Hello friends, it has been a while. Almost an entire month in fact and in that time, we moved, decorated for Christmas, surpassed the critical 32 week point of my pregnancy (!) and were without Internet access for almost three weeks. It has been busy and we are anything but settled into our new home, but have already had guests, are hosting family and friends for Christmas and are enjoying making our house a home.
I’m currently sitting at the island in my beautiful new kitchen listening to holiday music, avoiding my very lengthy To Do list and thinking back on a week of some pretty big milestones for Lucas:
Milestone #1 For the first time EVER, Lucas ate what we ate for dinner!
Before becoming a parent I always said I would never be a short order cook, serving up a separate meal for my child, but having such a picky eater that was not the case in the least bit and until last Tuesday, that’s just what we did.
Tuesday he enjoyed pesto pasta with chicken and broccoli.
This is huge!
No separate meal.
I know it won’t happen every night, but we are headed in the right (and way more convenient) direction.
Milestone #2 While out to dinner on Saturday evening, Lucas asked to use the men’s restroom (gulp), which led to me sending this tweet while I waited (and worries):
I don’t know what the appropriate age is to let your son use the restroom by himself, but I know that I won’t be doing it again unless it is a another single stall situation.
Milestone #3 There are very few things in my life that I have had to have. These shoes purchased long before Lucas was even born were one of those things.
I completely fell in love with this New Balance sneaker, size 12(!) decked out with Oscar the Grouch, complete with several pesky flies. On the bottom of the sole, it says: “Have a yucky day!”. Having grown up watching Sesame Street, I just had to get them!
We bought them while in Old Town Pasadena in the Spring of 2009 and never thought our little boy would ever be able to wear them.
At 4 1/2 years old, Lucas’s tiny feet grew and grew are finally big enough to wear them!
Be still my heart, my little boy is no longer so little.