Thursday the 17th Francisco was busy at the NACM Convention, so Isa and I had a yogurt date with Amy and Holly Held. Amy is three and absolutely adorable - she was so cute holding Isa. Then we hung out with Andrea Joy and little Ethan who was only eight days old! Check out how big he is, even compared to the little bit!
Then Friday Andrea Joy and I took the babies on an outing to Ikea. We don't have any pics - but it was hilarious. It took a good four hours, and I think we shopped for like 45 minutes. We were either feeding one or the other baby, sitting to rest, trying to feed ourselves, trying to load two giant strollers - it was great. We reminisced on how we used to be able to go out together to get shop and eat and we could actually do both! I can't believe Andrea Joy was Trucking along only eight days after giving birth, but she IS an over achiever!
This past week we have been social butterflies. We had Brad and Kelly over Monday, newlyweds Brennan and Michelle (see pics from the wedding here) on Wednesday and Chris and Andrea on Saturday. Isa was her charming cute self each time and she went to bed like a big girl every night by 8:30. That gave us time to play a few more gigs in Rock Band each night so now our world tour is really smokin! It was great to catch up on everyone's summer trips and enjoy some good vino.
Friday we got brave and tried the beach thing again. It went much better this time - no crying except when she was hungry - and though we tried to put little feet in the sand, she wasn't too keen on it.
The big problem is still the shade thing. Not so fun for mommy to have to sit under the umbrella the whole time. I guess this will get better - I can picture having a lot of fun next summer playing in the waves. I did manage to get my back sunburned during set up and tear down and walking to and from the car. Little bit is still lily white - I was so careful with her I forgot about my own exposure!
I think we will stick to the pool during shady hours for the rest of this summer. She really likes the water and more importantly looks extremely cute in her swimsuit. It's almost too small for her - and it is impossible to find a swim suit for a 4 month old. Yes, I'm aware that she doesn't technically need a swim suit . . . and we do have the huggies little swimmers - they also don't make those for her size, so they come all the way up under her arms - but it does the trick! Anyway, I don't know where Amy Janzen found this one, but it is perfect! Thanks!
So I guess that brings us up to date - Costco today. She was so excited by everything - just looking all around and making eyes at everyone. She even forgot she was hungry until we were in the car and halfway home. We've decided she goes from 0 to "oh my gosh someone's killing that child" in about three seconds. But she settled down, ate and went to bed on time again. Such a good girl!
So it's been good - and busy, and we are loving summer!