For those of you who aren't Louisvillians, those of us who ARE know that this is the middle of probably the best week ever--Derby Week!! Unfortunately, my office has a lot of clients who are not in the metro area and they apparently have not gotten the message that they are supposed to postpone all legal issues until after the first Saturday in May. So I've been super busy. Which completely sucks.
BUT it's all about to come to an end. I only work a half day tomorrow and then I'm off for the rest of the week. YAY!! Assuming that it does not rain, I am taking Jonathan to the Pegasus Parade courtesy of tickets from my friend Kim. We're going with my mother in law and my nephew. I really hope Jonathan likes it--there are floats, Macy's parade style balloons--all the usually parade regalia. But best of all there will be TRUCKS. Fire trucks, particularly, and I know that Jonathan will like them. AND he finally knows the color red, so I feel fairly certain I will get some rounds of "red tucks!" tomorrow. I can't wait!!
As if that weren't enough excitement, the hubby and I are going to Oaks with his uncle John and his girlfriend on Friday. John was ever so kind enough to buy us tickets and they are actually really good ones--just a couple of rows over from the finish line. We're going to be at Churchill Downs all day and then, as if tickets weren't awesome enough, he's taking us to dinner at a DELICIOUS steak and oyster place afterwards. AND, for the proverbial icing on the cake, my mother in law is going to pick J-man up from school and have him spend the night at her house. I hope it doesn't make me a bad mother that I am SO looking forward to this that I am virtually vibrating with excitement!!
I'll end with some new pics of Jonathan from the past few days. The first two are from this past weekend--the weather was gorgeous and, much to my outdoorsman father's pleasure, my son loves being outside above pretty much all else. This first one is of J-Man outside on Sunday, literally having the time of his life with a rock:
This one is him having entirely too fabulous of a time pushing around the blue bucket we use for weeds:
This next one is from yesterday and is Jonathan actually EATING DINNER. He recently decided to refuse the high chair, so now we're using a booster in the kitchen. It's solved at least some of the food issues I've blogged about previously. It is A LOT messier, but it makes for more food consumption, so I'm completely OK with the compromise:
And the last one is one of my favorites, taken on the day Jonathan was born, all 5 pounds, 13 ounces of him. This is in honor of his 22 month birthday, which was today! I can hardly believe how quickly the time has passed!!
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