Elsie received an invitation to a friend's birthday party--her first official social engagement. I was very sad I had to miss it, but I had to work at Sylvan and go to a Sun Belt meeting immediately after, so I made sure that Eli could take her. It was the birthday boy's 2nd birthday, and it was a pajamas and donuts party (cute idea). I figured Eli could handle it.
At some point during the morning I received a text message, something cryptic about chocolate milk being Elsie-approved! You know, my first reaction was WHAT?!?!? But, I think that was the control freak in me. I mean, I know that pediatricians recommend that babies under twelve months NOT have cow's milk, but I didn't think that Eli knew that. And then my more laissez-faire side kicked in. In all likelyhood, Elsie's pediatrician would be at that party, and I'm sure she would say something if it were a major problem. Right? :)
And then I received incriminating photographic evidence that is too cute not to show you. So, I didn't have to 100% miss out on this...milestone? And, yes, that's Eli's hand holding the bottle.