Last Saturday (the 8th), Marc was in a triathlon. He ended up placing 14th out of approximately 220 people -- not too bad considering he's hardly been on a bicycle this summer.
Today (the 15th), Marc was in another triathlon. Today, he placed 5th out of approximately 140 people -- again, not too bad. We're proud of him in this household!
While Marc was traveling home from his triathlon today, Luke and I went to a Kindermusik openhouse. Luke is now enrolled for a 5-week fall class on babies/toddlers and sign language, taught by none other than our friend Jill. I can't WAIT for this class. I need some help with Luke in this arena. Sorry -- I don't have any photos from this outing.
After Marc got back from his triathlon, we decided to eat lunch at our local Quizno's. Luke did EXCELLENT there, but he was showing off a bit.
I had given him a couple of plastic spoons to play with. He ended up with one almost on his nose. I think this goofiness might be inherited from his Uncle Joel. You see, Joel is notorious for putting spoons on his nose -- making them stick to his nose -- even though he is in his 30s. Perhaps I'll get a photo of this goofiness at our next family gathering. In the meantime, here's a 12 1/2 month old -- headed that direction.
After lunch, Luke and I went to our local library. They were having a four-hour children's used book sale. When we walked in, there were no other customers. There were only some volunteers, waiting for us to purchase books for a donation. I had Luke in a little stroller. Finally, I asked politely if the volunteers minded if Luke crawled around. They, I'm sure, were all mothers. They were MORE THAN HAPPY to have Luke do that. Luke had a good time while I was looking at books, and he was well watched by all of the mothers in the room.
Finally, a Jr. Highish (probably) girl, who was a daughter of one of the volunteers, asked me if she could read to Luke. "Absolutely," I said. So, she read to Luke and played with Luke while I finished my "shopping." It was very cute, and Luke was very friendly with her. This, I did take a photo of....too bad I forgot to ask the nice girl what her name was.
And yes, we did purchase quite a few books to add to our collection in this household. If I could only be patient and wait for Luke to learn to sit still while I read him a book :) I know -- that'll eventually come. Right?
And, this is totally random, but Marc and I find this hilarious to watch. And, I feel I must share it -- if only for our memories.
Before Luke was born, at one of my babyshowers, we received this musical seahorse as a gift (from our friend, Renee -- I think). Luke didn't pay much attention to it for awhile, but for the last couple of months, he's taken to it.
To work it properly, one must merely press on its belly. Then, it makes nice, soft, gentle music. We've showed Luke THIS MANY TIMES. But, he insists on using his mouth to make the music go. It's really funny to watch in person. I'm not sure these photos do it any justice, but again, I feel I must put them on this blog.
That's all of the randomness I have for now. I hope all of our readers have a very nice weekend!
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