We like to do mommy/daddy dates with the kiddos so that we can spend some on one time with each one. That, of course, has gotten a little bit tricky for me to do since I can't leave the couch :). But, I noticed over the last week or so that Andrew's nerves have been wearing thin with going so many different places and decided that he needed a mommy date! So, instead of going with Abby to the Osborn's house to play this morning, I gave him the option to stay home and hang out with me. He was thrilled! The only rule was that we would find something fun to do together, not just watch more TV all morning.
Before Joe left for work, I had him pull out a box of miscellaneous craft stuff which I thought might keep us busy. Also, a friend from the ward knew about the planned "date" so she brought over a few other little games and project ideas. She helped me move the piano bench over next to the couch and arrange things as well as possible so that I could help without having to get up. It turned out to be a really fun morning. He made some cute little projects and mixed in some games while we were waiting for glue to dry.
Here are a couple of shots of him working on his projects. The first was a treasure chest that he drew (with my help) then filled with sequins for treasure and later colored in and cut out.
This is his "big eye" monster. he drew and designed him all by himself, I was very impressed!
It was two hours well spent! He made a huge mess and totally wore me out (sad, huh!) but he is the happiest he has been in days, possibly weeks! I love my Andrew!