Paul was babbling in the back of the car today on the way to church about something, and without pausing, said, "That's a luxury car." then kept right on with his story. I don't even know what luxury car he was referring to, but he does like to point them out.
We're also going through a Mythbuster's phase right now, so as he is playing with cars, I hear a lot of reenactments of car crashing/exploding myths being tested right in our home.
As part of my birthday celebration, we stayed a night at the Redwood Lodge in Whitney, Texas. It's sits on the banks of Lake Whitney. Sadly we got there pretty late, so we just took a walk, then went to bed. We were please to find out that we had arrived for the town's observation of Pioneer Day. There was a carnival in downtown Whitney with rides, face painting, etc. They had cowboys roaming around, and we were able to catch a shooting duel in the town square. Paul was finally brave enough to get his face painted, and wanted Batman - but the face painter said it was too hard to do on small kids. Try as we might, we did not win a free night at Redwood Lodge while visiting their booth. It was so fun, and next time we'd like to stay longer. The lake itself is quite low because of the drought and time of year, but we explored the rocks anyway. (Paul channeled his inner Dallin, and threw rocks in the lake for about 1/2 hr.) I took my new camera and experimented with the settings - luckily I edited the number of pictures quite a bit!
The best part of the weekend for Paul was that we found a bike for him at one of the booths - that was what appeared to be a yard sale. It is a two-wheeler with training wheels, and he LOVES it! He rides it around the house, and it's been great for me to get back on my bike and ride together.
We love Ben! He's a sweet boy and he and Paul are stuck like glue at preschool. It was his birthday a few weeks ago, and Paul was very excited to go play with him on a stay-home day. When we first arrived, Paul hid behind me, and wouldn't even talk to Ben - grrrrr.
Doesn't this look like the face of a kid having fun?
Then the sword fighting began...
Pizza and Ice Cream - yum!
Paul "helped" Ben open his present, then showed him how to use it.
Ben saying thank you for the present.
Yes, we did get him the obnoxiously large bulldozer, hope Ben's mom doesn't curse my name.
After cake and ice cream, we went out into the arcade for some games:
First, Paul getting his groove on...
Then some air hockey, which both boys abandoned after about 30 seconds....
Then out to the go-carts! I couldn't believe they let these babies, excuse me, big boys drive!
Paul and Ben liked to look at each other while driving, believe it or not, there were many crashes.
One happy racer!
The boys and their dads went on the big go-carts for some more fun. I got to visit with Ben's mom, Laura, who is very nice and great to talk to.
As we walked back into the arcade, Paul insisted Ben hold his hand.