It's Friday already? Where has the week gone? Don't get me wrong, I love when the work week comes to an end, but there's something a little unnerving about knowing that time is slipping through my hands. This week was too many meetings, too much email, too much traffic. You get the idea. On a brighter note, the week was full of longer days and sunshine, fresh air and warmer weather. And that's something to celebrate.
Here are some things I had on my mind this week.
When will Succotash open? Succotash is a new Southern-themed restaurant coming to National Harbor. Here's the thing, I love fried chicken, so when I heard that Succotash was coming to my neighborhood I was thrilled. An official opening date hasn't been announced, but it might open as early as May. Here's to hoping ;) (source Washington Post)
How does Carolina's men's basketball team currently rank? Selection night is upon us and some of the country's best collegiate athletes are about to go head to head. As a UNC alumna (who admittedly has not paid close attention to basketball season), I was curious about what this year's NCAA competition was going to look like. Turns out we are currently ranked #19 and we have a game against Virginia (#3) this evening. (source ESPN)
What's normal speech development? Ryan is great at communicating with us through body movements and he makes countless sounds and noises, but at 16 months he has said no words beyond dada. Part of me isn't worried—my brother is brilliant and he didn't start talking until he was two, but I still wonder, is Ryan's development normal? I found a resource on milestones from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and another list from the Mayo Clinic. Based on these standards, he seems to be on track. I also found some helpful tips about things we can be doing to encourage development like practicing letters and counting together. I'm also going to talk to our pediatrician during our next appointment to find out if there's anything else we should be doing.