Time with Granny & Lots of Fun

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We’ve enjoyed a fun but busy day today. Max has served a handful of timeouts, but he didn’t throw any major tantrums and has been a happy-go-lucky little fellow just about all day.

He slept until 7:45 this morning, and after I changed his diaper and got him a bottle of PediaSure, I asked him what he wanted to watch. He chose Barney and we watched the whole video before coming downstairs and playing with his trains. We went to Granny’s and had breakfast. She kept him while I ran a couple of errands.

When I returned from my errands, I surprised him with Patchwork Hiro for his new wooden railway. He loved that. I asked him if he wanted a surprise, and it was so sweet to see his face light up and his eyes grow large as he tried his best to say surprise. He sprayed it more than said it, but he gave it four or five good tries.

It wasn’t long after I gave him Patchwork Hiro when he wanted to come home to give Hiro his maiden voyage on his new wooden railway. I made him a bottle of PediaSure mixed with milk and suggested that we go upstairs. He melted down but stopped short of a tantrum. I told him it was okay if he played with his trains a bit longer. I looked at the clock and gave him ten more minutes before making a second attempt to get him down for his nap. He picked up regular Hiro and Patchwork Hiro and headed upstairs.

He napped for about three hours before Becky got him up to go to her school’s spring festival. At first he didn’t want to leave his trains, but upon our many assurances that he’d have a good time and that there’d be a lot of other kids to play with, he went along with us.

And he had a great time. I loved seeing so many of Becky’s students and seeing them interact with Max. I heard from at least two parents who kidded Becky about how much she talks about Max at school. They hear all about our little buddy from their children, and that was a heart-warming thing for Papa Bear to hear.

Max got a hug from one of Becky’s favorite students, Karen, and when Max stood in front of a group of four elementary school-aged children who were enjoying cotton candy, they gave him a piece. Danielle, daughter of our friends Eddy and Jodi, gave him a piece of cotton candy at last Saturday’s Easter egg hunt. It’s fantastic that folks are being so friendly with Max.

We had dinner when we returned from Mama’s school, got our baths, enjoyed storytime together, and, just a few minutes ago, put Baybay to bed. He gave us lots of smiles after storytime and was happy to go to bed.

Becky and I are thinking of scooping him up on our way to bed.

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