I’m still collecting money for the Botox piggy bank, but I got one of the best gifts to stand-in…my two favorite Miami exports came into town!
Jessy and I share a hometown, as well as lots of college friends. She’s always been one of my best, funniest friends, but the week I had with her recently really solidified her as a Tier 1 friend. Few people would just lay around while babies are napping, eat a shocking amount of Café Rio, and buy me groceries. Jessy bought my groceries. Have YOU had a friend buy you food for a week?
Anyway, we’re both figuring out this mom thing, and our enthusiasm for a “quick trip” to swing by our friend’s Utah baby shower can probably be chalked up to stuck-in-a-car-with-two-babies naivety.
Due to a closed freeway, what normally is a 6 hour car ride to Salt Lake City turned into 9 ½. That’s a long time.
That’s a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally long time with two unhappy babies, both under one year old, who were tremendously jealous of their mothers’ forward-facing seats.
We made it to our friend Natalie’s shower, late, with tired babies. The shower was hosted by our friend Lauren, and Gus took up an obsessive fondness for Lauren’s beautiful china. It’s been years since I’ve had almost all my old roommates and best friends in one place, and I was thrilled to catch up with them in person, even though I spent most of my time rerouting Gus from the china, or wrapped gifts, or people’s plates of food…but mostly, the china.
Meanwhile, stationary Henry just sat nicely.
After Gus’s little hands chipped one of the cups, I found out it was Lauren’s mother in law’s china. That’s when we left (after apologizing).
The drive back to Las Vegas was quicker, quieter, and much more exciting after witnessing an almost-bum fight at a pit-stop (plot twist: angry homeless guy was pacified after being offered pizza by the other guy, happily every after, etc). By the time we got home, we were exhausted.
Seriously, SUCH a fun week. The only downside (besides taking 3 pictures) was being reminded how much I miss my best friends!