D&E Day 34

E has spit up, ON ME, twice this morning. I thought I’d share.

Anyway, the swing has officially run out of juice.

E’s morning nap has been both still and restless (I know that doesn’t make sense — the swing was still, and E was restless), so I think I’m going to load him in the car, which will put him to sleep, and drive to the store to get new batteries for the swing.

He got so upset about the swing this morning that he ended up flipping his blanket over his face.


I moved it.


In protest, he moved it back.


Clearly, the battery retrieval trip needed to happen. I got E all loaded up, and we were off to get some batteries!


He’s usually so cheerful and excited. I get concerned when he gets upset like his did this morning…because the swing stopped.

Anyway, we retreived the batteries, but the nap never happened. Hopefully, I can get a nap out of him this afternoon.

While we were at the store, I noticed a toy, a simple today, that E had taken a liking to while we were visiting Crazy Aunt E last week. So I picked one up and carried it around the store shaking at E, and he thought it was the greatest thing ever. He thinks most things are the greatest thing ever, as he hasn’t seen or experienced much yet. Anyway, I couldn’t help but toss it up on the checkout belt. Sorry A. Since E is in the process of discovering that his hands are something he can control, this toy seemed perfect for helping him to develop those skills. We got home and I let him play with it.


The first thing he did was sling it across the room. I decided that he might need a little more guidance. He got a little better with it, and he immediately tried to chew on it.


This is, after all, what he does with most things. He became quite agitated when he discovered that he couldn’t get this one in his mouth.


Talking about this, seemingly, amazing toy reminded me of the Peter, Paul, and Mary song, Marvelous Toy, that my dad used to sing to me when I was little.

Anyway, before we knew it, we had been playing for nearly an hour. E helped me clean up the house for our visitor. Who was our visitor today?


Grandma! As you can see, everyone loves when Grandma comes to visit.

Grandma brought me a tasty lunch which I quickly ate before I ran off to work for a couple of meetings. I don’t know the extent of the shenanigans that go on when I leave the three of them alone, but I do know that they read at least one book, more if I know Grandma.


I believe the book in the picture is, Animals on the Farmby Feodor Rojankovsky. This book was aimed at reinforcing E’s trip to Maymont yesterday. I heard that they played on the play mat, played with E’s new toy from Aunt S, had a bottle, and last but not least, E took a nap. Finally.


Grandma had to hit the road, and E is still sleeping, though lightly. I have a few minutes to get caught up  on some stuff before A gets home, so I think I’m going to take advantage of it.

E and I don’t really have any plans for tomorrow, so who knows what we might come up with?

Unfortunately, tomorrow looks like rain.

Tonight’s Bottle:

Center of the Universe Brewing Scotchtown Ale.


Like many of the beers I’ve decided to use for the blog, I haven’t had this one yet. However, I’ve been taking notes and I plan on reporting back at some point. Also, I think A and I are going to go to Center of the Universe, in Ashland, VA,  tomorrow for a new beer release.

A Final Thought: 

Before I go, I want to share this video I took last night of A reading, Click, Clack, Moo, with E. We both love that he gets so excited about reading. I hope that excitement is something that he retains. I know we’re going to try to make it stick.

Here’s a still image:



4 responses to “D&E Day 34

  1. I’m so glad this baby loves books, and that his parents realize how important it is to read to him! He’s a lucky little boy! Loved being with him today…grandma’s lamb of love!

  2. I am so jealous of the green ball.

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