Monday, May 21, 2012

Back in the swing of things

We've been back at our place for a little over a week now...and still have 2 boxes of stuff to finish putting away.  I know.  But since every square inch of this place was covered in sheetrock dust, we had to not only clean everything that remained out of boxes...but also everything that went into the boxes.  Just not quite as much scrubbing.

Anyhow, staying in a hotel for almost 3 1/2 weeks was more than a little crazy.  I'm sure it would've been different, under different circumstances.  Like, say, if we weren't 9 blocks from our house.

Whatever.  It's over.  Or, it's mostly over.  They're still doing some little things here and there, but for the most part, it's done.  We have some shiny new kitchen cabinets, countertops, and sink, and new tile and bathroom sink/vanity.  So, I'm pleased with the newness (who doesn't love new stuff?) and the overall look of everything.  Ezra is pretty pleased that we still haven't put child safety latches back on every lower cabinet ;-)

Now, on to what you came here for in the first place...

Ezra got another haircut!  I know, big surprise, but we tried out a different place and, though it was way more wild, the girl did a great job and Ezra managed to calm down after the initial shock of loosing some of his precious locks.  Granted, he was bribed with a spray bottle, Cars on the screen in front of him, and some animal crackers...but I digress.

Here he is, playing while waiting for his haircut -

And here he is at the playground afterward...looking as dapper as a boy covered in sand and his own hair can look :)

The boy has also had plenty of time out and about with his friends...

At La Jolla Shores with his buddy, Claire.  

We even managed to get almost all of the remaining birth class babies together...but I only got pictures of EZ and Claire.  They tend to play together a lot, so it's easier.  Plus, have you ever tried getting 5 toddlers to sit together and look in the same general direction?  It's like herding cats.

We went to a birthday party for one of Ez's friends today.  Ez enjoyed not being the youngest child there and also really liked playing with the 7 year old girl...he's quite taken with the "older" girls ;-)

At no point did he actually want to get out of the pool.  I actually had to remove him.  
That's my boy :)

 He even let little Rico, the birthday boy, go for a ride in his own car...

That about sums up what MiniMan has been up to.  Lots of playgrounds, lots of friend-time, lots of getting reacquainted with his favorite kitchen appliances --I'm mainly referring to his love for the VitaMix :)