We have had a very busy social calendar this week. If you know us, you know this isn’t normal but it sure was fun!
Monday we had our family photo shoot with Peggy. It was outdoors, the fall colors were gorgeous, the weather was warm, we were all happy and relaxed. We cannot wait to see the results!!
Tuesday Auntie Pat came over to play all day.
Wednesday we went to the Buzz Cafe for Waffles at lunch time with Peggy, Emily, Katie Liz, Angie, Jake and Ben. Later that night we went back to Katie’s house because she was hosting a jewelry trunk show for a college friend who creates some really cool. Here is the link to her website (http://www.realiabyjen.com/) … because us Bennies’ need to stick together.
Although we didn’t come home with any jewelry, we did come home with a car full of clothing. Bryan loaded us up with all the girl clothes size 6-18 months. Thursday as I went through it all I was struck again by how blessed we are. Every little thing I felt I needed for Tessie magically appeared in those bins! (more socks, tights, snow pants, winter weight pj’s, holiday dresses, shoes, slippers, party shoes.. etc). It is so fun to see clothes that I remember Kayla, Izzy and Audrey wearing!
Thursday we got lots of work done in the office (sparkly bow and all), then we spent a few hours in the kitchen – we continued with the green veggies for Tessie so we prepared peas and broccoli for Tessie, and an amazing chicken pot pie for Steve and I. Even though both Steve and I are completely grossed out by peas, we gave Tessie a big smile when we forced them on her. While she noticed that the taste was not as bland as the rice cereal, she didn’t object.
Friday Auntie Jolene came over to play and I spent the day in the library. Then on Friday night we went to a baby shower for my cousins at Cecelia’s house.. so we had amazing food, great conversation and lots of fun. Tessie, of course, hung close to her Aunties. I overheard Katie and Angie talking to each other about how jealous they were that Tessie was talking to Auntie Em. It’s true. In the midst of all that Chaos and noise Tessie took the time to have a little chat with Emily.
Saturday we all went to the Curtis’s house for a Mexican Fiesta. To say the food and margaritas were good would be an understatement. YUM CITY! Tessie just hung out on everyone’s laps and took it all in. She didn't’ make a peep, she just observed and when she was tired she had no trouble falling asleep in the spare room. Oh, and I made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting for our dessert. You should do this too, when you have a chance. I had one again this morning with my morning coffee and it was just as good as it was last night. http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2010/10/reeses-pieces-cupcakes.html
We definitely had a lot of fun this week but that is a social calendar we are not used to. Thank goodness not every week is like that!!