Things have been pretty good over at our house. It's nice to not have anyone sick for a change (BIG knock on wood).
Last week we had a meet and greet with the parents and teacher in Raylan's class at school (Amy and I are class parents for this year- because, ya know, we were bored and didn't have enough going on).
It was good to meet the parents and put names with faces.
On Wednesday we did another foster parent training at Upbring. The training was pretty good, but probably could have been a little shorter. There was a couple there who have had 14 foster placements in their home, so they had some good practical advice to share with everyone.
On Thursday Grandma and Papa took Raylan for the day so he could go to swim lessons an whatnot. When Amy and I got home from work we all went to Phil's Icehouse so we could eat some dinner and let Raylan play on the playground.
|People who say toddlers won't eat vegetables are crazy.|
French fries are made out of potatoes. Which are a vegetable.
On Saturday we got up and went out for breakfast and ran some errands.
We went to Home Depot, and there was a lady in the store who was playing a harp (inexplicably, she was also selling inspections for A/C units) as well as a therapy horse (miniature variety) in the parking lot. Raylan also got to ride in a race car shopping cart.
I think Raylan's expectations have been artificially raised in terms of future trips to Home Depot.
|"Dad, if you move the cart a little closer, I think I can get |
right onto this horse."
|By the time I'm done we'll either have a new grill or a fantastic piece |
of yard art.
Given the fact that I had gone into the game thinking that we were probably going to get blown out by 20 or more points, I was actually pretty happy with the result. Our 18 year old, true freshman quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, showed a lot of grit, recovering from mistakes to make big plays and appearing to read the USC defense better and better as the game progressed.
If he can maintain that level of play consistently, and if UT's defense and offensive line can continue to demonstrate the skill that they showed in the USC game, we're gonna be okay.
On Sunday Amy attended a dual baby shower that she helped to plan and put on for her friends Shelly and Emily. The shower was at her friend Heather's house in Hyde Park.
So it was, at least in part, a Raylan and Dad day.
Raylan and I headed over to Uncle Ryan's house to help him move some furniture out to the curb for bulk trash day.
Raylan also got to see Ryan's dogs, Scout and Lucy, and play with a few of Ryan's toy- erm.... collectibles! I think that Uncle Ryan's house is rapidly becoming a place of mystery and wonder in Raylan's toddlerbrain.
|Raylan correctly pointed out that this helmet would probably protect|
his head when he was flying his spaceship.
It also sounds like the baby shower went well! Sounded like people were happy with it.
|Emily, Amy, and Shelly|
I took Raylan home and put him down for a nap.
Amy eventually came home with lots of leftover party goodies.
In the evening I went to band practice. It was just Reed and Frank and I, but we had a good time and sounded pretty good.
And that was the weekend! I hope everyone had a nice one!