Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day Weekend

We had such a nice weekend.  It started on Friday evening when an old friend of ours from college visited with her sweet baby boy.  We hadn't seen her for a few years, but it was like old times talking to her - we just picked up where we left off.  A mutual college friend came over too and brought his baby boy, so all three of us had our babies there together.  It's kind of surreal that we all have kids now!  Hubby made dinner and I made cookies for dessert.  It was a beautiful night so we ate outside while the babies had fun playing:

On Saturday morning, hubby took Eliza to the zoo while I had some mama-time.  It was nice!  I didn't do anything special, just ran a few errands and went to a coffee shop for an iced latte (mmm).  They came home and Eliza took a nice long nap.  We did some things around the house and in the yard, and then that night hubby and I went out on a date!  My parents watched Eliza -- we had already put her to sleep, although she ended up waking up for about 30 minutes RIGHT AFTER we left the driveway - of course!!  We went to a local Jazz festival that is held outdoors at a park in downtown.  Even though it's a Jazz festival, they had a salsa band playing when we got there!  There were people dancing in the street, having a great time.  It was so much fun!  We ate at a great south american/latin restaurant right off the park that I'd been wanting to try for ages.  It was SO GOOD.  Totally worth the 30 minute wait to get a table.  After dinner we listened to another band (this one was definitely Jazz) and then headed back home.  It was a fantastic date.  We are so lucky to have my parents so close by and so willing to babysit!

Oh, and earlier in the day, we gave Eliza her first strawberry!  My parents went berry picking and brought us home a bunch.  She seemed to like it, she kept on eating them even though she gave this sour face:

Sunday was Father's Day of course, so we woke up and gave Daddy his presents in bed.  Of course I forgot to take a picture of him opening his gifts.  DANGIT!  Eliza gave him a mug with her hand prints on it (oooh, that was fun and messy to make!), and a cool desk organizer with her beautiful photo on it.  She has gotten quite good at online ordering, this one.

We went to my parents' house for a Father's Day brunch, where Eliza was showing off her newest move:

She goes from sitting to this pose quite quickly, but then her leg gets stuck (see that little foot sticking out?) and she can't quite figure out what to do next.  She's getting closer though, she works on it every day.  Oh!  And Eliza got to eat one of my mom's famous breadsticks, too.  SO NUMMY.  She seemed to agree:

Hubby had tickets to a local craft beer festival, so he went to that while Eliza and I hung out with my parents.  We filled up a little cement tub with some warm water and plopped a VERY CUTE naked baby into it:

She liked splashing around in it so much that today we went and bought her a kiddie pool to set up in our backyard.  It's been so hot here, we'll get to use it soon I think.  I'll post photos of course! ;)

It was such a fun weekend, I just had to get all the details down lest I forget some part of it.  These days go by so fast... I guess that happens when we're having so much fun with our baby girl.


Jessie said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! Congratulations to Andy on his first Father's Day! And remember, I can always be considered a back-up for Grandma and Grandpa, in a pinch!

Ruby said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love those pics, especially the shot with the Baby Legs...I cant wait for Maxim to fill out so he can wear his Baby Legs!

B MoM said...

omg, you're going to have a crawler on your hands soon!

Kim D. said...

Be careful of the online ordering! It can become a very expensive habit, let me tell you :-)

Sounds like it was a great day...I love the mug idea!

Alyssa said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love those legwarmer things she's wearing in the almost-crawling picture - so cute!

Jessica said...

Glad you survived the heat :) and what an awesome weekend!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz