Sunday, December 4, 2011

Operation 100 Goals--Days 12, 13, and 14

            I fell a little bit behind with posting due to a busy weekend spent with friends and family.  However, I did remember to take Day 12, 13, and 14 pictures of Caleb, so I wanted to get those up for sure, and as long as I’m doing that, I may as well write a little bit more about the weekend.  I’ve enlisted the help of my wife tonight—if I flipflop back and forth between “I” and “we” as I/we write, that’s why (are you following, or did I lose you already?  Or did we lose you?  Or…).

Goal:  Help my wife whenever she asks without huffing and puffing first

            Most of Friday was spent working on a “to-do list” left by my wife before she headed to school in the morning.  Let’s just say that laundry and dishes figured prominently in the day’s activities.  The evening was a rewarding one, as Caleb, my wife, and I spent time with some great friends.  And Syracuse beat Florida in basketball…awesome!

Goal:  Raise my children to be intelligent, compassionate, responsible, successful, and unique by providing them with a variety of experiences (FYI: I added to this goal in order to better reflect the manner in which we intend to raise our children.)

            On Saturday, we met my mom, dad, sister, nieces, aunt, cousins, and cousin’s two sons at the Strong National Museum of Play.  Though Caleb was a little out of sorts because his bottom two teeth are starting to poke through, he still seemed to like the museum, as evidenced by his wide eyes as we strolled around.  Here’s a picture of Caleb before we mailed him to the North Pole—that’s how Christmas works, right?:

            On Sunday, Caleb had many first-time experiences that were exciting for all of us:
·         He ate at the table for the first time (see the Day 14 picture above).
·         He helped get his first Christmas tree.
·         He met Santa Claus and sat on his lap.
·         He went to his first Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Concert at the high school.
After being a little subdued on Saturday, Caleb was the exact opposite on Sunday!  By the end of the day, he was all smiles and chatter—we took that to mean that he enjoyed all of his firsts.  In fact, he enjoyed the Christmas tree so much that he ended up underneath it!  Here are few pictures from the day:
            It was another great weekend—looking forward to a lifetime more.