Saturday, April 29, 2006
Last night was Date Night. It got off to a bumpy start with our only babysitter, my mother-in-law, being two hours late. When she got here we kissed Gryffin goodbye and ran out the door. We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant in St Lous, Arcelia's. Since we were already a couple hours late we were starved, luckily the salsa slowed us down by burning our tastebuds. It ain't good unless you sweat! From there we went to the tattoo parlor, yup tattoo parlor. You don't think thats romantic? Maybe not until you hear the tattoo Mike wants... a picture of me pinup girl style. We took in a photo of me in a Halloween costume I wore a few years ago, pictured above, for the artist to do a sketch. From there went to a bar. Not just any bar- The Chocolate Bar. This place has the ambience of a trendy vampire bordeloux. Dark red walls, candles, velvet chairs... a lot like our living room minus the velvet. Their menu centers around of all things- chocolate. They have chocolate martinis, chocolate beer, chocolate chocolate with a shot of chocolate. You get the picture. I had a Fragile Baby, coffee with Frangelico and Mike had a Young's Chocolate Stout milk shake. Yup, ice cream and beer. You couldn't wipe his smile off with a baseball bat. It was pretty good too and I don't even like beer. Of course, you put enough ice cream in anything and I'll like it. We are so out of the dating scene that we were still home by 9:30 but had had a great night anyway. Thanks to Grandma for babysitting but I'm going back to lying to you about what time to be here!
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Gryffin had a great first birthday party. Thanks to all who showed up and those who were here in spirit. The weather was beautiful so we had the party outside. The kids ran wild (so did my muther) but I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time. I know Gryffin did- he played with most of his new toys until he literally couldn't play anymore. Its a good thing Mike built him a toy box! Gryffin received mostly music related toys, a drum, maracas, a toy piano and yes folks- a karioke machine. The future rock star will be performing nightly in our living room, cover charge and two drink minimum apply!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
Mike and I picked up some party decorations Saturday. Nothing big, just some streamers and balloons. If I get time I'm going to put together a collage of pictures. On the 20th of every month I've taken Gryffin's picture for his baby book. It is amazing to see how he has changed over the past year!
I hope the Easter Bunny didn't leave any of you steaming eggs. He hopped into our house and just left a few goodies... Gryffin got his new harmonica, an egg shaped rattle, a blue bunny and a book. He was mostly interested in the harmonica and the empty plastic eggs.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Vacation was WONDERFUL!
I didn't want to come back, but then again I never do. Gryffin handled the flights really well, better than his Dad in some cases.
We did lots of exciting things like a picnic in the park, going out to eat, to a tattoo convention and having a party with the family. My family knows how to party too.
Gryffin and his grandparents had lots of fun. They were very impressed with his harmonica playing. Don't laugh- he plays better than I do!