Elliot and I had a fun arts and crafts activity planned today. We painted a wooden train. Being eight months pregnant my energy level is diminished. I try to keep up with him, but I’m fading quickly! It is difficult to move around without stopping to catch my breathe. I’m focused on unpacking and organizing and trying to keep our lives as normal as possible. This painting activity was one of those efforts :)

Our friends came over for dinner last night. Elliot was super duper excited to show them his Lego Star Wars video game.

After Elliot’s violin lesson today we went to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for an hour. It’s fun to watch his interests change as he gets older. Today he made up a song with instruments, played in the sandbox, put on a puppet show and played travel agent. I couldn’t call him Elliot! He made arrangements for me to sit at the pizza place. The museum has a phone system set up between the World Brooklyn stores. He called and even ordered a pizza!

Being silly with mommy yesterday

Elliot has really enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi. His favorite events have been bobsledding and slalom skiing. He said he believes he’ll do that one day! It’s never too early to start dreaming, especially since his bobsled team will have 9 members! Daddy is the driver and I’m in the green helmet at the back. Elliot is second in red and his friends Sanii, Lauryn, Kingston, Erik, Janaya and Janiah round out the rest of the crew. Jason and Elliot did this while I slept in this morning. What a fun project!

Elliot has really enjoyed watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi. His favorite events have been bobsledding and slalom skiing. He said he believes he’ll do that one day! It’s never too early to start dreaming, especially since his bobsled team will have 9 members! Daddy is the driver and I’m in the green helmet at the back. Elliot is second in red and his friends Sanii, Lauryn, Kingston, Erik, Janaya and Janiah round out the rest of the crew. Jason and Elliot did this while I slept in this morning. What a fun project!

Elliot and I spent part of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It was windy and pretty cold, but it was quiet and still really enjoyable.

Elliot went with his daddy to get a haircut today at Tomcats Barbershop in Greenpoint. As always, Jenni did a great job cutting his hair. Look at that smile!

Silly boy Elliot on a cold and windy day playing in the park.

Artwork afternoon. Elliot drew a picture for his best friend, Charlie. Charlie had surgery this week, so we brought him a drawing Elliot made just for him. I forgot to take pictures during their impromptu play date yesterday. Elliot had such a great time spending the afternoon with his bestest buddy!

The king and queen of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Elliot adores Phoenix.