A Day with the Family
I would like to think that Ian had a really good day today. Jesse had an early morning appointment up near our favorite library, so Ian and I tagged along and got dropped off while he was busy. The public library is one of our favorite places to go. Not only are there books, but Ian can also play with the various toys in the youth room. Seriously, we are totally spoiled with our library. I have yet to find another one that is as great as it is. Ian ended up coming home with a few new books to read and was able to spend time playing games on the library computer.
Once Jesse picked us up, it was getting close to lunch time so we all went out to Kerby’s Coney Island for some hot dogs. Well, the boys had hot dogs, I enjoyed a delicious chicken wrap. We actually had a really good lunch – we didn’t have to tell Ian to sit down all that much and he ate all of his food. I should also mentioned that he ordered his own drink. He knew exactly what he wanted and pointed it out to the server when she came by. He was really cute about it.
Afterwards, the three of us headed to the Village Fair that was going on and we had a blast. I’ve already talked about that, so if you want to know more, click here.
On our way back to the car from the fair, we took a break at a fountain near the public library. We noticed a few people were sticking their feet in, so we totally joined in. It was a little chilly upon first contact, but that didn’t stop Ian from hopping right on it. The water level was just high enough that Ian didn’t get soaked walking around in it. In fact, he wouldn’t have gotten wet at all if he hadn’t bent down to pick up one of the various coins that were on the bottom. Needless to say, we ended up having to change him before heading back to the car. Either way, though, it was totally worth it. He had a ton of fun splashing in the water and tossing the coins back in.
Once we got back to the car, we realized it was time to get home. We had left the house at 9:30am and it was going on 4pm and we still had a lot planned for that night. The biggest item – going shopping for Ian’s new bed set.
Ian has been in his toddler bed since just before his second birthday and it was time to get him in a twin size bed. Plus, I’ll be honest, Ian’s toddler bed used to be his crib and we really wanted to use it for Simon. We’ve been wanting to move him for awhile and I finally had a brain storm the other night. Our spare bed had a trundle bed stored under it that wasn’t getting used. Why not move that up to Ian’s room and have that be his new twin bed. It sits low to the ground, so if he falls off he’s not going far, and it wasn’t being used. I thought it was the perfect idea and Jesse agreed!
So Ian was getting his very own twin bed and that meant we needed to get him some new sheets. After dropping Jesse off at the house to relax a little (he’s not a big shopper), Ian and I headed up to Target to check out their bedding selection. Now, I was trying to find a place that had a good selection and everything kept pointing towards Target, but honestly, once we got there, I wasn’t too impressed. Maybe I was expecting more, but they really only had about 5 different sets to chose from and all of them were trademarked characters. I was hoping for something a little different and initially Ian didn’t see anything that was catching his eye. Both Ian and I decided that we might want to check another place when we made one last run back through the aisle. That’s when Ian noticed Thomas and that’s what he wanted. I asked him, I thought we were going to check out another store, but he wanted none of that. He wanted Thomas and that’s what we came home with.
So tonight, Ian is sleeping on his new twin bed with his brand new sheets with all of his stuffed animals. It took awhile for him to calm down enough to actually fall asleep (he was a little excited), but when I went to check on him later, I could barely see him. He was snuggled up and sleeping as peacefully as can be.
So I think Ian had a good day today.