Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"let's Play Power Rangers Daddy!"

Toby and I like to "play Power Rangers", as he calls it, quite a bit. To play this game you need a toddler and a bed. The main premise of the game is to toss around and tickle said toddler while he or she makes sword fighting noises. A few days ago I heard Toby's Power Ranger battle cry which sounds like "Daddy! Let's play Power Rangers on the bed daddy! Please Daddy!" So, I geared up for our fight with a camera. Our bedroom just has a ton of natural light that our sheer curtains diffuse really nicely. Then you add Toby laughing hysterically like that and it is just such a good way to capture some great expressions from him.
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I think this is Toby's artsy pose
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Off to play more Power Rangers now. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Visit to the Grandparent's House.

This past Sunday Kaelah and I loaded Toby up in the car and headed down to Kaelah's parent's house so they could see Toby for a bit. Toby had been having a bad day, although I'm not sure exactly how a toddler has a bad day. You basically just sleep, drink chocolate milk and have strangers fawn over how cute you are. Nobody says I'm cute, except maybe Kaelah every now and then and that's just because she's obligated.

Once we got to the grandparents house Toby's troubles were quickly remedied by papa and a lawnmower which they drove all around the neighborhood before coming home to work on other projects together such as filling up the bird feeder.
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Little Dude: Shirt: Target // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Target

We had planned on stopping at this fun location to shoot some outfit photos of Toby and I together but he was quite upset about having to leave papa and the mower so we decided to let him stay at the house for a few minutes while we ran down the road to snap these.
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Dad: Shirt: Polo via Marshalls // Pants: H&M // Shoes Goodwill // Hat: Target

After taking those photos Kaelah and I headed back to the house just in time to join in on some trampoline fun. Toby had a blast jumping and laughing for about 15 minutes straight. Kaelah caught some awesome pictures of us! 
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After a few hours of mowers and trampolines we got back in the car for our ride home. Toby was asleep about five minutes in from a severe overdose of fun. Maybe it wasn't such a bad day after all. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Feeding the Ducks

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Toby getting ready to go to the park.

We took Toby to feed to ducks last week at the park near our house. He had been talking about it for a few days so we seized the nice weather and went for it. We didn't have any duck food (cheap bread) in the house so we made a quick run to the grocery store before heading over. We got a whole loaf and didn't leave with a single slice. I'm not sure if the ducks or Toby ate more bread. He would always take a bit and then throw a piece to the ducks. At least he's sharing right?
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Toby made a duck friend.
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Toby offering up the last slice.
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Another satisfied customer.
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Toby is bummed out because we ran out of bread.

After the last slice was handed out we walked to a nice little location for our latest outfit post. Someone made a comment on that post about how Toby is a natural model and I think that needs to be addressed. Toby is obviously the cutest child ever (i'm certainly not biased), but a natural model he is not. You guys have no idea of the amount of bribery that goes into these pictures. Many ice cream cones have been offered up in exchange for his cooperation. 

As we were leaving the park (to go get that ice cream cone) Toby found a little rock wall and set of stairs that he thought would be fun to play on so I snapped a few pictures that I thought I would share. 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Casual Tuesday

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Kaelah and I took Toby to the park near our house to feed the ducks yesterday. The weather was beautiful so we grabbed a camera and a loaf of bread and were on our way. We made sure to take plenty of pictures that I'm going to share in the next couple of days. The ducks had their fill of bread and Toby had a blast feeding it to them. We kept our outfits a little casual for the afternoon. We also decided to coordinate a little bit. Matching jeans, boat shoes and a general blue theme. Kaelah was also wearing a navy blue dress. It was just too much adorable for one park to handle.

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Dad: Shirt: Old Navy $15 // Jeans: Levis $70 // Shoes: Sperrys Via Goodwill $5
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Little Dude: Shirt: Old Navy $10 // Jeans: Old Navy $10 // Shoes: Target $12
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Little Fun at The Park

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Yesterday was a fun day filled with puzzles, dinosaurs, mexican food and lots of pictures. In the morning, Toby disassembled and reassembled every puzzle he owns. Twice. Then we got a knock on our door from our postal worker bearing an awesome gift box for Toby from our friends Elle and Bryan. We opened it up to find yet another puzzle (a big one!) some army men, dinosaurs, coloring books and more. Toby was thrilled and proceed to wage war between the army men and dinosaurs. Probably the first time in history that has happened. Maybe. After we had our fill of battle we got ready for the day and went out to run a couple of errands. We also made a quick stop in the park to take these photos, and of course sword fight with any stray branches lying around.
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Little Dude: Shirt : Old Navy $10 // Vest: Marshalls (part of a set) $20 // Jeans: Old Navy $13 // Shoes: Target $12
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Dad: Shirt // Merona (on sale) $11 // Pants: Mondo Di Marco via Ross $25 // Belt: Perry Ellis via Ross $10 // Shoes: Goodwill $4
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After our little photo op We decided to go to our favorite mexican restaurant, Las Palmas. Toby loves chips and salsa, he's just not very good at eating it. He usually just ends up wearing it. I guess it's a good thing that we went to eat after taking pictures. After a big quesadilla we headed home so Toby could grab a well deserved nap before heading off to his grandparents house for the weekend. Our house is definitely going to be a little too quiet for the next few days. 
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Last Few Days

Just a little collection of photos and videos off of my phone from the last few days.
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Toby hanging out in the living room.
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Georgia snoozing on the couch with mom.
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Toby tries on dad's shoes.
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We took Toby to see The Lorax. He approves.
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Toby helps out with the laundry.
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Pip and Toby watch a little Spongebob.
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Georgia got lose and splashed in every puddle she could find. We did not approve.
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Enid decided to join Toby for nap time.
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Dad gets new shirts for super cheap from Ideeli. 
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Toby turns dad into a horse. Excuse my pajamas. It was early. 
Toby says Spongebob real funny. And then dances a bit.
Toby tries to say yogurt. This is probably the cutest thing that he says.