It's so sad how quickly Monday sneaks up on me every week. I loved our weekend. It was the perfect combination of things. Weekends are so wonderful.
We spent the first half of Saturday at the Children's Museum in St. Paul with some friends. Actually, this was my first time meeting these friends even though I felt like I've known them forever.
Olivia is Elijah's age, and ever since the two of them were born we have joked about setting up an arranged marriage. This weekend we sorted out some of the details. :) Don't you think they are a cute pair? They just haven't realized it yet. They didn't seem even slightly interested in one another.
The Children's Museum is a magical place for children (and for Dan). We wondered on our way out of the building how many meltdowns took place there daily, as Elijah kicked and screamed in protest to leaving.
Thanks to my sweet hubby, I was able to take a nice nap on Sunday morning, which allowed me to watch last week's episode of the Bachelor (whoa drama!) during Elijah's nap as I ate an entire pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. This was a huge treat for me since 99.99% of the time you can find me either at work or napping when Elijah is napping. Later in the afternoon, as Dan prepared some food for his evening guests, I took a nice warm bath and started a new book. Another treat!
Two of my cousins came over to watch the Vikings game with Dan, so after I put Elijah to bed I sneaked off to our bedroom and watched a movie and ate another entire pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. :)
And to make the weekend even better, there was NO COUGHING in our house and Elijah is finally caught up on his sleep after his latest sickness. Now we need to start working on that ridiculously early wake-up time of his.
Isn't this photo hilarious?
One disappointing thing is that Elijah has really regressed with his walking. He has learned how to fall onto his knees without getting hurt, so he uses that crutch a lot when there is a long (more than 5 feet) stretch in front of him and he doesn't feel like walking anymore. We know he will work past this, but it's a bit of a bummer.
Sometimes I convince myself of the illusion that once X happens (talking, walking, heart surgery, fill in the blank), Elijah will be just like everyone else. I keep getting reminders that everything is a process with our little boy. It took him many months after he learned how to crawl before he would crawl from room to room in our house. So, when we say, "HE'S WALKING!" that means that he can walk, but he's not walking everywhere or consistently yet. As with everything, his walking will be a process and we will continue to be patient.
The littlest, unborn member of our family gets a fetal echocardiogram on Wednesday so the doctors can get a close peek at his heart. We are praying for good results, but we will love and accept this baby boy no matter what! Elijah has his first dental visit on Thursday and other than these things we are hoping for an uneventful, healthy week. Thanks for checking in!