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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Animal Park

Today we went to Forrest park to have lunch, play on the playground, and visit the Animal Park. Now that Toph has grown out of his phase of eating wood chips on the playground we have more fun when we go to the park.

Toph got to pet a goat, calf, bunny, and got to see pigs and ducks. While we were watching the pigs one pig started licking the other pigs snout. I told Toph that the pigs were kissing and he turned to me and gave me a kiss. I couldn't help but laugh. It was so adorable. There were other animals there but he got distracted easily by all the kids running around him. There were many YMCA summer camp kids there. I am sure we will be back soon, maybe with Dad.

Father Son Camp-out

Chris took Toph on his first Father Son Camp-out Friday. Chris's first over night outing with Toph. :) My first night without the Toph. :( I was a little sad to see them go but really looking forward to hanging out at home. Watching, eating, and doing whatever I wanted; peace and quite. AHHHHH.

From what I heard they had alot of fun. Chris called me on the way to Cascade Park so I could hear Topher laughing and talking. Chris was getting him to raise his hand and yell -- Woohoo we are going camping. Toph mostly just yelled.

I called Chris later that night to check in. They had already set-up camp and were eating dinner. Toph was sitting in his camp chair eating a hot dog and Chris was dropping his on the ground. Camp food .... YUM. We only talked for a few minutes. Chris told me that it was a father son outing, no girls allowed, so he had to let me go.

I told Chris I would know how much fun they had by how early they came home on Saturday. HAHAHA!!! They stayed until afternoon so I think they had a great time. Toph got to play in the river, play with dirt, eat rocks, eat hot dogs and graham crackers, wear the same clothes for 2 days, sleep in his own sleeping bag (in the same clothes he wore that day), and come home with dirt all over his face smelling like camp fire and bacon. Sounds like he got the full experience. :)


First time to the pool this summer. YAY!!! Let summer begin.

Toph was born at the End of April last year which gave him a few months to see the sun and experience our pool. He was about 5 weeks when we first took him to go swimming. It took him a little while to get used to the water but by the end of the summer he loved going into the water.

Crazy to think it has been a whole year. This time Toph was really excited. Especially since he knows what it means when we tell him we are going Bye Bye (not sure he knew where we were going, just that we were leaving the house). He was at the door before I had all of our gear packed. He practically ran to the clubhouse. We just hung out in the kiddo pool, splashed around a little. He was too preoccupied with all the cool stuff around the pool (planters, benches, pool equipment). He kept climbing out of the pool.

Vacation to Montana

Toph and I went to Montana a couple weeks ago to visit Grandma and Grandpa Croft, Uncle Chris and Aunt Tabbatha, and Toph's cousins Samantha, Damian, Kaitlyn, and Christopher. We went to the carousel and ate lunch in the park, went to the movies (got pop and popcorn which was such a treat), went to the park, went to a cub scout day camp (Toph mostly tried to eat rocks. We tried to teach him to throw the rocks down on the ground instead of putting them in his mouth. It worked about 50% of the time.), helped Grandpa plant a tree, played with Toph's cousins, played in the McDonald's play place for the first time, and Toph ate his first Popsicle. He loved it.

Thank you mom and dad for letting us come and visit. We had tons of fun. It was great to get away and relax. Here are a few pics of our trip.

I told Toph to give the Horse lov'ns. I thought he was giving it a kiss until I looked really close at this picture and saw that he was sticking his tongue out. He was licking inside the horses nostril.

Toph with his cousins Damian and Samantha. Toph loves Damian. He climbed all over him while we were there and kept trying to give him hugs and kisses. He also liked stealing his pillow at night.

When we say, we helped Grandpa plant a tree, we really mean we watched Grandpa do all the work, took pictures that look like we helped, ate crackers on the lawn while Grandpa worked, and Toph ate the dirt. I guess that's one way to rid of the access dirt. Toph also got to hold a worm for the first time, but not for long. I didn't want this to be his first time also eating a worm. :(

Toph enjoyed riding around on the riding lawn mower. He actually fell asleep in his Grandpas arms while mowing the back yard. Good thing riding in the carseat also does the trick. Not sure where we would store or even use a riding lawn mower. We would have to move closer Grandma and Grandpa. :)
I am glad he was sitting on Grandpa's lap and not mine. HAHAHA!! I would have let him eat it outside without a shirt on but it wasn't warm enough. He actually stayed pretty clean.