On Friday we went to a family dinner in honour of Matthew's Papa's 80th birthday. The food was wonderful, the company better, and we had a good time (even if Elijah was really fussy for more than half of it!) Here are some of the cute photos I managed to take, between the fuss-episodes:
I can totally imagine Eli saying, "Mmm hmm!" or "Oh no you didn't!" in that black woman's voice. All Queen Latifah-style.
Don't you ever wish you could blow as awesome bubbles as babies do? I don't even know where to begin trying to do it. Maybe if someone held ME up like that, I would figure it out in a hurry.
A four-generation photo, with Matt and Eli in the middle, Matt's mum on the left, and his Papa on the right. And doesn't Papa look great for 80-years old???
Then Saturday morning we were invited over to Matt's parents for breakfast with this old missionary from the area and his family who were visiting. We had originally declined, because breakfast was for 8am, and I'm just falling back asleep around then usually, except that day Elijah slept through the night, got up and fed at 6:45am, and we were both so awake and ready to go that I decided we should go! It made for a very very tired me later, but it was worth it. I ate too much, and totally kaiboshed (how DO you spell that anyway?) our diet plans for the day, but whatev. It was great.
The family is so darn cute and picture perfect, I couldn't help but take some photos.
She is so pretty, and talented. She was showing off her piano skills, and Matthew was playing chords along with her, all duet-style. It made me really excited for our kids to learn piano so they can play with their daddy.
Group photo! It's pretty much the first photo I've approved of myself in since...August I believe. Everyone else looks pretty good too, I think. Even Rachelle, who is tired and oh so pregnant in this photo, looks like a star.
Aaaaand this photo will do. Because it's criminal that I don't really have any of myself with Elijah. I understand the whole behind-the-camera thing, but I'm pretty sure that it's actually because I feel that I look so terrible in photos right now. That's why you haven't seen any.
Other than that, I went for lunch and shopping yesterday with my friend Naomi and Matthew played in a warhammer tournament which he won. The ironic thing is, he hadn't even won one single game with this 'army' yet, and then he goes and wins them all. I'm so proud. ;)
Nothing else is really new or happening with us. The most exciting thing going on right now is the fact that Rachelle is 2 1/2 hours away from being overdue. So her bun is baked, and we're all waiting with baited breath to meet this fresh new little one. And to finally hear what her name will be! Because I love names.
Oh, speaking of names, does anyone think it's crazy that I already know beyond doubt what my next baby's name will be? I've decided on Edmund for a boy (a la that dream I mentioned a few weeks ago) and Abigail for a girl.
Oh and best moment of the weekend? When Elijah was crying in someone else's arms, and stopped crying when I held him. Then I passed him back, he started crying again (like, a lot) and when I took him back he stopped instantly. I felt a little bad for Matt's mum but I loved that he wanted me. Even if my shoulder was killing me and I was feeling frazzled.
Anyway, I hope your weekend has been as wonderful as mine!!