Girl Time

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yesterday went something like this:

I picked up this beauty from the airport around noon. Harlow absolutely loves her as you can see. Although he gets a little confused when I talk to her because my "Lola voice" is the same as my "Harlow voice" it turns out.

We went to a new restaurant in my neighborhood called Applebees. Jk, it's called Standard Market Grill. It was really good, but not nearly as fun as Applebees.


I had the best chicken tortilla soup and ahi tuna salad. Although I'd probably eat bark if it had ahi tuna on it (and a little bit of dressing.)



There may have also been some champagne. And yes, as you can see I got extra fancy and even curled my hair. Typically during the week I don't wear makeup or even blow-dry my hair, so it was nice to feel like a girl again. I should do it more often.


Lola was thrilled to be at lunch with just the girls. She apparently has had a long couple of weeks at the office and was really looking forward to getting away for a few days. She really gets after the bottle hard, if you know what I mean.


So we had a few toasts in honor of Lola's first trip to Chicago.


Then she and I had a talk about why her big brother is being so ornery as of late. I made her promise me to never go through the terrible-twos, she can save that for the terrible twenty-twos.


And after we had a very nice stranger take a photo of the three of us we walked a few blocks down the street to my favorite little French restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi.


Because it was a gorgeous evening, we were able to sit outside- which was perfect because Mon Ami has a wonderful little patio that sits right across from the park.



We had some seafood and some dirty martinis. I don't love dirty martinis yet, but I'm trying, damn it. I do, however, love the blue cheese olives that come with a dirty.


And then Grizzly Adams joined us for a drink or two. I wish this photo wasn't so dark so you can see the lovely beard Chris is growing. He said forget Beardvember, he's getting a jump on it and going for Beardtober. I don't hate it.


And there's a little photo overload for you. Happy hump day! *And just for the record, Grizzly Adams did have a beard.


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17 comments:

  1. A few things:

    (1) I love the name Lola and want to squeeze her!
    (2) I absolutely love your hair in that first pic of you and your momma!
    (3) Your mother is a BOMBSHELL!

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  2. Lola is precious, my fave is the one with harlow. i talk to babies like I talk to dogs too. it's confusing. Michael is growing a beard but I don't like it. he looks like grizzly adams strange uncle.

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  3. I can relate to the baby talk/dog voice -aka- high pitched squeal. You look stunning in all of those pictures! I hear ya on not wearing makeup or doing your hair. I too feel like a brand new woman when I pull myself together and spruce up a bit.

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  4. That baby is gorgeous! I'm jealous that you have a baby to play with - my niece and nephew are too old now :(
    And I concur. I would also be an ahi tuna-topped bark-eater.
    Britt @ One&20

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  5. That baby is gorgeous! I'm jealous that you have a baby to play with - my niece and nephew are too old now :(
    And I concur. I would also be an ahi tuna-topped bark-eater.
    Britt @ One&20

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  6. Love Harlow trying to snuggle with Lola!

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  7. Aw that picture with Harlow snuggling Lola is too cute! Looks like you guys had a great time :D
    That's funny Chris got a jump on beardvember! I've been telling John he needs to do no-shave November, at least until he told me that it was just a mustache to which I replied heck no! But I don't want him to shave in November, ha ha.

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  8. Oh goodness. Lola is one cute baby!!!! And I want to eat all of the food that you posted, thanks.

    xo

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  9. Oooh! I've never been to either of those restaurants. Now I'll have to make my way over there. Looks like such a fun day :)

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  10. Lola is so darn precious! Her expressions! Also, I gotta say... you girls have amazing hair (and in Lola's case - hair accessories!).

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  11. Lola is just so cute!! Her little outfit is adorable too!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  12. what a fun day! your hair is sooo pretty!

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  13. I LOVE how little Lola is sitting with her hands on the table!! She looks like she had a pretty rough week :)

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  14. Who doesn't like a post that has a bloody cute baby in it................she is so adorable you could just squeeze her.

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  15. Lola is too cute, and love the name. What a great pic with you and your Mom. I use to hate beard but I gotta say I have seen a lot of dudes rocking the beard and I am not hating it.

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  16. Lola is so on top of things.. she's obviously the life of every party and is living it up in Chicago!

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