The chocolate milkman.
Doesn't like his picture taken, especially with mom.
Ever since we got back from Maryland, where we ate out at restaurants almost exclusively for 2 weeks, Elliot has been asking every once in a while to go to restaurants. It's kind of fun for me, because I like to go out every once in a while, too. So it's a treat for both of us, but the real attraction for Elliot seems to be the Chocolate milk. I always let him get it when we eat out, and he orders it himself, and looks forward to it. The only problem is he almost never eats more than one or two bites of his food, because his tummy is full of chocolate milk. Well, at least he's a relatively cheap date for now.
Some other news... Elliot is officially signed up for preschool! He's going to be attending a Montessori preschool here in Santa Maria. After visiting a few different preschools, I felt overwhelmingly that it was the best one for him. We are all very excited for the new learning and social opportunities that await him. Also, it's going to be a big change for the whole family, since we are not at all used to being on a schedule. Even though it's only three half days per week, it will definitely get us in a better habit of starting our day at a reasonably early hour. I feel like we'll be entering a whole other world of potential challenges, and also learning and growing opportunities, so it will be interesting to see what happens! I don't know yet what I will do with my four hours of free time three mornings a week, but I feel the need to fill them up with specialness, and greatness, and maybe a little selfishness, like going to the gym or walking on the beach or something.
Well, I'm rambling now, so it's time to stop.