I can’t believe my baby is 4 already! I remember that morning when my water broke and Dustin got to turn around after just arriving at work. I remember being in labor forever. I remember that terrifying trip down the hall when we decided it was time to be done and go for the c-section. I remember listening to the doctors talk about how they had just fallen asleep or were so tired but came into work anyway. I remember the amazing sound of hearing my baby cry for the first time.
Now he’s become an actual kid. He’s silly and sweet. He loves anything with wheels. He loves playing with his brother and his cousin. He is distractable and doesn’t always listen so well. He lives for a challenge. He loves to read books. He is smart and very ungraceful. Best of all, he’s my 4 year old son that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Batman and Robin saved the city while collecting candy. They were a tad excited but poor Batman was worried he would look funny with so many layers under his shirt. I assured him it was okay, we could just call it muscle. It would be better to be puffy rather than cold. Robin, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind. Now we have a pile of candy for mom to raid.
Growing up I remember looking forward to MEA weekend.
It’s two days in October that kids in Minnesota get off of school so the teachers can go to workshops. I know some teachers go to awesome workshops and get lots of stuff and knowledge. I know a lot of other teachers enjoy two days off instead.
In our household it meant going and doing something. We would either do a quick vacation or go out on the town. We’d try to do something with a little educational value, like museums.
It meant eating lunch out and quality one on one time with mom.
MEA is still going strong, although I think it’s officially called something else now.
I felt strongly about continuing the tradition of going and doing something with the kids.
Mom still takes the days off, even though she has no connection to school days off anymore. So I got to take my boys and my mom to the History Museum this year.
We had a great time exploring, reading and learning, and being hands on with history.
Of course we had to get lunch while we were out and it just so happened that Cossetta’s was right there. It was like it was meant to be. The boys weren’t sure until they sat down with their slice of pizza that was the size of their heads.
After we were full, we decided the day wouldn’t be complete without a little shopping. We went to Once Upon A Child and found a ton of stuff! I’m going to have some handsomely dressed little men. Then we went down the strip mall to the shoe store. Mom wanted new shoes. Somehow we ended up buying new shoes for everyone but me! It was not fair. I did take a picture of the ones I’d like. Maybe some day I’ll get my turn.