10/11/08

weekend


This morning, Flynn's grandpa and cousin Victoria came over to visit for a couple of hours. Now, I've said it before, Flynn is not a morning person. No, not so much. So she was a bit out of sorts in the social department. This is rare for a girl who lives for her social occasions! Still, I think she was glad to spend some time with family.

By afternoon (and having enjoyed a belated but restorative nap) she was primed and ready for visiting. We needed to stop by a birthday bash in West Denver and drop off a gift...because Jennie's little Ellie just turned two! Although QQ is technically in "quarantine" so as to stay cold-free for surgery, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to stop by. We kept it brief....just a drive-by, really.

But we did get lucky with our timing, and managed to see the cake ceremony! This (by sheer luck) was the exact moment that Ellie plunged her hand directly into the middle of the cake. As obligatory as this move is at any toddler birthday, it was in fact an accident, and though she looks happy at this moment, seconds later there was a major meltdown. Cake ruined! Well, little does she know a cake tastes just as good smooshed as it does whole.

There was an extra reason for us to be there as well...the chance to meet Mike and Piper, the husband and daughter of one of my very first adoption buddies, Hayley. Hayley, Mike and their two daughters live in Minnesota, so I couldn't pass up a rare opportunity to cross paths with at least half of the family!
As I said, I had to keep it short (and keep QQ out of contact with the other kiddos, sadly, hence the Bjorn) but we could not pass up the opportunity to take a photo with all of us in the same room! So, here it is, lounge lizzards...the photo!
(PS - Notice how I'm a head taller than everyone else? No, they're not short. They're normal sized. I'm the giant. Blame my tall, lanky, red-headed Dutch grandfather (see post below).)

11 comments:

Snowflowers Mum said...

cool beans...can I steal the photo for my blog too! Awesome to see two loungers with Mike & Piper! Apparently my girls came to the party rather disheveled...she had a massive tantrum in the car...too much party not enough sleep! I'm just glad she didnt lose it at the party!

Snowflowers Mum said...

my girl...Mike is a boy...well a man...oh shit, I'm digging myself a hole here.

Cavatica said...

Way cool!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Glad you all had a good time... hugs to Flynn for her surgery too...

Stacie said...

i love lanky tall giants and wished that i was one. cool that you met piper.

Carrie said...

I hope things go well on Tuesday-I am thinking of your family alot this weekend!

J said...

That's my girl! The hand-in-the-icing hissy only lasted a few seconds. I think it was simultaneous "Oh no!" from 20 people that set her off. Thanks for coming to the party Maia.

Vivian M said...

Love the classic cake smoosh! Those are the best cakes!
Good luck with surgery, and huge hugs to Flynn from her blogger buddy Kerri!

Yoli said...

What a great picture! Lovely to see all of you together. It is great to see lounge people meeting. Maia, when we meet and eventually take a picture together, please don't post it. No one will stop laughing. I am so short.

I am glad Ellie had a wonderful birthday with loved ones and friends.

Cici said...

I have been following your wonderful blog and sharing in the blossoming of Flynn and your family! You will all be in my thoughts during her cleft repair & recovery.

Heather said...

So cool to see you all in the same room. I hope QQ does well tomorrow and that everything goes off without a hitch.