We’ll start with the important stuff around here.
Snot The boy’s well child check up. No, it has nothing to do with snot, but I seriously considered asking the doc to take a look in my ear just to save me another trip to my doc’s on Monday. Then I had flashes of that commercial where the guy is asking his dog’s vet about his own personal medical issues. Sorry… got distracted by something shiny there.
The boy is now 24 whopping pounds. 34 3/4″ tall and has a head circumference of 19″. The short of it is that he’s only grown 2″ and gained 2 1/2 pounds. Not a big increase, but doc didn’t think that it was terrible. He gave us some ideas on what we can do to help him pack on the pounds. He said his feet are looking better and sees no issues with his legs from them. But the thing that still has me floored is what the doc said about his cognitive learning. He’s at the level of a 4 year old. This kid is 2 1/2. At 2 1/2 the boy knows all of his letters and numbers by recognition (with the exception of confusing 0 and O). He can “read” books. He has exceptional fine motor skills and his gross motor skills are improving by leaps and bounds. What he lacks in physical stature he makes up for in intelligence. One’s two year old should not be smarter than they. So there’s your boy update.
Last night we had a fantastic date night with Tacoma Chickadee and Nathe. TC is very involved in our fair city and is working on rebuilding our local community garden program. This is a project I have always wanted to be involved in, but didn’t know where to get started. (Great big post on this coming soon) Anyway… We had a great dinner at a fantastic local restaurant for a great cause. As luck would have it my sense of taste is still gone. I tell you for a foody this is a very bad thing. I haven’t tasted a meal in over a week. I just got the taste of coffee back yesterday. See I’m drifting again. After dinner we took a walk around downtown. Our downtown is awesome. We have an area called the Theater District. Within the Theater district is Opera Alley (where the restaurant is) and Antiques Row. Lots of little quaint antique shops, many of which are going out of business. (More about our city on another post, or you can read TC’s site… all about Tacoma). So we peer into shops and Elle goes ga-ga over the stuff inside. One is full of antique dishes, one furniture, and one… one had handbags. Not vintage handbags. Cute little designer handbags. Oh the handbaggy goodness. The slobber that was left on the store front will make the shop owner go what the?
Our luck ran out when as we are getting ready to walk into the pub for one last drink my cell phone rang. Damn cell phone. Why did I take it? It was the in-laws saying the boy really really wanted us to come home. Although our night was cut short we had a great time. We had the opportunity to chat with TC and Nathe about all kinds of stuff. I had a great time despite my lack of hearing.