Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day One in the Bay

We had a busy day today.  I woke up early, proofread Paul's paper, packed my bag, Sadie's clothes bag, Sadie's food bag and Sadie's medicine bag and then woke up Paul.  We were on the road by 10ish (only an hour late) and made it all the way to Sunnyvale by 3:30, making only one stop on the way.  Sadie must be feeling better (although her nose is still super stuffy) because she was cheerful the entire time, which is why we made fairly good time (for traveling with a baby anyways).  

While Sadie was a good sport about the long car ride she was glad when we finally got here and the two pictures of her with her fish pillow were taken about five minutes after we walked into the room.  She was all smiles and kept trying to convince me to hand over my camera so that she could get a closer look at it.  

Our motel is only a few blocks from Kehli's (Sadie's godmother) apartment and so after Paul took his nap (he has a hard time switching from nights to days each week) she came over and we went out to dinner.  Kehli brought Sadie a present in a princess castle bag and Sadie really seems to be getting the idea of presents.  When Kehli handed it to her she reached for it and when I held up the cute little lady bug outfit so that she could see it she grabbed it and hugged it against her chest.  She's going to be Auntie Kehli's good little shopper.
After that we headed over to Old Spaghetti Factory (the one restaurant that I really really really crave now that we live 250 miles away from the closest one) for dinner.  Sadie spent most of the time trying to maneuver so that her face was close enough to the table so that she could lick it.  I tried to keep her distracted with her sippy cup/ rice cereal/ mashed bananas/ toy keys, but when she sets her mind to something she doesn't give up easily.  At least this particular restaurant has tables that look clean.  You don't realize how many restaurants don't do a great job keeping their tables clean until you have a baby who feels that her main purpose in life is licking everything that she can get her hands on. 

Sadie and Paul are both already asleep so I guess I will turn in too.  Goodnight!  

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