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Monday, July 16, 2012

Troy - Week 2

This week has been full of activities: we've learned how to build a pizza and eat it with chopsticks, flown a helicopter indoors (the RC kind), visited the beach, gone to the pool, drawn stuff on the driveway, fixed the gas powered RC car (kinda), hiked Diamondhead, drove a train (see below), and sailed.  Whew! Yet there are so many more things to get accomplished.

Eating pizza with chopsticks:





Hiking Diamondhead




Driving his train:






These match his shoes now:


Drawing on the driveway:



Painting the cars:



Feeding Drew and watching The Jungle Book:


Sailing:


Didn't want to have his picture taken

Finally got one



Steering the boat


In order to try and phase out Troy saying "last morning", we made a meal chart to indicate yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  We think this will help him visually understand the time differences.


Troy really wanted his picture taken with the green strobe light at the Navy Exchange:


Playing with J.R.'s car at the pool:



The only sure way to make him fall asleep without a fuss:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Troy - Week 1

I absolutely love having Troy here.  He is full of energy and always wanting to do new things.  He's still getting used to some things, like sleeping in his own bed, or finding out that bugs are ok, or not eating popsicles and marshmellows for breakfast.  But all in all, he's doing quite well and learning lots of cool stuff.  All while making us realize he has a lot more energy than us "big people".

Random Photos

7/3/12: Kate reading a story to Troy before bed time

7/6/12: Drew already picking on his older brother

7/5/12: Helping me put a nail in the garden box to mark what we've planted and where

7/5/12: Watching another Disney movie

July 4th

We went to Hickam Air Force Base to watch the fireworks for celebrating the 4th this year.  David Cook (Season 7 American Idol winner) played a pretty awesome concert right there on the water front of the Harbor.  Troy was excited to see the drummer up on stage, and thought the guitar player was pretty cool too.  

 Concert

Video From Concert

 I purchased $5 worth of $0.50 tickets so that he could play in the bouncy house once (1 ticket).  I think he was having fun though.

The fireworks were lit right across the Harbor (on the Ford Island side) from where we were sitting.  We could see them all the way from the ground up.






After the fireworks, the cars were not moving in the parking lot for at least 45 minutes due to the massive amount of people on base, so we had some fun in the Jeep while we were waiting.
 Troy playing the "every time you try to take a picture I'm going to close my eyes" game...
 ...and again
...finally got one.

Drew wondering why I woke him up for a picture


 July 6th:


 Troy's new "slippahs"
 Having a bit of an issue keeping them on.  This was by far our longest walk ever around the neighborhood because we had to keep stopping to put his sandals back on.

 Hey grandparents: Troy really wants this car ;)
 Sandal issues
  
Leery at first because of the fire, he finally got comfortable helping me with setting up the grill


After the flames started, he didn't want to stick around much longer
Aaaaand he's out.