I had all intentions of posting yesterday in the morning, and then I thought I'd just wait until Gus went to bed... however that most definitely did not happen. :)
We got up and had a nice morning and then Suzanne came to clean. Gus had breakfast and was being silly...
We watched Chuggington and we read some books and I put my glasses on him and took a picture.
Then it was time for his nap, so we headed upstairs. I had to leave for RDU by 12:15 so that we'd be there by 1:00 to pick up my cousin Jessica. The timing was just about perfect.
We got back to the house and had lunch and then we visited for a while before Steve got home.
After Steve got home we hung out for a little bit and then we went to Mamma Mia's in Apex for dinner. YUMMMMMM... it'd been so long since we had been there and it was so delicious. Gus had cheese ravioli and did a really great job eating dinner! After dinner we headed to Rita's to introduce Jessica to the world's most delicious dessert. She loved it as much as we do, and I was so glad. I would have hated for her to not like it!!
Then we came back home, and drove through the downtown metropolis of Holly Springs (LOL) and then Steve took Gus up for bed, said goodnight to us, and then Jessica and I stayed up talking.
I honestly don't know where the time went, but I made a comment about how nice it is on the weekends because Steve gets up with Gus and I get to sleep in a little. Then I said, "What time is it?" When Jessica told me to guess, I thought maybe 2:00am. NO. 2:30? NO 3:00?!?!?!?! NO... Holy shit... it was 3:30am!
It's the longest that I've been up in I can't tell you how long. It was so wonderful to sit and talk with Jessica and laugh until I thought I was going to pee my pants (seriously) and then laugh until I had tears in my eyes. :) I'm so thankful that I've reconnected with her and been able to really get back in touch with her. I forgot how much I missed her (if that makes any sense) and it's God's working that we're reconnected and I'm so thankful.
While I went to bed at 3:30, I was up at 8:30 because Jessica had to be at Crabtree Valley Mall by 9:30 to meet her friend Rob that she's also visiting while in NC.
I think the picture of Gus and Jessica is so cute. She loves him so much and I love seeing him with her and knowing that he's going to have a wonderful relationship with his God Mother. :)
Last night after Gus and Steve went to bed, Jes and I made the ham and cheese casserole and then put it in the fridge so Steve just had to put it in the oven when he got up with Gus. So when I came downstairs at 8:30, breakfast was ready and it was sooooo delicious! We didn't have a lot of time to chit-chat, and by 9:00 we were loading up the car to head to the mall.
We got to the mall and Rob came with his wife Michelle (I think that's her name... I could be remembering wrong), and we said our goodbyes and gave our hugs to Jessica. We'll see her again when we go back to MI.
We got back to the house around 10:30 and we brought Gus up for a nap, Steve did the bills and I took a nap. I slept until about 1:30 and woke up feeling so much better. :) Though, a lack of sleep at my age feels more and more like a hangover did in my 20s.
I had lunch (left-overs from dinner) and then we watched some tv before we had to get ready to meet Katie at the park for some pictures!
In the car after pictures with Katie
So the park was the perfect place for the pictures. Steve and I wore brown and then we dressed Gus in brown as well. Then he had an outfit change and wore the really cute outfit that his birth mom and her friend gave him back in February. We also took some naked baby pictures that at the time, Steve and Katie didn't seem too sure about, but I was all for it and I'm so glad, because the pictures are priceless!!
Steve took pictures with his iPhone while Katie snapped pictures with her camera. I can't post what she took, but here are a few of the ones that Steve took:
Privates are blurred...
All private parts are blurred...
It started to sprinkle, so we packed up and headed out. Katie sent me the link to the pictures, but I can't save them... she's going to give me a disk of pictures and I'll ask her about sharing them. I do plan on buying some because hers are incredible!
We had Chick-Fil-A for dinner and watched tv. We decided that Saturdays would be our "no rules dinner" day and we will eat in the livingroom and not at the table for this one day during the week. Steve was most excited about it. :)
It's now time for me to head to bed...