...especially given that they brought Karen and Par and Tot here. Oh, we had such a nice time, even if it was brief. We watched some Buffy together. We chatted. We ordered Indian food. Mmmm....some of it's still in my fridge and will become dinner. We drank mango lassis. We collapsed into bed when we got too tired. We woke up and played with Tot. We took photos of him -- so darn cute. We giggled. We went up and down and up and down and up and down the stairs. He likes stairs. We went to Cucina for breakfast and had potatoes and quiche and fruit salad and blueberry scone and coffee and tomato/mozzarella salad and lasagne (that last one's Par's fault -- Karen and I were appropriately breakfasty). Tot made impressive food art on the floor, incorporating the lovely terra cotta tiles and the wrought iron table leg. We cleaned up. We sent Par up with the baby while I showed Karen the art gallery next door. Karen bought a tooth floss holder -- it's cute and blue and artsy. I think I may go back and get one for myself. We hugged and snuggled, and then said mopey goodbyes -- but reminded each other that we'd see each other in May, in Madison. They forgot their cell phone. Perhaps they will discover this in Illinois and come back for it. Probably not, though. It was a splendid little visit, all around. They looked so wonderful.
The next entry will be full of baby photos. In color, even. Be warned.