Thanksgiving was highlighted today by Alan bringing his Thunderhollow criss-cross race track to share with his cousins. They loved crashing cars on the race track. The kids also enjoyed a game of hide and seek with Grandma Debbie!
When we got back home, Alan decorated his new, much taller Christmas tree. After realizing one string of lights wasn’t enough for the new tree, we went to Target to get another set. We also picked up some Cars 3 ornaments, as the year of Cars 3 continues on!
Alan’s school celebrated active and retired veterans of military service at a school assembly this week. Alan wished his own Veterans Day Hero, Uncle Josh, could have been there with the other guests being honored, but Alan was still able to hang up Josh’s picture in the hallway. 🙂
Continuing the annual tradition of coloring Easter eggs with Grandma Debbie!
Alan couldn’t resist trying on a green Indians hat in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. He didn’t get to buy the hat, but we did buy the Indians truck below!
Yesterday, Alan took this picture with Julian and Brooklyn. 🙂
Today Alan celebrated Thanksgiving with Tyler, Carleigh, and the rest of the family! He loves seeing his cousins and playing tag with them. Tomorrow they’ll be back for more, as the cousins are having a sleepover at Grandma Debbie’s!
Today was a rainy Thanksgiving, so we couldn’t play baseball like we did last year. But we did continue our tradition of decorating our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. Alan was in charge of putting up all of the decorations around the apartment as well. 🙂
Just playing some ball on the 4th!
This year Alan gave his Easter eggs names and their own story. The green one (with a face) is a villain, because as Alan says, “every story must have a villain.” The other eggs are the good guys. 🙂
Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather today, Alan and I hit baseballs at the park. We also walked over to the Buckeye tree and continued to fill up our jar! Alan’s showing off the jar – and his hideout – above.
He also decorated his Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner!
Alan’s showing off his Easter-themed artwork!…
And the eggs he colored, just before his first Easter egg hunt with Daddy!
We might’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving tonight, but Alan has already moved on to his favorite holiday…Christmas! Today he decorated his very own Christmas Tree for the first time. As pictured above, he was very proud of his accomplishment!
Alan wasn’t quite ready for fireworks this year, but that didn’t stop my little buddy from being patriotic and celebrating Independence Day.
He had a blast playing with cousins Mariah and Dominic at the pond behind Grandma Debbie’s house, where we went for a family barbeque on the 4th. Very few things can get Alan as excited as he is when he’s playing with his cousins!
Earlier in the week, Alan also ventured to the zoo with me for my summer work outing. Alan’s highlights of the day included roaring to try to wake up sleeping Tigers, watching kids feed leaves to Travis the Giraffe from up close, and observing sharks from just a few feet away through glass. Alan also enjoyed running up and down the ramps outside the monkey exhibit, as well as running laps around the zebra observation platform. Alan always manages to get his exercise in no matter where we are…
Alan’s first time coloring Easter eggs!