Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Trip to Twins Territory

I have so much that I ought to (a) photograph so I can (b) tell you all about it.  Like my new sunglasses that Steven got me for my birthday.  Or the garden, which is in a terrible state of overgrowth.  I yanked up two zucchini plants in a fit of organizational madness over the weekend.  The garden looked crazy with too many enormous zucchini plants, and now I think it might even look worse without them.  Oh well.  The tomatoes are still growing nicely, and it appears I may have a cantaloupe buried in the leaves somewhere, so all is not (yet) lost.

The only pictures I have to show you right now are from our recent visit to Twins Territory.  My sister-in-law, Jenny, managed to blog our escapades in a much more organized fashion.  Therefore, I direct you to her first, for the full scoop.  Then you can come back here and read the extra random stuff from me.

Steven thoroughly enjoyed his first visit to the Twins' new outdoor stadium.  We posed for a photo op in the Big Glove (all three of us! Or maybe I just had too much cotton candy!)

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Steven got his picture taken with Kirby.  Of course.

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And Steven found "Gate 34."  The gates are not labeled in numerical order, but instead are given the jersey numbers of Great Twins of the Past.  Number 34?  Oh, I bet you know... (hint, hint, see big yelling bronze guy, pictured above.)

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Steven and I attended the first game by ourselves, and then the family joined us for the second game.  It rained for about half of the game.  Steven and his dad braved the elements in plastic ponchos.

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We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out in Rochester with the fam, relaxing over lunch and watching a movie.  A great trip, but far too short.  Partially because Sun Country only flies from Minneapolis to Dulles at the god-awful hour of 7 AM.  Curse you, Sun Country!

Anywho.  I realize I owe you all a sideways-shot tummy picture.  We're officially beyond the 6-month mark now. (25 weeks this week!)  I keep meaning to take the pic for you.  I promise we'll take one soon.

I did manage to do a bit more decorating in Sophie's room this weekend though, which I also need to show you.  We bought the wrong size curtain rod, so I have to get a new one before the room is ready for its photo shoot.  I still need to pick out a rocker though.

And Steven will want to show you the latest mulching and bricklaying job that he's done to the front yard.  Its really impressive, especially if you consider that each of the bricks probably weighs 10 lbs., and he had 42 of them.

Oh, and I learned to replace a toilet seat.  Sans pictures.  You're probably glad.  Gee whiz.  What a scintillating life we lead!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cute Overload

About a year or so ago, I met my second cousin for the first time. As it turns out, she's fabulous.

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As it further turns out, we're both expecting! Becky's having a boy this time, so she offered to give me some of Ella's baby girl clothes. She mentioned that it would probably be "too much to mail," so we decided to meet up so she could give the clothes to me before she and her family move to Texas. We took a tummy pic, just for posterity's sake. (And because we knew it would make our Aunt Sandi in New York grin from ear to ear.)

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After our photo session, Becky opened the trunk of her car and gave me THIS HUGE TUB of baby girl clothes, and TWO MORE BAGS in addition to this! I had a very very hard time not fishing through the bags at stoplights on the way home...

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When I got home, I spread all the clothes out on the couch to look at them, and I might have squealed with glee a few times. Tiny! Pink! Things! With Bloomers! Eeee!

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I won't go through the whole collection of adorableness (although I totally made Steven sit with me for a good hour while I showed him all the stuff and carefully folded it all up...), but here are a few of my favorites:

Tiny knit sweater dress with little dogs!

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Eeensy little blue cardigan, with stitched flowers!

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Patent leather Mary Janes, that fit in your hand!

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And my personal favorite: my daughter, the swashbuckler.

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(This was Ella's halloween costume one year. I laughed out loud when I saw the pirate hat. So totally awesome. I'm going to have to teach Sophie to say, "Argh, mateys!")

A huge, huge, unspeakably huge thank you to Becky for the clothes. Thank you! I am getting very excited!

And, of course, when one is given so much cuteness, you have to share the love. So here's a sneak peek of a baby shower gift that I made for my friend Tracy for her baby shower today. (Babies! Everywhere!)

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I guess its not really a sneak peek, since I already gave it to her earlier today... My only request is to see a picture of little Madeleine in it, someday, ok Tracy? :) Wink wink nudge nudge!