Monday, February 20, 2012

GG and Aunt Vanessa

GG and Aunt Vanessa were here for a super quick visit. They were only here for about 48 hours, but we immediately put them to work entertaining the children. I still feel like crap-ola, so their presence was a godsend. They were great sports and were satisfied (or at least didn't admit otherwise), to hang close to home. Aunt Vanessa played 1,230 "games" of princess/fairies/pirate and never complained once. She did admit that she thought once the fairies were put to "bed" the game would be over, and was in fact a bit surprised that the game only took a break (when Norah went to bed) and resumed within about 15 seconds of awakening. Then lasted the rest of the day.

BVZ took them out for Tex-Mex on Saturday night and then on Sunday we hung with the masses at Kerbey Lane Cafe. We had to wait about 40 minutes for a table (of course), but were able to enjoy the warm (not hot) sunshine and sidewalk guitarist.

I wish this was a better picture of GG's face. She and Lou are totally rocking the same hair-do and facial expression.

After a while, Norah was over waiting, so she lay down in Aunt Vanessa's lap. It's what Aunts are there for. At least she wasn't complaining.

I wish I had taken a before and after picture of what Norah ate. She had been the one who requested we take our guests to "that pancake place." Last time we were there she ordered gingerbread pancakes which were "too strong" in her opinion. Lest she make the same mistake twice, she had been telling me for days that this time she was going to order the buttermilk ones. She got a giant buttermilk (with chocolate chips!) pancake and a full plate of scrambled eggs, as well as some fruit. She ate every single bite and only left the fruit behind. It's like I don't even know her sometimes.

Other than out to eat twice, we literally were at the house the rest of the time. GG and Vanessa played while I rested as much as possible and BVZ did things like, oh go to the grocery store for the first time in a week. They came bearing gifts and Norah got her own left-handed junior golf club set. I can't wait to learn how to golf with her. Louis got some great birthday gifts including adorable clothes and a whole set of musical instruments. To keep up with him, Norah also got a harmonica. She was surprisingly awesome at it. Like, she could be in Blue's Traveler or something. It sounded like actual music.

We hope they come back soon.

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