So what does Jake do if he is at home when I'm working?
He is obsessed with Toy Story right now. Especially Buzz & Woody. Woody hopped on for a ride with Jake. (Yes, I know that he is about 2 sizes too big for this toy. He loves it though & won't let us put it up.)
The end of the year party for his M/W/F Mom's Day Out class. He was in a much better mood this time.
We moved in with the Bush's Mother's Day Weekend. I don't know who looked more terrified - the cat or the housekeeper. I feel sorry for both. We are very thankful that the Bush's were kind enough to take in a homeless family of 3. Jake has had a tough time sleeping (we are still trying to figure out the best/safest room for him) so that's made for some hard last few weeks. But it is getting better. One thing Jake loves about staying with Mimi & Granddad? He gets to play with their dogs! He loves to walk Champ.Robbie & his friends from Chattanooga get together each year (well, this is the 2nd year) for a guys weekend of competing & injuring themselves, in which they call Man Olympics. I needed to come up to Chattanooga to work in the corporate office a few days, plus I wanted to take Jake to Thomas, so Jake & I tagged along. Since we have no cable at our house, our friends Andy & Margaret invited us to stay with them. Robbie & Andy were gone most of the weekend. Margaret & I and the kids had so much fun!! We just hung out, talked, the kids played. It was very relaxing and nice just to get to hang out.
On Saturday we took the boys to A Day Out With Thomas. (I wish that when I found out I was having a boy, that all those times I said "having a boy will save us so much money because I won't spend it on clothes!" someone would have informed me that I would too spend a ton of money, it would just be on Thomas related items. EVERYTHING related to that train is so expensive!) I'm living & learning. Jake went to Thomas when we were down in Fairhope but that was a different type of train. The Chattanooga was a real enclosed train. I thought that Jake would love it. He did for the first 5 minutes. But when we were going through the woods, he lost interest. Big time. Which meant I was trying to keep him from running up & down the aisle. Not to mention, the train was going so slow, so I think he just got bored. He couldn't see Thomas, so he didn't realize Thomas was pulling us (actually, I don't even know if Thomas was pulling us). Lesson learned - if Day Out With Thomas is an open train in the middle of action, go for it. If it is a real train, off to the side, skip it. Jake had more fun just walking around looking at all of the different trains since it was a real train station. I would still go, I just wouldn't spend the $40 on tickets to ride the train.
Jake & Connor were amazed at all of the different trains. They would have been happy just walking around looking at them (and my wallet would have been happier too).
They loved playing with the train sets
Jake did get super excited when we first got on the train
This is pretty much all the boys did while we were inside. Play with trains. Connor has a big train set in his room, so they both had room to play & not get in too many fights.
They also spent a lot of time outside playing. Margaret gave them water balloons to play with. They loved them!
It was such a fun weekend! Robbie & Andy's team won the Man Olympics (It's okay to laugh. We're just thankful that none of them got hurt.) Jake & Connor had so much fun playing together and it was so nice to get to just hang out with Margaret. We are usually in a group setting, so its not often that we get to just sit back & hang out. It was such a great weekend! Thank you guys for the great time & wonderful friendship!