Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sharon Woods Nature Walk

We took Diego on a walk down the Gorge Trail in Sharon Woods yesterday. The trail is 1.4 miles and it is covered in gravel. We didn't go to the end but we hiked for about an hour. He carried his sippy cup the whole time! He did so well. I think he really enjoyed it. The weather was very warm.

Slideshow of the day

Sunday, April 26, 2009

gardening with Diego

I have been spending the last few mornings outdoors with Diego. He was watching me turn over the soil in preparation for planting. He decided to help me out... he took my shovel and tried to step on the edge to drive it down into the earth. It was so cute, to watch him try to step up on that shovel. I had to hold it steady for him, of course. He decided he was better off with the little trowel. As I turned the garden bed, he sat next to me and broke up the large clumps of dirt with that little hand trowel... OH MY, was it cute! He was very focused and kept at it for at least twenty minutes.

He also loves playing with the little yellow miniature rake I have. He really loves chasing Lucy around the yard and she happily obliges.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New words

Diego has been saying a lot of words now. I will present you all with a list.

Ball (he almost always includes an article - as in "a ball")
beep beep
choo choo
no no
momma and dada (of course)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Newport Aquarium

We took Diego to visit the aquarium since he tends to gravitate towards fish. He has been saying "fish" since last summer, thanks to GrammaJulie and her fish tank. He says "shish".

He thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Newport. We stayed there for over two hours looking at all the shish and et cetera. It was really cute to watch him get excited and point. And it was hilarious to hear him saying shish over and over.

He enjoyed the alligator exhibit a lot because of the bridge with the see through bottom. He spent a long time walking over that and sometimes laying down and looking down through the bottom.

He didn't get much out of the penguin exhibit because he was obsessed with climbing up and down the stairs there. Getting practice using the handrail. Time well spent and I got to sit down and rest. A little girl about his age took great offense that he was doing that and kept telling him "NO!" but he just looked at her.

We had to carry him out of there kicking and screaming. And then we went back in the front to apply our admission tix to a yearly pass and he must have thought we were going back through. So when we didn't, he went bananas. He was inconsolable for blocks on our way back to the car. I guess he liked it. We will be going back.

Saturday, April 11, 2009