Little Man #1 and Little Man #2 were troopers in the car. By the way, can I just tell you how darn cute it is to hear Colin refer to Sawyer as "Little Man?" Back to the story. Little Man #2 won the award though. He was awake for a short bit and then promptly fell asleep and slept the entire trip! That was extra sweet for me because I had already started to calculate his next feeding and it was to be at exactly the time our dinner was to be served. No bueno! So Little Man slept right through his feeding and woke up happy as a clam when we arrived at Wes' house.
Little Man #1 did pretty good for a 3-year old confined to a car seat for 3 hours. There was talking. A lot of talking. And singing followed by a bout of whining, before ultimately falling asleep. The problem? He only got to sleep for about 30 minutes. A 30 minute nap equals a cranky little boy. A quick snack perked him right up though.
Little Man #2 was a champ with all the strangers. He went from female to female without batting an eye. No tears, just happy baby. I even got to each my lunch baby-free while Wes' step-mom held him. Score!
|Wes' stepmom, Vera, with Sawyer.|
|Wes' sister, Shaina, enjoying the fact that 2 babies were allowing her to hold them without crying. The other baby is Amelia, Sawyer's cousin. She's about reading to pounce on Sawyer and he's eying her nervously.|
Little Man #1 was mainly interested in the meat and bread on his plate. The meat part is totally uncharacteristic of him but I guess turkey and ham top his list of favorite meats. He did, after all, eat 3 helpings of turkey (and 2 of mashed potatoes and green beans) at his school Thanksgiving the prior day. He was too busy eying the kids running through the house. He wanted to run and play with them. I happily obliged after he ate a few more bites (the other kids' parents didn't seem to care if their kids ate anything or not but then again, they don't have garbage disposals for children!).
It was an unseasonable 70 degrees and sunny there - what a perfect day to run and play with your cousins that you don't get to see very often?! He's such a ham these days that he gladly paused to have his picture taken.
Little Man #2 and Daddy stayed for a few extra nights. I can only imagine the discoveries he made considering he was amazed that "they have a bathtub just like ours, except it's a different color!" Yes, most people do have bathtubs. I'm sure I'll continue to hear stories for weeks to come.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. I've decided that some day I want to be a part of Thanksgiving celebration that includes non-traditional food items, fine china, fancy attire, and delicious wine. I'll probably never see that day but I just think it would be fun to do something different one year. What is (was) your Thanksgiving like?
Next up...Christmas! Here's to slowing down and actually enjoying the season. Ha! I've said that before!