We had a great weekend! Tree came up for a visit, and we lucked out and had really beautiful weather. On Saturday, we walked up to Jam for breakfast, then walked down Hawthorne, stopping at Cool Cottons, Crossroads Music, the Waffle Window (mmm, chocolate-dipped sugar waffle), Mink, and Pix on our way home. I love our neighborhood :) And luckily the baby let me walk all that way without settling onto any of my internal organs, unlike last time. Thanks, baby!
On Sunday, we had breakfast at Broder and visited the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. It was pretty crowded because the weather was so nice, but we still enjoyed it and got to see lots of flowers and waterfowl.
(Patrick took almost all of the pictures in this entry, by the way)
And then we spent the beautiful sunny afternoon at a baby shower held in our honor, organized by Susan, Lee, and Star. It was a co-ed baby shower--no games, just snacks and some crafty activities. It was perfect. We're so lucky to have made good friends in Portland :)
There were plenty of tasty snacks, and Susan made cheesecake-marbled brownies (sooo good!) and adorable vegetarian pigs in blankets. I brought along a rhubarb buckle with ginger crumb (recipe from Rustic Fruit Desserts), this time made with thawed frozen rhubarb instead of fresh. Tasty!
We sat in the sun and talked and ate and enjoyed some guitar music, courtesy of Grant. I even played a little soccer with Pearl, though the game didn't last very long (she was a way better kicker than me).
Susan, Lee, and Star had amassed all the supplies needed for us to decorate baby clothes with appliques and freezer paper stencils. It was fun seeing what everybody came up with, and we went home with all sorts of sweet hand-decorated baby goods. What a good idea for a shower.
Chicken suit by me; meta bib by Pearl, Susan, and Andrew; tree onesie by Susan:
Chick by Elif, blue T-shirt and banjo bib by Lee, camping onesie by Patrick:
Owl onesie by Tree, leafy bib by Star, shorts by Lee:
Now I want to applique and freezer paper stencil everything we own!