Monday, December 14, 2009

Train ride

On Saturday, we took Wesley for a ride on the NJT (New Jersey Transit) train. The Dinky (as its known) is a short, 3-car train that goes between Princeton campus and the main line. The ride is less than 5 minutes each way but was a great way to have Wesley ride his first train. He loves trains and couldn't sit still for most of the ride.

Daddy and Wesley upon arrival at the main line station.

Getting ready to ride back to Princeton.

Watching the people on the station.

Sitting with Mommy before the ride starts.

Getting antsy waiting for the train to get going again.

Jumping on the seats (still waiting for the train to go back).

At Princeton station waiting to watch the Dinky leave. The conductor blew the train's horn just for Wesley since he saw him sitting there waiting for the train to leave.

Getting really impatient about being made to sit in his stroller. "WALK! WALK!", he says.

Playdoh nose

Wesley and Mommy having fun with playdoh one weekend in November.

New tricycle 2

Another video of Wesley riding his new tricycle.

New tricycle

Grandma and Grandpa Cowles bought Wesley a tricycle for Christmas. We're driving back to the midwest for Christmas this year and knew we would not have room in the car to bring it home with us. So, they had it shipped directly to our house and watched Wesley open the gift over iChat. He can't quite reach the pedals, but absolutely loves it. As you can see, he's decorated it with a couple of Christmas ornaments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Grandparents visit 4

Monday afternoon, we cooked a Thanksgiving dinner. We know it was a little early, but decided that it would be nice to have company for the "holidays" this year. We're still debating on whether or not to have another Thanksgiving on the 26th, but this one was sure yummy.

Wesley showing Mom the bay leaves.

Smell them Mommy! Smell them!

Wesley with Grandma and Grandpa.

Grandparents visit 3

On Monday, we took Wesley to a new park near campus. I can't remember the real name of the park, but the Princeton kids website calls it the Sandbox park. In addition to some nice trails, this park has a huge sandbox filled with toys that live at the park.

Wesley, of course, loved the balls.

Wesley and Mom checking out the sandbox.

Wesley's other favorite toy at the park was this pink car, which he drove around for a long time. He actually preferred to stand behind it and push it, rather than ride, but he let me push him around for a little while too.

Grandpa built a big sand city for Welsey.

Wesley didn't really get the concept of knocking down the castles, but we thought he was going to run them over with the car.

But, then he turned at the last minute and carefully pushed the car around the castle.

I finally gave up and showed him how to squish the castles with his foot.

Then, he really got into it and started using his hands.

We invited another little girl to help him squish the castles and she was happy to help. Wesley is watching her here.

Back to the car toy. (By the way, Wesley is really starting to look like Charles at that age. I especially noticed it a lot in these recent pictures. Does anyone agree?)

The park also had a small slide, which Wesley liked too. He was wearing wind pants and with the slide being metal, slid down it really fast on his own.

So, Mom went with him.

Hurry Mom! Go faster!


Grandparents visit 2

As usual, we took our guests to the Philadelphia zoo. Checking out the hippos in this picture.

Showing Mom where the turtles are walking.

Showing us the okapi (giraffe cousin)

Getting tickled by Dad.

Checking out the armadillo statue.

Not so sure about the tarantula statue.

Ok, if Mom can touch it, then so can I.

Riding the zoo train. The Phily zoo train isn't much to look at and only goes in a small circle, but Wesley loves trains and hasn't gotten to ride this one before.

Riding the train with Mom.

We rode in the back, and he wanted to get out and ride in the other cars when we were done. One ride was definitely not enough for him.

At the Children's zoo.

Driving the tractor. Tractor is one of Wesley's newest words. We're not sure where he picked it up, but he started using it for the first time this weekend.

Watching the river otters slide around their pen.

Trying to figure out why those birds are standing on one leg.

Showing Mom the flamingos.