fifty nifty

Landon's obsession with numbers and letters has calmed down to just the letter sounds. However he has found a new interest, for now anyway. I got him this book a few days ago and he has us "read" it to him all the time. He knows all of the states on a few pages, he's not quite up to all 50. The hardest part isn't teaching Landon the states, it's getting a good video of it. Why don't kids ever cooperate when you're trying to show off their tricks?? Here's a little taste:
(please excuse my man voice)

I think we'll give it a little more practice before we attempt the east coast!


Labor Day

We met Sam's family in California for Labor Day weekend. More importantly for the big race, or what I like to call Doom's Day, but more on that later. We stayed in a hotel right by the beach and were able to do a bunch of fun things, like visit the Aquarium of the Pacific.

We then hopped onto a shuttle and toured the Queen Mary, which is one of my favorite hotels. It's haunted and we got to tour some of the scary places in the ship. Sam's Grandmother actually sailed to the United States from Scotland on this very ship, with all the war brides long ago. She has the best accent!

Beach days. I left Landon's hat in the hotel so I tried to smear gallons of sunscreen on his head. When that didn't work, a memory from my childhood slipped into my mind. I remember seeing my dad tie a hankie around his head (not the cool pirate way) to form a hat while he did yard work. I did my best to replicate the "hat", but it ended up looking like a pirate anyway.

Nut's Wedding

I say Nut's not only because that is my baby sister's name, but because 7yrs old is WAY too young to get married! OK, so she's really 19 (barely). Natalli married Jacob (who is a gem, btw) last month. Congrats to the newlyweds, and congrats to my mother for making it through 2 weddings in 3 months.