June 7, 2011

kicking off the summer

Malcolm got to experience his first real cook-out over the weekend. Rather than just our little family/extended family group, he got to mingle with some new people (and kids), none of which were even related to him.

To say he had a good time would be putting it mildly.

From the moment we stepped out of the house and into the backyard, Malcolm took off as if he didn't even know us.

He chased after the other kids that were there ... Running circles around them and trying to get the soccer ball that they were kicking around.

He showed off his belly button and tried to show everyone that his dad had one, too.

He climbed on cornhole boards, using them as his own personal (albeit very flat) slide ... Then reached through the hole to retrieve some beanbags with his favorite friend of the day, a two-and-a-half year old girl (I wish I had some photos of them, but I was busy playing a game of cornhole myself ... The husband and I won!).

He tasted his first "snow cone" (in a cup) ... He was tentative at first, but gradually warmed up to it. He also made a pretty big mess of himself in the process.

Tee-shirt: Faded Glory (thrifted for $1.00)
Shorts: Baby Gap (thrifted for $2.00)
Shoes: Sketchers (thrifted for $0.50)

All in all, it was a pretty good way to spend the afternoon/evening.

And he was down for the count the moment his head hit the mattress in his crib ... What more could a parent ask for?

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