Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Anthony's block started off poor, we were nearly down the block before we came upon any houses with donations. Then we saw someone outside and asked her. She came running out with cans. The going back down the street the other day we hit the motherload of cans--someone had clearly gone to Costco directly after getting our Scouting for Food flyer!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Our Cub Scout Den toured MVPD last week. The boys had an amazing time. We met the chief of police, saw the dispatch center and got a full tour of the booking area and holding cells. The boys asked a lot of really nice questions. Anthony asked about what food people get when they are in jail. The answer is that they aren't in the holding cells here for very long, but if its over a mealtime, they can get what they want, within reason. NO dessert.
Everybody's favorite part, by far, was the stainless steel potty. They were fascinated!
This picture was taken in the booking area. Yes, its on gigantic mug-shot.
Speaking of mug shots. Bob met me at the station to take Richard home. As he left work early one of his colleagues asked where he was going. His response was that he was picking his kid up at the police station.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Here he is showing off one of his favorite activities, zooming around on his riding toys. This weekend he rode his car toy all the way to the park, did a zillion laps around the park and rode home.
He can also jump off objects with both feet, AND jump up and down. He uses 2-3 word sentences, but you really have to pay attention to understand him.
And he sings. He loves to sing "Let It Go" from Frozen. He'll also sing the "Happy Snowman" (pronounced "Hap Do") from "In Summer" and assorted other lyrics.
Richard has a pretty good temper. When he gets mad he'll even stamp his little feet. Probably shouldn't laugh at him, but I can't help myself.
Still tiny. He is wearing, but nearly outgrowing his 12-18 month clothing. Some of it.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Richard was Mickey Mouse. I was contented to have him wear a hand-me-down costume from a neighbor, but Bob pointed out that Richard knew who Mickey was. Sure enough, when I showed Richie his reflection in the mirror, he pointed and said, "Mickey".
Anthony trick-or-treated with his gal Pals C and K. Richie tagged along for quite awhile. He had a grand old time.
Obviously I did the knife work, but Anthony helped scoop out the goopy stuff (against his will) and poke out the pieces I carved.
His pumpkin actually won a prize. Good thing. In the car driving over I asked him if he was going to cry if he didn't win. He truthfully answered yes. We're working on better sportsmanship!