Ryan has declared the whole weekend my birthday and is making it really memorable. This morning we went out for brunch at a neat place downtown that has a great buffet. There are no pictures because I was busy eating enough French toast and migas (and sausage and banana nut muffins and potatoes, oh my!) to feed all three of us for a week (Bravo says "Nom nom nom delicious French toast nom nom").
THEN we went canoing (I changed my clothes in public again, ding ding ding that's THREE!). Charlie had a blast. He met some ducks right at eye level and saw turtles and fish. His favorite part was the swimming dogs. He also did some not-exactly-safe hanging over the side of the canoe to trail his fingers in the water but I had a good grip on the back of his puffy life jacket (which, really, I don't even know if he'd get wet if he fell in while wearing this thing it had so much foam in it).
"Je suis the river version of Jacques Cousteau. Je study zee turtles and zee ducks but I am mostly interested in zee golden retrievers, BIEN SUR! HA HA HA!"
Looks like somebody got into the SPF 50. Good heavens.
Ryan just left for the grocery store asking if I preferred Funfetti or chocolate icing.
And next up for me is TA DA!!!
I'm going with a mom friend (by ourselves! woo hoo no tote bags!!) and we're going an hour early because it is completely sold out (and also because we are eating dinner there...mmm....more food, cheese and tomato sandwich to be specific).
UPDATE: OH MY GOSH. I had already teared up twice before the opening sequence was over (Brady has gotten so BIG! And also, "My friends! How I've missed you!"). I got there an hour early and the line to get in was already out the door. Everyone was in good spirits (and most were drinking some good spirits). The audience clapped and cheered when the pink HBO logo came up on the screen and applauded at the end. I've been reliving it all day. It was wonderful. I'm listening to the soundtrack right now (there was an iTunes card in my card this morning from Ryan and Charlie) and get a little vaclempt when Mairi Campbell's 'Auld Lang Syne' comes on. There aren't many movies that I am truly glad I saw in the theater instead of waiting for the rental and this is one of them. Watching it with a room full of women (and it was nearly all women... there was one man in front of us who texted through the entire movie) who were all as excited about it as me was so much fun.