Cut to now-- my parents have stayed for the weekend and we have had a lovely time. Aside from some soreness, my back hasn't troubled me too much. If this happens again I will just know to take several Ibuprofen and suck it up. One neat thing that came of this is that Augie now has a new toy/present/tool! My dad made him his very own "kitchen helper".
On Saturday we had a little fun letting Augie try some avocado. He was confused at first, but the end consensus was "nummy!"