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Legoland 4

Wow! We had the best time with our friends in California and Legoland! Skyler proved that his fear of ice-cold ocean water was a misnomer and I proved that the state highway system assumes you need to end up on a military base instead of your rental! We had a blast all weekend and I felt so relaxed that I would consider it an annual stay.

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Train Park

Skyler invited his friend Eliana and Ethan to the Scottsdale Train Park. They had a great time riding the merry-go-round, train, and playing the carnival games. If you haven't been there before, it is an excellent place to spend the afternoon.

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Winning and Losing

Skyler and I played for a little while on the Wii Play disc and I ended up beating him towards the end on the "balloon shooting game". He started crying and I told him it was time to turn it off, so he ran into the other room. I joined him on the couch and talked to him about competition. "Sometimes daddy wins. Sometimes Skyler wins."

"But, I want to beat you all the time!"

He cried some more and then I took him into the bedroom and tackled him on the bed. We made a little tent with the sheets and all was back to normal. I love being a dad.

Desert Adventure

Skyler and I took advantage of the great weather and went for a trek in the desert behind our house. It was his first time back there. I can't believe that I haven't taken him out there before, so I hope to do it more often. He enjoyed leading the way and was determined to make it to his cousin, Lukas' house. I had to deliver the bad news that Lukas lives a little too far to walk. Check out the video I took during our adventure.


I got to take Skyler to his bus stop and pick him up today. We played all afternoon and I also managed to get some work done on my research project. Check out the video I took of him getting off the bus.