On Friday night, we went out to eat to Brick Oven for our date night. Landon was the BEST he has been at a restaurant since he was about 2 or 3 weeks old. It was the first time in a long time that we had gone out to eat and got to visit more with each other and enjoy our own food rather than just trying to keep Landon calm and happy. Such fun! He just got a kick out of pouring the ice water down his front through the straw hole in the kids cup the waiter brought. And, he did a great job practicing "please", instead of yelling at us through dinner. :)
After dinner, we took Landon to the Bean Museum and then stopped at the Creamery for Ice Cream. Trying to put Landon to bed after such an adventure was a bit of a struggle, but quite amusing. He was so tired, but kept spitting out his bink to roar like the bears and lions he'd seen, or to lick his hands for the last bits of remaining ice cream...
Today we had a hard working morning putting the baseboards back on. It's such a small thing, but of all our projects, it seems to be one of the most time consuming because of all the steps it takes. But, it's made such a nice difference to have that final touch complete in a lot of places. Landon was watching his Baby Einstein movie most of the morning, and he was so into it, that we were able to get a lot done. I've felt just a little guilty, because I'm not so sure he ought to watch the movie as much as he wants to. But, on the other hand, it is so nice to have something that keeps his attention for a little while and lets me get some things done! I guess that' s why kids watch so many hours of tv everyday!
This afternoon, Jordan and I each made a list of what fun things we would like to do, and then we filled our afternoon and evening with all those things! We went to the track (had to go to the outdoor one in the rain since the Smith Field House was closed) and Jordan ran his 1 mile - in 7 minutes and 18 seconds - Hooray for Jordan! Landon had a blast running all around on the track and on the lawn, but just before we were leaving, managed to crawl/fall right into a hole filled with yucky water.
Then, we had a delicious Brazilian dinner - our yummy rice with black beans and some cochina's picked up from Bona Brazil - so delish!
After dinner, we took Landon to Chuck E Cheese! We weren't sure what he'd think of it, but he really liked it. He rode in a moving jeep and on a clock thing that just lifted him around in a circle as he sat in a chair, he chased other little kids around a bit and watched and watched and watched. He played with the ski-ball balls and one of the arcade games with no tokens... He just had a great time. It's fun, now that he shows some definite preferences, to try and think of things to do that he will like to do.
And, to top off the night of adventures for our little Landon, we stopped at Macey's. While I went to get ice cream cones, Jordan rode Landon around in one of the car carts. Coming around an aisle and seeing him sitting in the little car just smiling away, I told Jordan - Landon is going to think he has died and gone to heaven! What a happy little guy!
Then, another hour or two of work tonight on cleaning things up for Sunday and finishing up more baseboard work.
Phew! What a weekend!