Sunday, February 28, 2010

Party's Over


This past week we've been partying like it's 1995. Not really, but we've had our share of fun moments. On Tuesday evening, we picked up Andy's parents @ the airport. The next morning, on Grace's bday, she wanted to open presents first thing. Can't say that I blame her.


I was contemplating on just splurging on a cake for Grace, since we weren't throwing her a party. So I went into a local bakery to inquire about one of those barbie cakes. You know which ones I'm talking about? It has an actual barbie doll surrounded by a beautiful, elegant dress made of the cake and frosting. I about died when they told me that it only cost $80! So I decided to splurge on a very well-crafted, beautifully made, homespun cake. And she was just as happy (priceless)!


Next on our agenda for fun was visiting the Natural History Museum (Grace's pick). Here are my two little statues posing (it was my favorite exhibit).



During the rest of their stay, we had grand plans-o-fun, but alas...Grace's cough turned into a fever, which we are still battling. So we spent a lot of quality time at home, watching movies and playing the wii.

side note: before Grace got sick, Kathy and I got to go to a taping of the Ellen show (sorry no pics). It was so fun to be able to spend the day with her w/o little interruptions (thanks to Dan). And I swear I burned 500 calories just from all the dancing (before the show, during commercial breaks, and after). If anyone caught Friday's show w/ Jimmy Kimmel we were the ones in the very last row in the top right corner. Did you see us?



Here we all are capturing our last few moments together. Thanks to Grammy and Grandpa for a fun-filled week! You will be missed (and your iphone too:)

8 comments:

The Churches said...

...I love Ellen...
I can't believe a Barbie cake costs $80!! Is that just inflated Cali prices?
The kids are getting so BIG! Hylton and Clark would be such good friends. Maybe I'll have Hylton mail Clark one of his toys and they can be toy pen-pals- the perfect system for toddlers sharing toys...

jamie t. said...

Looks like an awesome week! I also can't believe the barbie cake prices. Good call on the adorable one you put together.
I am jealous that you always have fun grandparent visitors as well. Sounds like you guys are having fun playin' it up in Cali. We sure miss you guys.

Makenna said...

oh no! sorry to hear Grace is sick :( hope you all recover from the fun filled week!

Julie and Pete said...

Happy Birthday Grace! Fun pictures. I hope things are going well.Feel better!

Rachel said...

You women look so cute and all three men are looking the other way! I 'm glad your blogging more b/c I feel like we're in touch. I see your comments on "the girls'" blogs and mine (which I love) and I feel like you live closer. We've really become some party girls around here and I ALWAYS think you're missing!

Kristy E.B. said...

Happy birthday Grace! Hope she's feeling better soon! We sure miss you guys!

Marie said...

Sounds like a great time! I am so jealous you got to see Ellen!!! How fun! Your kids are adorable! I can't wait until Brody is big enough to play with them! Love you!

Kathryn said...

I Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!