February 15, 2012

What toast?

I was running late this morning.  When we'd normally be heading out the door, I was putting bread in the toaster for Garrett.  The toast popped up, I spread some peanut butter on it, and then I gave it to him to eat.  As I gathered my things, I looked at Garrett and reminded him, "Eat your breakfast, Buddy."  After I got our coats out of the closet, I again looked at him.  "Come on, Garrett.  Eat your breakfast.  It's time to go to 'school'."  I poured myself some coffee, and when I turned around again, he was stuffing his peanut buttered toast down into his seat where he thought I wouldn't see it.  Written all over his face, which by now was painted with peanut butter, were the words, "What toast?"  After we giggled together, I haphazardly wiped the peanut butter off his clothes, hoping none of the other Little Ladybugs at Ducky Day Care have severe peanut allergies.

How was your day?

February 9, 2012

All Out A Cappella

Last Saturday, Nathan and I ventured to Tolono, IL, for the 7th annual a cappella concert to benefit Unity Music Boosters - All Out A Cappella.  What a great concert!  Seven groups performed - The Other Guys, No Comment, Xtension Chords, RipChords, Prairie Blend, Surreal Sound, and Vocal Rush.  My favorite group was The Other Guys, but my favorite performance of the evening was Surreal Sound's rendition of "Songbird" by Eva Cassidy.

Ah...good, clean fun.  Thanks, Dad & Leona, for entertaining Garrett and Solo!

Nathan gets to plan our next date.

February 2, 2012

Toddlers, don't try this at home.

You'll either want to lay down to watch this video or rotate your monitor.  Sorry 'bout that.  It's just too cute not to share!

As you might guess, Garrett is keeping us on our toes!  His personality is emerging more and more every day.  He's learning some animal sounds; he knows what dogs and cows "say"!  Our Tuesday visits to the library include songs with motions, and he's beginning to do them on his own, anticipating what motions come next in each song.  Basically, he's the smartest 16-month-old we know!