On Wednesday night we went out and had a nice dinner with parents at The County Line. It was good to catch up with them. I hadn't been to the County Line in years. It was pretty good, and it's a nice midway point in between my folks' place and our house.
Our weekend was pretty good. Amy's mom, Jean, came into town on Thursday night and stayed with us over the weekend. We went out for Mexican food with her on the night that she got into town. On Friday Amy took the day off. She and Jean launched into numerous pre-baby craft and home repair projects.
|Primer on dresser|
|Finished dresser in nursery|
Anyway, the final product is really cool. Looks nice, and it's something unique that Amy made for the nursery.
Speaking of unique, homemade things for the nursery....
Amy and Jean have been ridiculously productive with sewing and quilting and whatnot as this baby's due date approaches. Jean has made some really cool baby quilts, and I think Amy made some sheets this weekend in addition to a few small baby bags that are meant to hold little kits (which hold a diaper, a change of clothes, some wipes, etc.). Everything that they've made looks really good. Not like "good try" good, but like, "people would pay money for that" good. The creativity and the amount of work that they've done has been astounding. More than once I had to remind them to stop and eat.
Friday night was one of those times. I came home from work to find them sewing and painting, and generally working away frantically, so I went out and picked up some food at Central Market so that I'd have a way to lure them into eating dinner instead of working all night. We had a nice dinner, and had a chance to sit back and relax.
On Saturday we went out for breakfast, and then Amy and I drove over and picked up a Learning Tower that Amy found on Craigslist. It's basically a sort of adjustable stool with a railing around it that boosts kids up to counter height so they can see what's going on at the kitchen or at the table. The railing keeps them from falling. It's pretty cool. The kiddo won't be able to use it until he's like 18 months, but hopefully it will be fun.
Saturday afternoon we went to the grocery store, and Saturday night Amy made some really good chicken soup for dinner.
On Sunday we ate breakfast, and Amy and Jean worked on more sewing stuff. Eventually they went to a baby shower that the women from Amy's office graciously threw for Amy and another one of her friends and pregnant co-workers, Heather. By all reports, it was a really nice time, and we got some really nice gifts. While they were at the baby shower, I went for a ride on my bike.
|This is what February 1st looked like this year|