This morning Jamie's sister and her boyfriend and my nephew came into town for the long weekend. We were lacking in the grocery department so we caved and went to McDonalds for lunch. It was my first time at a restaurant where I was able to use these Table Toppers that I got a while ago. (They're apparently not available anymore online as they were on liqudation). I've always thought that restaurant high chairs are absolutely NASTY and I'm not a big fan of them. I have a booster seat that we take for Sean (stays in the trunk of my car) but sometimes it's not feasible to take out with us or just annoying to carry. These Table Toppers are my absolute fave! I was able to let Sean eat off the tray and not have to worry about how many kids did what to it before him! I am not sure how I lived life with a child without these. I wish I'd known about them the minute Sean started eating solids on his own.
Sean had a great time having his nugget happy meal at McDonalds. It was good to get out of the house.
This afternoon Jamie and the gang went to go visit his mom at the hospital, since it's her 60th birthday today. Sean's not allowed to go in where his mom is, so I stayed home with him (plus I'm still on antibiotics for my bronchitis, so going into a hospital isn't exactly the greatest idea). Sean made his grandmother a card, which she loved.
While they were gone I tried for TWO HOURS to get Sean to nap. We were supposed to be at Jamie's step-Aunt's house for 5pm. When does Sean finally fall asleep? Somewhere around 4:30pm just a few minutes before Jamie and the gang got home from visiting his mom today. During those 2 hours I tried to get him to nap he terrorized my den and then my bedroom. There was stuff everywhere by the time he finally feel asleep in my arms when I literally had to strap him down to the mattress to get him to sleep. Forget two naps a day, I'm fighting him to even give me ONE nap! Some days he is very good with napping, others.... not. We left him sleep in my bed until about 5:30pm, I got ready while he napped, and then got his things ready, and just before we were ready to go, we woke him, changed him and headed out the door.
We finally left around 5:45 pm. My nephew wanted to come in my car as he wanted to sit next to Sean. We had to go in 2 cars anyhow, because we were 6 of us, and we all own 5 seater cars. (My Acura EL , Jamie's Audi A4 and my sister-in-law has a ford focus - are all 5 seaters). 4 adults and 2 kids.... not happening. (Though, I'm thinking my next car will be an SUV - I'm looking into Hybrids SUV's if they exist?) I don't want something that gas guzzles... but I still have just over a year left on the lease of my car, so I have time. Anyhow, it's been a while since I had more than 1 kid in my backseat - and the last time there was another kid in my car, it was a baby younger than Sean. To have a 5 year old in a booster seat was different! They had a good time singing songs (Sean just giggled most of the way there). (Damn glad he got a nap, or I'd have gone nuts).
Easter dinner was nice, Sean was the center of attention of course, and didn't really want to know who I was most of the evening. Too many kids running around to want to know of his mommy! My father-in-law took pictures, but I was feeling lazy and left my camera in my purse.
Anyhow - onto more important things - (the reason why you're here... right?)
1. Adrienne. Her 10 items posted here.
2. Ammerins. Her 10 items posted here.
3. Rhoda. Her 10 items posted here.
4. Marga. Her 10 items posted here.
6. Nicole. Her 10 items posted here.
Thank you all who participated. I guess my scavenger hunt wasn't that good of an idea.... seeing as though only 6 of you participated. That's okay, I thought it would be fun - maybe it was a stupid idea? I've been known for stupid ideas...
That would be you, Marga! Congrats girl! I will be putting together a specialized prize for you, and getting it in the mail
And yes, we reached my 3616th comment and it was left by:
that face Sean makes when he doesn't get his way is TOO funny!! you and your mom look a lot alike, so do my mom and I.Congrats Barb! I will be putting together a prize for you too! Since both you and Marga are knitters it will most definitely have knitting related items in the prize package!
Thanks to all those whom have commented on my blog - I've been trying to email each person back individually (for those whom I have email addresses for), but keep on commenting. I appreciate your comments and love hearing from you. I will definitely be hosting another contest before my October Blogaversary, so stay tuned. (Maybe around my birthday).
A shout out to my friend Robyn in Arizona, who's 27th birthday is today. I cannot find her - so I'm hoping she still reads my blog and will email me her new email address/mailing address!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!
Have you seen these super cute knitted animals? I need to learn to knit animals!
Day twenty-two. Only spent money at Macdonald's at lunch. C'est tous.