Fee left me a note wishing me a happy birthday, then Erin called with birthday wishes, and we spent quite a while getting caught up on everything. A great way to begin my day.
Just as I was about to leave to pick up Amelia (I was actually tossing items into the back seat so she'd have a place to sit), someone said my name and I almost knocked myself out when I jumped to find a delivery man from The Wooden Spoon delivering this basket of home baked goodies. Now, Marty and Robin have keen insight into my sweet tooth proclivities, and I can only be delighted and grateful!
After taking the goodies inside, I left to pick Amelia up, and we went for an early (and long, chatty) lunch before setting out on our shopping expedition. Oh, and Amelia gave me my birthday gifts! Love them! The necklace even went with what I was wearing, and I needed a compact mirror, but never expected one so pretty!I wish I'd had my camera, because we saw so many cute things, and even bought several things including a pair of tiny red Mary Janes that I fell in love with. It was so much fun and the echoes of "that's so cute" -- that one generally hears in shops with baby clothes -- issued from the two of us too many time to count. I'm so amazed at all of the baby conveniences now; some are mostly for show, but so many are such wonderful and clever ideas that I WISH had been available when Erin & Amelia were born. Cool stuff, useful stuff, silly stuff, clever stuff, and just plain cute stuff.
I got home around 5:00, rested for a short while and then when Fee came home, we went to Amelia' and Chris' house for dinner. Delicious! Steak, baked potato, salad, chocolate silk pie. Mmmm.
I spent a lot of time in the nursery admiring everything; Amelia is so crafty and has such creative ideas. Again, I wish I'd taken pictures.
I did manage to get a few pictures:
Here are the prospective parents.How about these two? Similarities??My baby girl grew up. Lady Carolina Belle loves attention. And she's heavy enough to make sure she gets plenty. Just bulldozes her way right in. This is a family of female divas. Poor Chris and L.J. are overwhelmed with feminine personalities. Even husky Carolina Belle is very girly, girly.I'm going to have a glass of wine!
It was just about a perfect day!