Last weekend was my aunt Joeanne's surprise wedding shower. I made this oven mitt & pot holder,
and a towel cake (2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths, & 2 kitchen towels):
Unfortunately, I had a very squirmy toddler on my lap for most of the shower (& when I didn't I was stuffing food in my face), so I didn't even manage to get my camera out, but you can check out my mom's blog for pictures here.
We also went to the Garfield Park Conservatory this week with moms & toddlers from our nursing moms group. It's free (can't beat that) & about 75 degrees so it's a wonderful place. Cooper liked wandering,
and checking out the fountain:
Yesterday we had a very different adventure. I took Cooper to the park to enjoy the gorgeous weather & went down the slide with him on my lap. Apparently, I didn't really listen to all those amusement park warnings to "keep your hands & feet inside the ride" & didn't make sure Cooper's feet were on my lap all the way. The rubber sole of his left shoe caught on the plastic slide & his foot or leg bent. I didn't really think anything of it at the time because it really didn't seem to bad, but he got pretty upset. By the evening we were at the doctor's office getting x-rays of his hip, knee, & foot. Luckily, nothing's broken. It looks fine & he doesn't seem bothered by anyone messing with his leg or foot, but he cries every time he puts weight on it & he really can't walk on it. The doctor thinks it's a sprain or something so he's getting Motrin every 6-8 hours & we're hoping it's better in a few days. Cooper's not pleased about being held or sitting & keeps squirming to get down, then crying because it hurts. Poor baby! I'm working on getting him to crawl instead of walking 'cause it seems much more comfortable for him, but he's not happy doing that for very long. I'm really hoping for a miraculous recovery over naptime!