Beckham has gotten into the bad habit of grabbing Bella's binky...and he just loves it...can't get it away from him...sigh...one way to get rid of the 10,007 binkies we have lying around...don't want Belly to be resentful towards Becks...remember how we made Alex throw away his binkies when they went "bad" (amazing what a little hole in them does to the necessary suction process...flat, baby, flat)...he stood in front of the window when the garbage truck went by screaming, "MY Binky!!!" Did that spare us any orthodonture expenses?? I think not! Well, we have to get rid of it...as soon as those Evil Bicuspids come in...until then, Becks, our Ever Helpful Canine will help us out.
And for those of you who haven't seen Bella with Becks, yet...here you go...Mother's Little Helper times two!!!
"Saturday in the park
I think it was the Fourth of July
People dancing, people laughing,
A man selling ice cream...."
Okay, it was Sunday...but I have that Oldies but Goodies theme going with the titles...I grant you, this one's a stretch...in between turning pages of the latest Harry Potter (80 more to go...and I don't want it to end), we discovered a great park, Callaghan Park, to be exact...nestled in the foothills of Mt. Rose...it has shade, grass, a creek, picnic tables and two great play structures for the kids to play with. We brought Becks...who did his best David Beckham imitation and sat on the bench for most of the play time.
A handful of families came and went but we stayed for a few hours squeezing those last few moments of twilight. I have a feeling we'll have many more "Saturdays" in this Park.
"And I've been waiting such a long time
Note the slouched shoulder...the resigned tilt of the head...it's Third Grade, bubby, lighten up! (he's the light cap in the foreground).
And then I ran in to get a shot of the classroom...he's the kid in the back just under the globe...sitting next to his BF, Ryan in the navy shirt...He was a little embarassed to see me as I mumbled something to Mrs. Martinez about Alex being our first kid and how I just have to stop sneaking into his classroom on the first day of school to snap a photo...thus the blurriness...in my eyes and on the lens..."Ah, geez Mama I have to grow up sometime...that's my job."...Love you Bubby..."Bye Mama!"
Then we headed out to Bowers Mansion's pool for some cooling off...
Alex managed his first dive off a diving board! After two tries...the third one counted!
And Baka, who is not a canine's biggest fan...fell for Beckham...as you can see...Puppy Love...in its purest form.