May 31, 2010

Just a little Memorial Day fun...

I really want to get Chase used to the water.  So far, so good.  He loves spashing and doesn't seem to mind when it gets in his face.  We have this little kiddie pool on our back deck that he seems to like.  It's a little bit easier to just open the back door when we don't feel like loading everything up in the car and driving to the neighborhood pool.

After an afternoon of playing in the pool, strolling around the neighborhood and having dinner it was bath time.  Chase was in a silly mood so I wanted to catch it on camera.  This is the excited look that I get when I say, "I'm gonna get you!" and act like I'm about to run after him. 

I hope everyone else had a great Memorial Day weekend!!

May 25, 2010

Splish Splash

Who knew bath time could be so much FUN???  :)

Woo Hoo!!!  Another exciting night in the Dickerson household.  :)

May 24, 2010

Quick family beach trip

Last week was quite the crazy week. Matt was in San Diego for 3 days, work was crazy for me and then we loaded up and headed to Atlantic Beach on Friday at 6pm after Matt got off work to spend the weekend with my family.

Look at Mr. Serious in these 2 pictures.  Looks like Chase had a rough week, too.  He had a hard time relaxing...
On Saturday we let Matt take it easy at the house and we headed down to the beach.  Chase didn't run wild like I thought he might.  He stuck pretty close to me the entire time.  In fact, I didn't really need the 30 SPF suncreen that I slathered on my skin because Chase kept walking up to me and plopping down on top of me for the majority of the time that we were outside.  My Aunt Sherry reminded me of the time that I was a kid and said to her, "You're really pale."  (At the time she had 2 small children.)  Now I get it.  I was so concerned with making sure that Chase didn't get sunburned that I spent my time under the umbrella with him.  Which is probably what she was doing when Drew and Lee were babies/kids and I pointed out that she didn't have a tan.  Things change a little bit when you have kids, don't they?

Oh, ok.  Here we go.  He decided to 'let his hair down' at this point. 
 "Who's ready to party??"

He didn't really want to eat lunch before we left the house so I grabbed a healthy snack of teddy grahams and veggie sticks (imagine cheese puffs but with no cheese).  He chowed down on both and I'm sure ate a few handfuls of sand in the process.  It didn't really seem to bother him so I didn't let it bother me.

When he managed to peel himself off me, he played a little bit with Justice.

This look makes me laugh.  It's like he's thinking, 'Don't you even think about it...  I'm watching you...'

May 16, 2010

Off the shoulder.

Remember this picture??
(I posted it back in January when Chase was 10 months).  He'd pulled one of his arms out of his sleeper and was just chillin' in his bed like it was completely normal to have one arm in and one arm out of your outfit...
...Well this is how Matt and I found him this past Saturday when he woke up from his afternoon nap.

Apparently even Chase understands how funny it is.  :)  It looks like he's thinking, 'OMG, I am so funny!!'
(That picture makes me laugh so much every time I see it.)

I love when he's in these silly moods.  It's moments like these that make me want him to stay this age forever.  :)

May 14, 2010

What a fun day.

Chase had quite a fun-filled day today at Leslie's.  He helped Leslie make banana muffins (without milk or butter so he could eat them.  Very thoughtful!).  He apparently enjoyed helping her stir the ingredients together...Then he got to try them. 

Here he is checking it out.

...And still checking it out.  So according to several things I've read recently, it takes 8-15 times for a child/baby to try something new to really decide if they like it or not. This picture shows why it takes that many times for a baby to decide.  I don't know if this is the case with most babies, but Chase really does have to check out the feel and the texture of something before he decides whether or not he should actually eat it.  And sometimes he has to also see Matt or I eat it before he decides it's ok for him.

Check out this face...THIS is what I'm talking about.

He also had fun playing with the cool car that Samantha got for her birthday last weekend.  Chase enjoys playing with it as much as she does.  I love this face that he's making here. 

May 11, 2010

Let's go swimming

Our neighborhood pool opened a couple of weekends ago and I was so excited to take Chase out.  Last year he was too young to even wear sunscreen so I couldn't wait to see what he did in the pool.  We brought his float and everything but it didn't go as well as I'd planned...First of all the water was pretty cold...And second of all, he screamed everytime I tried to put him in his float.  He didn't seem to mind so much when I just held him (like in this picture below) but that got old pretty quick. 

The sunscreen in the picture below helped to entertain him for a little while.  (As a side note, see that scrape and bruise on the left side of his forehead?  He got that from tripping and smashing his head on the cement sidewalk the night before.  That was pretty painful not only for Chase but also for Matt and me).

After about 20 minutes Chase was ready to leave.  Oh well.  We'll keep trying.  He really does seem to like the water.  I think he'll love swimming once the water warms up and he gets used to it.  I have a feeling we'll be spending quite a bit of time at the pool this summer.  At least I'm hoping so.  :)

May 6, 2010

Ready to play

I absolutely love the fact that I have a job/company that is flexible enough to allow me to come in early and leave early each day. That extra time I have to play with Chase in the afternoon is priceless. It's just nice to have a little bit of time to play before cooking dinner, cleaning up, and bath and bed time. This afternoon Chase had a pretty good time playing with his golf bag...Not so much the golf CLUBS as the golf BAG. Pretty funny.

Would someone please cheer this kid up?? Just kidding. What a happy boy. I love it.

May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Leslie!!

Happy Birthday to the most amazing babysitter in the world!! (Of course other than you, Betty Ann!) :)
See how much fun Chase has when he's there?

We hope you have a great day today, Leslie!