Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sick Rowan

Today I am at home with Rowan because he is sick. It looks like it's just a virus and will have to take it's course, but yesterday when we went to the pediatrician, he said, "Mommy, I have a cold!" And when we were waiting to see the doctor, I was describing what the doctor was going to do, and he said, "How do we get it out?" So I said, "How do we get what out?" and he said, "My cold."

I admit that it has been wonderful to be at home with him all day. All this time we have together, snuggling up on the couch watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We have probably watched 20 episodes today (we have them recorded).

I had a brief stomach-ache, and I said, "Hmm, my tummy hurts," and he said, "I feel it better!" and he got me a band-aid. He is so sweet.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boating at Mom and Quinn's

We went up to Mom and Quinn's on Saturday for a visit. Mom had an Easter basket ready for Rowan, and he was pretty excited about the M&M's.

After digging into the Easter basket, we went for a ride on the boat.

This was a favorite last year. Rowan LOVES to drive the boat with Papa Quinn.

Rowan also learned his right from his left. Quinn was telling him which way to turn the boat. Here Quinn said, "Which way is left?" Rowan held up that hand with confidence.

After we got back from boating, there was some resting....

Then there was some fishing....

Took a break from fishing to do a little strolling. We saw a mama duck on her nest under the neighbor's deck.

And here's another duck with her 3 little ducklings...

Back to fishing. Daddy and Rowan caught one! Rowan reeled it in, and then he got a little nervous. So Clarence pulled it in the rest of the way.

Here's the little fish. They let it go, of course. Sorry for the sideways pictures. I have no idea why it won't let me post them the right way.

Monday, April 11, 2011

PORSCHE 250 Race

More train pictures

Here are some pictures Em took at the Thomas the Tank Engine Day.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Today we went to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera. I would love to go back when it wasn't a Thomas-themed event because the museum seems really neat. Rowan had a great time watching and riding the trains. He got a Thomas tatoo on his arm and a Thomas balloon and was happy as a clam.  

 Here he is waving at some bystanders...

 I think next time we go, we may try to ride in the inside cars to give it more of a real train-riding experience.

 I don't know why this picture is sideways...

 Here comes Thomas!!