Monday, March 16, 2009

A Fly-By Visit to the Fam!

(or some of the fam anyway). Katie and I headed over to Seattle for a very quick visit last weekend, never paying the least bit of attention to the fact that it is STILL WINTER. We stayed with the Falcones (thanks for letting me sleep on the world's hardest mattress, I loved it!) and headed over to Hadley's 2nd birthday party on Saturday. Here's the Peace Baby hat I knit for her. It's pretty big, but she'll be able to wear it for a long long time. And the pattern is for a good cause, you get it if you make a contribution to Doctors Without Borders. Win-Win!


And here's our little birthday girl, scarfing down her birthday cake (actually, she would just stab the fork into the frosting and lick it, but she seemed pretty happy with that). Thanks Val, for letting me steal a picture, I knew you'd have some cute photos! I wasn't permitted to take my camera out during the party, since SOME PEOPLE seem to think I'm incapable of taking a good piccie. Can't imagine where that slander got started. Our gift was Hads' favorite, I'm sure: a 5 pack of Lipsmackers 'wa wa' (lipstick in Hadly-speak). I'm hoping it wasn't made in China, because I think she was eating at least as much as she was smearing on her lips.
Sunday drive home was pure hell. The pass was miserably snowy, we had to buy chains AND put them on ourselves. Where are the unemployed people when they could do some good, chaining up cars? I'd have gladly paid for this service. It took us about 3 hours to creep over the pass, then was smooth sailing the rest of the way. No return trip until spring has sprung!

7 comments:

Lis said...

Oh shoot. That sucks! Great seeing you guys. Hat was A-dorable. Loved it. Lip smackers were a hit. Logan was definitely in love with them.

Katie said...

ha our present was totally the best! of course the one that cost about $3.99... ;) and as usual, our road trips are full of adventure!

Meg said...

YUCK! You're probably never coming again. Thanks so much for being a part of the bash! The 'peace hat' was outta this world and will soon be making an appearance in many photos and the 'wa-wa' has already been taken away...because she eats it. You guys always know what's a hit. Love you.

Pia said...

Not tough to figure out what Miss Hads is going to like. She's totally your daughter!

zaideafraidey said...

the hat is very darling and so stylish being the 50th anniversary and all. I am thinking I should be clearning up wax/lip smacker bundles any day now.

Laurie said...

yuck, those will be really the worst poops EVER. But they will be colorful!

Katie said...

at least the bundles will smell like cotton candy or kiwi-strawberry LOL