Meridian weekend part 1 here!
On Saturday, my mom babysat Liam during his nap time so that Nic and I could go on a date together! In our typical young-at-heart nature, we went and saw Finding Dory. Not only was it both hilarious and adorable like we expected it to be (I love Ellen Degeneres!), but there was only one other mom and her daughter in the entire movie theatre! It felt like we had it all to ourselves and no we did NOT put our feet up on the seats in front of us and make ourselves right at home. ;) Thanks mom for watching Liam so that we could be just us for a while!
By the time the movie was over, Liam was awake from his nap and we headed to the Western Idaho State Fair!
(Sorry for the blurry picture!)
Liam LOVES animals but only on his own terms. He is always skeptical and nervous when they get too close to him. Like this tank of baby quails that just hatched for example. They were truly terrifying! :) haha Such a cute nervous face this boy has ...
Liam saw the rides from a mile away. He's never been on one before so I imagine he was just completely mesmerized by all of the lights, sounds, and motion. When we started to ask him if he would like to go on a ride he would giggle and point excitedly! We had to make sure he was tall enough to ride some of the rides so Nic set him down next to the measurement board and he immediately started crying because he thought we were going to make him go on the ride all by himself. haha
Once daddy picked him back up and waited with him at the front of the train station line all was forgotten. He waited there patiently watching the other kids in front of him take their turn on the train while he smiled away at them!
He loved every single second of his first ride!!! So much so that the poor guy balled when the ride stopped and he had to get off. haha It's tough being a kid.
Even at the fair he finds something to hold in his hand. ;)
He measured 32'' and was only tall enough to ride three different rides, the train, the kangaroo, and a pirate ship that he went on with his Sita. Me and my little kangaroo ...
So serious while steering his ship like a true pirate! ;)
And the tears that followed after every ride was over (haha, does this make me a bad mom that I took a picture of it?! It was just too good.) ...
First horseback ride too!
He was jabbering away to me the whole time he rode this pony.
And because the train was his favorite ride, he got to do it one more time before it was time for us to go.
Isn't my mom beautiful?! As usual, she was so good to us the whole weekend!
I love Liam's little hand gripping the back of her shirt in this next picture. It is moments like these that I hang on to because after seeing my brave toddler be big enough to ride his first rides and absolutely loving it, I needed a reminder that he is still my baby.
Until next time Meridian!