Yesterday we celebrated Avery's 2nd birthday and crossed our fingers that Charlie held out one more day before making his grand entrance. We got our wish and Avery had a big day of fun. We started with breakfast at a local place in West Seattle that serves Mickey Mouse pancakes on their kids menu. Lets just say that kid are not so keen on eating their childhood heroes. While a good idea in theory she did not dig the pancakes.
From there we made our first adventure to the Seattle Aquarium. While initially overwhelmed Avery quickly warmed to the environment and had a great time. Mon and I were both a little disappointed with the whole experience, $18 for adult admission an no sharks!!!, it was once again fun to watch Avery take a whole new experience.
After the aquarium Mon and I executed plan: get the big birthday gift bought and built by 4:30 so we could pick up Jonna on time (Jonna has been kind enough to come hang and help us as Charlie arrives). Thanks once again to the incompetent and inept baggage handing service we Seattle tax payers fund through the nose both goals were accomplished. Once we arrived home it was time for the big reveal:
Ah to be 2 again! Man are we lucky to have such an amazing little girl.
The evening was spent feasting on homemade fried chicken, baked red potatoes, a tomato basil caprice salad and mixed berry angel food cake to finished it off. Despite Jenn G's ominous warnings about basil as a labor inducer Mon enjoyed her fill of basil; think this is one wives tail we can put in the no pile. All in all it was an awesome day and we are now ready for Mr Charlie whenever he would like to join us.
Mon is feeling strong, her and Jonna went to several garage sales this morning, and is in turbo nesting mode. Now that we have the extra hands and Avery's b-day out of the way I think we're in order..... guess we'll find out soon enough. I'll continue to try and update the blog his week. If he does not join us by 9/2 then he does have an extraction appointment already set so keep a close eye out Thursday if you have not heard he is here. Thanks to all of you for your support and kind thoughts. We're excited about this next chapter.....
PS I also added a few recent pics of Buggy in case you have not seen her recently.