Lazy Sunday

I’ve got the Monday blahs but can’t help think about our fun weekend to get me out of a funk. We spent the whole day Saturday out and about and had planned to do the same on Sunday, but Sunday turned into a much needed lazy, family day.

Caleb & Wyatt attended their first birthday party for their best bud Lily who turned one only a few days after they did. She had an awesome Sesame Street party with lots of other families and tons of amazing food. No one invited the rain but he showed up anyways. This didn’t put a damper on the party at all since the reserved area was thankfully under a covered pavilion! We look forward to many of Lily’s parties in the future!

C&W playing with balloons with the birthday girl

Amazing cupcakes!

Afterwards, we spent some time with some family friends and their older kids. It was so nice to just sit around and catch up while their kids looked after the boys. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Wyatt get so much exercise! He was so tired when we got home. They have a huge chocolate lab and Caleb was absolutely terrified of him and wouldn’t take his eyes off the dog. Wyatt was a little more brave, but got pretty freaked when the dog decided to give him a big, sloppy kiss in his face! What a fun afternoon! And they were nice enough to give the boys some cool bouncy balls and Sesame Street instruments for their birthday, which have gotten A LOT of use ever since.

On Sunday, we woke up to more gray skies and rain. We had hopes of taking the boys to the pool, but it didn’t seem like the best pool day. We also entertained the idea of taking them to their first major league baseball game to see the Nationals play the Braves. But when we did a mental run down of how much work it would take to get them into DC and how much stuff we’d have to bring with us, well, we quickly lost motivation. So our Sunday turned into a pretty lazy one. We played downstairs, we played in the living room, we played in our room, we ate long leisurely meals, the boys took naps while we watched TV, we played on the swings in our backyard and we took the boys for a ride in their wagon around the neighborhood. Phew! It doesn’t sound so lazy once you write it all out!

They both love honking the horn on this car and on a related note, I’m out of Tylenol.

Caleb impressed us so much over the past week. His core is really getting strong and he’s able to sit up very straight on his own. After a few minutes he starts to slouch forward, but he’ll put his hands on his knees and straighten up again! I also noticed that while sitting on his little step stool and playing at the activity table he was letting go of both hands and not holding onto anything. He’d do this for a couple seconds at a time, like he was testing to see if he could sit up without hanging on. We put him on his stuffed caterpillar rocker and he did the same thing! It took multiple tries but Shane was finally able to snap a picture on his phone.

Insert obvious “Look Ma! No Hands!” caption here.

It really was pretty much the cutest thing to watch. Caleb is just constantly impressing us with his new skills and happy-go-lucky demeanor. For the most part he really responds well to our 2x/day stretching sessions. When sitting and doing leg raises I can say Touch your toes! and he’ll grab his feet with both of his pudgy hands. We also do trunk twists while I recite patty-cake and whenever I get to the rrroooooollll it part, Caleb chimes in by saying oooooooooh. Every single time. It’s too funny.

Wyatt’s really close to walking. He cruises around and speed crawls whenever he runs out of furniture to cling to. He can stand up by himself for like 1-2 seconds before losing his balance. We practice walking everywhere, but Wyatt chooses to march rather than walk. He lifts his knees high and stomps around loudly which is par for the course when it comes to Wyatt in general. He loves anything with buttons and lights like remotes and our laptop.  Shane and I were woken up twice because the light in our bedroom randomly turned on in the middle of the night. We realized this morning that Wyatt was playing with the remote last night and must have changed a setting somehow.  Sneaky little guy.

All in all a really fun weekend with our little dudes. Tomorrow the whole family is driving up to Baltimore bright and early for our first appointment with Caleb’s new developmental pediatrician. I don’t know what to expect so I’m trying not to have any expectations of how the appointment is going to go. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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I'm a working mom of three fantastic boys: Caleb, Wyatt and Parker. My husband, Shane, and I live in the Washington DC suburbs where we enjoy playgrounds, pools and never getting to sleep in. This blog is a journal of our day-to-day lives as well as a chronicle of Caleb's progress after a recent spinal surgery to alleviate the effects of his cerebral palsy.

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