I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend! Ours was spent fence-building, water-playing, and relaxing.
Since our fence had blown down after a bad storm a few weeks back, Jon got together with his boss, and built a new fence. They worked very hard, and in the horrible heat...and now we have a sturdy new fence on metal posts!
Since Jon was outside most of the weekend, Riley became a bit jealous...and wanted to be outside too. So, I let him run around Saturday evening, and play with a new water toy.
It's a huge beach ball, that hooks-up to any hose, and sprays water. It works great as a fun little water toy for toddlers...and as a sprinkler for the yard too! He loved running in and out of the sprays of water. It's made by 'Little Tikes', and I highly recommend it!
Another cute little toddler find was this toddler-sized adorondak chair from Wal-Mart. It's the perfect size for Riley, and he really enjoys dragging it around the house.
No celebration of our Independence would be complete without a cookout, so we grilled hamburgers on Saturday, and steaks on Monday. They were delicious!! (Sorry, no pictures)
To end our long weekend, we took Riley to Reeve's Park in Norman to watch fireworks. It was a little difficult because he was extremely cranky...it was about 2 1/2 hours past his normal bedtime. I was afraid the loud noises from the fireworks would scare him. I was wrong! He absolutely loved them...he sat there for 10 minutes and just looked up at the sky, saying "Whoa!!". It was really cute to watch him.