Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rodeo Parade

Today was the rodeo in Livermore. It's a pretty big deal, like the Strawberry Days rodeo in Utah. It is also going on tomorrow. This morning was the parade that is part of the celebration. It was downtown so we walked (I love being so close to everything!) and we got there about half an hour before it started. It was packed!! We found a spot in the shade thank goodness because it was HOT. This was Ryder's first parade, and Easton's too of course. Before it started, they were handing out stickers and things to the kids. Ryder got a sheriff''s badge, some stickers, and a rubber bracelet. He thought that was pretty awesome. It was fun and we stayed for about half an hour of it, but it was so hot we ended up leaving before it was over. As we left we passed all the firemen in their gear walking in front of the fire engines. I bet they were ROASTING in their gear! Ryder loved seeing the fire trucks and hearing their horns as we left. Later today, we were driving to Costco and the car said it was 108 degrees outside! I believe it, it was miserable! Let's hope today was just an exception because I read that the average highs during the summer in Livermore are in the high 80's. We went to the library today since we wanted to do something indoors. The library here is huge and really nice! It even has a cafe/deli inside. We have gone there a lot since we've moved here.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Farmer's Market

Here in Livermore they have two farmer's markets a week. Once a month, they do a family night at the farmers market. The family night was last night and it's at a park downtown, which was about a 10 minutes walk from our apartment. It was so nice outside! We made one loop through the market to check out what they had and then we went back through and bought a few things. We bought some walnuts and almonds for a brownie recipe that I want to try. We also got three baskets of strawberries, a wedge of cheese, a loaf of bread, and a bag of kettle corn. There was a man playing music and lots of people were spreading out blankets and chairs on the grass listening to him. We sat down and ate our kettle corn while we listened to the music and let Ryder run around. It was a perfect evening! We would have stayed a lot longer, but Easton  loves moving/walking and gets really fussy when you sit down. We will definitely be going to the farmer's market a lot more this summer!

Three Months

Oh my sweet little Eastie Boo! I cannot get enough of this little guy! He is seriously the sweetest baby boy! He is so easy going (except if you put him in his car seat. I'm pretty sure he's scarred after the long drive out here to CA..) and so smiley! I could just kiss his cheeks all day long, which I do as much as possible! He is more of a cuddler than Ryder ever was, which is so fun. He has started laughing and I love it when we can get him going! He rolled over for the first time a couple weeks ago which surprised me because Ryder didn't roll over until about 5 months old. He is genuinely happy most of the time. He loves to stare intently at me and then as soon as I look at him, he'll bust out in a huge grin. It's really sweet. I can't imagine our little family without him! He's very patient with Ryder always hugging, kissing, smooshing him, and generally just being right in Easton's face all the time. You can tell though that as soon as he is able to start voicing his opinion more, he's definitely going to let Ryder know when he's annoyed. It's going to be interesting for sure! I love this little chunk more than I could ever say! Even just looking at this picture that I'm posting, my heart just wants to burst! I can't contain how much I love this kid! I'm so lucky to be his momma :)