Sunday, July 13, 2008

The 4th of July

We were in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, California the week of Independence Day. Brendan's Mom's family was having a family reunion. It was so much fun to meet and catch up with his family. Hobbes got to have his first waterpark experience. He never really warmed up to the kiddie pool. Brendan or I had to hold him the whole time. He did enjoy inner tubbing down the lazy river and running away from the waves that lapped on the shore of the wave pool.

I think Hobbes loved playing in the sand the most.

We took a little walk to the park where we watched the fireworks. Hobbes got to ride on Mom and Dad's shoulders.

Dad and Hobbes are anxiously awaiting the fireworks.

Hobbes loved watching the fireworks.

Hobbes also had fun watching everyone slide on the slip-and-slide.

All in all, it was a very fun trip and we are sad that it is over.

All Boy

Hobbes has been growing up so fast. He is just over 13 months old and loves to climb and explore. When I'm working in the kitchen Hobbes is busy opening up the cupboards and playing with all the fun things he finds. He also has started hiding his toys and other things he finds around the house (Dad's cell phone) in the cupboards.

Superhero Hobbes with his strainer helmet! Now he needs a cape.

Playing with the TV remote. If you can't find the remote
it's probably in the kitchen cupboards.

Hobbes sucking on a pot handle.

Hobbes standing in the pot. Right before I took
the picture he had both of his feet in the pot.

Hobbes loves to climb up on anything and everything he sees. This file box is the perfect size for him to be able to reach the light switch. The box is actually there to stop him from opening the basement door to his right. The door knob is low enough that he can reach it and twist it open.

I've thoroughly enjoyed being the Mom of a boy thus far. Before I was pregnant I always wanted a little girl first. Probably because I grew up with so many sisters (5) so I was more comfortable with them. But now I can say I'm so happy I had a boy first. Hobbes has already introduced me to a boy's world and it looks like it will be a dirty, fun and memorable.

Blogging Debut

After reading all my friends' and family members' blogs I decided it was time to jump on the bandwagon and start my own. I like the idea of a blog. It's a great way to keep in contact with people and to quickly check up on friends and family when you don't have as much time as you would like to dedicate to those relationships. I also love the visual aspect of being able to post pictures and videos.

In this Toliver Tales blog I'll focus on our family and what we are up to. Since Hobbes consumes most of our lives the stories and photos will probably tend to focus on him. But he's cute so I don't think any of you will be complaining. I'll try to post updates from Brendan's and my life as well.

Well, here's to blogging!