“I’ve got a bean here (in my food).”
“Ok, just put it in the bowl.”
A few seconds later, Randall realized something was missing from his mouth, and started searching in a bowl of edamame shells. And this is the story of his first fallen out baby tooth.
Have you ever wondered what a pumpkin cleaning center would be like? Just when we think it’s yet another of Randall’s wonderful imaginations, there it is, standing right in front of us.
Wonder why we come all the way to the zoo while he barely takes a glance at the animals and spends all his time reading the exhibit signs. Oh, yeah, I forgot those moving lifelike dinosaurs!
It’s Goebbert’s again. No animals, but apples. Randall is better at pedal tractors this year, and is even racing with a girl.
The whole summer.
The whole world to us this summer.
Out of all this craziness, we finally made a summer trip, to Nebraska, to stay with our lovely friends. Our longest road trip so far — 8-hour drive — crossing Illinois, the Mississippi River and then the state of Iowa, passing numerous corn fields and wind farms. Randall did surprisingly well on the way but was just too excited to get even a minute of sleep time.
The entire time the parents had been left alone. Yeah, the kids were too busy to bother us! Highlights of the trip: 1. Arbor Day Farm, esp. the tree house adventure; 2. Omaha Zoo; 3. Here comes the best: the beat-the-parents game! Can’t imagine the parents could’ve tried any harder to be beaten 😀
Another day kayaking at the Skokie Lagoons. Only this time we get to see our nature friends sunbathing in style.