I predicted not much interesting would be going on this week, and, as with most things in life, I was right.
All of the real interesting action has been happening at night, in the bedroom..... because Riley has been sick all week and can't stay down for more than a couple of hours.
The snotty head hit him hard on Monday and by Wednesday night he was coughing. We took him to the doc just to be sure it wasn't anything important. The nurse heard him cough once and suggested croup. Doc never heard him cough but said it may be a mild case and gave him some cough suppressant/decongestant that helped him sleep a little.
It seems like he gets really pissy and cranky when he takes it during the day, so he's only getting it at night.
Though he was not his usual self, we were still able to have a little fun.
Last Sunday he got to feed ducks for the first time at a nearby park. The ducks were mostly crippled and pitiful,and living in filth, but he doesn't know the difference.
He was quite drawn to a family with a bunch of babies.
But the momma didn't like the idea of him being around and he, fortunately, got the message.
he's been playing on his slide pretty much every day, and has gotten pretty good at getting on it properly and by himself. He still likes to tease that he's gonna go noggin first though.
Saturday morning, he was up early as he had been all week, so I loaded him up in the truck to let mommy go back to sleep. We made it to Chik-fil-a right as they opened at 6:30.
He got to try their playground for the first time, and it was a letdown. he's too adventurous for their small toys, but too small for their big toys.
Then we walked around the UL campus and Girard park where he was able to commune with more ducks and a few moderately aggressive geese.
Eventually it was lunchtime and since Johnson's Boucaniere was having a band playing on the porch, we decided to head over there. (as if that made the difference)
Unfortunately the kid that averages 45 minutes per nap, stayed down for 2.5 hours and we missed the music, but he needed it, so it was ok.
At Johnsons' he did his usual wooing of the women and punching of the cash register buttons. Then he played one of his favorite games with Nonnie. I don't know which game it was, because there are a few that all end in his favorite way..... with him upside down.
Sunday morning he beat the sun up so we hopped in the Jeep and headed over to Meche's, where he stuffed his piehole with donut holes.
The combination of snot and donut glazing crusted to his face just makes him irresistibly cute, huh?
Amazingly, it felt awesome outside this morning, so we took advantage and headed over to the park closest to our house.
The slides there were too complex for him (they all have curves that he kept falling off the side of.) But we tried.
Since he was still in a good mood, we headed over to Thomas Park, where they have a few slides a little more suitable for him.
He wasn't really interested in the rock wall until I showed him how it worked. Then he wanted to give it a try. That was a dud though, since he has the grip strength of , well, a 16 month old.
He then showed us that he's much better at climbing ramps than walls.
He also proudly enjoyed the view from the top. (5 feet off of the ground.)
He had fun playing with the Teva sole ground cover.
But, best of all they have gears that he can spin.
Since i feel that I've let you down humor wise this week, I'll leave you with a couple of funny video clips from other people. (sorry to those people like me who have You Tube blocked at work.)
First, the newest local sensation-- Cajun OnStar.
No, not everyone talks like that, but some people do.
And a little Mitch Hedberg.