Ah, yes, the beloved bullseye
I went to Target. By myself! I always have Nate with me when I go - which I actually enjoy (he's fun to have in stores) but... I love Target and having the time to just walk around without having to constantly chatter or check for dropped shoes was super fun.
Nate and I went to my sister's house to spend time with her, her kids, and their baby pool (which has a slide and a sprinkler, oooh fancy). Nate had such a great time, including learning how to go from tentatively crawling up the steps in her house to walking up them with his hand on the banister support rails. He seriously figured this out with just one trip up the stairs. (This, of course, means I spent a good amount of time chasing after him and lifting him off the stairs. Oy.) I was hoping to have a picture to share of this, but my sister didn't upload the ones she took yet (boo) and I didn't take any (my bad).
I made my first Indian food dinner - chicken tikka masala. It was a bit on the spicy side, but delicious. And I added turmeric to the rice so, consequently, we all ended up looking like we ate yellow highlighters. Nate went straight from the high chair to the bath (minus a brief pitstop to de-clothe) otherwise I'd have a picture of his yellow face.
You know the phrase "go-getter," right? One is supposed to be a go-getter at work. Well, today I was literally a go-getter. I need to get more students to come in for tutoring, so I actually set up shop in the hallway for two hours and stopped them as they walked by. It was fun to just chat with students (about running, working out, computer shopping, the weather - anything but boring ol' tutoring) rather than be at my desk for a little bit. (And I did get some appointments made out of it.)
That's a basket of Smarties and the signs say, "Be a Smartie! Make a tutoring appointment!"
(I know, I has the clever.)
Nate and I played with blocks yesterday. We've played with them before, but he seemed to have more of an understanding now of what to do with them. I would build something, he'd knock it over then add different pieces to it. If I build something simple (say, 3 pieces), he'd take it apart and then put it back together the same way. Aww, my smart little man.