Gran-gran's birthday was September 15th and to surprise her Uncle Bobby and Madelynn flew out. We worked hard to keep it a surprise and it's a good thing that she's 80 and it's easy for her to miss things because both Mikie and Papa let it slip. But she didn't pick up on it, so Sept 11 (which happens to be U. Bobby's birthday) we convinced gran-gran to come over because "Papa and G-ma were busy and I needed help watching the babies". Once here G-ma's "plans" fell through so she took gran-gran shopping. It was timed perfectly! Papa brought U. Bobby and Madelynn back from the airport about 15 minutes before g-ma and gran gran got back home. We had U. Bobby and Madelynn waiting at the door when gran-gran got there. She was so excited! Poor Tira didn't understand what was going on and the excitement was too much for the tired baby so she ended up bawling her eyes out LOL. Here are some pictures of the reunion:
G-ma also single-handedly planned an awesome surprise party for gran-gran!! This too went through with out a hitch. On the 15th we told gran-gran we were going to take her out for a nice lunch to celebrate her 80th. So we all got dressed up and the first car load of people took off to the restaurant. Then gran-gran, papa, tira and I followed. As we pulled into the restaurant parking lot gran-gran goes "hey that's Silvi's driver" and then she see one of the ladies getting out of her car and she says "hey I know her, we play MaJang together". I was laughing my butt off at this point because she still hadn't put two and two together. Finally we get out of the car and there are like 3 of her friends in the parking lot and she finally figured it out.
The party was a hit, the food was fantabulous, and everyone had a great time. No 80th birthday party would be complete without a signed birthday letter from Mr and Mrs Baby Bush (also courtesy of the amazing g-ma). Here's pictures of the presidential card and the party:
Uncle Bobby and Madelynn stayed for about 10 days and had tons of fun shopping, eating and hanging out. Madelynn was great with Tira and it was nice for Tira to have another kid to play with. Here are pictures of their trip:
G-ma's birthday was September 22nd and she decided to do something low key. She made a scrumptious cheesecake and the most delicious chicken Alfredo you've ever had! What a way to spend your 25th birthday ;-)
Tira turned 18 months on the 21st and Lanna turned a month of the 25th. ::sigh:: My babies are growing up too fast.
Ohh yes this past week I've been a good mommy and went to some of my mommy groups. Last Thursday I went to Bumps and Babies, which is a mommy group for those who are pregnant or who've newly given birth put on by BAMBI. I took Lanna and it was a ton of fun. The topic of discussion was breastfeeding so me and a few other were experienced "old hands" and were able to give out a lot of good advice. Everyone was fascinated with the moby and Lanna was a great model sleeping in it for almost the entire meeting. The next day Lanna and I went to the Bangkok Babywearing Club meeting. That was my first time there and it too was super fun (not to mention the yummy starbucks coffee and muffins!). It was really interesting to see all the wraps and carriers from around the world. And I got some hands on instruction on how to use my pouch carrier (but Lanna and I both still prefer the moby). I also got to meet a bunch of other mommies. Next time I'm bringing Tira because there were a bunch of other toddlers there and a cool play area for them. This past Wednesday I went to another "playgroup" for toddlers and carted both Tira and Lanna. It was ummm ok not exactly what I wanted. It was more of a mommy group then a playgroup for the kiddos so I'm going to continue looking for something for Tira. But here are some pictures of my adorable muffin playing (NOTE THAT THAT FREAKING GORGEOUS OUTFIT SHE HAS ONE IS OF COURSE FROM HER TALENTED AUNTY RISSA - IT'S HER "I'M A BIG SISTER DRESS"):