Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daddy Time

Recently, I took a week off work to spend time at home, and to celebrate the arrival of Casey's 'baby brother'. As it turns out, i didnt spend too much time at home. Casey and daddy had an action packed, adventurous week. Each day, we sought out a different activity. One day was a beach day. Casey played in the sand, climbed up and down a coaches bench, and played with lots and lots of volleyballs. We also attended his 'Parenting the toddler' class. Usually, mommy takes him to this class once a week, but this week, daddy got to see what it was all about. Daddy didnt know all the songs, but we did the best we could. We also got to play at the park during recess and got rained on during our walk home.

Another day, we went to an indoor playground. This place had a giant ball pit and a huge climbing structure; a great rainy day retreat. Alas, on this day, it was indeed raining, so lots of people had the same idea... The place was crowded! Casey loved the ball pit; this is news because the last time he saw one (about 2 months ago), he didnt want anything to do with the ball pit. He (we) also spend a lot of time in the climbing structure. I was pretty worn out from playing in the structure. Evidently, so was Casey, cause after two solid hours of playing, we ate some lunch, took a shower, and he slept 15 straight hours!

As the week continued, we went to the Santa Ana zoo. We arrived a little before they opened, so we had some time to kill. Luckily, Casey noticed a 'tunnel' just down the street... Knowing how much he loves tunnels, I asked him if he wanted to go in the tunnel.. He enthusiastically replied "yes!"... and we proceeded to drive thru the tunnel multiple times. When the zoo finally opened, we toured the place; Casey's favorite was the monkeys...

We finished off the week with an epic snow day. After we dropped mommy and Sydney off at grandmas house, Casey and I headed for the mountains... where a snowstorm greeted us. We pulled over, and enjoyed our white, winter wonderland. Casey didnt want too much to do with the sled, he preferred throwing snowballs at daddy, and tilting his head skyward, trying to catch snow in his mouth... On a couple of occasions, Casey did say, "Casey wheeee".... Which meant he wanted to try the sled. We did a couple of mini runs together; I think he has mixed feelings, he likes it, but at the same time, he's a little afraid of it...

All in all, we had an eventful week together, creating lots of memories and having lots of daddy/son time!

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