Oh hello there! Sorry, it's been a busy few days (for a change!!). What's been going on...
Saturday I hit the road early for the fabric store just outside Troyes. Besides the fact that the internet lied and told me they opened a half hour earlier than they do, I found loads of choices of what I wanted and even picked up some left-handed fabric scissors (bliss!!). I was overconfident though, and only got a meter of one kind of fabric, and now that I've worked with it, it's still too thick so I'm going to have to go back. This time I'll wise up and get a half meter or two or three different fabrics so I don't have to drive all over the Earth every time I want to sew something.
Anyway, in the evening we headed over to Middle Brother's home for a barbecue in honor of MIL's sister and BIL, visiting from Germany. Fry never seems to be able to calm down when we hang out with family (maybe because everyone wants to hold him?) but besides not wanting to sleep he was great. The family surprised me with a birthday cake and I blew out candles for the first time in who knows how many years, so that was nice. It was a pretty great birthday, I have to say.
Monday I picked up our VIP guests Mrs. B and her daughter Rowan from the train station. Every time Mrs B comes to my house (which is twice in three years but hey, she lives in the States now, it's a rough commute) we have an insane heatwave which makes visiting a bit challenging but we managed. It was so great to catch up again and what a treat it was to watch Fry play with Rowan! There were wine, tears and laughter - all the ingredients for a great visit.
Meanwhile, Fry figured out how to crawl yesterday. Since you can't see his face, I got permission from the Security Detail (Stéphane) to show you:
Big booty provided by Bum Genius 3.0
Next up: baby proofing and full time surveillance. Good times!