Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Fun Weekend

Dan and I went out on Friday night, out to supper and rollerskating. It was lots of fun and it was refreshing to get out of the house by ourselves! Dawson stayed at my parent's house and had lots of fun there. It's cool how he recognizes the place now, and even mentioning Grandma's house makes him smile. With his Grandparents, an aunt and 2 uncles, there's no shortage of attention there! He always comes home tired and looking for people to play with!

Saturday was lots of fun too. I got invited to a friend's house in the cities. Kam is a lady from my message board. There were 4 of us there plus another one of her friends who has an 8 month old. It was fun watching the toddlers run around and play together. It went rather well and it was cool seeing all of them sitting around the table for lunch. Dawson and I stayed from 11am until about 5pm. Dan dropped us off there and continued into the cities to his sister's house to work on her van and picked us up when he was done. So Dawson and Kam's son Jacob had lots of fun after the 2 girls left, running around and being little boys. I guess he has all girls at his daycare, he seemed to really enjoy having another boy to play with. Too bad we don't live closer!

Sitting around the table eating lunch. Dawson did great on just a regular chair!

It's so hard getting 4 toddlers and a baby to hold still! This is the best pic we got. Dawson was trying to escape! Left to right is Jacob (17 months), Cassidy (16 months), Reese (17 months), Dawson (16 months), Dylan (Reese's 4 year old brother) and Elisabeth (8 months).

After we left her house we went to Old Chicago with Dan's sister for pizza. Dawson was so tired he slept through it, so it was nice to sit and talk while he slept.

On sunday Dawson was wandering around looking for someone to play with! After 2 days of lots of attention, the poor little guy didn't know what to do!

Dawson has really been picking up his pace lately. He loves to run from one end of the room to the other. Everytime I go to the bathroom he runs down the hallway and into my dark room. Tuesday evening he was doing that and ran into something. He came to me with blood on his hands and face. Once cleaned up I found he had cut his frenulum, the piece of skin between your upper lip and gums. Since the clinic had just closed (go figure), I called the on-call Dr and he said as long as it stops bleeding I don't have to bring him to the ER. It had stopped within 5 minutes or so, so we stayed home. He was pretty fussy today but it didn't bother his eating or anything. He was just more clingy than usual.

His bedtime is going good. We've been able to move his bedtime up to 5:15am so far. Our goal is 10 or 11pm by mid February. I just put him to bed and he barely fussed at all! It's been less and less everynight. :)

His hair is really starting to get longer and thicker! It's still not much, but he's getting there. He's kissing my tummy in the pic.

He really likes laying on my tummy. Every now and then he'll come up to me, lift my shirt a little and poke my belly button! He thinks it's funny that it sticks out now.

The other night it seemed a bit quiet, so I got up to check on Dawson. He had a mild cold and had been playing nicely, but I didn't see him behind me anymore. I got up and didn't make it far before seeing him! He slept so much that day I didn't think he'd be tired for bedtime, but he slept great! He must've slept about 15 hours that day!

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