Mitch's only request while we were in DC was that we stop by this little crepe store he spotted in Georgetown before we leave. It was our last meal, and probably the best, right before we rolled out of town! It was as yummy as it looks! I need to learn to make crepes like this! I attempted them on Christmas.... They were good, but didn't even come CLOSE to how good these were!
Just around the corner from the crepe store in DC Cupcakes. I've never seen the show, but caught a commercial for it on TLC at the hotel, so then I had to try one! Mitch has not caught on to the whole cupcake craze, but even he admitted they were really good!
On Sunday, we visited Arlington National Cemetery and our dear friend, and neighbor, Phil Grooms. Walking the grounds was so peaceful. We left rocks on top of his headstone, so everyone would know that he was loved, thought of, and visited.
While I was in California, Cynthia Cooper, a sister from Amelia's ward, hosted her baby shower. It was so fun! She got a ton of cute things for her little future missionary.... Like this cute onesie!
Our matching baby bumps!
One of her friends made this amazing cake that tasted as great as it looked!
With some serious help, I managed to make these cute receiving blankets as part of Meli's gift. For my 1st ones ever, I think they came out pretty awesome! This one was our favorite:
And these two were Bex's favorite:
Although she couldn't make it to the shower, Liz made sure Amelia still got her shower present: "The Gas We Pass" & "Everyone Poops" (which Emily & Madison made clear it was LIZ'S idea to get) & the cute monkey bag!
All in all, it was a great time! Miss you Meli! Glad I could be there!
We finally got our family portraits taken! And not a moment too soon! A couple days after, Bexley busted her lip open on the new stove, then bopped her head at church and got a big bruise that's STILL THERE! (Yes, Lizeth, I'll try the butter thing! Anything to help it go away!)
When we got our pictures taken, Mitch asked our photographer to focus more on Mommy & Bexley... Since I'm always the one behind the camera, he figured it was a great chance to get some pictures with her I could be really proud of.... I love them! So does Mitch... and Grandma, and everyone else who sees them!
This is the first time Bexley really stood on her own! Can you believe a photographer was there to catch the moment! This picture is already enlarged and in her nursery! I love it!
Today Bexley's temperature of 102 finally subsided! Poor girl has been in a lot of pain from teething this week..... That, and Tuesday she bashed her mouth on the new stove and busted her lip! There was SO much blood that I was convinced that she had bitten straight through her lip and needed a stitch or two. So off to the Emergency Room we went, where two nurses helped me assess the damage. Since the wait was long, one suggested I'd be seen faster at my doctor & that I'd only need to come back if Bexley needed stitches. The other nurse said we should just stay and wait; she was convinced by the blood & swelling that stitches were a given. I decided the faster, the better.... So off to Bexley's Dr's we went. To make a long story short, no stitches needed. Her lip looked like there was a huge grape INSIDE it! By the time we got home, she just wanted to sleep...
Unfortunately, Bexley bopped her mouth on the stove less than an hour before our friend, Martin Ramirez, was supposed to come install it. He came over later, and did an awesome job. I love our new stove! Especially the part where I don't have to worry about it randomly shutting off while I'm baking or beeping loudly at 2am for no reason! Since Monday, I've already baked Zucchini Bread & Peanut Butter Cookies,... & cooked dinner every night.... which Mitch will tell you is a rarity in our house! But who wouldn't want to cook on this thing! I feel like a chef!