We had a day so jam packed with plans I was sure that Seth would struggle and not get his naps in, but.. he got both naps in and good long ones too. I think I am getting better at this mommy job. 🙂
Actually I have to give credit to Seth, since he has been sleeping through the night he is really good about being ok with just two naps. He goes down in the morning at around 9:30 till 11:30 and then in the afternoon around 2:30 to 4:00. Today’s activities just so happened to fit right in to the schedule. I love it when that happens.
So we started our day with visiting my side of the family to celebrate my brother Dariu’s 23rd b-day. I can’t believe that… it’s crazy how time flies. I still remember when he was just 2 years old, we had just come to America and he was sooooo cute, he had never met my dad because my dad escaped Romania and left my mom there pregnant. (he had to get us here and that was the only way… long story which I may tell another time). Anyhow the Communist regime was so cruel that it took them 2 years to let my dad see his family again. I am so grateful to my parents for the sacrifices they made to bring us to the states 21 years ago.
Dariu is now 23 and he is such a great brother, I love him dearly even though we are 8 years apart. I love how he loves my son and finds such joy in taking time to play with him. It’s so wonderful how babies bring families together. Seth has really done that for ours
Here is a photo of my youngest brother.
|Dariu smiling at Seth|
|Seth showing his “I’m unhappy” side.|
After the b-day celebration drew to an end Seth was ready for his nap a little early because of all the playing and having a whole slice of pizza (teeny tiny slice). But we still had a lot more stuff to do. Next on the list was going to my sis-in-law’s house for a lunch with the family. My bro-in-law recently had some surgery and we were getting together to visit and catch up. My in-laws don’t get as much time with Seth and I feel terrible about that. No excuses it’s just I need to make time to go visit more. I blame Chris! 😉 it’s just easier that way. 🙂 just teasing…hehe
|If it weren’t for his shirt I would say Seth looks like a little girl in this photo… 🙂|
We joined friends for a play date at an indoor playground. Oh man was that fun. We played and played and went down really big slides (in my lap of course) and just had fun. He loves to people watch especially kids. We were joined by my friend’s sister and son and Seth was so curious at first, he has not had a chance to really hang out with another boy his age and it was interesting to watch them interact. This play date made me realize that I definitely have to do this again. Because it’s really important for him to be around kids his own age and I don’t know why I haven’t done it before. Outside of his cousins he has not had very much interaction with other kids his age. I think it’s high time this becomes a more regular occurrence.
|not a very clear photograph but what a sweet face…|