My friend Garfield

Day 186

Good morning! and already drooling…

This afternoon we went to Magic Mountain Playground at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. We went to celebrate a friend’s son’s 1st birthday party. They reserved two BBQ pits around the playground and brought some pre-cooked Korean food and cake! Simon was pretty well behaved and got to meet a lot of other little kids. He also had the opportunity to sit in his first swing!

He seemed a bit perplexed so wasn’t sure what to make of the swinging motion. When he’s a bit older, then we’ll try again.

After the party, we went to Babies R Us to pick up some things. We have basically given up on making food for Simon since it’s just easier to buy it from the store. I’m not too happy about the meats in the jar though since they use cornstarch in it… so maybe we’ll try to make our own chicken, beef, etc. The fruits and vegetables seem fine though and are pretty tasty without added sugar.

Simon was making funny grunting sounds while we were going around the store. He was trying to poop and was exerting a lot of effort. You can also check out him twisting his wrist, I guess discovering his range of motion.

Simon isn’t crawling yet so we’re still trying to get him to strengthen his muscles. Ron found an alternative use for Simon’s overalls, to help him “do the wheelbarrow” (or a partial handstand). Simon’s probably wondering what the heck is going on!

In the evening, we went to visit Garfield (actually we went to our friends’ Susan and Ken’s place for dinner).

After playing with Garfield, Simon needed a little nap. He fell asleep while Ken was holding him, the first time I think he’s fallen asleep in someone else’s arms besides family. We eventually put him down on the sofa and blocked him in with pillows so he wouldn’t roll off.

Simon woke up from his little nap and proceeded to play. Garfield is very protective and wanted to keep Simon from falling backwards.

Overall, we all had a very busy day. Tomorrow is also another busy day full of activities! I’m glad it’s a long weekend and the weather is beautiful!

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