Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Learning Family Summer Update!

Wow! It sure has been an exciting Summer around the Learn Mommy Learn house. As the heat started to rise in early June, the Learning Daddy and I finally tied the knot. That's right, after seven and a half years we finally married. Of course, we wanted Bug to play a large role in the festivities. We asked him to be our Ring Bearer, but he refused stating, "I already know how to be a ring bearer, so I don't have to practice anymore." Apparently, being part of my cousin's wedding last year was enough. We finally compromised on Bug being the "Ring Pilot." Instead of carrying a pillow down the aisle our little guy "flew" a hand painted, wooden airplane model for our guests to enjoy. He also insisted on carrying the real rings, so I placed them in a cute pouch and put them in his pocket right before the ceremony started. I just loved how proud he felt of himself for being well behaved and completing such an important role. We had a fabulous day and are enjoying married life.

Then, three weeks after our "I dos" another of my cousins was married to the love of his life. The Learning Daddy, Bug, and myself traveled to Kentucky for their nuptials and other family events. The wedding was held in the quaintest little church in a small town. The bride was as radiant on the outside as she is on the inside, and I am so delighted she is officially part of our extended family now. The reception was enjoyed by all and Bug had a particularly  wonderful time on the dance floor. The food was simple yet wonderfully tasty. I must have eaten three full plates by the time we called it a night.

Having Fun In The Photo Booth At The Reception

While in Kentucky for the wedding my parents took us on a quick train ride through the country side. Bug had never been on a real train before so this was a special treat. We drove to a nearby town (there may or may not have been a stop light there) where we bored the train and rode(very, very slowly) for about twenty minutes.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Early Year Review

     It’s hard to believe February is coming to a close. It seems as if we just rang in the new year. The last two months have been very full for our family. And although I have not posted in awhile, it is not due to a lack of material. Bug (“B” has asked me to refer to him as such) has been exposed to numerous exciting (and one sad) learning opportunities recently. I thought I would take a moment to briefly sum up our 2012 experiences thus far. 

Annual Family Ski Trip

Bug in Ski School
     We began the year with our annual family ski trip. This was our third year in a row visiting beautiful Breckenridge, CO. Bug had been asking to return to Breck at least twice a month since our February 2011 trip and he was thrilled when our winter vacation finally began. Not only was he excited to spend an uninterrupted week with Mommy, Daddy and Big Brother (18 yrs old), but he was also finally ready to hit the slopes for his very first ski lesson. Our little Bug was a bit apprehensive  about beginning his one day at Ski School, but by the end of the afternoon he had requested a second day.