R quote of the day: While putting on his jammies, R looked down at his chest and announced, "I have my own boobs!"
Something momentous has happened: A and I have found a babysitter!!!! A's friend's daughter is 13 and has been interested in sitting for R for awhile, but she wanted to take a babysitting course first. She also worked with the little kids at her camp over the summer. But we started her off easy - she and her dad came to hang out with R this afternoon for a couple of hours while A and I did some Christmas shopping. R was waving goodbye to us before we even had our coats on, so he was FINE. They had a good time together. And, this angel sent from God is going to watch R again one night this week so A and I can go to our company's holiday party. After that, we're hoping to have her sit for us once a month so that A and I can start having regular dates of some sort. We are so excited! It's great, too, because she lives just a few blocks away from us, so her mom and dad are really close by if there was ever a problem.
And, now for something completely different: I discovered a new way to get R to eat more vegetables. One night, I was kidding around with him and told him to open his mouth. Then I tried to toss in a tiny piece of broccoli. I missed a few times, hitting him in the cheek, nose, and chin while he laughed hysterically, and then I got it in and he gobbled it up and asked me to do it again. (I tried to make the pieces small enough that he wouldn't choke on them if I accidentally got it down his throat.) This method has worked for a week now, and R has even grabbed and eaten huge broccoli florets in between the ones I toss in. Woohoo! I'm sure he'll catch onto me soon, though.
Enjoy your Saturday night!