Well, I'll try not to bore you while catching you up at the same time. It kinda sucks that Steve beat me to the blogging because now I just have to reiterate a few things (in my superior
perspective of course!).
Sunday. Mother's Day. My first one. And it couldn't have went better. I awoke to a drooling baby hovering over me. Don't worry, it was MY baby. I got to sleep in till 7:30 and Ste
ve brought up Gord and a hot cup of decaf coffee to wake me up. Good way to start the day. My mom came in by bus on Friday night so it was nice to be able to wish her a happy mother's day in person for a change. I also got some awesome mother's day gifts from Gord and Steve. Gord got me a really cute "mom" picture frame with a picture of me holding Gordie in the hospital shortly after he was born. It brought back so many emotions of that day. And Steve got me some pajamas and bakingware that I had been wanting. My first mission with the springform pan (which was one of the items): dark and white chocolate marble cheesecake with chocholate oat and hazelnut crust.
Sunday was also a big day because it was Gord's christening. Dave and Tam (the Godparents) arrived in the early afternoon. I know there are already pictures posted of this
event but I have to post some of my own! There were five babies getting christened in a non-mass ceremony. The priest began the service by stating that you shouldn't get upset if your baby starts screaming because he can talk much louder than they can scream. This somehow put me at ease since Gord was due for a nap and was becoming increasingly agitated. But in just moments he fell asleep. All five babies were baptised without so much as a peep from any of them. The priest couldn't recount a more peaceful baptism ceremony, stating that there is usually one "reluctant christian" who voices their opinion loudly. This comment made me chuckle. I could just picture the inner voice of this "reluctant christian" baby as its scalp gets moistened..."NO! For the love of god, NO!" (no pun intended...well, yes, totally intended). We had the family and friends back to our place for some finger food and BBQ chicken. It was a great day.
My mom stayed until this morning to get her Gord fix. We went shopping a couple of times, but mostly stayed around the house. She was able to watch Gord while Steve and I went out for our first dinner date since January. It wasn't a long date by any means, but it was nice nonetheless. We had a romantic dinner at one of our favourite nice restaurants 'Copperfields', and we even wore perfume and cologne...how special!
Now that we are all caught up, I can fill you in on a little bit of today's events. I decided to go grocery shopping for some of the ingredients for my cheesecake. Gord loves to be in the grocery store, he is so good and just stares at all of the things in the isles. Today, he decided that the big store would be a good place to excercise his vocal chords. He wasn't crying...just talking...loudly
. I could here his voice echoing off the walls. One woman even commented "quite a big voice for such a little guy". I responded "I know, I think I'm going to be in for it". Her response: laughter, as if she knew exactly what I would be in for and was glad it wasn't her. But I couldn't help it, I thought it was cute.
As I wheel Gord through the grocery store, I usually give him a running commentary of what I'm doing or where we're going. Usually there aren't many people in the isles as I'm doing this. But I've become so accustomed to it, that I didn't seem to notice the many people standing around the dairy section as we picked up some cream. Somewhere in the middle of me telling him what we had gotten already and what we needed from the list, I became suddenly aware of the people standing around me in silence, listening to my every word. I have to admit, I was a little embarrased. Almost as much as the time I walked around the whole grocery store in a great mood drinking a cafe mocha, only to get back to the car, look in the rearview mirror at myself and realize that I had chocolate remnants in the corner of my mouth. D'oh!
Another thing that comes to mind that I want to share, is Gord's new interest in the Dude. They are slowly becoming friends. Gord got to pet him for the first time the othe
r day (surprisingly the Dude didn't bolt). Once Gord's hand touched his fur, he gave the hugest smile! The next time he put his hands deep in the fur and then clenched his fist so he could grab it (I know, I know, this is going to pose a problem sometime soon). Everytime the Dude comes around, Gord just stares at him and watches where he goes...waiting to get that next touch. I think it's so cute but I'm very careful that the Dude doesn't pull any funny business. Personally, I think he's just as interested, getting a good sniff of Gord's head whenever possible. I think they're going to be great friends soon and as you can see, Gord is going to have a new mode of transportation before he can walk ;)
Anyway, that's about all I got. Hope everyone's got a good long weekend in store for them.