Like girl time with Jessi!
|I told Jessi she could pretend to be Evelyn's mom, but she felt the need to 'fess up any time someone commented on the sling or Evelyn's hair.|
We picked up donuts, drove fast, and made it to church on time. It was Evelyn's longest car trip yet!
Later, we ate at Rib Crib for Dad's birthday and took pictures outside. We haven't done that since I was 14 weeks pregnant.
|Evelyn was not a fan of the wind or the picture-taking.|
|I'm wearing a gray tank top with my dress. Promise.|
|That outfit lasted from the time I put it on her in the church parking lot until that afternoon, when we got to Mom and Dad's house. Amazing.|
|Since hanging out with Evelyn was part of Dad's present, they blew out the candles together. She was exactly one month old!|
|Dad can really stage a photo.|
|Then we made him close his eyes for his birthday present.|
|A new briefcase! His old one was....old, and Levi found this. We took turns smelling the leather.|
|Dad's been sticking to a more healthful diet, but Cody made carrot cake and I bought root beer just for his day. Laine and Robert brought cupcakes that Leah made for Dad.|
|Here are Dad's presents and cards. Cards, left to right: Jen, Leah, Sara, and Levi. I also gave him a picture frame and some photos of Evelyn.|
|This is me with the birthday man!|
Evelyn fussed quite a bit in the evening, even though Mom got her to take a three-hour nap. She nursed a lot and I did laundry and Cody took a nap and Mom gave us spaghetti for dinner. Mo was a lot calmer this time--even before Mom gave him Benadryl to take the edge off. Dad seemed genuinely surprised by the briefcase, and loved his day. There was a lot of talking and card-playing and baby-holding.
Then Cody drove his fussy baby and exhausted wife home and I took Evelyn straight to bed while he unloaded the car. I rubbed her head until she was sleepy enough to go into the crib (Cody picked her up and I promptly passed out--normally I'm a little too keyed up to sleep) and then she slept around 5 hours like a freak. A very kind and generous freak.
And that was our weekend! Not pictured: the farmers market, Evelyn in a bathing suit, shopping for a special Easter dress, and my parents showing off their baby. Did I mention that this just so happened to be a Sunday where they were greeters? Evelyn's famous now. Like, more so than before.