Friday, March 25, 2011

From Stripper Poles to Flower Seeds

Last weekend was a busy one for us. It started on Saturday with a stop at the gym, my third laser treatment, and then getting ready for the evening. This included packing up Annabelle's over night bag to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house. They picked her up at 2 which left me with just enough time to shower and get ready to out to dinner with Mark. He was jonesing for some cheesecake so we sped on over to The Cheesecake Factory. Except there was an hour and a half wait. People! It was only 4:30! Grrr, it has to be all those Canadians that troop on over on weekends because that is ridiculous! We then tried P. F. Changs and Hyde Park, again super long waits. We ended up going to Bravo because it was only a 45 minute wait, which stretched to about an hour and 15 minutes but who's counting. Once we finished dinner we had to race back home to change because we had a St. Patty's Day party to attend at Stampy's Pub and Poker Place (friend's of ours house).

So once we get there, some drinking ensues. But I was good, 1 shot, 1 pudding shot and one very weak drink. So the evening started out good. Me and my girls take a quick photo op before the real drinking starts:)
Here is the proof that Mark can work that pole. Oh, if he only had some flowing hair.

Then everyone in the place tried on my cousin Mike's hat. Mark really works it don't you think?

I also had my shot with the hat while Krissy wore someone else's hat. Keith's maybe? We are some hot chicks!

The reason there was no heavy drinking for me was because we had tickets to go to the Shrine Circus the next day at 1. Hangovers plus circus would equal H-E- Double hockey sticks don't you think? we ended up having a good time even though it was way too super long. Two and a half hours is overkill in my opinion.

Mark had to buy Annabelle her very own clown nose.

And she absolutely needed that $6 pony ride. But doesn't she look sweet up there?

The show was capped off with an elephant performance. It was Annabelle's favorite besides the acrobats. No pictures of that because Mark had the camera at that point. Annabelle's tells us she will be an acrobat because she already knows how to swing and jump. She's all set!

And to finish off the night, Annabelle had a message on the answering machine from our next door neighbor, Mrs Pierce. We went over to plant some geranium seeds to plant in the back yard if it ever stops snowing. We already have some little sprouts pushing through. Makes me yearn for springtime.


  1. Anabelle is one lucky little girl to be raised with so much love.

  2. Thank you. We are the lucky ones. She makes everyone around her happy.