We had a busy day – it started at 8:00 AM with a baseline mammogram for me. Matthew went to the neighbor’s and had a ton of fun with his two buddies, V & W. He woke up just before needing to go down there and downed his morning milk in the bathroom while I got dressed.
We then road-tripped to Omaha, just Matthew and me, to see my parents and grandpa. My parents’ birthdays are this week – one yesterday and one tomorrow, so we headed back to take them to lunch. We had a terrific lunch and Matthew shocked everyone at the restaurant with how much he can eat (it is a great thing, you guys, but man – he eats a lot and it’s hard to keep food in front of him. I hardly had a moment to eat myself, and it was one of my favorite restaurants in Omaha!). We saw a mama dear and her two babies in my parents’ yard and they were quite tame, and came right up to the deck for Matthew to visit with them. It was actually quite unreal. I left the camera in my pocket because I didn’t want to spoil the moment. Matthew loved them – just loved them and talked very quietly to them. So sweet!
Matthew slept for an hour on the way down, and over an hour on the way back. This worked out quite well! I listened to Glee 😉
Then we came home and had a veggie/fruit dinner that didn’t go so well. Matthew tossed his entire plate of carrots on the floor in a fit of rage. I could care less if he eats the carrots or not (he ate a ton of veggies at lunch), but I wish he wouldn’t throw his plate. I know it’s because he doesn’t have his words yet, so I was firm with the “no no!” and then took him out of his chair and let him play. I was not rewarding his fit with “dessert.” I then loaded him up again 15 minutes later and he enjoyed is dessert of nectarines (as did I!).
Then, Matthew figured out how to climb the ledge by our fireplace. I turned around and he was standing on it, proud as could be. HA! He understands, “sit down,” now so he got down on his bottom and then panicked because he couldn’t figure out how to get off the ledge. His toes were just an inch or so above the carpet but I think he thought he was up way higher and didn’t want to take the leap of faith. 😉 I just let him figure it out and when he got down, he applauded himself (as did I) and now he applauds every time he gets down from there. Good stuff!
And then we took some photos together because we have not done that in a really, really long time!
Matthew still smells like salmon from lunch. Time for a bath!