February 8, 2010

What A Weekend!

This past week went by so quickly, mainly because our little family took a long weekend to go up north and what a weekend it was!

We kicked off the fun by leaving for Duluth on Thursday afternoon. We decided to aim for leaving by three and being out the door no later than three-thirty; in the end, we overshot three in the afternoon, aimed for three-thirty, and made it out the door by four-thirty! That's life with an infant for you... whew!

When we finally made it up to Duluth, we spent the evening with my family and the following day with one of Jonathan's co-workers and his girlfriend. Together, we explored Grand Marais (I experienced Sven & Ole's for the first time... delicious!) and even briefly stopped by Lutsen.

Saturday we were back in Duluth and Nathaniel met a whole new group of friends at a baby shower thrown by my mother's Bible study. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate my little boy and let me just tell you now... he will be the best-dressed kid in town! He was showered with many adorable clothes and tons of fun toys (which mama is very excited to begin using)!

Sunday was the climax of our weekend adventures and brought about a big milestone in Nathaniel's life! My little boy was having tummy time on our bed when, with a little effort and a lot of grunting, he rolled over for the first time! I am so proud of Nathaniel and am thrilled that he is strong enough to roll over so early... now if he would only do it again!!

Along with our exciting new milestone, we also experienced a rather messy memorable event. This occurred on Sunday evening when Nathaniel experienced projectile vomiting for the first time. The mess spewed several feet away from his body, coming out of his mouth and nose. In all honesty, I can say that
if spitting-up was an Olympic sport, my son would be on his way to Vancouver! I felt horrible for him, but he didn't seem to mind too much once it was over; getting him out of his drenched clothes seemed to be more of an ordeal for him than the event itself.

Speaking of clothing changes, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nathaniel's grandmother who thought to wash out one of his onesies after the non-stop excitement left me questioning my loyalty to Pampers. In the spirit of the eventful weekend, we experienced five diaper explosions (most in the middle of the night... thank you, 5am) and thus it goes without saying that this included multiple wardrobe changes. Had we not had that onesie washed out, my little boy would've been going home wrapped up in a diaper, his birthday suit, and some blankets to stay warm!

Looking back, we truly had a wonderful weekend and I can hardly believe that time is flying by so quickly with our little boy! It hardly seems possible that he has already rolled over... perhaps I will teach him how to walk tomorrow...

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend! My son was born on Christmas day, and I love following your blog since our boys are so close in age! My boy projectile vomited a few weeks ago and it scared me silly, but like you said, he didn't seem to mind it that much! Love your blog!

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  2. I can't believe you call your self a Dulthian and had never experienced Sven & Ole's ... wow... I guess I don't really know you after all.. haha...

    Lys, I am glad you had a fun weekend up north! So amazing he rolled over! wooo hoo! He'll be so mobile soon you'll really never have a moment to spare!

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