This weekend had it all, crafts, shopping, boot camp, poker, a museum trip, even an evening at the Emergency Room. Let me start at the beginning.
It all started after work on Friday. I was itching to get out and start the weekend. We had tons of plans and lots to accomplish before Christmas. I’m taking the husband to Atlantic City next weekend for his birthday (YAY! our first trip since waaaay back before the move! It’s been too long.)
So after work, I picked up the little guy, swung by the house, picked up the husband and we headed to a local pottery place to make gifts for the Grandparents. It was so much FUN! I love getting the family together to do things like that. We all painted, laughed and talked. Makes me smile just thinking about it. :)
Afterwards we headed to Panera for dinner and I totally splurged on a double chocolate chip cookie. I wish it wasn’t as big as it was but they were still warm from the oven. There was NO WAY I could save half for later. NOooooo Waaaaay. I would have shared but of course everyone wanted different things and there was also NO WAY I was passing up on the double chocolate with walnuts straight out of the oven. NOoooo Waaaaaay! ;~P
So we grabbed our cookies and headed to Target for some shopping. It was so much fun picking out gifts for all the children in my life. I love having the little guy help and pick things out for others. I think, I hope, it makes him aware that it’s not all about getting. Giving is just as much fun and he really had fun Friday night.
Saturday morning we woke up with a full schedule. First thing was my boot camp class. I wouldn’t say I was revving to go but it was fun and I’m STILL sore. Once I got back it was lunch and showers around. The husband and I had our monthly poker game and afterwards we had plans to go out to eat with our friends that were watching the little guy. Let’s just say it didn’t go as planned.
The good news… I kicked ass in poker. Taking second.
The bad News… The toddler had a bit of a run in with our friends dog.
As soon as we arrived to pick him up I heard crying through the door. I’m not an over-reactor so I assumed he got in trouble or lost a toy or something. Well I opened the door and immediately picked up my baby who had a big gash under his eye.
My first instinct was to simply calm him down. The wound was open but he wasn’t bleeding profusely. I paced with him in the kitchen for a few seconds and then we were off to the urgent care center. They flushed it out and sent us to the emergency room.
There were some question as to whether or not they could stitch him but thankfully we got a good Resident. My little man experienced his first stitches and Mom her first (of probably many) ER trips.
This is how my little man woke up this morning. . .
He really was a trooper. Mom is just happy it wasn’t worse.
I wasn’t sure how he would be feeling this morning but he woke ready to go. So we cooked up some of our favorite pancakes (adding blueberries, of course). . .
Then we showered and got ready for our trip to the Baltimore Industrial Museum. We had it planned for sometime since they were having a make your own cookie cutter class. Little guy and I both went armed with our camera. Here are a few shots from the day. . .
First of all let me tell you he’s is getting pretty good with my old camera! He shot these two before we left.
Here we are making the cookie cutter.
Look how intent he is. I LOVE it. :)
Afterwards we explored the museum.
They had a wonderful view. . .
. . .and my son doesn’t have too bad of an eye. ;) (Here’s the pic he took from there)
We had a lot of fun taking pictures of each other.
And can I just say I LOVE my new camera and I’m really getting into photography. Not sure how I’m doing but it’s a lot of fun!
After the museum I hit the grocery story and we went out to dinner with some family friends.
All in all it was a fabulous weekend even with our small accident. I’m a big believer in the shit-happens-and-you-just-need-to-deal philosophy. Does it suck my son has 5 stitches on his face? Sure. But it could have been a lot worse.
On the food front I wouldn’t say the weekend was a total catastrophe but at 1AM on Saturday what did I turn to when over hungry and exhausted? Yup, you guessed it the leftover pizza but hey.. at least there were leftovers to hit! :~P
Hope you had a wonderful weekend with minimal catastrophes. :)