Wednesday, April 9, 2014

After the busy month of March I needed a day of calm and Saturday the 29th was that day. Pamela and I got up and headed to our appointments at Waiting to Exhale our favorite day spa in Cypress, TX. Can you say oooo ahhhhh? We sure did. We each had a 60 minute Swedish massage. I think I might have fallen asleep a couple of times. 
We've tried to convince David he should get a massage but it falls upon deaf ears. He wants nothing to do with a massage. As tense as he tends to be he might find it relaxing but I guess he'll never know. 
After our massages we went to lunch at the tea room across the street called Tea for Two. As we were pulling into a parking space at Tea for Two I saw the parents of Pamela's childhood friend Marlaina. We stood there in the parking lot just talking away and realized we were all headed to the tea room so we all had lunch together. We had a leisurely lunch with Jeff and Diana for almost 2 hours. Obviously we had a lot to talk about. LOL. From the girls growing up, babies, houses (Diana is a Realtor too), lunch, and whatever we could think of. 
This tea room has the most awesome jalapeno chicken salad. And if you use a croissant instead of just bread for your sandwich you'll be in heaven. It is so yummy!! We took home a pint for David. It was the least we could do. They also have this ice box dessert that is so chocolaty good but it's not advertised. I don't even know the name of it but we just ask for the ice box dessert they don't advertise. We were good and didn't get one this time though since we were full and didn't want to over do it. 
Anyway after the relaxing morning massage and fun lunch with friends we headed out to run some errands.

Sunday we headed off to go visit my friend/fellow co-worker Ashley who had baby Aria a little over a month ago. Aria was such a good girl. I got to hold her this time. Samara met us there with the big gift that was suppose to be for her baby shower that we didn't get to have since baby girl came 6 weeks early. Ashley was so excited to get her glider. She has the perfect spot for it in the nursery. I also took a couple things I had planned on giving her like this little Layette set. Ashley had found it on Etsy but I figured I would make it instead. 
The easiest part was having my friend Carol Greklek
do the embroidery then I added the ribbon and bows.

Oh and I bought some soft cuddly yarn so Carol could crocheted the booties to match

 Here's the little darling all decked out in the gown. Right after our visit the Family went for a photo session. These photos are by Portrait Innovations. Aria is quite photogenic just like her momma.

Isn't she adorable.

She is typical baby though. She keeps mom and dad up at night.

I went to the guilt guild meeting on April Fools Day but the first week of April was going smoothly and uneventful until Thursday morning. At around 10:30 my daughter called me from Bryan to say she broke her fibula on her right foot. OH CRAP!. She lives on the 2nd floor and she has a dog that needs potty breaks.. She had gone to dinner right after work with a fellow nurse and walking to her car afterwards fell. The nurses are blaming the shoes. They all wear Dansko orthopedic shoes as do I. My orthopedic recommended them. Only it seams while they may be good for the feet they're not so good for the ankles and such. Several other nurses at the hospital including Pamela's boss have rolled their ankles and 2 ended up like Pamela with broken ankles. Terrific. I can't say I've had that problem and sure wish Pamela hadn't. Thursday after work I took off for Bryan to help her out and bring her home for a few days so she could stay off her ankle. They have her in the walking boot/cast and crutches. Makes it difficult going up and down the stairs and carrying stuff.  She has an awesome boss who has enough desk work to keep her busy for the next few weeks until Pamela is able to walk without crutches but still wear the boot. No Pictures of the sad pathetic child. I was threatened within an inch of my life. Brought her home Saturday and then took her back yesterday. She was doing better and could put some pressure on the foot. 
Talked with Pamela this morning while going to work. 
She said it was fun trying to get down the stairs to walk Sophie and get to work but so far so good.

As of today I have yet to unpack from the quilt retreat. Instead I started the taxes and finished them but it seems I have not taken time to unpack my quilting debris.  I am excited though. As Pamela and pulled out of the drive way to take her back to Bryan I got another quilt back from my quilter Donna Moore from Lavender Nest. It is SEW CUTE! She did a great job of selecting the quilting motif and the quilting itself. Can't wait to put the binding on it, take a picture and mail it off to another quadruplet.  I have one more quilt to go and all 4 babies will have a guilt. If you click on Donna's name it will take you to her blog. Check her out if you need something quilted. Hopefully in a week I'll be able to post the pictures. I know another quilt tease.

Well I'm off to another adventure. I'll share more on that on the next blog post! Hugs everyone.


donna said...

Sounds like y'all had the perfect morning and lunch. What a sweet baby girl. Her outfit is just adorable. Hope your baby girl is doing better?
Have a great day my dear.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You've been busy!!! Love the baby outfit and what an adorable baby!!!


Handywoman said...

Relaxing...that's sounds so good... :) I'm glad you posted pictures of the baby wearing the layette set you were working on at retreat. So over the top cute!

Art and Sand said...

The layette is precious, but it is even cuter when it is on that precious baby.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carla, sounds like you have been busy. What an adorable baby and such a sweet outfit..Happy Easter..Judy