Although the weather wasn’t quite as fall-ish this week we did have some cool walking mornings and we were safe from tornadoes, earthquakes and Hurricane Irene, so I guess we fared well all things considered. The highlights of the work week included lunch at the Farmers Market with one of our Mommy groups. Bean likes to eat at the Greek place at the Farmers Market. Hummus, rice, tabbouleh, and falafel. Yum!!! Now that he has finally decided to join the Eating World, he is pretty enthusiastic. Unfortunately we had to do a little shopping this week as the little guy has finally grown out of his 9 month clothes. I was thinking we could squeak through short-sleeve season without going up a size, but I gave in and bought a few things at Once Upon a Child to get us into Fall. On Friday morning we had a neighborhood baby friend come over to play. He is 6 months old and I had been telling his Mom that playing at our house would be a good opportunity to see what’s ahead for her. But Bean was having a very off kind of morning in which he just wanted to be held while he whined. Not exactly the kind of whirlwind 1 year old behavior I had prepared her for. We still managed to have a good time though.
Unfortunately this was a kind of preview for the weekend. Off and on throughout the weekend Puny Bean appeared, but there were bright spots. On Saturday night we had dinner with some friends and Bean got to play with their 3 year old boy which he loved. He even got to ride his tricycle with a little help from Mommy. I loved the grilled salmon, orzo salad and lemon cake. The little dude spent the next day in his p.j.’s which if you know my wife is a real statement about how badly he was feeling. On Sunday night I went to a meeting of a book club I have recently joined. The book was The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life which was quite a stretch for me (Warren Buffet who?) but I do enjoy a good biography and this was no exception.
What’s on the horizon next week? Gearing up for Mother’s Day Out. Cross your fingers. For me. Bean will be fine.