We had another fun and busy day today. Thankfully Elijah saved pooping in his pants until 20 minutes before bed tonight. :) We were able to go to our niece Kayla's baseball game, which was super fun for the kids. Sammy and Elijah were all over the place! Wanting to see aunties and Grandma and cousins and the people and the playground. My head was spinning trying to keep track of two zooming little monkeys!
Sammy formed a sweet little bond with his oldest cousin on Dan's side of the family, James ("Bames"). When we left, he let out a sad little cry and said, "Baaa-aaaamess....see Bames 'gain?!" I love that our boys have cousins so close in age and that they are all such good pals.
After we got home from the baseball game I put Sammy down for a nap and Elijah and I had quiet time in the living room. He was watching Despicable Me and I was dozing a bit on the couch. All of a sudden I heard, "MOMMY! I have to poop in the toilet!" I sat straight up and said, "YAY! GO!" So he did. He was proud of himself. When Sammy woke up from his nap we immediately redeemed Elijah's #8 "prize," which was a dinner trip to Davanni's. The boys enjoyed it. Then we redeemed his "prize" that he received from Grammie and Gramps last week, a McDonald's cone!
I snapped this photo just as Sammy stole Elijah's last bite of cone. "OH NO!" :) And then 30 seconds later, Sammy thought it would be funny to run through McDonald's so I would chase after him. When I finally found him he was IN THE KITCHEN. Seriously. I had to run back behind the registers and into the kitchen. There were about 10 people, jaws to the floor, looking at me like, WHAT THE...?!?!
We got home from this excursion and had some "bucket-time" outside (it was a hot day!) and then....poop in pants. I did my absolute best not to let my frustration show, which is seriously one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life.
I had a dream last night that a doctor was handing me a note. As he handed it to me, he said, "Medically, everything is fine here, Megan. This is just a matter of Elijah's development and it goes along with the trend that everything he has ever done has taken considerable time." I grabbed the note from his hand and said to myself, "Duh."
And so we continue to be patient and do our best. We will get there, I know we will!
Elijah has been quite the artist lately. He spends huge chunks of time at his easel in the garage, not speaking to anyone and concentrating on his masterpieces. When he is finished, he will give me detailed accounts of his "works."
Dan has not been home since early Thursday morning! I am hoping this is not an indication of what the rest of the summer will be like. Not that the little boys and I don't have a great time together. We would just like to see Dan once in a while! While sitting at a stop light today, Sammy said, totally out of the blue, "Daddy be hoooommme!" and started crying. :(
I'm sure we will have all sorts of new adventures and news tomorrow (laughing crazily)! Whoever knows what is in store, right?! Have a good evening, everyone.