After the triathlon Carter and Emery skipped town and went to Davenport with Grandma and Grandpa for a few days. My parents had some much needed help because the the cousins came over. It appears the kids had a blast just hanging around the house and even more fun with a day at the Zoo.
Last weekend, Emery had an awesome play date with some friends from school. Grandma and Grandpa Wassmer also came up to hang out for a couple days. As a side benefit, Julie and I got to go out for nice dinner with our friends, Mike and Maria. It was so great to see them and catch up!
We also went and saw a huge train show. I was fascinated by all the different sizes of model changes out there. Below is a picture of Carter in front of a LG sized model change that was just HUGE.
Grandma and Grandpa Wassmer came up Thursday night so they could go with Carter to the Dupage Childrens Museum Friday. It isn’t often you get to skip school and go have fun… not until high school at least. Not surprising the trains were a big hit. The classic wooden trains and the motorized one kept him busy for quite some time.
Saturday Carter and the Grandparents hung out while Julie and I got some shopping done. Nothing like a full day at the outlet mall to relax the mind and empty the wallet. That night Julie and I went to a little Asian restaurant downtown Naperville called Kuma. I was a little skeptical since I have never heard of the place but it ended up being a pretty nice place. I had a spicy chicken dish that was excellent.
Sunday, of course, was the Super Bowl. Our neighbors had a little party so it was off to their house for a night of good food and fun. We didn’t have any 49ers or Ravens gear so the Wassmers were all decked out in Bears gear. Speaking of the Bears, I hope the new coach can get us to the playoffs next year.
WOW, another year of my life just flew by. As I look through all my posts over the past year it is amazing how things have changed. I’ve been in my new job for just under a year and we have done so many fun things Carter.
This weekend continued the fun with Carter and multiplied it by 2 sets of grand parents. On Friday Julie’s parents came up for dinner and to test drive a new car. On their way out of town they tagged my parents, like a sweaty WWE wrestler, to let them in for the rest of the weekend. It was good hanging out with my family all weekend.
On Saturday we went to the Dupage Children’s Museum, which was a blast. The exhibits were good for adults and kids. Things to build, water to play in, tunnels to crawl through, gears to crank, air to shoot, and lights to play with. Pretty much the holy grail for a kid and a long day for any parent. After a couple hours the adults were beat and Carter was still bouncing around like a maniac.
This weekend Grandma and Grandpa Wassmer came to visit. Actually they came up just to babysit while Julie and I went out to celebrate my birthday. Its works out for both of us… they like to get some time with Carter and we eat without Carter (sometimes). We ended up going to the Reel Club at the Oak Brook Mall and the food was excellent! It sure beat having fake meat tacos or little Caesar’s pizza. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for coming up!
In the past week Carter has really stepped up his crawling. He is almost able to do a full on crawl. Instead of alternating his knees, he just pushes off with both feet which usually ends up with a face plant in the carpet. We have a clip below demonstrating his lighting fast ability to chase keyboards. I’m not sure why, but he love keyboards. He loves going after anything with an LCD screen like a cellphone or computer too. It won’t be long until we have to keep all the doors shut and all the rooms gated like we are corralling cattle.