Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Carys and Preston

We babysat for Carys last Saturday night and we all had a blast. Preston and Carys are still best friends and love hanging out together.

On the carousel...

Next stop, visiting the sea lions at the Aquarium...

Dinner at Legal Seafoods, where they charmed all of the waitresses...

Home for tubby time...

Ending the night with a dance party, of course.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Catching up...

Wanted to remember some events in Preston's life that I haven't yet recorded here.

Feb 2010- First plane ride! Went to London to meet his cousin, Honor, Auntie Suzannah and Uncle Olly.

July 16, 2010- First birthday!! We celebrated with a family party at Mimi and Grampy's...

...and a joint birthday fiesta with Carys at Columbus Park for all of his friends.

August 2010-Rented a house on Martha's Vineyard with Liz, Martin, Carys and Gareth, Sara and Ellie. Mimi and Grampy happened to be staying on the island that week as well. It was a wonderful vacation!

Halloween 2010- Went to a neighborhood party with Carys and Ellie. My friend Nicole bought him the sheep costume. So adorable!

December 2010- We spent Christmas and New Year's in New Zealand with Alex's entire family. It was an amazing trip, Preston did so well on the flights and just loved getting to know his Horan side of the family. We had some professional photos taken while we were there...

21 months

Time is flying by, and with baby #2 due in less than two weeks, I wanted to try and capture the essence of Preston at 21 months. He is an amazing little boy, whose personality is coming out leaps and bounds. He has started to put two or more words together and is becoming less of a baby and more of a little person, with his own thoughts and stories to tell. It's amazing to watch him learning so much each day and figuring out how to express himself.

Here are some things he is saying these days:

"Bye, bye mommy (daddy, Mimi, Grampy, etc)"

"Mimi, Grampy, house, kitty, doggies (across the street from M&G's house)"- he says this in the car as we are driving to Framingham. He knows the route by now and can tell when we are headed there.

",go,go,,run,run". This is his story of when we took him to watch the Boston Mararthon for the first time. A man running the marathon in a gorilla suit passed by Preston and the little guy was stunned to say the least. What was a giant monkey doing running a race? He also saw a man wearing a bit cat in the hat type of hat which also clearly made an impression on him! It's about a month later and he is still talking about that day.

"Beeg, beeg horseys. Beeg, beeg hats. Shong.." Preston watched the Royal Wedding with Mimi, Mommy, Auntie Lesley and Junko a few weeks ago. He loved the horses, all the big hats (especially the soldiers) and the songs that were sung in the church.

"Hat on head"- Mimi and Grampy bought him a Red Sox cap, which he loves to put on. Backwards, of course.

More words he can say-
nilp= milk
flower, color (he loves coloring), bus, people (loves the toy bus and people that go inside that Auntie Suzannah gave him), worm, ants, shark, turtle (loves taking a bath and playing with his toy turtle), swing (loves the swings at the park), walk (strollers are not a hit right now, wants to walk everywhere), waffle (his favorite breakfast food), foot, toes, leg, bed, ball, bat...

He still loves Elmo and also now loves Cookie Monster, Ernie, and Big Bird. He loves helmets and talks about them alot, especially when he sees them on TV while watching baseball or hockey. He loves playing sports and loves going to Mimi and Grampy's bc he has a t-ball set there and also a mini basketball hoop. He loves going to the park and looking for worms and ants and loves watching the doggies run around.