Fall is finally starting to make me want to bake. I've been having a hankering for scones and Earl Grey. I like baked goods a lot. I need to buy some dried fruit though since plain scones are okay. I also need to buy some new Earl Grey. i bought a box last week but it tasted more like English breakfast blend than Earl Grey. My favorite brand of tea is Tazo. It's always fresh and the tea is delicious.Enough about tea and scones.
My in-laws came over last weekend and for once it was pretty stress-free and fun. The arrived Saturday and we hung out before going out. They came bearing gifts. They brought us a few of our favorites snacks: rice crackers and some curry sauce. My mother-in-law also bought me this really cute make up bag and kitty creamer.Oh and I got a hand crank kitty flashlight it's really cute and works great. I'm keeping it next to my bed. They also brought us some yummy extra sour dough bread. It's really good buttered up and with a cup of tea. I tend to drink a lot more tea in the fall and winter months.
Anyways, my in-laws took us out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. We went to this restaurant called Kokopelli's in the walkway between Circus Circus and El Dorado casinos. It's was a Mexican restaurant with a sushi bar in it. I know it sounds really odd but it was a really good combo. My in-laws didn't want sushi but I did so it worked out really well. It was really good sushi too. Fresh, good fish, and great consistency. I also had a miso soup. They surprised me by singing "Happy Birthday" to me and getting the restaurant to bring me a chocolate cupcake. It was really nice. I wore my new dress out but need to get a few photos from my father-in-law. I did get a few pics of my hair though. I really like the bumper bang. It keeps my bangs out of the way.
On Sunday we were all invited to Jesse's uncle's house for brunch. I've never had brunch before and it was pretty nice. I even had a mimosa. It was a nice day out in the low 70's. We hung out there for a few hours before my in-laws had to get on the road. They had to be back in town by Monday since my father-in-law was teaching a class. Since we were taking easy that day I wore my hair up in a scarf. It turned out really cute. I also wore my airplane necklace out. I think I may need to get a new chain for it since it kept traveling and getting stuck in my hair.
On monday I went out thrift store shopping and went to Joann's. I bought some yarn to make a few beanies for my nephews. They LOVE Spider-man. It's been an easy project so far. I used a combination of patterns to make my own.My mom really liked it and my sister said she was jealous and that she wanted one. I've made her three has for her Christmas present.
I also bought a hamper that can be used as stool. I need to change the icky wall paper set to something made of fabric. It was only $3 too. I figure I can use it for my vanity table once I get the darn thing stained. I've been meaning to stain if but I start a new project and get side tracked. Jesse has been working overtime this week and has been really tired. I wanted to have a dinner date this weekend but I guess we'll just take it easy and hang out at home.
I hope everyone is having a great week. Here's Ridley being a cute and cuddly boy.