We had planned on a quick weekend getaway this weekend, but then we found out we were going to get the outer effects of a typhoon so we canceled and stayed home.
Friday afternoon I got off work early to attend a going away cookout. It was a family affair so I picked Brendan up and we headed over. Pretty sweet deal.
Saturday we went to Round 1. We took Tom's new camera so I didn't have to lug my big Nikon around that place. He gets the photo credit. I'll share the ones that don't have his thumb in them.
When it wasn't raining we went for walks.
We decided that Brendan's hair needed another good trim. Good thing we did since this morning someone asked me if I had my daughter with me at the going away. I think he totally looks like a boy, even with his curls, but there will be no mistaking it now. If anyone thinks he's a girl now, they need to have their eyes adjusted.
Lock up your daughters, 'cause this handsome boy is heading to the States next week!
Tom decided that he wanted to start his Father's Day weekend off right. By taking Brendan to Toys R Us.
Please excuse the Cheez-It encrusted shirt.
He had a ball playing in the store. We were in there for close to two hours. No, we did not buy this electric contraption. We did get a Caterpillar dump truck and a wooden bead maze toy, along with some water shoes and a pair of shades. Shades that he refuses to keep on his face. But his favorite toy? A hula hoop. Tom knows how to fling a hula hoop like a boomerang. He had kids lined up along the aisle in Toys R Us while he was playing with that thing. Brendan was right up front, laughing his little head off.
This morning we let Daddy sleep in and then we got ready to go to brunch on base.
We had big plans for this luau outfit. Last weekend was the summer luau for my work. I was really looking forward to going. We stopped by the grocery store that morning to pick up a few things. Brendan pitched a fit when I put him in the cart. It's not unusual for him to get upset and hold his breath for a bit. However, he got so upset that he held his breath and passed out. Scared us to death. We didn't know what happened. Needless to say, we skipped the luau and went to the hospital. He's fine. Apparently, unbeknownst to us, breath holding is fairly normal behavior for toddlers. We're told he'll outgrow it. We're hoping that was an isolated incident. Anyway, we pulled out the luau outfit for today instead.
Brunch this morning was not so great. Brendan was not a pleasant meal partner. And what did he get for misbehaving? A trip to the playground.
He had a good time. Mommy doesn't usually climb with him.
This afternoon Tom got his gift...an underwater camera. Of course, he had to go try it out. Here's what he got.
I put it off and put it off, but it was finally time for a haircut.
It was traumatic.
For both of us. This lady did a fantastic job, especially considering what she had to work with.
There was another mom in there who understood my pain. Tom was talking to her in the middle of Brendan's tantrum. She said her son did the same thing when he got his cut for the first time. And she said he did it for three years. I certainly hope that's not the case for us.
Afterwards, a little playground time was in order.
Whenever we discussed a haircut, I'd get teary-eyed and tell Tom I just couldn't bear to cut the curls off. He kept telling me that they wouldn't all be gone. He was right. He could stand for it to be a little shorter, but we're pretty happy. He looks like such a big boy.
He can now go down the slide all by himself.
By the way, this is the view from the playground.
For months we've asked him where his nose is. He refuses to show us, even though we're sure he knows. However, he'll show us his belly button any time we ask.