Tuesday, February 26, 2013

little superman

Earlier Jonah told me, "I need my cape to save the day!"
Later, crying after falling down while running around the house, "I didn't save the day."

Friday, February 22, 2013

Petersen Automotive Museum

On Saturday we drove over to the Petersen Automotive Museum.  Since Tom has been really busy at work lately, we have been trying to do more activities so that we make sure that he gets some quality family time.

The museum was fun, though Jonah was disappointed that he didn't get to climb in the cars.
The big highlight of the museum was seeing the batmobile and costume from one of the Batman movies.  Jonah was in awe.
 The top floor of the museum is a kids area.
 They have a ramp where you can race Hotwheels.
The kids were thrilled that we let them pick out a little car in the giftshop at the end of the museum.  They haven't slept without them all week.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Harper singing

We tried to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum on Saturday.  We did not know that the 2013 Bacon Festival was in progress on the roof of the museum and there was no parking for blocks in any direction, so we ended up driving around for a while.  Here is Harper singing while we drove around looking for parking.

Harper singing from Erica Jackman on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New bikes

Our kids get a little bike deprived.  We don't have a yard and our street is a giant hill with a horrendously bumpy sidewalk, so it takes a lot of effort to have bike riding time.  We have a tricycle that Harper has outgrown and that Jonah has yet to grow into, so we decided that our kids needed some new bikes to motivate us.

We have had limited success finding places to ride their bikes (other than the church parking lot, which is kind of a hill itself) so we decided to take them with us when we went to visit Tom's parents last weekend.
The kids loved being able to ride around in their cul-de-sac.  When we got back they wanted to know if they could ride their bikes on our street.  No way!

Harper has tipped her bike a couple of times and is a little nervous about riding it.  But as long as she goes pretty slow and never goes anywhere near a hill, she is happy.
We got Jonah a balance bike.  He is a little short for his age (Harper was at this age too) so this way he doesn't have peddles that he needs to reach.  He is quite pleased.
The dogs came out to watch the biking.
Jonah may be a little short, but his head definitely isn't small.  We had to buy him a helmet for the 5+ year olds.  It is the only size that would fit on his head, but it doesn't quite fit right (you can see here that it is sliding back).
We have since discovered a park with a great trail for biking so hopefully these will get lots of use :)