Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boomers Baseball

We were treated to another Boomer's baseball game again this weekend.  This time it was a night game so in addition to being able to run the bases at the end of the night, we were also treated to some fireworks!

As always, before even leaving for the game, Eliel began to make connections to the last time we went to a baseball game.  He asked if they were going to play with a baseball.  Then he asked if he would get to eat hot dogs and drink soda.  Haha!  Apparently he remembered even more than just the game itself!
High-Five Coach!

We had great seats again, although I don't think there is bad seat in that stadium.  Eliel sat and watched the game for about three innings before he needed to get up and move.  I thought that was pretty good!  Between all of us there though, we were able to keep him busy enough.

Fireworks... with sunglasses on!
During the game, Papa bought him a hot dog and Uncle B bought him some cotton candy.  He enjoyed the hot dog but did not really like the cotton candy.  We also 'think' he enjoyed watching the fireworks at the end of the game but we can be sure.  He had a painful look on his face sometimes and insisted that he wear his sunglasses while watching the fireworks.  Oh well!

All in all it was a great family outing!

Running the bases
The next day, as we were lounging around upstairs, Eliel starts to throw the ball in a weird way tellin us it's 'how the pitcher does it'.  We quickly realized that he had been paying WAY more attention that we realized and that he was imitating the pitcher's windup before throwing the ball.  I just had to get it on video so you could all laugh along with us! (Please ignore the fact that Eliel's pants are falling down.  We can't find clothes to fit this kid!)


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sounds like... the answer

Although Eliel is extremely articulate when talking. He has a few words that are difficult, if not impossible to understand.  Hope you enjoyed the last video.... here is what he is trying to say:

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sounds like...

It's another rousing episode of... Sounds like!

Can you guess what Eliel is trying to say in this video?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Water Weekend

With the weather being hot this past weekend, we decided it was a good weekend for some water fun!  Up until now, Eliel has only been swimming at swim school this summer due to the cool weather.  With the hot weather, it was a perfect opportunity to take him somewhere.
We ended up going to my aunt's pool.  She graciously allowed us to come over and let Eliel swim.  Unfortunately, our swim time (and visiting time) was quite short.

After arriving at the pool, Eliel was excited to get in.  Upon stepping in the water, however, he decided otherwise.  I never thought of it but he's used to getting in the pool water at swim school that is kept at a balmy 90 degrees.  This pool water was warm, but obviously not that warm.  So, he was quite reluctant, (okay downright emphatic) about not getting in the pool because it was too cold.  Even though my cousin's kids were jumping and splashing around, they couldn't quite get him to want to join in the fun.  Then, we encountered another problem.  Eliel had an upset stomach.  He had been complaining that his stomach was itchy before we left but we figured his swimsuit was just bothering him or something.  Well, what he was actually trying to say was that his stomach hurt.  Needless to say it cut our swimming very short and made for a not so pleasant experience for Eliel (and Mommy).  Hopefully he'll want to go swimming again at my aunt's though! :)

Since swimming on Saturday wasn't too successful, we decided to try again on Sunday with something on a smaller scale.  Eliel was feeling better so we filled up the pool in our backyard and let him play in that.  He played outside in it for almost and hour and half filling up buckets, scooping water out of the pool and driving his trucks around in the water.  We were surprised because the pool water was very cold because we filled it up with the hose just a few minutes before we got in.  Didn't seem to bother him this time!

Hopefully we'll have some more warm weekends so we can try swimming in a bigger pool soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

First Pony Ride

When we woke up on Sunday and saw that the weather was going to be nice, we decided to take an impromptu trip to the racetrack to see the horses.  It was again Family Day there so in addition to the horse racing, there were kids activities like a petting zoo, a bounce house, face painting and pony rides.  Last year, Eliel didn't really want to go on the ponies but this year he was so excited to try it! He was grinning from ear to ear as Daddy placed him on the horse the first time.  I wish I would have taken a movie of him as the ponies went around in circles.  He had a huge grin on his face the entire time and seemed positively giddy to be riding.  He was so excited that we rode a pony twice.  The last time, which is pictured, he got to ride a pony named 'Pickles' which he thought was pretty funny.  Based on this experience, I'm sure we'll be doing many more pony rides!
 In between riding ponies and petting the animals at the petting zoo, we also watched the horses race and Daddy placed some bets.  One of Eliel's favorite things to do is to listen and watch the trumpeter call the riders to post.  He also likes to watch the horses as they come out to the track. 

We stayed for all eight races and after having all that fun, I think we all needed a nap after returning home!