Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An afternoon at Great-Grammy's house!

We got to spend some time with my cousin, Ashley, and her kids while we were in Maine.  Her kids are 10 months older and 11 months younger than Ez, so it was a good time :)

Ashley picked us up at Dad's house and we headed down to Gram's house.  It's easy to get used to the ease of freeway driving here in San Diego.  You can get to most places within 10-15 minutes.  There, it's a little different.  2-way streets, long & winding roads through the woods & country.  20 miles takes 45 minutes, sometimes.  
Ezra really loved going anywhere in Ashley's van, though -- he got the back row to himself and could see straight out the rear window (cars! trucks! motorcycles!).  Uncle Mark, Aunt Debbie, Aunt Heidi and Aunt Sonya showed up to visit, was almost a full family reunion ;-)

Here's a few stats for you for the following photo...
Ezra : 20 months old, 21 lbs, wears 12-18 month clothing
Joey:  9 months old, 22 lbs, wears 12-18 month clothing

Aside from height, they're the same size :)

Ez and Ellie had a really good time rearranging all the magnets on Great-Grammy's refrigerator.  Funny, I remember Ash and I doing the same thing ;-)

Ezra caught a glimpse of this lantern in the kitchen and thought it looked like a he pointed and whined at it for awhile.  Aunt Debbie managed to get both kids to stay relatively still and calm for a good amount of time by letting them take turns turning it on and off.  Ez required applause each time he did it...

On our way home, we stopped for ice cream.  Ez thought it was just the most exciting thing ever.  Poor kid doesn't get sweets at home ;-)  After he had a few bites and decided he was done, he ran around like a maniac for a little while...and reminded me why I don't give him sugar.

I'm not sure what they were doing here, but it was funny.

Once again, no idea what's happening.  Cute picture, though.

Later, Ezra helped me make dinner and showed off his utensil-handling skills for his Grampy.

And then he went for a "ride" on the lawn mower.  He's completely obsessed with driving this thing now.  It's a several-times-a-day kind of situation :)