Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Baby it's cold outside

Yesterday our amazing husband and beloved Dada turned 30! We had a nice quiet day befitting the change from being a wild 20-something to being an old, old 30-something. We had a nice dinner out (5:30 reservation, yes!). Then we watched the Daily Show on the couch and I fell asleep and would not move until Paul stole my blanket and made me go upstairs. It was all in love. : ) But here are some shots from dinner at the Angus Barn. The first one is more what it looked like, warm low lighting and cozy wood paneling and stuff. Also cake! Yum! (For those of you who know about Paul's problem with cake, it was a pound cake which is way more edible to him than the standard birthday cake cake.)

However, in this one, thank you flash, you can see our shiny happy birthday faces. Except Ella. But don't worry, there's more of her below.

In order to make our early reservation, I picked Paul up from work yesterday so he wouldn't have to come home first. We (especially the pint sized family member) were really tired after dinner and didn't go pick up his car, so he was going to ride his bike to work today. Except its FREEEEZING outside. So, I had to drop him off this morning. But I was supposed to take Ella to an 8:30 doctors appointment. 8:30! What was I thinking making it at that time? Anyway, we missed the appointment. But we still had a playdate at 9:30 dangerously close to the mall. It was actually in the mall at that cool playplace. I decided to exchange a sweater at Old Navy, but somehow wound up in the baby section. And Ella and I had our first shared fashion experience. It was sublime. : ) I was looking at these cute little baby dresses, which looked very warm (did I mention it's freezing here?). Ella was looking sort of vaguely at them until she saw a particular one. And she smiled. I showed her others, but she would only smile at this one, and preferred to look at it when shown two as well. (I am quite the baby behavioralist, I know. ) She chose it, not me. And what can I say, she has great style! It looks so cute on her! Please ignore the slobber on the bib. We still have some pretty serious drooling issues.

Of course it doesn't hurt that she is bout the cutest little thing I've ever seen. : ) And that is our report for today so far.

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