Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Weekend Recap

It was a very busy weekend here at Hausfrau Haus. Gramma stayed until Saturday morning so that Herr Hausfrau and I could go out for our anniversary on Friday night! We went out to dinner with some friends we have made here which was quite exciting. They are in the same boat as we are: they are from the Midwest and went away for a long time (most recently Seattle) and they are back so that their two girls can be closer to family. They miss Seattle a lot, so we can relate. At any rate, we scored by going to an AWESOME Thai restaurant. Our friends have been searching for good Thai here in town without much success, so we were all pretty psyched. Then we went and saw Walk the Line. Wow--very good movie. Reese Witherspoon redeemed herself in my eyes as an actress, so if she every does another Legally Blond, I will kick her ass. The best part of the evening for all of us??? We went to dinner with another couple without children interrupting, babies pooping and having to order french fries and chicken nuggets. It was also great to NOT bring a backpack full of granola bars, cheerios and crayons.

My best friend and her family came to visit on Saturday. It was great because we hadn't seen them since she was pregnant with the twins and they will be a year old in December. Their three sons are adorable! The oldest is so mellow compared to my older daughter (he is five months older than she.) Baby Girl was clearly smitten with him and she proceeded to stalk him the entire visit. We had the best intentions of fixing a gourmet dinner on Sunday evening, but our drinking got in the way and we ate appetizers and played Shut the Box (Best of 15.)

Other than that, there is nothing new to report. Baby Girl's artwork continues to make us laugh. Her latest installment is quite funny. The picture on pink paper is me. She is learning to draw details such as eye lashes and hair. Apparently I am still a size 0, which is awesome. What is NOT awesome is the apparent tumor I have on my ear. Herr Hausfrau is featured on the green paper. He has a wicked comb-over of one long strand of hair. She mentioned that "This is Daddy and he is NOT happy." Hence, the mustache-looking frown. The third picture was drawn yesterday while I was on the phone with my friend Lisa. She said that they were bumblebees with belly buttons. And one is "VERY unhappy."

10 comments:

M&Co. said...

Oh I love the pictures!

theyellowwallpaper said...

I heard Walk the Line was great movie too...I recently got to get out and saw Capote. BIG THUMBS up if you're able to get out again. I think that it too will be nominated for an Acadamy Award.

Jenette said...

Want to see Walk the Line.

Ok, and as a preschool teacher, can I just say that Baby Girl's pictures are AWESOME? Not only in terms of their artistry :) but also in terms of her depictions of people and forms. She has great fine motor skills! :)
Ok, professional me off.
Thanks for you comments. I'm ok. Slept a lot today with the vicodin, and ate some m&m's. :)

wordgirl said...

Yes--Capote is excellent and everyone should see it.

Baby Girl's art is wonderful. Dont' forget to write WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE on the back. Kids, as you know, are pretty specific about what they think they're drawing or painting and a caption like "pigs caught inside a tornado while it's raining" is something you'll forget about.

I dug out boxes of drawings like that a year ago to "cull" through the stuff I thought we didn't have room for. Every paper was precious and I couldn't stop bawling. My two oldest are teenagers now, so those days at home when they were small seem very sweet.

But adult nights out with the husband are sweet, too.

kimmyk said...

Yeah for adult dates!

LOL @ Baby girls pictures!!! Wonder who the "Very Unhappy" bumblebee was??? And Im totally loving the tumor you have growing on your ear....that had me crackin up !

Rita said...

Yea for Thai! I tried my hand at making Thai iced tea this weekend at a get together, and it wasn't half bad, if I do say so myself. My friend, who is Thai, got me the "real deal" tea mix and gave me a few pointers. Makes the long stretches of time between visits to Thai restaurants bearable.

The artwork is too cute.

Mary P. said...

Great artwork. Love the way it completely obliterates the fridge. That is a fridge under there, right?

Also... She's two and a half, right? Then this artwork, momma, is advanced. Normally at this age, there is no body, not even a size-two stick. Instead four stick limbs come straight out of the head.

YOUR daughter makes a stick-body with ARMS coming out of the BODY. Clearly a creative genius in the making. We can overlook the ear-tumor (my bet it's an earring), and the lack of lower limbs...

Jenette said...

I'm with Mary P. That's the stuff I would have said had vicodin not been fluffling my brain. Serisouly, Baby girl is definitely advanced in her person making. I showed my husband, who knows enough about child development from listening to me rhapsodize about stages of development... and he was totally impressed. Want to get Baby Girl and the Hethan together? :) They'd make a great couple! :)

Kristen said...

I agree that those pictures are quite impressive. My oldest was still piling layer upon layer of crayon wax in disturbing tornado-like scribbles at that age!

Susan said...

What's with the grumpy bumblebees? And I like the Herr's combover . . .