Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cousin Ella

Mattingly's cousin Ella from Chicago came to visit last Wed. until today. They had fun with each other and I had fun watching them. We stopped by for a visit last week to say hi and then Saturday all of us went to a wedding in New Hampshire. They had fun eating goldfish and veggie booty for lunch. Ella loved taking Mattingly's pacifier and then giving it back to him. She enjoyed hugging him as well. He could only take so much of that though. Sunday we enjoyed a hot summer baseball game. Ella cheered loudly for the Twins and Mattingly clapped. Monday we headed to Mystic Aquarium for another hot summer day. I missed most of the indoor stuff due to my motion sickness from looking into a circular fish tank. I did get to watch the sea lion show. Those are always fun. Tuesday we went to the park where Mattingly and Ella played in the sand and were again sweating in the heat. Hey at least there was no rain. It was great to hear Ella calling Mattingly her cousin and saying that she loved him. So cute! We did have one incident where Mattingly hit Ella and she was very sad and a little scared after that. She didn't want to get hit again. Today they hung out while I was at work and I was told that they held hands and drank their sippys together on the way to the airport. Mattingly called for "ELLA" on the way home. :( We'll miss you Ella! (PS I didn't take a lot of pictures with my camera b/c my sister's is so much better; sorry)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kate's Pool

Mattingly and I stopped over Kate's house Saturday morning to take a dip in the pool before I got my haircut. Mattingly was a little hesitant at first and wasn't sure why his feet weren't touching anything in the floater but then he was great. He was leaning forward splashing a little and he loved holding onto the fishy she had. The water was a perfect temp. We'll have to go back b/c we didn't have much time. Then he was off to Grandma and Grandpa D's while I got my hair done.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stay and Play

Monday I had the day off as well so the 3 of us went to a place in Old Saybrook called Stay and Play. It's an indoor playground. It's pretty cool. When Mattingly is a little older it will be a little more fun for him. There was only 1 other little boy there who Mattingly liked following. It was nice not to have kids running all over though b/c I have a feeling that he wouldn't have done much but watch the other kids. He went down the slide and in a tunnel and on this bouncy thing. He really liked that. It's a neat place to go for a cool place in the summer or warm place in the winter. :) Oh Mattingly also played in the inflatable water play thing too when we got home. He was really enjoying this time!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Super Why and the Rock Cats

Super Why was going to be at the Rock Cats game Sunday so I thought it would be fun to go see him. (It is a TV show on PBS, Super Why is also a character.) It wasn't a very nice day out but we went. Mattingly didn't like Super Why. :( He got a free kitty webkinz that he did like. We walked around and then I spotted the kids fun zone area where a bunch of the mascots and Super Why was. Mattingly held on tight to me and Mark near them. He would wave though if we asked him too. haha Friendly's was there giving away ice cream cones for the kids so I got one for Mattingly. He really enjoyed that. We missed out on the t-shirts and popcorn. Next time we know to head over there first. A woman then read a story with Super Why and it was game time. The rain held off until the start of the game. We sat in it for about an hour and then it started coming down hard so we left.

Friday and Saturday

Mattingly and I went to the library on Friday for the 1st time. I had the day off of work and it was raining so we checked it out. He liked running to look at the big kids. He pulled on one of the little boy's shorts. It was cute. He found a book that had different things to touch so we checked that one out. He loves to bring that over to me to read. Saturday we stopped at Toys R Us to meet my friend. She bought him the Sesame Street couch. He likes that thing! Then we headed to Babies R Us to meet another friend to help her register. And then we were off to my parent's house for some visiting and dinner. =)