This morning Alex joined me in bed again, sometime around 2:30am. I was facing away from him at the time and when he touched my back, I nearly jumped out of my skin! He let me sleep until 7:20. He was looking tired this morning and watched a lot of TV, so I know he didn’t actually get enough sleep. Tomorrow morning I have to get up early for our flight home, so there went my last chance to sleep in.
We couldn’t go to the park this morning because it was raining. Bummer since it was our last chance. But we did get him there four times.
Nap time was a repeat of yesterday, with the exception that the gate went up the first time he came out, and we let him cry a lot longer and didn’t cave in and let him out this time. When I got him out of bed, he was very cranky, as he usually is when someone wakes him up.
Great Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Dave came for dinner tonight. We got off to a rough start, and Alex spent the entire meal on my lap, but by the end he had stolen my biscuit, eaten his entire meatball and a few bites of spaghetti. After dinner Alex went off to play with the ball popper. He’s played with this thing many, many times before. A few days ago, Grandma taught him to point it at people and try to hit them. Mama is favorite target. Thanks, Grandma. So today, the first person he hit was Mama. After that he aimed for Grandpa and then Grandma. After each hit he’d giggle and clap and then run to get the ball to do it again. Everyone got a good laugh at his antics.
After Great Grandma and Grandpa left, we were sitting in the living room watching Curious George. Alex suddenly realized that Grandpa had fallen asleep. So he ran over and practically jumped into Grandpa’s lap, waking him up quite suddenly. Then he laughed at him.
Bedtime was not quite as bad as yesterday in some respects. He didn’t cry as much. But he did come out of his room once before I put the gate up. Then he stood at the gate and occasionally called out for someone. We put him to bed at 9:00. At 10:05 I realized he was still up because he was back at the gate making noise. I went in and put him back in bed, where he seems to have stayed.