Thursday I got to sub at Riverviews, which was my elementary school! After school Jack and Lucy came to Mao's house to play with Declan and me. We had a great afternoon. The kids played pig pile and Declan did some couch diving.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saturday was train day at the Pacific Science Center! We knew Declan would love it so we went down for the morning. First we checked out several of the model trains.
Then we went to see the IMAX movie Rocky Mountain Express. It was a great movie about creating the train tracks all the was across Canada. It reminded me of summer days spent in Spokane at Riverfront Park with Nana Hope and Papa Glen. Papa loved watching the IMAX movies and always was genuinely amazed at each documentary. I couldn't help but think of how much he would have enjoyed seeing Declan amazed by an IMAX movie. I've thought of him a lot this week as it was the anniversary of his death on the 12th.
Anyway, back to our day. After the movie we went to see more model trains. Declan got a conductor hat. He also got to go for a ride on a model train! Declan rode in the red caboose and loved it!
We decided to get a season pass to the science center, since it pays for itself in two visits and we got a AAA discount! We're excited to take Declan back to see the dinosaurs, butterflies and tide pool exhibits.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Today was a beautiful, warm day to try out Declan's Christmas present from Elias: a stomp rocket! I got it assembled, which took a bit longer thanks to my assistant and his excitement to help.
Once he got it set up, he quickly figured out how to get the rocket on the launcher. We would count to three and stomp together. The rocket shot into the air. Declan chased it, brought it back, sticking it back on the launcher. He looked in the box and realized there were more rockets.
We would launch all 4 and he would dash off to collect them. I was delighted to see that he wouldn't return until he had all 4 rockets. I have a feeling we will be doing lots of rocket stomping in the future. I know Declan will look forward to stomping rockets with cousin Elias!
Tonight is Declan's first night in his big boy bed! I took down the side of his crib today and Brad put up the toddler rail. Declan was excited. He jumped on his bed and told us "no monkeys jump bed." Haha! All through dinner he kept saying night, night and hardly ate a bite.
Brad and I tucked him in and he went right to sleep. We just checked him and he's all snuggled sound asleep.
I'm hoping he doesn't get up to early and bounce into our room!