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The Monday Snapshot – Booster Launch!


We had no food for dinner in the house tonight (how is that possible after a trip to Wh.ole Fo.ods yesterday?) and B welcomed me up from my nap with an announcement:  “Let’s have an early dinner – I’m starving.  The grocery store buffet (which is honestly quite good!) or Micky’s?”  This was music to my ears as we hadn’t left the house all day.  We had freezing ran the first half of the day and it just felt good to stay in.  But it was time to get out.

All of us were in our “stay at home” clothes but we did not care.  We packed up some fruit for Matthew, loaded ourselves into the car, and headed to dinner.  This place is awesome for families – super good food (for bar food) and lots of room for Matthew to stretch his legs.  BUT – they only have two low tables that accommodate high chairs and when we got there, a large party had put them both together.  HMMMMM…. what to do?  We decided to try out the booster chair for the FIRST time.

Big boy status!

We ditched the booster rather quickly and just let him sit on the bench with us, but it was fun to try and honestly, dinner went really well.  Matthew ate more than he’s eaten while out to dinner in a long time (an entire large chicken breast, three thick tomato slices, a lot of cottage cheese, and some fruit).  I wonder if the freedom made him more interested in coming back to eat his meal?  Who knows, but it was great!

I don't usually put him in outfits like this, but this one just kills me.  I think it's adorabel!

I don’t usually put him in outfits like this, but this one just kills me. I think it’s adorabel!


This is my contribution to the Monday Snapshot over at PAIL Bloggers.  Go and check it out – cute photos of cute kids!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

9 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Booster Launch!

  1. Ahh he looks like such a big boy here in his booster!!! And super cute pants! 🙂 I am glad you got to go out as a family for a meal yesterday and had such a nice time!

  2. Yah those play pants are nothing short of adorable. What a big boy he is!

  3. Those rainy day play pants with knee covers JUST IN CASE are killer. I’d like an adult size pair, please:)

  4. So cute! It even looks like he’s outgrown the booster seat already… soon enough you’ll be buying his outfit for prom. 🙂

  5. Aiden has been going through a picky eating stage right now, but it seems like whenever I introduce something new to him to try, he suddenly is starving and gobbles up everything in sight! Must be either a boy thing or that our boys like new things! 🙂 So glad you guys had a great dinner out together as a family!

  6. LOL…my husband and I are always saying that kids can get away with wearing certain things or colour combinations that if we were to wear them out in public, we would be looked at like we have horns growing out of our head.

    With that being said, I do LOVE M’s pants!

    He looks like such a big boy in this photo.

  7. Whoa – big boy status indeed1! I love it!

  8. So fun!! I loved the tiny baby stage, but nothing is quite like the fun, something-new-everyday, toddler stage! Matthew looks like such a big boy here! And I LOVE his pants!!

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