MY PARENTS ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!! So of course I don't have much time to post, because I'm busy zoning out and shirking all responsibility. We are all enjoying the visit so far. (I may not be a stellar hostess, but I've got an ace up my sleeve in the form of a cute 20ish lb. giggle monster. Gets 'em every time). I love having the extra hands to entertain the Bean, I could get used to this. My Dad has knocked off more from our house project list in two days than we have in two months, and my Mom is kept busy preparing various yummy meals and desserts. DH made it back safely from his business trip, our recent 'flix (Bedtime Stories) was hilarious, and my current guilty pleasure is soooooo good I can hardly wait to curl up with it at night. All is right with the world!
In addition to hanging giant mirror sconces in the dining room, installing our kitchen cabinet pulls, hanging decorative boxes in the nursery, and redesigning our fireplace surround, my Dad has been busy helping Bean learn how to walk on his own. And read magazines.
Today we went into Seattle to enjoy brunch at our favorite restaurant. Bean was very well behaved as usual, although we had to keep catching the food he was trying to toss down to a service dog in training at the next table. Here he enjoys a fresh orange.
After brunch, we went to Trophy Cupcakes for dessert. Because nothing follows a huge thousand-calorie meal like a few hundred more calories (in chocolate form!). YUM. Although I will say that my favorite Seattle-area cupcakes still have to be Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes. I do have high hopes for Cupcake Royale though, hopefully I'll be reporting about those very soon. Just doin' my part to spare you from subpar desserts. You're welcome. Anyway, here are the men walking up to the store.
And here's Evey, whom I haven't seen since my parents arrived on Wednesday. She has made no secret that she prefers to cuddle with them all day and night than spare a moment of attention for me or DH. It could be because my Mom and Dad give her treats and play with her constantly, or it could be because DH and I put Bean's bib on her, took a picture, and laughed as she stood there awkwardly. Perhaps both.
Even with naps (for adults and munchkins alike), we are all exhausted by the end of the day. Whew! Good night!