Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Italian Invasion

My friend Brandy and her family came to visit us Monday night.  They drove all the way from North Carolina and made it just in time for dinner.  The kids went wild.  Hers because they'd been in a car for hours on end, mine because, well, there were other kids here!

Brandy married an Italian named Fabio, and now they are the cutest little Italian family in the world!  L is 5, F is 3 ("just like me, Mama!" squealed Ingrid) and S is 1.5.  And they are adorable.

We pretty much just let the kids run wild while here.  Ingrid has a huge closet full of toys we stash away for a rainy day, so they were in the closet playing with forgotten toys.  And the cupcake set they brought.  I love Melissa and Doug toys, but beware of this set.  The markers get everywhere.  Ingrid had a green and blue mouth all night.

In the morning we went to Honeypie for breakfast.  Yum.  The great thing about this place is they are very kid friendly.  I knew two of the workers and know for a fact they have kids this age, so I didn't feel too horrible about the noise and the mess. 
After stuffing our faces with French toast, eggs, and fruit, we saw these amazing cupcakes.  Of course we HAD to get some.  Yum.  I think I might order some for Otis' birthday party.  Oh my god they were amazing!
Ingrid had so much fun playing with the kids, and I had a great time seeing a friend I haven't seen in forEVER.  Seriously, we were like 17 last time we saw each other.  Now we're planning a road trip to NC for spring break, if they aren't going to be in Italy then.  Hooray for reconnecting!  And hooray for cute kids speaking Italian (and then leaning over and explaining "that's Italian!")


MaryAnne said...

That cupcake DOES look amazing! I love getting together with friends who go WAY back!

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

Dude, "L", "F" and "S" are NOT cute Italian names!!! SPILL IT!

We can't wait to meet up again!

Amber Liddle said...

Okay fine. Lorenzo Francesca and Sofia!!!!! Didn't want to infringe on yr privacy.

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

:) appreciate it...