On Friday we hopped on a plane bright and early. On the down side, Bean did not sleep nearly as much as he needed to during our 4 1/2 hour nonstop flight. On the up side, he behaved like an angel (except throwing cheese and toys at our aislemate, who fortunately had young kiddos at home herself and was very understanding) and did not poop the entire time. Brilliant! At the end of the flight, we received kudos from everyone around us (minus the cheese-covered and bruised aislemate), and one guy asked if Bean had slept the entire time. Mission successful. What made the entire day worth it was when we finally landed and
On Saturday, DH and I took advantage of free babysitting and headed out to enjoy our second favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch. We ran a few errands and couldn't resist popping into DSW for some shoes. As I pointed out to DH, "You know what my Mom would say. We should shop here as much as possible because the sales tax is so much lower." DH nodded, "Yeah, it's like having a 4%-off coupon for everything in the state." I love when we are on the same page. He replaced his torn black sandals (why do guys only replace shoes when they are falling apart?) and I bought a pair of flat brown sandals because I needed them and this other funky pair because, as I told DH, "They are effing awesome."
Then my parents hosted a BBQ for my side of the family so everyone could witness the adorableness that is Toddler Bean. It was a really nice time, although Bean had moments of being overwhelmed by the attention. He would make this heart-wrenching frowny face and then cry plaintively until he received sufficient snuggles from his mommy. Disappointing for everyone else, pure bliss for me.
Today (Sunday) was my sister-in-law's high school graduation party. When I saw the outfits of all her friends, it was obvious to me how completely uncool I have become. I certainly was never admired for my fashion sense, but I was startled to see how much closer I am to Talbots than Forever 21. A bit sad but inevitable. Bean did better here than yesterday because even though there were more people, he wasn't the focus of all eyes at the party. It was a great bash.
And how could I almost forget to mention the best part? BEAN IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT. Well, both nights so far at least. I fully expect this to end any minute. There was a bit of crying as I would first put him down, because it is a strange room. But that passed relatively quickly and we've been golden. Tonight not even a peep as I left his room. I think he's adjusting to the time change better than I am, he is about 45 minutes off his regular time (7:45 pm for bed instead of 7 pm), meanwhile I'm laying in bed until 12:30 am. At least I got to watch The Soup last night. If I must be up, at least Joel can keep me company.
And now for pictures!
Bean sports his Red Wings jersey to show his support.
He loves to push this cart while pulling a lobster on a string. Not sure why my parents have a lobster on a string, but I don't ask these sorts of questions.
"Throwing rocks into the lake... now that's what I call fun!"
Playing in the sand.
Here's to more nights of good sleep, lots of Mexican food, and fun time with family!