Bjorn has been quite the social butterfly lately. He has been hanging out with his buddies at daycare, taking his swim lessons at the YMCA (he’s a kipper/shrimp) and going on lunch dates and walk dates and hanging out at Arbor Fit Club like the gym rat he is. We are loving swim class and will hopefully have some photos to post soon (that underwater camera case we bought for our honeymoon in Hawaii is going to come in handy for more fabulous things now that swimming is in the works!). I think his favorite part of the class is that the pool is in a giant indoor room and the ceiling has big fans—so not sure if we have a master swimmer or just a kid who is easily distracted. We are taking the swim class with a couple of friend’s from mom’s group and, by chance, a buddy of his from daycare as well. Oh Ann Arbor, you small little town.
I’ve been very impressed at how well Bjorn handles going out to restaurants. I’m not sure if this is because he’s immobile or not (although I’m leaning towards ‘yes’ because once mobility comes into play, its a whole new ballgame). We recently went out to lunch with his buddy Julie at Jerusalem Garden for some much needed lentil soup and fried pita (Bjorn just had formula, thank you very much). Its nice that I can still keep a pretty decent pace with him and keep somewhat of a social life.
Speaking of keeping up with a social life, I have also been able to start up a pretty decent routine at the gym. Thanks to Steph for encouraging me to join this place and make use of its fabulous daycare. Bjorn has a standing date with Liz & Katrina on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I can usually see him from the exercise equipment and he is always happy as a clam just bouncing away in the exersaucer. Its especially funny to see how endeared the older kids in the class are towards him. He doesn’t get to be around toddlers at daycare because they keep them separate (ie–in the basement)…but at the gym daycare kids are just running all around him and he appears to love it.
And I would be remiss to write a post and not include photographs. These are totally not related to anything in this post other than they are of Bjorn and they absolutely melt me. Watching Lars interact with Bjorn and how much Bjorn just lights up when Lars enters a room makes me pretty in love with both of them.
The Classic Into-The-Shoulder-Kinda-Tired-Cuddle
Love! Melt! Cuddle!
This week we just made plans for Nonni AND Nonno to come out from San Diego in mid-April! Here’s to hoping we can get some more of this fabulous weather we’ve been having in March in April so they can see Michigan at the beginning of spring when its abundant with daffodils and tulips. And the Dairy Queen is open. I mean, let’s get our priorities straight here.