The past couple of months have been hectic, and the next few months will be busy busy too.
So it's good that Jon took today off to spend with Otto.
They started at the dentist's office for Otto's semi-annual cleaning, which went well. Jon said he was perfectly happy to lie back in the chair, wear his funny sunglasses, and let the hygienist clean his teeth. Go Otto! I like it that his dentist is a pediatric dentist, and that her office is really geared to children's comfort. I also like it that his teeth are looking great, and hopefully we can keep them that way with regular visits and his favorite Wall-E toothbrush.
Then they went to the Hands-On Museum for some fun. Jon sent me a camera phone shot of Otto playing at the water table. I bet they're still there... it's only been 3 hours, and the water table is endlessly fascinating.
They'll have lunch, probably go home to check on Jake (who wanted to stay out this morning in the rain), hang out this afternoon, and pick up Bel around the usual time.
Tomorrow I'm off, which means I get my own day with the munchkins. We have a list of things to do... a visit to Little Seedling, picking up refills on Jake's meds, etc. It's been rainy and cool, so we might go to the mall or Zoobilee or Urban Toddler for some run-around time.
Annabel is getting close to walking. She can stand on her own for several seconds now, and she can cruise along the edge of furniture like a pro. But she likes crawling, so I think real walking is probably still several weeks away. Which is fine with me... she's growing up so fast! Her first birthday is less than 2 months away now.
For the first time in 5 years, my Board meeting falls on the Monday before River Festival weekend, which means I can take off the week following to drive home for the big event. That weekend is also Bel's first birthday, and we're planning a party for her in Salina. So far I know I want...
- a happy birthday banner like the one Wood made at Sweet Juniper!
- a special little "I'm 1" t-shirt (this one is cute, from etsy)
- really fun cupcakes (they will be cherry cupcakes for the Michigan girly, and they will be PINK!)
- something special for big brothers - Otto and I haven't decided yet what this should be, but it's important
On the thinking-about-it list are printed invites, balloons, and food. Obviously I still have some homework to do.
But right now I'm working on the budget for my 5th fiscal year at my library. 5 years! Me! In charge of the budget! Who'da ever thunk it? Better get back to my P&L statements and statistical reports.