-I took Harvey on a date to McDonalds today. First time he's been there. He had some fries and a chocolate shake for lunch. I figure the chocolate shake isn't much more unhealthy than a big burger or chicken nuggets from there. Nothing with "Mc" in front of it is super healthy.
-We ran quite a few errands today too, and Harvey was in quite a mood. He waved, smiled, laughed at absolutely everyone we passed. For real. He just loves to be out and about and be the center of attention. He's his mother's child.
-We've been practicing walking more and more lately. He's pretty good at walking in his bare feet, but we bought some Stride Rite big boy shoes a few days ago. I wanted him to wear the "pre-walkers" that are super soft and squishy on the bottom. The sad news is they stop making them in a size 5 or 6, and big Harv wears a 6 1/2 wide. I guess they figure by the time you almost wear adult size shoes you should be walking. The shoes we ended up with still have a "softer" sole than I've been able to find anywhere else, so they should still be helpful. (And for $50 I expect this kid to be tap dancing by Friday).
The new shoes have definitely thrown off his mojo. He looks like a miniature Frankenstein (only way cuter and less green). He loves to walk with help, so we've started making him walk with us to and from the car, up and down the driveway, anywhere it's acceptable to have such a slow mover in tow.
We were walking into Lowes today when Harvey saw something he's never seen before---his shadow. Only 6 more weeks of summer folks! But he just kept staring at the ground and watching the little boy on the ground follow him---until mom ruined the whole thing by picking him up to walk in front of waiting cars.
I'm telling you, taking 1 inch steps all the way from your parking spot to the store takes some patience. But I thought to myself today, if I don't have time for this, if I don't have time to teach my son how to walk, what do I have time for? Even though it took us about 5 full minutes to get into Target today, I wouldn't have missed that time for the world.
John took Harvey out for some practice tonight after dinner and I ran out to get some photos. Enjoy!
I just love that he couldn't go out without his (flavor of the week) bunny.