Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Another action-packed weekend.
Aren't they all, these days? This one was especially nice. Saturday was Audrey's birthday. David, Linda, and Uncle Uncle Elly were here to help us celebrate and to love on Henry when Mom and Dad had their hands full, which was often, and allowed us to get out for a birthday date (birthdayte?) on Saturday night, but more on that later. It's easy to take for granted how nice it is to have the Dodsons so close.
Saturday morning I made a surprise breakfast-in-bed for the birthday girl. Turns out cooking isn't as scary as I've made it out to be. Bryan Strickland helped with some cooking tips and some a much needed pep-talk. There were only a few casualties (7 strips of bacon; note to all amateur cooks: 5 minutes in the microwave is too many for bacon.) It either turned out pretty good, or Audrey is a good faker. Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
Saturday for lunch, the Stricklands came over bearing a big Birthday cookie, and fried chicken from Wayside. There was also Spudnuts. We ate our faces off, loved having our dear friends over, and finally managed to get Tyler and Izzy in a picture or two.
Aud and I went to see The King's Speech at 4:00 (incredible! the hype is well-deserved) then had a nice dinner at ZINC on Main St. Risotto croquettes. I don't have any idea if I spelled that correctly. Doesn't matter. Delicious. Dinner and a movie, all within 1.25 miles of home. City living, y'all!
I don't remember what we did on Sunday. I remember poor li'l Henry feeling poorly. :( He's in the middle of his 6th bout of viral whatever-the-heck since starting day care. All of the doctors and our doctor-friends have told us that this was to be expected, but it's still hard. I just want Henry to feel good, and it's a helpless feeling when he gets sick so often. I guess there are worse things to be when you're feeling icky than surrounded by folks that love you. This kid is going to have the greatest immune system of all times.
Valentine's Day was a perfect Monday bookend to the celebratory weekend. The days are getting longer and warmer. Spring is coming. Henry is putting shapes into identically-shaped holes. Life is good!