25 May 2012

Lego Maniac

When Santa Claus first brought Lincoln Legos I was worried he was still too young for them. Some of the pieces are so small and you really have to have a lot of hand eye coordination to put them together. We have played and played and played with those Legos though. Jonathan and I (mostly Jonathan) have built thousands of vehicles out of them and Lincoln has logged countless hours playing with those vehicles before destroying them. I’ve noticed over the last couple of days, though, that Lincoln himself is getting quite good at building with the Legos.

Here is a helicopter that Lincoln built entirely on his own.


The blades even rotate. Here is he demonstrating that for me in all his bedheaded glory.


Lincoln has been really into trains lately and we have constructed and re-constructed every blasted engine on the Island of Sodor. This afternoon he built his own train, though. I think the use of spare windshields as the cow catcher on the front is quite ingenious. It was harder to get a good picture of the engine because Lincoln couldn’t be convinced to take a break from playing with it, but there was also a car attached to it at one point. I guess Santa was right about the Legos after all.


20 May 2012

Couch to 5K

I successfully completed a couch to 5K program yesterday by running in the Kelley Cares 5K. My boys came to cheer me on despite the early start and Lincoln ran up to congratulate me as soon as I finished. Although my time wasn’t as quick as I would have liked it to be, I’m still pleased to have done it and finished the program. Now I just need to figure out what 10K to sign up for.


07 May 2012

Food Trucks and Skateboards

There was a food truck rally in DC this weekend, so we went to check it out. These trucks can be found interspersed throughout city during the week, but once in a while they get them all together in a parking lot, making it much easier to sample, taste, and compare. This was our first rally, but I’m sure it won’t be our last.


There were about 35 trucks in the RFK Stadium parking lot and they all looked so different. I loved the way they were all decorated.

We didn’t eat at either of these trucks, but I thought they looked good.




With so many trucks it was hard to decide what to get. In the end we went with the truck with the longest line. I figured it must be good if this many people are in line. I waited diligently for our Korean Tacos and they were very good. They were out of chicken when I got up to the window, so we got two steak and one tofu taco. I haven’t really eaten a lot of tofu, but if it always tastes like it did on that taco I expect to be eating a lot more. Jonathan was less impressed.



We also sampled some more traditional tacos, a samosa, and some cheesecake. Lincoln decided to stick with diaper bag fare and enjoyed some applesauce from a pouch with a side of raisins.


Conan slept the whole time. He’s a very good boy.


They were also opening a new skate park at RFK so we stopped to watch some of the skateboarders.




Lincoln was really impressed. He declared he was going to get a skateboard for his birthday. Thank goodness his birthday is still a long way off.


02 May 2012

Team Jones

Lincoln loves loves loves basketball. One thing he loves more then basketball, though, is basketball shorts. He asks me almost everyday to wear his basketball shorts and when he does wear them he constantly tells me that he is a basketball player and asks me if I am too. Today I remembered that we had a little pair of basketball shorts that Conan is big enough for now, so I put them on him. When I called Lincoln over to look he gasped and said, “I want to hold that basketball player!” So he did. And for the rest of the day he kept telling me how he and Conan were basketball players.