I swear he said it.
Here’s Neal, 10 months, eating cut up pears and cheerios.
Ona and I went to the Braves game today and had a blast. It was all about food with Ona so we had cotton candy, popcorn, lemonade, and ice cream. She got bored in the 6th inning (I still have some brain washing to do), so we ventured to the kids place, where she had a great time despite the other kids being super wild and aggressive. On the way to the game, she surprised the crap out of me by saying "Dan Uggla is my favorite, maybe he'll hit another home run today". We watched an inning of the game last night when Uggla went yard, so she must've actually been paying attention.
My first attempt to French braid Ona’s hair.
He found a chip from last night and couldn’t be prouder.
We went to Hilton Head, SC this past week for our summer family vacation. It was an absolute blast, although it did take Neal a few nights to get into the swing of sleeping in a new place (I spent most of the first two nights either in a chair or bed sitting up holding him; wasn't as bad as that sounds, though, and I have a weird love for those moments). Anyway, the theme was relaxation and just hanging out. We really didn't do much other than hang at the beach or pool, which was awesome. Ona wasn't crazy about the beach this year, she was *much* more into the pool. However, once she learned how to dig holes in the sand and use them as baths for her baby/ponies, she decided the beach was alright. Her and Katy "jumped waves" a lot also, watching the two of them in the water screaming and laughing was super cool. Neal, on the other hand, *loved* the beach (and was "meh" on the pool). He was a crawling machine and loved to eat sand and crawl into the little waves on the shore. I spent a lot of my beach time crawling around with him. We ate at the Crazy Crab twice, and, errrr, they probably have the best roasted chicken I've ever eaten. 🙂 Aaaaand, I tried the fried shrimp and actually didn't hate it (I didn't like it either, but I could've eaten it and not wanted to cut my tongue off, which if you know me at all, is *huge*). Overall, a great week at the beach, and here are some pictures to prove it…..
[Edit by Eric] In case you’ve never played Kerplunk (like me before last night), it’s a game where you put a bunch of sticks through a cylinder then a bunch of objects on top of those sticks, remove the sticks and try to not make things fall (in this case it was a rocket with the little toy story alien dudes in it). As we removed the sticks, we decided to put them in Ona’s hair. Not a great picture, sadly, because there were a bazillion sticks in there and was funny to us at the time (I guess we are full-on parents now, there’s no way this is funny to anybody else).