Dylan also officially threw his first fit...it was actually kind of amusing :) On Friday, we went shopping at the Legends outlet mall with Grandma Toni. We had been shopping for quite a while and it was past dinner time. Dylan was definitely tired of shopping, hungry and tired in general. I let him climb up and down some of the stairs and then picked him up so we could go to the car and head to dinner. Well, Dylan is definitely at the age where he doesn't want me imposing my will on him. He started doing the whole crying and writhing and trying to get out of my arms so he could get back to the steps. The funniest part was the looks I got carrying him to the cars: knowing looks/smiles from half the people and looks of "why are you torturing that kid?" from the rest. Luckily, as soon as we got to the van and then to the restaurant he was back to his normal happy self. I know that I'm pretty lucky that we're at 16 months and just to our first tantrum...I also know that we're in for a ton more...and something tells me I won't find them all amusing!
Saturday morning, Erin gave Dylan his first driving lesson around the neighborhood. We checked out all of the houses and even saw a group of deer!
We had a blast hanging out in the pool! Dylan loves being in the water. He especially loved it when I would swim across the pool underwater and play peek-a-boo with him. He also loved Erin throwing him into the air! He'd get the biggest smile on his face and just laugh and laugh!
Trying to blow bubbles like mommy...he never really got the hang of it, but didn't mind having his face in the water.
After Dylan's nap, we headed out on the boat. I was a little nervous because Dylan didn't love being in a life jacket the last time b/c they are so binding, but he was great this time. He loved that I put his sippy cup in a koozie and Erin loved snapping pics of it :)
On Sunday, while Dylan napped, we went out for a quick boat ride so that Lars and I could do some water skiing. Lars of course got up perfectly the first time...it took me a few tries, but once I got back in the hang of things I had a really good time!
Aren't we a classy group...and yes, that's Boone's I'm drinking!!
Classic sunglass pic for my dad!
Hanging out in the pool! Dylan loved the Table Rock hat (he loves wearing adult hats). He wore the hat all weekend and Jane (Erin's mom) gave it to him at the end of the weekend. He continues to wear it all the time...our own special memory of the lake!
Dylan's class made tie-dye shirts for 70's week...here's Dylan sporting his!
We went to Des Moines for the Iowa Father-Daughter alternating shot golf tournament. Neither my dad nor I have played much golf lately (I haven't played much in the past 3 years!). We actually played pretty well and shot a 91 which is great for us! One of the highlights of our DSM trip was getting to see JoAnne, Jeremy, Sarah and of course Baby Quentin! He's getting so big and is SO cute! He even slept on me for a long time after we had put Dylan to bed.
My cousin Mike came to KC for business and my Uncle Dieter came down from Iowa. We all enjoyed dinner together and it was great seeing everybody!!
Ella is already better at the Wii than Andrea ;)
The one picture I have of Toni's visit. We had a BLAST!! And I will post more pics once I get them :)
We're dog sitting for Kozmo while the Morris clan is at the lake...Dylan loves chasing him around! Here we are having fun at the park :)