Friday started off with Elliott and I meeting some friends at Bellaboo's. This place is awesome and I see us going there a couple of times a month in the future. It is a hand's on imaginative learning center. There are a bunch of different themed rooms; water play, building blocks, train room, art room, face painting room, pizza parlor, grocery store, reading room, dress up room, and a play place type room with a ball pit and different physical obstacles. Bellaboo's also has an interactive kids kitchen/diner where they teach children how to "cook", and a theater. We were there for three and a half hours and didn't hit all the rooms.
We left at 2:30pm, so we missed the window of opportunity for nap time. Elliott slept on the 10 minute ride home, but once we got home and I tried to put him in his crib, it was over. I made an awesome pork chop dish that evening, and I will post the recipe (at least so that I can remember it, lol). Elliott ate a whole pork chop, a whole sweet potato and some rice and broccoli. Which is a lot of food, and a lot of meat for a kid that doesn't really like meat.
Saturday was spent relaxing at home. Since Friday was a busy day, I wanted to balance it by hanging out and home and playing. I got some school work done, but nothing else interesting to report.
Sunday of course was the Superbowl. We were invited to a party, but the logistics just didn't allow for us to go. The game didn't start until 5:30, and at that point, it is time for Elliott to start winding down for the night. So, we made some buffalo chicken dip together for our "party" at home...Elliott helped:
He is actually a really good helper. Last weekend, he helped me make muffins and we both enjoyed the whole process. So today, I pulled up a kitchen chair and let him dump the measured ingredients into the mixer. He tasted everything along the way; based on mom and dad's tastes it is no surprise that my kid likes spicy foods :) The picture on the right is after he tasted the dip with the Frank's Red Hot added in. Notice his little tongue sticking out.
Beyonce's halftime show was the hit of the night for Elliott. He danced for a few seconds, but for the remainder of the performance he ran in a circle and clapped. It was hilarious. Once again, I should have taken some video, but we were too busy laughing. The picture above is how I found him after the halftime show. He went in his room and climbed up in his rocking chair. I guess he wore himself out!
I hope everyone else had a fun weekend. It's already Wednesday, so the next weekend will be here before you know it!