Monday, April 16, 2012

out & about.

Wow, we've been out and about more than usual over the past two weeks, with and without the babies! It feels good and strange all at the same time. Like I should preface any conversation with, "I have two babies at home. I don't do this often. Pour me another drink."

We went out for a family breakfast at Tasty n' Sons in North Portland and had chocolate donuts. 


I went to a demo cooking class at Whole Foods. Appetizers, cherry mojitos and wine, fennel and apple salad, and pea and mint risotto. Delicious.


Last Saturday night was the Portland bloggers cocktail party, coordinated by the amazing Jenni and Sam. My friend Mandi and I met some new local bloggers and enjoyed delicious cocktails and cupcakes. I got dressed up, curled my hair, and actually wore lipstick. No, I don't have any evidence of this, but I did it and it felt amazing!



 Sunday morning, we went out to breakfast at Nuvrei Patisserie to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. Actually, our anniversary was on Saturday...but he was busy with a grad school project that had to get done, and I was at a baby shower and then the blogger meetup. So we hardly saw each other, but every time we did, we'd wish each other a "Happy Anniversary!"




We also discovered that these girls like cornichons and each chewed on a pickle while we ate. They'd make sour faces every now and then, but go right back to gnawing!

Andy came up with the brilliant idea of attaching their little rattles to a pacifier chain and clipping it to their sleeves. They chewed them, shook them, banged them around, but everytime they dropped them, they just hung off their sleeves. No hitting the concrete, no falling into floor crud. He's a keeper.


 

15 comments:

  1. Love it! You looked gorgeous at the Portland Blogger Meet-Up! I know there are some great photos of you being posted on all the blogs!

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    1. Thanks Jenni :) You did a fabulous job, it was so much fun! I'm really excited to have connected with you and the other lovely ladies.

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  2. Oh, how I long to visit Portland!

    Steph

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    1. You really should. We have fun here :)

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  3. I really wish there were more south Florida bloggers so we could do meet ups :(

    Happy anniversary!

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    1. Hi Melissa, thank you! It was my first meet up and I can't wait to attend more! Maybe some South FL gals will come out of the woodwork :)

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  4. i love those pickle shots :) so good to see you TWICE in one day!!

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  5. Happy anniversary! Good for you for getting out and about. And I am inspired to give my baby a pickle now!

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    1. Thanks, Courtney! It was hilarious, I would definitely recommend giving her a pickle and seeing how she fares. Next up is a lemon.

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  6. your babies are adorable !

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  7. ha! whenever jp and i go out or i'm out without the babe, i want to stop everyone and say: no. you don't understand. there is a baby at home! i am a mama! i don't get out often. feed me and give me some booze!

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    1. Exactly! Are you bringing the babe to Portland with you or is it a parents only weekend?

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  8. Will there be more Portland blogger meet ups? I'd love to get together with other Portland bloggers.
    Your daughters are adorable by the way. So precious! Portland is a great city to raise kids in, I can't wait for my own little one.

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    1. Hi BreAnna! Yes definitely, there will be a family picnic meetup in June, from what I understand. Jenni from www.awellcraftedparty.com coordinates them, and she does a great job.

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