I wrote this in an email to a friend this morning but I thought I'd share Landon - he is so funny these days I swear! we got eaten alive by mosquitos last week and he kept saying "mommy! I'm bitchy!" as he's our child he is super into transformers and super heroes and star wars too. he likes to breathe like Darth Vader and he enjoys saying "wam wam wam" for lightsaber noises (which EVERYTHING IS... and he calls them all Skywalkers) he tries to stop people on the street and close doors with his spider webs (psh! psh!) and makes fabulous robot noises and stomps around the house singing the Transformers theme song (Robots in the skies!) also, since Super Why is not a show you'd be familiar with, he has the power to read, and all the characters have a lame power, like Alphabet power but YOU! (SAY YOUR NAME!) have the power to HELP! and he always says "I have the power to help!!" when he's helping me out around the house. ADORABLE.
I want to talk about my Atlanta trip but I've felt so busy! now that everyone is sort of busy I will rush through it!
We left Friday -- Mike was hoping to get a full day off of work but he wasn't able to because of some urgent work that they needed to get done in the office. Mike still got here at about noon and we left around 2. I ran into IKEA to grab a playmat I've wanted for Oliver and the ride went down hill from there. Landon JOYFULLY peed his pants (he wears underwear and it was a mess) by shouting "HOORAY! I PEED IN MY PANTS!" O_o he had 2 more accidents (oh he was in pullups) before we hit Atlanta. I was worried it was going to be a new uncool phase, but after that he's not had a problem... although he's been more distracted and harder playing and less aware of his bladder, so now we have to do a force/reminder when we didn't before.
We got to
Sunday morning we woke up and left
It was a great trip! I feel so grateful that I have such wonderful LJ friends and such great FRIENDS <3
in the middle of this video you can hear Landon tell me his arm is bitchy :-p
Ollie loves the stroller :)
Joey and landon pretending to be birds
Trying to be flamingos!
Landon was acting very cranky and irritating so we threw him in the MTB. he was so mad, but we tried to make it fun. I made him stay in it while we walked across the park to see the pandas. at one point he bit me, but generally he was ok. he just wanted to be DOWN and he wouldn't stay in a stroller...
at the end of the zoo trip there was a petting zoo and Landon liked the goats :)
Landon's favorite part of any exhibit is the sharks :)
landon is refusing pictures lately so its high trickery to get them!
he's smiling here because he was mid-slide :-p
whatever could Oliver be doing here?
Mike wearing Oliver :)
Landon made a turtle hat but we lost it somewhere in the aquarium :/
i was tossing him in the air :-p
this shirt got Mike invited to a pirate party at D*C lol lol lol
doesn't he look like he's about to take a dump?
could Ollie get any happier? :p
while we were taking a break in the big exhibit we ended up catching a Q&A session. two divers came out and right to the window while someone said "one of the rarer things on exhibit! one hl a GA AQUARIUM sign. when they go to the window he flipped it and it said "Teneesha will you marry me? Eric" cue all the "AWWWWWS" and when you searched the crowd he was RIGHT THERE on one knee with a ring and she was bawling her pretty little eyes out. of course she said yes and everyone cheered! that was cool to see :)
walking around outside we saw two men get off the bus and they ahd giant snakes! he said they carry them everywhere and I didn't get it, but the other snake smiled for the cameras!
Landon was excited to see the Belugas -- they were training one of the whales while we watched he had to find a specific target! which was super cool.
pride of the South?
Stone Mountain is boring!
Landon and Jackie dancing to music. it was adorable because really? Landon could care less that jackie exists. He is too much into worshipping the ground that Joey walks on. he would follow Joey to the end of the earth. he was doing absolutely everything Joey was doing. it was very sweet. Joey is such a good and patient little 5 year old too. he was pleased Landon was playing with him and made an effort to make sure that whatever he did Landon could join him in.
jumping on Daniel. Landon was really into it but here he looks bored :-p