From Daddy: Today was a busy day! This morning, Robert and I drove Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen to the airport from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m.. Then we went to Home Depot to pick up a light bulb. He had lots of fun strolling through wide open aisles and examining the shelves!
When we returned to the car, I asked if he wanted food. He said yes, so we went to the McDonald’s in Serramonte to get him an Egg McMuffin without cheese. He has never had one before (and I haven’t eaten one in years) and I was curious of his reaction.
I separated the muffin parts, the slice of ham, and the egg. He recognized and enjoyed some of the muffin. He also recognized the ham as meat, but he started off only licking it. “Like ice cream,” he said (remember https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/who-taught-him-how-to-eat-ice-cream and https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/ice-cream-mess-the-big-bathtub). Eventually, he would eat it.
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Next came the egg part. He has eaten scrambled eggs many times, but this egg had the yolk intact though cooked softly.
He noticed that the whole thing was a sandwich, so I reassembled it and offered him a bite. He had a small bite near the edge of the sandwich, but he did eat a bit of egg and recognized the taste as egg. (He also wanted to hold the sandwich leading to half a muffin hitting the floor.) So he ate the egg, too!
He needed a lot of time to eat what he wanted, but he did great.
Afterward, we made a quick trip to the cemetery to visit my Yeah-Yeah whom Robert has never visited and then we went home.
We played at home and then had lunch at Tanforan with relatives. Then Robert and I hit the play area while Mommy did a quick bit of shopping. So here’s Robert sitting on the horse this afternoon:
And here he was on January 9, 2010 (https://beanieblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/r-is-for-robert):
How he’s changed in just ten months!