Friday, November 07, 2008

Eli the Clementine Thrower

I went grocery shopping yesterday afternoon. Throughout the time at the store, Eli went back and forth from saying "hold" because he wanted to hold whatever I was putting in the cart and "hold you" because he wanted me to take him out of the cart and hold him. Needless to say, the trip at the store took longer than I was planning.

I came home feeling rushed to finish a meal I was making for a friend and not having time to put most of the groceries away. Ben was stuck coming home on the train - the signals went out systemwide, so they weren't letting the trains go due to safety reasons (his 25 minute ride home took an hour and a half). I tried to get Eli to eat dinner while I was cooking, but he finished in record time and was not interested in staying cooped up in his booster seat for very long.

Once he was free, Eli pulled all of the clementines out of the box and started throwing them around the kitchen like they were balls. He thought it was SO fun and was laughing so hard. Then he had fun putting the clementines in a pile and stacking and compiling the groceries that were still out.

These pants are pretty big in the waist! They were falling off of him all day long, poor guy.

And no, we don't drink Coke - I bought it for a Cafe Rio pork recipe that I'm hoping is better than my other attempts. What I really crave is a true Cafe Rio burrito, but I'll have to settle for this, 1,200 miles away from the nearest location. :(

Eli was in such a good mood last night! We picked Ben up from his late train at 7:15 p.m., then came home and ate dinner while Eli continued throwing the clementines and running around us while we ate. He didn't get to bed until 8 p.m., and gave me the nicest gift this morning - Eli didn't start yelling Boppy until almost 8 a.m.! (I think he was up earlier, but played quietly in his crib for a little while) That was the nicest thing he could have done for his tired, third-trimester pregnant, still-battling-a-yucky-cold mom.

It's now 9 a.m. and all we've really accomplished is reading books, eating breakfast, and getting Eli dressed. I'm still in my sweats and enjoying a slow, happy start to the morning. Sometimes you just need days like this!


Marci said...

I love slow days like that :-)! Let us know how your pork turned out. Mike's parents have gotten pretty dang close to what I remember the Cafe Rio pork tasting like...

Wendy Weiler King said...

Um, every day I need a day like that.

What's wrong with drinking Coke? Don't hate. ;)

jcsev said...

Haha! You don't drink coke.....only eat it! I like where you draw the line!! j/k ;-)

Eli is so cute! I loved seeing his little diaper sticking up above his pants! That's what all my boys look like, pants these days....

I could totally see Kaelan doing the same things, with my groceries, as Eli does... especially the clementines. Oh wait.. that is because he DOES do the same things!!

I like to see that you had a lazy start to the day, as I have had a WHOLE lazy day. Joe worked from home, I went running this morning, took a long jacuzzi bath...ahhhh, played with Kaelan all morning, read stories, and got nothing productive done. So nice.

Rachael said...

I am impressed that Eli was dressed by 9 am. That is way more productive than I am when I am not pregnant.

Kelly D. said...

Darling, you're pregnant! And in your third trimester to boot! You're allowed to LIVE in sweats 24/7 :)

We really need to think of a way to get you some Cafe Rio, too! I wonder how we could ship it?

Jenna said...

You are so lucky! Davis's schedule has been terrible lately! For some crazy reason he wants to wake up in the middle of the night again! Did Eli go through that stage as a toddler? Pushing the limits?

Funny Clementine thrower. He cracks me up! I hope you get over your cold soon!

Suzette Selden said...

This post just reminded me how much I love clementines.