Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. We were out of town for the weekend in Seattle, where I managed to come down with a cold that turned into bronchitis. Add that on top of an Internet connection that has been less than reliable this week, and you get an overwhelming silence at my site.
So Seattle. JB had a business trip there last week, and Little Miss and I flew up to meet him on Friday. Yes, it was cold and rainy, which is to be expected there in November, but we had a great time. Little Miss was a great traveler. She slept on the plane (when she wasn’t petting the stranger seated next to her), napped in her stroller while we walked around the city, and was a perfect little angel when we went out to eat — three times a day (which is quite an accomplishment for her I’d say).
We ate some wonderful food, drank some really expensive wine, stayed in a pretty swanky hotel in downtown, and did up the tourist traps.
On Saturday, we took Little Miss to the zoo for the first time. We figured she is so amused by our two dogs that she’d surely be amused by the zoo. We weren’t disappointed. Hearing her giggles when she saw the monkeys was priceless. All four limbs waved around, she blew her lips together and let the drool fly as she cackled in between blows. She really liked the goats and the gorillas, too.
Here she is getting a big kick out of the wild dogs.
And here she is practicing modeling for Gerber.
Remember how well I said she napped in her stroller? Here’s proof:
And finally, I include this picture just because I love this matching sweater and hat set so much.
Here is one more picture while I’m uploading… Finally something to make my husband look short — a picture of him in front of a painting of the World’s Tallest Man.
Anyway, on Sunday, we did the Seattle Underground tour, which was very interesting, but challenging keeping a 9 month old happy as you’re holding her and walking around underground for 1.5 hours. She kept reaching out to pet women’s hair, and tried to be the assistant tour guide, as she liked to start talking right as the tour guide was speaking.
That’s about all I have to report from the trip. I came back with a horrid cough, stayed home from work on Monday, and finally made it into the doctor today, where I was officially diagnosed with bronchitis. I left the doctor’s with five prescriptions, one being an inhaler and another being antibiotics (thank GOD), so I hope that I will be on the mend soon.
And in other news, last week, Little Miss turned nine months. She has now officially been outside of my body as long as she was inside of it. She gets cuter and more fun every day. I just can’t seem to hug or kiss her enough.