Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grandma & Grandpa Visit and Snow

This week was a fun and busy week. Ryan, his parents, and my mom had Friday off, so my dad took the day off too to come visit us.

Today was a crazy morning for us, since we accidently got up late and had to really rush to make it to church. Once home, things settled back down. It started snowing lightly today during church, and continued the rest of the day. I did venture out to go visiting teaching, but Ryan's evening meeting was cancelled.

Chubby Cheekers!

Saturday, we had a lazy morning, it was too wet and cold for either my dad and I to run or for Ryan and his buddies to bike. Had it been just cold or just wet, we might have been alright. Ryan had contemplated going to the UM game, but it was just as well because the weather was very nasty in Ann Arbor. Instead, we went to Champps so that we could watch both the OSU and the UM games at the same time because we only have one television. At halftime, we all split up, I ran errands, my parents watched the game while Keira and Soren napped at home, and Ryan went to his parents house to watch the rest of his game. Once Keira woke up from her nap, my parents headed back to Ohio.

Friday was super busy. We started the morning doing our family pictures. Kris and Linda came to help us keep Keira in line. We were very pleased with the photos, and will post the low resolution images once they are available. As our photo session was finishing up, my parents were just getting into town. We all decided to meet at Poole's Tavern in downtown Northville. This was based on an article from Tyler on Detroit's best burgers. I ate about a week's worth of burger (I almost finished my 1/2lb burger) in one meal! Very tasty! After lunch and naps, we did a bit of shopping, and then headed down to Kris and Linda's for some homemade chicken noodle soup and pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company. It was the perfect dinner after that huge lunch, and was delicious. What a full day!

Thursday, we went to Kindermusik to meet up with Valerie, Katie, and Luke. This was Soren's first Kindermusik, and Miss Karen was happy we finally made it out. We hung out a bit at the coffee shop before heading home. Keira and Katie really love hanging out together.

Ryan also went climbing after getting his hair cut in Ann Arbor. It was his first time at the gym in a while. We are not sure what we will do about our memberships that are up for renewal, since we initially thought we could put Keira in a class this December, but we need to wait until June. By then, Soren will probably be mobile, and it will be really hard to do anything without a sitter. Soren looked so sweet asleep on the floor today, I had to take a picture.

Wednesday, we had a playdate with Callie, Genevieve and Vivian at our house. Vivian was born just a few days after Soren, and is totally normal sized for her age. We could not believe how big Soren looked next to her! Keira and Genevieve had fun together as well, and enjoyed lunch here.

In the evening, I had a makeover at the Lancome counter at Parisian. A fancy artist from Chicago was in town doing the event, and it was really nice to be pampered and have my makeup done for me in a new updated look. I loved it. Too bad I didn't have anywhere to go afterwards.
Here is Soren, cute as usual.

Tuesday, I got my official OK to exercise from my doctor, even though I had cheated and already started. The bummer was that the weather was so yucky this week that on days I had time and daylight to run, it was too wet and cold. On the other days that were dry, we had evening plans (scouts, haircut, makeover). I also got my flu shot. Here are some shots of Keira and Soren being cute on the floor in the kitchen. The shot at the top of the page was also from this time.

Monday was pretty low key, we didn't do much at all. Keira was able to wear her fancy church dress all day since we didn't go anywhere.

Hopefully this next week we will be able to get some outdoor exercise in. Ryan has to work everyday this week, and Soren goes to the Dr for his immunizations prior to our NYC trip the following week.


michiganbliss said...

Love those chubby cheeks. He is getting so big. We need to come visit teach so I can snuggle him. Take care.

apron girls said...

thanks melissa for your input on my drapes. you're so sweet - and i just love keira! she's got the greatest smile. thank goodness ryan found you...and you can tell him that too. hopefully one day we'll be able to meet in person.