First, I’m trying to get this post done really fast because I have to get into the other room to watch Mad Men! I am SO glad that show is back. If you don’t watch – why not?
Since you all seemed to enjoy the weekend recap last Monday (did you enjoy it? I’m just assuming there) I thought I would do it again. We had another beautiful spring weekend here in Alabama. The azaleas in our backyard are in full bloom, the grass is green and the temps are warm but not too hot. Just lovely.
Saturday morning started off with a trip to Target that turned into a trip to Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and Old Navy. Maxwell was really excited about it on the way out…
But, he does love a good ride in a shopping cart so he was pretty happy in all the stores, especially since he had Robert’s “ga-ga’s” to play with.
While out, we did pick up Maxwell a hat. The sun can be brutal on the playground and I had ordered him a little baseball cap from Old Navy to protect his face. Robert informed me that that was not the proper hat for any son of his. We came home Saturday with something that Robert deemed a little more appropriate!
That afternoon Maxwell took his nap like he usually does these days – with his whole circus of animals in the bed with him. He loves to have all of his buddies, including Little Al, right there in the crib…
p.s. – don’t worry, Maxwell’s not in there smothered under the animals. I had already gotten him up when I took this! 🙂
After nap came a neighborhood walk where Maxwell practiced the proper 10:00 and 2:00 hand position…
After that, a little playtime in the laundry basket…why not?
After dinner, Maxwell enjoyed some cookies (yes I gave him the whole bag because he really wanted it. Yes, he did eventually dump out all the cookies onto his tray BUT he did help me pick them up and put them back in the bag. Note to future visitors – stay away from the Goldfish Grahams! )
By the way, what do you watch while eating cookies?
Cookie Monster of course! 🙂
On Sunday morning, I sang Maxwell a rousing rendition of Itsy Bitsy Spider during breakfast and he gave me a hearty round of applause!
We then played outside and tried to keep his cast out of the dirt…
and then went for our usual neighborhood walk.
I then tried to teach Maxwell how to play with the new Leap Pad I bought him…
We were only marginally successful. He really just thinks it’s fun to push the buttons and pretend like it’s a giant phone!
While Maxwell napped I played baker using Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious. I made Applesauce Muffins (with hidden squash) and Yellow Cupcakes (with pumpkin and yogurt). Both really good and both enjoyed by Maxwell…especially the cupcakes!
Phew! that was long! It was a great weekend but now I’ve got a date with Don Draper. See you later!