10 August 2007

bon voyage Baby Girl part 2...casual craziness

this week at chez piacere we are packing in a full week of love & fun & laughter. Baby Girl is so happy that for her college sophomore send-off, her grandparents (D.'s mom & dad) have been able to visit & even join the caravan to campus this weekend. earlier in the week, before they arrived we had a lovely night on the town. to qualify for this spectacular evening, you had to be a high school graduate - which meant Big Bro & Little Man had to deal with pizza delivery & the house to themselves - not they they complained... (see previous "bon voyage Baby Girl" post for more on that evening.)
since the arrival of D.'s parents, we have had a whirlwind of yummy food (Baby Girl's last chance for home cooking!), gelato (to help deal with the heat!), lots of photos (evidence on the blog!), last minute laundry (the last free load for a few weeks), & packing. did i say packing? that is probably the hardest part for me - it is just a bit too tangible a sign of her immanent departure.
of course, packing leads to another obvious activity...shopping - you know, for all those things you suddenly realize you need but don't have. so, the girls (all 4 of us!!) were off to the big city for a restocking of the wardrobe & to gather every possibly thing that might be needed for an entire semester. (did we miss anything??)

now, ask yourself...what happens when you spend the better part of the heat (i mean HEAT!!) of the day shopping? you do *not* want to return to the kitchen & slave over a hot stove. no, you call the guys & meet up for dinner! and you are especially grateful that the entire family is actually off work that evening & able to do this!

join us on at the table, won't you...
get your own italian cream soda!...
mmmmmmm.....
exactly how *do* we get mom to stop taking pictures?...
catching memories...

5 comments:

Frances said...

Baby Girl is just lovely - as is the rest of the clan.
Sending best wishes your way.
Your blog buddy,
Frances

Shan said...

Wonderful pictures and a wonderful send off for Baby Girl!

Laane said...

Great pictures.

qualcosa di bello said...

frances...thank you! i am soaking in your wishes today!

shan...thank you too - we had the best week!

laane...thanks for visiting - it was hard to take photos some days through the tears, but all is well

JennieBoo said...

Lovely family photos.

Those are the best kind in my opinion!

Oh, and I'm the one with the camera attached to my face in our family, too!

Many blessings and lots of "luck" to Baby Girl!