Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hiking Pictures Continued

Well I finally remembered to grab Jack's phone and get some more Father's Day hiking pictures.

Trailhead family picture.

This is what Jasper does when you ask him to smile. I have no explanation.

Halfway through the hike, we took Jasper out of the child carrier pack. He loved it.

Aunt Molly and Uncle Rick helped.

Jasper discovered our Camelbaks and insisted on this as his source of water for the rest of the hike. Molly was kind enough to carry him at one point so he could get his fix.

In other news, I made my third harvest of snow peas from our front yard today. There were so many I just had to weigh them--2 pounds, 10 ounces! Needless to say, I planted too many this year. They are are crowding each other as well as the strawberries I planted on the edge of the raised bed. Just another adjustment to make for next season. I feel a stir fry coming on...


Friday, June 21, 2013

A Birthday Party for a Friend

I haven't posted hiking pictures like I planned, oy! I keep forgetting to get the pictures off of Jack's phone. We've almost been like ships passing in the night, with one of us having evening plans three nights this week. That wouldn't have been a big deal when I was single, but having a little guy changes everything. Here are some pictures from a birthday party last Saturday.

Jasper's first piƱata attempt.

He's loving merry-go-rounds right now and is doing a great job of staying seated in the middle. I'm so grateful for that!

I love this picture of Jack helping Jasper climb a rope net.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

We had a full Father's Day, frankly, it wore us out. I can't share it all now, but I may just spread out our pictures over the next few days.

We went on a fairly easy hike. Actually, I struggled a bit, but I guess that just comes with being pregnant. Jack carried Jasper part way on his back. What a great dad!
Aunt Molly and Uncle Rick joined us which made the adventure all the more fun.
Jack came up with the idea to go on a hike. I was planning a low key Father's Day, but he decided to have a little road trip and get out of town with Jasper. I love the way he is often thinking of ways to show our son something new. He is also always ready to watch Jasper when I need to do something, or just need a break. Jasper and I are lucky to have him as the "Dada" in our little family.

And now a sweet picture of Jasper and my dad napping together almost a year ago...
A great dad and grandpa.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

To the Barber Shop

Jasper and I made our first trip to a barber shop today. It was time for Jasper's second haircut. I looked into specialty places that have toys and fun chairs for kids, but they are so expensive! He was so good during his first cut, I figured a regular barber shop was worth a try.

Jasper was impressed by the authentic barber shop pole.

We had to wait while the client ahead of us received his cut. This gave Jasper a chance to see the clippers in action and take everything in. He sat quietly for a bit and then, with permission, climbed on two empty barber chairs. One was old and had a compartment in the arm for cigarette ashes, very interesting to a two-year-old. I was fascinated too, they had soccer playing on two TVs and apart from a football doormat, it was a no-frills kind of place. I almost felt like I had snuck into a boys only club except everyone was very nice.

Once it was Jasper's turn he was a bit nervous, but the barber was great. Jasper was able to relax once he realized he could see what was happening in the mirror across from him. He handled the buzzing clippers well.

There were about five men waiting after us. Occasionally, they encouraged Jasper and told him what a good job he was doing. When you have a child and you're out in public, you become used to attention from female strangers. It was so sweet to see this group of men giving Jasper support. We plan to go back.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Memorial Weekend Recap

Oh, this is a late post, but I have some fun pictures from last weekend.

Jasper enjoyed his first bike ride with Dad on Saturday morning.

He had a good time, but was very anxious to go. You see, it took a while for dad to properly get the seat on the bike and Jasper was very patient playing on his own. At one point, he came over to the bike and "helped out" with a tool. I missed all this because I was volunteering (weeding) for the Master Gardeners. That's a whole other story, but I had a nice morning in a big demonstration garden.

Anyway, partway through the ride, Jack took this photo. I think Jasper didn't appreciate the interruption.

After I returned home, Jack got to work cutting down some dead trees in the back yard. Jasper watched from the deck and was fascinated.

I worked on a small patch of garden while Jasper was napping. I cleared out some ornamental strawberries who had been kind enough to keep out most weeds until I figured out what to do with this spot. I planted sea thrift, Jacob's ladder, and a toad lily under our rhododendron.

At some point, maybe on Sunday, there was another bike ride.

It was wet and drizzly when Monday rolled around. We decided to be brave and head to the Folklife music festival. Jasper loves music and I had been wanting to do this for a while.

Jasper also loves fountains. I think the International Fountain may have blown his mind.

Jack took this cute Instagram picture.

Then on to some music.

Not the best picture, but he loves to look at this on my iPad, I think it's the guitar player.

Jasper and I supplied some percussion.

We had two days of working on house projects, then a wet festival morning. We ended the holiday weekend by grilling with family at our place. I don't have any pictures because I was just relaxing I guess. Sometimes I have to remind myself to do that.