It's a weird feeling. I mean, there are books I could have read, but you know one of the kids would have interrupted 8 times if I started to read. Usually my time waster is to check email, but with Ro on the computer that couldn't happen. Just... bored. And fidgety.
Charlie, we believe, is actually beginning to teethe. Yes, he's only adjusted 5 weeks old. However, he's exhibiting every symptom. In fact, if you read the article far enough, they mention that even diarrhea, while not officially linked to teething, happens commonly. He's grumpy, he doesn't sleep well during the day anymore (although that could be due to brother's high-pitched & loud sounds), he will suck on a pacifier quite strongly even after finishing a full feeding. Doug felt around Charlie's gums but didn't feel anything significant, but you can't deny the symptoms!
Today we were going to try Domino's Farms again, but it's in the mid-30s outside so I nixed that idea. Instead, I'm granting Roman's fervent wish - to go to Wal-Mart. Yes, folks, he's seen commercials (toys that are available there) and he has been asking to go there for days. Doug is firmly against the Wal-Mart-ization of America (which is also why we go to Costco and not Sam's Club), so I won't purchase anything. But I am curious as I hear people say they have great deals on some grocery items, and I'd like to take a peek at their craft area.
And last, some pictures from my birthday. My friend Wendy & her son Mitchell very sweetly offered to join us for my birthday dinner at Wendy's. They even surprised me with a balloon, card, and free Frosty!
Charlie just cracks me up in this picture. Drooling, "helter skelter eyes," the whole bit. Funny!