daddy to jump off the diving board.

Putting on a show for everyone in his swim diaper and "maracas" pool toys after showering off after a day at the beach

How yummy is pizza for dinner on the beach?

Chase loved mini-golf. He plays with his golf set all the time at home. He stuck with all 18 holes -- he teed off with Daddy, then moved the ball closer to the hole for a birdie every time. Chase won, of course.

"Hello ball."

To escape the afternoon heat, we went to a nearby children's museum. Chase pretended to be a fireman while wearing a coat and driving the truck. He played with a giant wall of colored rods.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Funny stuff

Chase has picked up the phrase "That is awesome!"

When Chase drops something or things doesn't go as he planned, he'll say "Oh, coconuts!", a phrase he heard on one of his favorite cartoons.

Chris played the guitar for Chase to sing and dance to, but after a while Chase said, "Daddy, stop. The music is bad."

Chase and I reenacted scenes from Wonder Pets cartoon, where all kinds of animals are rescued by a team of pets. Chase was a mouse, a cow, a dog, a panda, and many others -- he would call for rescue from inside the ball bin. When he became a crow, the ball bin became his cage. I patted the feathers on his head, his little beak nose, wings, claws. We ran this scenario at least 10 times! Much later when Chase was going to bed, he asked for me to pat his feathers and beak.

We've mentioned Chase loves hide and seek, but the extent of his obsession with it has been understated. Over and over and over we play this game. Often, it's no more than him hiding under a blanket or in a sleeping bag and us hamming it up as we wander around the room and ask where he is. It's even better when we enlist his stuffed animals to help us look for him. Sometimes he'll turn the tables and tell us where to hide, so he can seek. He hams it up, too, even though he knows where we are.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Our good friend Chloƫ turned 3 last weekend. Here are some pictures from her birthday party at the park where Chase saw many of his friends from daycare.

Khush, Chloƫ, Preston and Chase play in the sandbox. Later, Chase was belly-down swimming in the sand.

Doritos - yum. Chase is holding Preston's football, which he carried for most of the party. Even going down the slide.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

New favorite sport is T-ball

Chase has a toy computer which asks him a few questions. Today in the car, I could hear him answering:
- What is your favorite toy? Lilly's toys
- Who is your best friend? My sister
- What is your favorite game? Hide and seek

Friday, July 8, 2011

Grumpy pirate

After this picture, Chase probably proclaimed "I'm NOT!" and crossed his arms. We hear that a lot these days. Doesn't matter what for, but he will say he's not going to do it --- even sometimes telling the characters in his favorite TV shows.

A cuter phrase we hear when we ask him a question he doesn't know the answer to is "um, um, um" while tapping his finger on his chin and looking thoughtful.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baking with Chase

Chase and Daddy had a good time making Chocolate Chip Cookies...Chase has a knack for baking: