Today is Nathan's 32nd birthday! For his birthday this year I did something completely unexciting and let him pick out his present. We had a date night last night, which was awesome, and we stopped at Best Buy where he picked out a new set of super spiffy headphones for his computer.
Check out how grown-up this kid looks! I can't get over it.
Please say a prayer or two for my sister's friend Taryn who is trying to pay off the last thousand dollars of her student loans so she can join the Discalced Carmelites in Buffalo where she was recently accepted.
My car is officially fixed. It's out of the shop and back in our garage. I won't get into all the details of what was wrong, mostly because it was my fault and it's embarrassing. But I will say that for all I hate to drive in general and even though I get mad at the car when I do something stupid and it has to be worked on, I actually do love that little car. I drove it home from the shop yesterday and was very happy to have it back.
Nathan's car is a stick shift and I really hate having to drive it.
I don't think anything has caused me more "first time mom" anxiety than what to feed Elijah now that he's eating regular food. We have the chart about serving sizes and what he needs nutrition-wise everyday, but I keep wanting to feed him more. He usually gets bored of sitting in the highchair before I think he's really full. I also need to figure out better snack foods than just giving him Gerber crunchies and Goldfish.
As I said, last night was date night, so Nathan and I went to see the new Oz, the Great and Powerful. I have to say I was surprised by it. The plot did things I didn't expect and it was actually a pretty good movie. A big thanks to my father-in-law for babysitting last night!
Are you as excited as I am that the conclave starts Tuesday? I can't wait!
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