We'll see about getting my PI the extra analyses he wanted for his grant. I think tomorrow may be a more reasonable estimate for that. Hopefully it won't be too late, but I really don't think there's much I could have done about it (short of work all night -- and really, that almost always ends up being counterproductive for me, since the quality of my work sucks and I end up having to redo everything.)
I thought I'd post some pictures while my brain decompresses for a moment or two in the interim. The weekend ended up going pretty well. Though my parents never did figure out how to get their own water, I stopped worrying about it, and just stopped offering. If they were thirsty, I never heard about it.
Luca did end up finding a suitable cake. In case you didn't know already (and if you're like me, you didn't), you can get cakes at Whole Paycheck, and they will do customized decorations for you on the spot. Luca reports that they raised their eyebrows slightly when he told them to write "Happy Birthday Dilly-Pickle" on the cake... but oh well too bad for them.
It was a vanilla cake with a butter cream frosting, and was quite tasty. I was very impressed at my husband's ability to avoid successfully both chocolate AND nuts. The cake was awesome. Thank you sweetie!
|Complete with "organic" candle that cost $2.50. Thank you Whole Paycheck!|
Dylan thought the lit candle was pretty cool. In other pictures she can be seen trying to grab it. Future pyromaniac?
Because my parents were there, we even got to do a family photo. I think it may be our first one. Of course Dyls did not smile -- she was too busy eyeing the cake. Oh well.
|My husband hates this picture of himself. He needs to get over it.|
|Maw full 'o cake.|
I almost forgot to add -- in addition to discovering that Whole Paycheck does awesome cakes, Luca also discovered that the dollar store that is a block from our house sells awesome party decorations. Dylan especially enjoyed the balloons, and spent most of the rest of the day chasing them around our house.
|The red balloon.|
Luca also found some party hats. They were not terribly popular with the Pickle, but she was awfully cute wearing them. Haha.
|My Dad brought some Amarone for the adults to enjoy during the celebration.|
|She hasn't yet caught the "princess" bug I guess. Next year, perhaps?|
|You are a very tolerant dog, Miss Boo.|
Dyls started transitioning to young toddler today (with one nap. woo.). The room is huge and has a ton of stuff though. If she's not exhausted all the time, she will have a lot of fun.