Lots going on this weekend! Yesterday, Jim and I had breakfast with the fabulous Arthur Levine (editor of Lips Touch, as well as other, slightly less famous titles) who was in town for a writing conference.
We took him to Portland's Original Pancake House, a very famous place around here that claims to have "the most copied menu in the world" -- and for good reason! Their pancakes are amazing. I kid you not, back in the 1950s the owner's wife, a biochemist, "devised a way to break down the gluten in wheat flour used in pancake batter, to make light airy pancakes". Pretty cool. And delicious!
I tried to tempt Arthur into going to see Half-Blood Prince with us, because how cool would that be? But alas, he was too busy with conference commitments. We haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait. I've seen some great reviews of it so far. Anyone seen it? I'd also like to see The Hurt Locker and 500 Days of Summer in the next week or two, because I hear tell movies fall by the wayside for a while. I also hear, though, that the Kennedy School has a mommy matinee ("Let the babies fuss. We don't mind!"), so maybe we can sneak in the occasional movie :-)
Speaking of baby, our baby shower was on Friday, and it was fabulous! Thank you so much to my darling sister Emily and my best friend Alexandra, as well as my mother, for hosting and planning and cooking and making it so awesome. And thank you to our dear friends and family who are so generous and creative and FUN, and who came from near and far to celebrate with us. We love you!
Pics soon of awesome giftage. Some of the handmade stuff just blows my mind. SMOOCH!!
Then, yesterday, Jim and I also had a baby-care class, for folks like us who've never seen the inside of a diaper. We learned a lot! And from there it was off to the Rock n Roll Camp for Girls concert to see my niece and her friend rock out. An exhausting day. Today, the nesting continues. With all the hard work finally finished, it's down to reassembling the rooms, putting stuff back on the walls, and coveting new curtains and rugs to pull it all together. Getting close!