Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sophie's 3rd Birthday

Checking out the Dora cake
My sweet boy

Giving Sophie a birthday hug

Matt the Tiger

Playing at Chuck E Cheese

Soo excited!!

We had fun at cousin Sophie's 3rd birthday party last weekend. Lots of family were able to attend and enjoy the yummy Dora cake. After cake, it was off to Chuck E Cheese to expend some energy. It was crowded!! Harry enjoys the whack a mole game and seems to score lots of tickets on this coin machine game. This trip, he picked out a little green snake (ugh..) and a couple lollipops. Had fun - Happy Birthday Sophie!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Grandma's Slide










With all the Glover birthday's in July, Grandma Gerry bought a water slide and we had one fun celebration. The kids loved the waterslide and could hardly wait while standing in line to take turns. Joe and I even took a turn and it was a blast! The other "clothed" adults and Matt (not a big fan of the water) took turns spraying the water canons. We could hardly tear the kiddos away to come inside for the yummy cakes Grandma made. Yes, I said cakes. She made devils food, strawberry, lemon, and marble. Every birthday "kid" had their own cake decorated just their style. Fun times!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lauryn's Birthday Party

Jordan, Kate, Lauryn, Harry
Harry's girlfriend "Kater"

Lauryn the birthday girl

Harrison & the ladies

Cousin Sophie was there too!
It's official, my baby is growing up. He was invited to his first friend's birthday party. Harry has met lots of new friends at his daycare, Ms Roxi's. We hear about his friends every night and what they did all day. We'll ask him, "Harry, what did you do at Ms Roxi's today?" His response, "I played with my friends. I played cars with Carter. I gave Kater a hug. Played in the sandbox with Caden." and so on and so on. Very cute to hear his stories. Then when he says his prayers he includes EVERYONE at Ms Roxi's too. "And God bless Ms Roxi, Ms Susan, Lauryn, Carter, Caden, Jordan, Kater, and Sadie and Scoobey(the dogs)". Anyway, back to the point that I have realized my precious baby is turning into a sweet little boy, not so dependent on me -he has friends of his own.
Sooo, since Joe takes Harry to and from daycare, I never really get to meet his friends and their parents. It was nice to socialize with some adults and meet the kids Harry is talking so wonderfully about. He's always telling me about his "Sweetieheart" Kate (although he usually calls her Kater) Wow, I guess if I'm going to be replaced as his love, I guess atleast it's by another cute blonde :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pelican Bay Fun

Harrison and I went to Pelican Bay (a small waterpark in Edmond) with a couple of my girlfriends and thier kiddos. He loves the water and had a great time. They have a nice kiddie area with slides and waterfalls. He also climbed on a floating purple dinosaur and loved to jump off. He still has NO fear of the water. Can be good at times, but also dangerous. He kept jumping off the sides and was frustrated with me for trying to catch him and keep him in the shallow end. We ended the day with an orange snowcone. The fun factor must have been high, based on the fact that he fell asleep on the way home with snowcone dripping off his chin. Luckily, I took the cup away from him before he dropped it in his sleep. Thanks girls, it was fun!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Harry meets "The Hawk"

Andre Dawson
The Hawk & my boys

Like father like son

We took Harrison to meet Andre Dawson aka "The Hawk" at the Redhawks game. Joe was really excited to meet him and we even got a few autographs. Spent most of the game waiting in line but Harry still enjoyed it. This boy LOVES baseball!! He actually watches the game and cheers along with the crowd. Not to mention, he likes the food at the games (no beer for him yet). We had hotdogs, popcorn, peanuts (I know all the choking hazards for a toddler) and we share a large soda. One of his favorite songs is, "Let's Go Cubs" and he is awfully cute singing it. It was a gorgeous night and so much fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

MN Trip - KC on the way

KC Royals Game

Playing at the park

Take me out to the ball game

Pretty waterfalls at the ballgame

What cute blondes!

Ready for Schlitterbahn in KC

We stopped in Kansas City on our way home for some more fun. We took Harry to his first Major League Baseball game and boy did he LOVE it! He cheered, clapped and yelled like he understood everything that was going on. We had hot dogs and peanuts for dinner and even bought him his own little bat & ball. He had a great time and the ballpark was beautiful.
The next morning we stopped in at the Harry S Truman Library and museum. Our Harry wasn't too excited about this so we made a quick run through the museum. It was interesting and Joe & I decided we should come back to KC without kiddos next time ; )
Now for the best part - we went to the new Schlitterbahn Waterpark. It was really nice and will be really cool when they get it all finished over the next couple years. They had some fun kid areas with lots of slides for Harry. They even have a heated pool with a swim up bar (nice) attached to the pool with the pirate ship for Harry to play. We took Harry on the Master Blaster (uphill water coaster) and he smiled the whole way down. He really enjoyed the giant wave pool/river too. It wasn't very crowded at all and we had an awesome time.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

MN Trip - Mall of America

Peeking around Daddy at Nickelodeon Universe

In the Underwater Aquarium

Harry thought this looked like the turtle in Finding Nemo

na na...look what's swimming above us!

Harry petting the starfish

Petting the Horseshoe Crabs (Yuck!)

"Arg...he found me booty."

Riding the big turtle

About to enter the maze of mirrors.

My good looking boys!!

Help! We're lost in the mirror maze.

Playing at Legoland.

Building a tower.

We took Harrison to the Mall of America for Toddler Tuesday. Basically they have special prices and deals for the kiddos. We started in the center of the mall at Nickelodeon Universe (a small amusement park). He went on a couple rides but didn't really seem all that impressed. Even though he's only 2, he had to ride on things without a chaperone because he's kinda tall. That wasn't in Harry's plans, so we decided to scratch that idea and go downstairs to the Underwater Aquarium.
The Aquarium has some neat things to look at and a cool moving walkway to ride on while all the fish swim around (and above you). Harrison was obsessed with finding Nemo, who of course was at the end of the exhibit. We did see sharks, turtles and stingrays which reminded him of the movie too. Harry, with his no fear of water attitude, reached right in to pet the starfish and crabs (yuck, if you ask me). He also played around on the pirate ship and Joe learned about the mating habits of the sawfish. Some geeky emplyoee in the midst of puberty informed Joe that they "put on disco music to get them in the mood, hee hee." Awkward...poor kid.
Next we were off to eat lunch at whichever "kids eat free on toddle tuesday" restraunt we could find. Poor tired Harry fell asleep in his stroller, so we took this opportunity to shop while he napped. We made it to all 4 levels of the mall before he woke up. (awesome, I know) We ate lunch at Twin Cities Grille (yummy food, stupid waiter) and then took Harry to the "Amazing Maze of Mirrors".
There is a maze of mirrors at the Science Museum in OKC that Harrison really enjoys so we thought this would be fun for him too. We had to put on plastic gloves so our fingers wouldn't smudge the mirrors and ruin it for someone else. It was pretty fun and we only "bonked our heads", as Harry says, on the mirrors a couple times. There was rocking music and some sweet disco lights (hmm..maybe that's where they take the sawfish?) Harry finally helped Mommy and Daddy find their way out of the maze. Good times.
Lastly, we stopped by Legoland for a little more "free" play. Harry and Joe played with the blocks and made towers. We looked at all the big, fancy things that were made out of legos - dinosaurs, birds, clocks, storm troopers... It was really cool.
After the long day, we had to drive downtown to check out the Twins new stadium - Target Field. It is huge! Looks really cool and we can't wait until it's finished.