Whew, busy weekend. Bip hasn’t been sleeping well since we changed the clocks. Could it be teeth? Hunger? Approaching a new milestone? Whatever it is, he’s not telling. But we’re beat.
Saturday was a rainy day. We haven’t had a good all day rain in a while. We needed it. Phil took the kids out while Bip napped so I could get some work done. They went exploring and found a mama goose sitting on a nest of eggs while the daddy goose, I guess that would be the gander, floated in the Potomac, chasing off other geese. I got my guest/craft room closet cleared out again and ready for guests. I also cleared off the bed and a good portion of the floor. When the Phil and the children came home, we all headed out to go bowling. We had lunch there, too, making for a good "adventure." The kids meal now have new french fries which are shaped like happy faces. Boo brought one home because he couldn’t finish it but didn’t want to throw it out. "I like it. It’s smiling at me!," he said. Back home for some rest and then to church. Bip and I got to go this time since he was awake. He flirted with the lady behind him and took off his sock which he chewed on happily. After church was the annual parish Seder meal which was a new experience for us. Pumpkin Girl started falling apart when it was 7 o’clock and we still hadn’t eaten. They’d provided bread and butter for those who couldn’t wait and so we let her have some. Bip fell asleep in the sling, which then energized him for the rest of the evening at home. He sat happily playing with his toys while Phil and I watched "The Two Towers."
Sunday afternoon we went shopping at Andrews AFB. Picked up dress shirts for Boo and then hit the garden center. I bought two tomato plants for Pumpkin Girl who loves tomatoes, some basil, a geranium and some petunias for the front yard. We planted the tomatoes and basil in the back in the full sun. Charlotte didn’t believe me that the tomatoes weren’t going to be ready for a while. She said she would have to ask grandpa about it. She talked to him on the phone today and he explained to her that she had to wait for the plant to get flowers which would then turn into tomatoes.
Then as a fun end to the day, we decided to give Bip his first solid food. I mashed up a banana for him. I gave him his first taste and he looked at Phil, who was manning the camera, as if to say, "Daddy? What’s Mama doing?" Then he started moving the banana around in his mouth and he got a good taste. I loaded up the spoon again and as I moved it towards his mouth, he grabbed the handle to help me. He is our first baby not to spit back out his first food! He was so happy about it. He kept leaning forward for more bites and even grabbed the bowl from my hands to see if there was anymore left in there. He ate about an inch of banana.