Our wake-up call from the crib came at 7:30 Friday morning, and Laura wanted to visit Windy Corner Market for breakfast. We typically only go to Windy Corner for dinner, and it was great to be there when the line wasn't 20 deep and we didn't have to stand like hawks waiting for a high chair to free up. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, and we peacefully enjoyed a ham biscuit (Laura) and a sausage/egg po-boy (Pete), while Ellie gobbled up any stray pieces of bread from either.
After breakfast we came back and spent some time at the house. Ellie took a fantastic two-hour nap (which was much better than the NO nap she took on my birthday), after which we went out for a late lunch at Olive Garden. Ellie enjoyed getting some shells and sauce all over herself.
After lunch, we accidentally found ourselves at Target during College-Move-In week...WHOOPS! But, not wanting to let the students get the better of us, we donned these ultra-sweet Star Wars masks (which we incidentally encountered in a random aisle), and proceeded to wear them through the store, gathering items, stares, and one "Pardon me, Mr. Vader" from a Target employee with a flat cart trying to squeeze by. Ellie thought the masks were pretty funny. She laughed at us as we pushed her along, and was only upset when she learned that the mask wouldn't fit a head as small as her own.
|note: dress includes pockets. VERY important.|
While we were out, we passed a neighborhood yard sale that had some fantastic finds for Ellie. We scored a turtle sandbox, a hobby horse, and an Ellie-sized shopping cart......all for $14. Ellie is totally obsessed with the shopping cart. She filled it with all kinds of stuff before we could even get away from the yard sale. It was such a nice afternoon that we decided to set up an impromptu supermarket on the driveway for Ellie to try it out at home.
|Where is the produce aisle?|
|This orange looks perfectly ripe.|
|The birthday girl looks excited! That's what really matters.|