On the upside, I think I've gotten over my irrational fear of retirement homes. Although, I do have to say that the 'internet cafe' of Keystone Communities (where we went today) felt like the Cage in Buntrock Commons and did NOT smell of mashed potatoes.
After our exciting morning, Alex took a good long nap and woke up ready to eat. She got to try out her brand-new big girl highchair (thank you Dad and Sue!). She was a bit perplexed by the tray in front of her, but as soon as the rice cereal made its appearance, she was good to go.