So we were quite busy during Labor Day weekend. It might have been because we slightly over planned our days.
On September 1st, our friend Samm Child's son Boston celebrated his 1st birthday! It was so cute! They had an Eric Carl's "Very Hungry Caterpillar" themed birthday! The food was based on all the things the caterpillar ate throughout the story, so it was all very good! Boston got a lot of caterpillar-themed gifts and he just loved them all. It was great fun and we had a really good time. Gary said he wanted to steal the theme for his next birthday too! We'll see.
Gary took a half day on Friday and we went to Spokane for Adam Sweeney's 29th birthday party. It was a lot of fun, and pretty funny to us because for a little while Peri was literally the center of attention. We put her on the floor so she could have some tummy-time, and everybody just sat in a circle and watched her for a while. Then Adam's mum came in and told us all to eat dinner. It was really really good! We always enjoy Adam's mum's cooking.
Gary also made plans with one of his co-workers to go fishing for salmon on the Puyallup River, and they had a great time! Gary even brought home a fish for us to eat! We baked it and ate it with veggies and it was sooo good! And since we were going to the west side anyway, we got to introduce Peri to Gary's parents! They were of course suitably taken with her.
Unfortunately, while we were there, Gary's grandmother became ill, and after a few days in the hospital, she passed away. It was an unfortunate and sad end to our weekend. The doctor's and nurses said she was perfectly healthy at the end though, so we feel that perhaps she just wanted to go home. He's trying to see it as a happy occasion, even though he'll miss her very much. We'll be going back in a couple days for the funeral, and hopefully we'll have an uplifting experience as his family mourns.