On Wednesday, late in the afternoon, my agent in Seattle called with an audition time for Thursday morning. Normally these last minute audition calls usually stress me out a bit and I'm not usually able to make it all the way to Seattle. But this time I was excited. I needed a break. Getting in the car and driving and driving sounded just great. So I quickly packed up and in the morning we kissed Daddy goodbye and headed for Seattle.
Awake and ready to go.
A quick stop for coffee and we were on the road. Of course, the reality of driving and driving and driving with an infant is a bit different that rolling the windows down, blasting the music and relaxing. It went a bit more like this... Gigi not sleeping, Gigi sleeping, Gigi crying, got pulled over for speeding (and let off with a warning), stopping to feed Gigi, Gigi not eating, Gigi crying and crying and crying. But eventually we made it to the audition.
Gigi in the casting office.
Happy not to be in her carseat anymore!
After the audition we went over to visit Uncle Rob and Aunt Meghan!
I was starving and made a peanut butter and pickle sandwich! I've never had one before and it's my new favorite thing! Seriously... it was really good.
I tried putting G down for a nap on Meg and Rob's bed but she was just playing and squirming and making me nervous...
So... I moved her onto the floor. She woke up with a big carpet mark on her face.... hmm.
After her nap we loaded up and headed to La Isla for mojitos and dinner. I also got to see how it looks with all my photos up all their walls!
I LOVE my big sis.After dinner I headed to Kyle's folks house with G and we went straight to bed.
On Friday morning I headed out to meet a friend, Justin, for coffee and then Erika and I went for end of summer pedicures! It was much needed girlie time with my mother-in-law!
Gigi was very good during my pedicure. She just played and made eyes at the ladies in the salon. (Thanks G). After our pedi, Erika and I headed over to the Kate Quinn Organics shop to get a baby shower gift for Marion. I have a couple of Kate Quinn jammies for G that she wears a lot (the pink ones with the elephants). From the minute we walked into the shop I was in trouble... everything was so cute!
Erika got the Peter Pan Dress on the right for G.
After our shopping fun we headed over to Lumber Liquidators to look at laminate flooring for the house. I have to admit I was not looking forward to looking at fake wood... I have a hard time visualizing laminate in the house. It just looks so sad and fake on the panels next to the rich real wood. But we went to check it out. We were looking for laminate that was 10-12mm, wide panels, a rich, warm brown and varied in pattern. Oh yeah, and we were hoping to only spend $2/foot. The salesman basically informed me that that was not gonna happen. But, then I found one I loved. It's called Westminster Rosewood and it was perfect. But, it was marked as $2.49/foot. Hmmm.
To be continued...
(Is the suspense killing you?) The salesman walked by again and said, "Oh, I forgot to put the sale sticker on that one. We are discontinuing it. You are going to be really happy in a minute!" Turns out my dream flooring was only $1.49/foot! We ordered it up right away and it's due to arrive this week!
Gigi expressing my excitement for me! She knows Mommy's nine favorite words are "I forgot to put the sale sticker on that one".
After our awesome shopping we headed home, made a quick dinner and lounged outside. Gigi figured out how to put a toy in her mouth and hold it there... like a puppy dog.
Saturday was a pretty relaxing day. Dave and Erika were working hard on building a shed and I worked a bit while I tried to let G have a normal nap day. Erika and I did go to finalize the flooring and look at appliances.
I WANT this stove but it's 36" and we can only do a 30". It was normally $7,000 but on sale for $2,500 at the Sears in Redmond. Someone, please go take this beautiful six burner home and love it for me.
Me and my shadow. Joined at the hip.
After a long afternoon nap we headed over to visit with Mom and Mike.
G fell asleep on the way home so I just put her outside in the shade to sleep.
When she woke up I put her in her new Kate Quinn bikini and she discovered the wonder of sumer grass.
With Great Nana.
Then it was bath and bed for the babe...
...and wine and Vogue for the Mom.
Kyle's hop plant in the sun.
Fresh lettuce from the garden for dinner.
On Sunday morning I packed up the car and we headed over to say bye to Meghan and Rob.
Then we zipped over to Marion's baby shower!
Ahhh, dinosaurs! Just jokin'... they're only cranes.
With Lisa and Marion.
After the shower Gigi and I hit the road. My plan was that she's sleep the whole way home. But she didn't. She mostly cried and cried and cried. We stopped a few times and I tried to feed her under this lovely American flag.
But, in the end I just listened to Funny Face (because I never got a chance to watch it) and she fussed and we drove. Yes, I listened to a movie instead of music. I know it's odd. We got home around 11pm and we were happy to see Daddy and go to bed. Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend too.