Thursday, June 18, 2009

the visit with Seth

We had such a great time with Seth. We ate cupcakes, watched movies, wrestled, ran, laughed, and sang songs.

Seth is really a character. He says the funniest things, in the funniest Southern twang you can imagine. Poor Alfredo would often respond "Que?" to the simplest requests. For instance, Seth's "Come on" sounded more like "Mawn" which was completely foreign to little Alfredo.

We met my parents today in Fredericksburg, which is just about the halfway mark. We had lunch and then spent, no kidding, 2 hours at their relatively new Joann's Fabrics and Crafts. My father pushed Alfredo around in his stroller while my mother and I strolled down each aisle twice. Seth followed along practically begging for this thing or that thing. At one point I heard him saying to my mother that he neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeded a can of spray paint sooooooooooooo baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. I think I have had that kind of need before. Hopefully it passes because he did not in fact score a can of spray paint.

One of the highlights of the visit was some splish-splashing fun with Alfredo's new water table.

This thing is ingenius because really all Alfredo wants to do in the water is put things in and take them out and pour in water and pour it out. The last thing he wants to do is sit in the water.
The boys played for hours while I lounged nearby sipping my sweet tea.
And when I stood on the lounge chair to get a birdseye view of the fun, this is the look I got from Seth.
Can't you just hear him saying "Aaaaaaameeeee, what in da wooooooooooorld are you doin' up thar?"

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks like fun to me!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Oh, what fun! Looks like they had a 'Maaahvuhlus' time! ;0)

The French Bear said...

So sweet!!!! So much fun to be had by all!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Mary said...

i've been in the market for a sand and water table, but it does seem less messy and more refreshing just to have the water side. i'm torn. my babygirl still does like going IN water though, so the wading pool works for now. it looks like you all had a good time! :)

texasdaisey said...

adoreable babies.
Debbie

Elaina M. Avalos said...

So cute! Love that last picture of Seth.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh that is just adorable! That last picture is so funny! I know the boys just loved their time at the water table!
I got the sweet package Amy! I LOVE IT! You are such a dear! I will treasure it always. I just loved it all...the package, the card, even the filler! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Maureen said...

"Southern" adds at least two extra syllables to any word, doesn't it.

Waterfall said...

Adorable pictures of Alfredo and Seth!!

Patty said...

OMG so cute!!! You have to get a plastic tea set......He will play with it for HOURS.You will pretend to drink LOTS of tea. It was the best water table toy ever for my guys.: )

Angela said...

This post is the best, Alfredo is just the cutest(said in my best Southern twang), spending hours at Joann's(which left Macon Ga.-ugh!) and the look on Seth's face: priceless!!! It is so great to find you so happy with life!

Jerusalem said...

what fun! looks like they are having a blast.. and your blog is so happy & fresh!

Bri said...

Hahaha. Love your transcription of that southern twang. :)

Anonymous said...

Amy,
I love seeing Seth with Alfredo and laughed out loud at your picture and description of Seth and his accent.
Hugs,
Suz, your Silver Bella Freshman Lurker

Stef said...

A small tub makes a great car wash, and hours of fun! This is bringing back some great memories-thanks! Stef

House movers Melbourne said...

He looks so terrified

Anonymous said...

The description of your nephew's accent is too cute! I'll never forget listening to a little boy who was from Georgia. He was so upset because his mother wouldn't buy him something from the train gift store. I can still hear him saying, "but I waaaaaaaaaaan it!" It was priceless and I still remember this and it was 25 years, ago.

~elaine~