For the past several weeks, my parents have taken Preston at least once a week - usually overnight.
This last week, Preston stayed at G&G's for THREE days. This was by far the longest he's ever been away from us.
When I called the next morning after my parents took Preston, I asked how his first night was. My mom said that they went to the beach and ate baked beans, hot dogs, and pasta salad.
And not only did my mom wean Preston of his bottle while he was gone, but he learned all sorts of new phrases like "okey dokey", and new skills like ringing the front doorbell over...and over...
while shouting "I press the button! I press the button!"
I have to say the highlight of Preston's trip to Bramma and Bumpa's house had to of been his trip to go see the cars...
I shall explain.
First you should know that Preston, who is only 2 years old, is a HUGE huge huge huge fan of cars. He loves to watch cars drive on the road (naming any sort of convertable a "fast car...varroom!"), he loves the movie "Cars" and has a small collection of Lightening McQueen's, Mators, and such...
And while most of his other obsessions have come and gone (like the ball phase), the car phase has stuck. For a LONG time. He's liked cars probably since last Fall.
So my parents have a friend who is a car collector. Well, he collects old classic cars, restores them, and takes them to auto shows across the country and has won "Best in Show" many times.
He doesn't just have a couple of cars. He has a couple of BARNS full of cars.
Well, apparently, he had a real Hudson Hornet. You know, the old blue race car from the movie "Cars"? One of those.
As you can see below, he brought his blue Hudson Hornet (in his hand), and his huge excited grin.
I'm tellin' ya, this place was a car lover's PARADISE.
Preston noticed all of the miniature cars lined up on the wall and got pretty excited...
And as if he couldn't get any luckier, Brent (My parents' friend) let Preston play in all of the mini cars.
Apparently he didn't like the mechanical rocking horse though - haha.
There was another Hudson car (not a Hornet) that Preston was allowed to actually sit in and push any buttons that he wanted, and pretend to drive it.
He was ecstatic.
I was told that Brent was pretty impressed by how much Preston already knew about cars for only being 2 years old.
And here he is again next to the Hornet...
Preston has LOADS of fun at G&G's house and I knew he was sad to have to come home Saturday morning.
Thank you Bramma and Bumpa for taking care of our sweet boy for a few days. I was able to get a little bit of rest, some work done on my final pre-baby music project, and Will was able to get some job searching done (more about that later...).