Friday, July 23, 2010


As July 4th approached, we had some decisions to make. Should be tie Casey up like a dog and make sure the fireworks dont cause him to freakout? Do we put him to bed early and have him sleep thru the whole ordeal? (like we did last year, when he was 5 months old) Or do we keep him up late, and have him experience the annual fireworks celebration at Wilson Park?

Little Casey had his parents and his grandparents with him, and he saw fireworks for the first time! We are trying for a family portrait, but Casey was focused on the fireworks!Casey was absolutely mesmerized by the fireworks. I spent more time watching his facial expressions than I did watching the actual fireworks.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Train Station

For July 4th, Casey's grandma and grandpa came to visit. They took the train up from San Diego, and Casey went to the train station to meet them. It was also his first up-close look at a real-life train.

Casey catching his first glimpse of a train.
Casey is pointing at the train. He seems to have developed a habit of using his middle finger as his pointer. While I think this is hilarious, he sometimes actually uses his correct finger to point. Bummer..
The train attendant warned us to back up, as trains create suction as they pass. I guess she was worried that little Casey would get sucked under the train. We gladly took her advice and Casey watched the rest of the approach from a few feet away.
Look Casey, who is going to come out of the train?
It Nai-Nai and Ye-Ye!!
Family photo. Dated 7-10... (Before Casey's little sibling arrives in 2-11)!!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Checks and Balances

I have realized that there is a natural system of Checks and Balances in place in our house. Leave the table without pushing in your chair? Then you will find Casey climbing on top of the chair, using it as a ladder to climb onto the dining room table.. Where, if you leave a glass of liquid, Casey will spill it.
If you leave the kitchen gate open... or more accurately, leave the kitchen gate closed, but unlocked... Casey will manipulate the gate lock mechanism to open the gate, and going into the kitchen. Once he is in the kitchen.. well, picture a horny teenager at the Playboy mansion.. He can goto the tubberware cabinet, and dump all the tubberware on the kitchen floor.. Or he can grab the pots and pans and bounce them off the tile floor. Or he can go for the pantry, and rip everything off the bottom two shelves and throw them on the floor. Or he can head to the cabinet with the strainers and... yup spread them all over the floor.
If you leave the living room gate open.. you can lose Casey. Since he has recently figured out how to climb up and down stairs, once he sees that gate open, he bolts for the freedom, and might venture upstairs, or downstairs, or where ever he wants.
If you leave a toilet cover up, Casey will play in the water... Yuck.
If you leave a remote control anywhere he can reach them, you will return to the remote and find it soaking wet, and likely 'reprogrammed' thanks to random button pushing.