What a great day! I love days like today!
I was off with Aidan today and purposefully kept it about him all day. . .well, at least most of the day.
I got up early so I could get my run in and then shower before the kiddo got up. . .I got the run in and then had an audience of three (Aidan, Mosby, and Maggie) for the shower. Creepy, but I showered fast.
Aidan and I then had breakfast and made Daddy's birthday cake for tomorrow. Then we hopped in the car and went to Border Books to spend the $10. gift card Nana had sent at Halloween. . .$60. later, we were back in the car (Aidan loves books as much as me and I can't say no to him wanting them!). Next stop, the Ashburn Ice House.
Okay, so here we hit a bit of a snag. . .I used to know Ashburn very well. Apparantly, not so much anymore! I can drive around Washington, D. C. blindfolded and not get lost and I can even talk someone through directions down there over the phone. But, Ashburn beat me. And I mean it beat me! I finally got Pat on the phone, after trying about 20 zillion times, and he was able to talk me to the Ice House. Seriously, Aidan and I drove around Ashburn for more than thirty minutes! My internal GPS was just not working in there! It was like the twilight zone.
Anyway, no worries. We went in and got our skates and skated for a while. Aidan did very well and was able to go for longer and longer distances on his own with no one holding him. I am really amazed at his progress!
After Ice Skating (which Aidan pronounces as Eye Achin) we went grocery shopping. On the way there, I guess I was talking too much because Aidan told me "Mama, no talkin'!" It reminded me of saying something like it to my own Mom! I burst out laughing and then called Pat to tell him that Aidan told me to stop talking. . .
Then we came home and had a late lunch and then a nap. Today was the first day in several that was actually over 50 degrees, so after nap we went outside to ride his bike--it will be cooooollllddd again tomorrow. And now were off to Shenanigans to have dinner with our neighbors where we can let the three kids run around and wear themselves out!
What a great day!