We enjoyed our last weekend here in Baltimore. Mark, Emma, Evan, Ethan and I took in the Baltimore Science Center on Saturday. We saw 'Chinasaurs' and had fun with all the interactive science displays. We fed Ethan lunch in the cafe at the museum and he managed to spit only the first few bites of the non-preferred food.
We had tickets to the Orioles/Blue Jays game on Saturday night, but didn't actually make it to the game. Mrs. Southwestern PA (at least I think that's what her sash said) came to RMH and hosted a cupcake decorating contest. Emma and Evan participated, but Ethan bolted once he saw that the contest involved actually touching a real food. He's never had a cupcake or icing. (Still not sure where that gene came from!) Emma came in second place in the decorating contest with her creative use of heart candy and walked away with a new deck of UNO cards. The kids were completely wiped out after the contest, so we sent Mrs. Southwestern PA, her hubby and two kids to the Orioles game in our place.
Today we drove down to Washington D.C.. The drive was beautiful, much easier than we anticipated. We parked near the National Mall, stopped into the Air & Space Museum, the American History Museum, walked to the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, the Lincoln Monument and the Vietnam Memorial. Then walked back again. Ethan took a meal on the National Mall and spat only the first few bites of the non-preferred.
His spitting is getting better and seems to be limited to the first few bites of the non-preferred food since we switched to a new protocol.
The kids have bathed and are now in bed. Mark, Emma and Evan will drive home tomorrow. Ethan has one more day in the program so Ethan and I will drive home on Tuesday. We can't wait to be home and see everyone!
See you all soon!
Mark, Molly, Emma, Evan & Ethan