We had a really fun, relaxing weekend. Last Thursday, my friend (and Gigi's God-Mama), Marion came down for a weekend visit to meet her God-Daughter and keep me company because Kyle's back at work full time. She actually drove down on Wednesday night, let herself in and went to bed so she could be there to have the full day with us on Thursday. We didn't even hear her come in which is a bit concerning! The only sound worth waking up for these days is the chirping of our baby bird. We spent all day on Thursday in our sweats and Marion cuddled with Gigi. At two I went to pick Poppy up while Marion stayed home with the babe and then she made dinner for me while I went to my Spanish class. When I got home we ate and then curled up on the couch to watch Black Swan (blog on this Wednesday) which was relaxing exhilarating and intense!
Gigi loves her as much as I do!
Friday we got a bit more active and walked into town with Gigi in her Bugaboo. We had a great time downtown even though it was cold and rainy and I fell in love with these boots which are way out of my price range! They're made in Spain for The Frye Company and they are beautiful!
Actually, I don't have a price range right now... unless they make boots that cost under $10? It's not as romantic of a budget as it seems in Breakfast at Tiffany's...
PAUL: I'M GOING TO BUY YOU A PRESENT. YOU BOUGHT ME A TYPEWRITER RIBBON, AND IT
HOLLY: BUT TIFFANY'S CAN BE PRETTY EXPENSIVE.
PAUL: I'VE GOT MY CHECK AND $10.
HOLLY: I WOULDN'T LET YOU CASH YOUR CHECK, BUT A PRESENT FOR $10 OR UNDER, THAT
I'LL ACCEPT. OF COURSE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'LL FIND HERE FOR $10.
Saturday morning came way to soon and it was time for Marion to head home. We woke up to a gorgeous blue sky and enough sun to make you think it was Spring! Kyle suggested that we head to the Maryhill Winery for a wine tasting with Marion since it was on her way home. We popped Gigi in to her Moby wrap and sipped some yummy wine before kissing Marion goodbye and heading back home.
View from the tasting room.
We headed home on the Washington side of the Columbia so we could enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
Sunday was football day (of course). Kyle got up in the morning and left me to cuddle with Gigi while he cleaned up the whole house which was disgusting and cluttered (thanks honey)! Then he and a co-worker watched football while I made cupcakes for Amy's (Poppy's Mom) birthday. Then Kyle, Gigi and I headed over to spend a few hours with Poppy so her parents could go out to dinner.
Gigi loves to nap in her Moby. Marion made her that adorable hat! What a little elf baby!
After such a fun-filled weekend we are all a bit sleepy but getting a good start to the week. My goal for this week is to get back in the swing of things. Our little butterbean is three weeks old already(!) and I'm craving a little semblance of a routine. We have been so lucky because she loves to sleep at night (almost as much as we do) and so we've been getting enough rest which leaves me alert enough to contemplate a routine. It also helps that I am back to work this week (I only worked six hours last week so that doesn't count) and having Poppy set days and times helps me to establish a weekly schedule. I'll let you know what I come up with and then we'll see how it goes...