The big event of Saturday was Whitney's family Bridal Shower. I had sent out the invitations from Michigan, which means Julia and I had talked about the shower. I ended up taking just Julia and leaving Ella home with Dad for naptime. But in the days leading up to the shower, Ella expressed her desperate desire to go.
Julia: "The shower is tomorrow! But just Mom and I are going, Ella. You're staying with Dad."
Ella: "Ella come? Too?"
Me: "No, Ella, just Julia and Mama."
Ella: "Ella come? Too? Ella come too??"
Tears from Ella
But despite the begging, she stayed home. And it was probably a good thing, as I think Julia thought it was a bit boring. I can't imagine what Ella would have thought.
Anyway. It was a delightful chance to see everyone pre-wedding, and eat yummy food, and shower Whitney with presents and recipes!
Saturday night Suzanne and Elliott brought the party to the Blockburgers and we went out for a late night Slurpee run. And stayed up way later than we should have. I was regretting that decision after only 4 hours of sleep, but once I was awake enough to think, the regrets were gone. It's not every day you get to see family :)