Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stickshifts and Safetybelts

Friday the 13th (ooooooh, scary) was one of Mom's off days which naturally meant it was awesome. We had a late lunch planned with Aunt Abby and Grandma Herbert at Nordstrom and went ahead and invited Dad too. Mom and I did a little pre-lunch shopping but Ann Taylor Loft's kid section is awful so it was kind of a bust.
We met up with Dad, GmaH & AA in the Men's Accessories department which, shockingly, I also found boring. Hello, the kid's department is on the third floor WITH THE CAFE, hint, hint. I had the kid's pizza which I'm pretty sure is the same size as the adult pizza but half the price. Uh, okay. How come they don't have a kid's version of the Cookie Royale at half price. YUM!

After lunch my heart wanted to go shopping but my eyelids said NO WAY so we headed home for a nap. The rest of Friday was pretty chill which was good because we had to rest up for tennis with G&G H in the morning.

As per the current standing agreement, M&D played tennis with GpaH while GmaH had to keep me entertained. Dad took a snapshot of us at the swings but it was from so far away I thought you might need some help telling out who's who.
After the three of them got done playing, it was my turn (along with the help of GmaH.)
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After tennis we headed over to the grocery store... or something... I don't remember and there aren't any pictures so it must not have been that interesting.

On Sunday we had breakfast with Aunt Darcy, Uncle Dave, Grandma & Grandpa Davenport at First Watch Le Peep -- whoa, curve ball! The weather was so nice that we actually volunteered to sit outside IN AUGUST! So naturally we got a table inside though it was near the door... I guess the one by the kitchen wasn't available? I picked a seat next to GmaD and helped myself to her breakfast potatoes but kept my hands off the corned beef hash... largely because I don't know what those words mean when they're put together. I got a little fussy near the end of breakfast so GmaD took me for a little walk. When everyone caught up with us it was time to say farewell so everyone got a kiss.
Well, not everyone... I mean, I have standards.

After breakfast we headed home to play with my sisters. It was so nice that we did that playing outside - at NOON!
After my nap I did some playing with Mom. We read Pop Warhol's Top which has some sort of fun texture on every page. Naturally my favorite was Thiebaud's Cakes but then again I'm a Thiebaud fan.
After dinner we played tennis with G&G D again. When my turn came Mom stepped up to help me out. I am getting GOOD!Just as we were about to get in the car we were surprised with a visit from G&G D. They were out enjoying the weather in the convertible and stopped by to see if they could catch me playing. I was like, "forget that, let's take this baby for a spin!" Think about it, if it were 1977 they probably could just take off with me sitting on the arm rest. Sweet!
Seriously, when did car seats become mandatory? Answer
Actually, G&G D were parked in the middle of the lot and had to move when a car needed to get by.... so I did get to go for a mini spin. Super Sweet!

That was one great weekend. Anytime I get to see so much of my family in such a short amount of time it makes me think how lucky they are I am.

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

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