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We took Patrick to the aquarium this morning and he lost his mind over the HIPPOS, SHARKS, PENGUINS! It was a lot of fun.  

Then we stopped to pick up Pho for lunch and went into a little craft beer store while we were waiting. I had planned on getting some Summer Love or Hell or High Watermelon but their selection of pumpkin beers was too tempting. 

I walked out with six new-to-me bottles and am currently enjoying the Lancaster Baked (and the Arsenal match) while Patrick naps.

This has been an update.

We took Patrick to the aquarium this morning and he lost his mind over the HIPPOS, SHARKS, PENGUINS! It was a lot of fun.

Then we stopped to pick up Pho for lunch and went into a little craft beer store while we were waiting. I had planned on getting some Summer Love or Hell or High Watermelon but their selection of pumpkin beers was too tempting.

I walked out with six new-to-me bottles and am currently enjoying the Lancaster Baked (and the Arsenal match) while Patrick naps. This has been an update.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯🍷

¯\_(ツ)_/¯🍷

I need to know more about the life choices / hangover situations that result in a bacon, egg, and cheese on a 10 inch hoagie roll.

Also, people ordering cheesesteaks before 10:00 am….

losingwins:

My husband said this reminded him of me.

losingwins:

My husband said this reminded him of me.

Patrick at Eighteen Months:
Weighs 27 lbs and 8 oz and is 33.8 inches tall 
Enjoys books, any and all forms of transportation, water (drinking, baths, swimming), “hiding” (but ruining the surprise because he is too excited and screams before one has the chance to “find” him on their own), brushing his teeth, elephants, and using his very loud voice all the time.
Favorite foods include all forms of pasta, snacks (“NACK”), yogurt, scrambled eggs, and ice cream. Some days he eats like a bird, other days he eats like a teenager. 
Currently dislikes daycare drop-offs, most vegetables, all forms of meat, and various interchangeable (and not consistent) objects and / or incidents that trigger seemingly unprovoked meltdowns. Generally speaking though, Patrick is a happy and content kid. He has about four good tantrums a week that are frustrating for all parties involved but he’s able to self-sooth and work it out himself. (In fact, he often pushes me off when I try to offer comfort.) 
Has a best friend at school. When I ask, “Patrick, who do you love?” He 100% of the time answers, “I love [redacted name of a little girl in his class.]”  The first time he did this I was SHOCKED. I thought he would say “mama.” because, honestly, I totally underestimated the size of his world. 
He’s such a good boy. 
P.S. This picture is actually a few weeks old but is too good not to have here. 

Patrick at Eighteen Months:

  • Weighs 27 lbs and 8 oz and is 33.8 inches tall 
  • Enjoys books, any and all forms of transportation, water (drinking, baths, swimming), “hiding” (but ruining the surprise because he is too excited and screams before one has the chance to “find” him on their own), brushing his teeth, elephants, and using his very loud voice all the time.
  • Favorite foods include all forms of pasta, snacks (“NACK”), yogurt, scrambled eggs, and ice cream. Some days he eats like a bird, other days he eats like a teenager. 
  • Currently dislikes daycare drop-offs, most vegetables, all forms of meat, and various interchangeable (and not consistent) objects and / or incidents that trigger seemingly unprovoked meltdowns. Generally speaking though, Patrick is a happy and content kid. He has about four good tantrums a week that are frustrating for all parties involved but he’s able to self-sooth and work it out himself. (In fact, he often pushes me off when I try to offer comfort.) 
  • Has a best friend at school. When I ask, “Patrick, who do you love?” He 100% of the time answers, “I love [redacted name of a little girl in his class.]”  The first time he did this I was SHOCKED. I thought he would say “mama.” because, honestly, I totally underestimated the size of his world. 

He’s such a good boy. 

P.S. This picture is actually a few weeks old but is too good not to have here. 

Remember her name. 
BOOM!

Remember her name. 

BOOM!

We met 18 months ago!

We met 18 months ago!

At the beach. #kaftanbody

At the beach. #kaftanbody

Just checking on the neighbor dog.  (From last night.)

Just checking on the neighbor dog. (From last night.)