May 26, 2010

Vacation Report: Bon! Parfait!

So! I am back! I had a great time! I got my favorite seat on all four flights, and on three of the four flights no one was in the middle seat! On the way there I had to run between flights, but on the way home I had time for postcard-shopping AND Wendy's.

I tried not to take too many photos out of the airplane window because those are just never as glorious as they seem like they'll be, but I didn't entirely resist.



Ahem.



Niestle is super-awesome, OF COURSE. She's 14 months old and she likes to POINT.


She also likes to WALK, particularly near edges of things she could plummet from. She likes to shake her head no-no-no. She likes to ride her pink pony (the Fisher-Price, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND after seeing Miss Cuteness playing with it for ages). She has teefies. She says "bananananana." The hair at the nape of her neck looks like it might curl. And she looks cute in sunhats.

Notice in this picture she is smiling at the picture-taker, and the picture-taker was ME! Niestle smiled at ME! It was a huge triumph. Niestle is a girl of discriminating tastes.

Eric and Anna and Niestle and my co-aunt (Anna's sister, who needs a pseudonym) had nothing but fun fun fun the whole time. We went on a picnic! We went sight-seeing! We went shopping! We got excellent take-out! We talked about babies, and baby names! We tried to woo Niestle into liking me more! We had a ladies' lunch (I wore my new yellow/green/aqua flowery blouse), with mimosas and a real French waiter who said "bon" and "parfait"! We walked everywhere in the gorgeous, gorgeous weather. We came home sun-soaked and leg-sore and fresh-aired, and had wine and watched 30 Rock and ate cookies and stayed up late!

It was a wonderful vacation. You can see why it might be a little jarring to come home to trash and laundry and dishes and so forth. Sigh. I think what this situation needs is wine and cookies.

18 comments:

Jess said...

I need a Niestle. Preferably one just like her, who also likes to POINT.

Amanda said...

I have a Niestle and am going to visit her in July. I never considered a trip just to see her! Fantastic idea.

Marie Green said...

Oh, man, is she ever an adorable baby! What a great visit... and what a great adult:child ratio!

Katie said...

This. Sounds. Lovely. So glad you enjoyed it.

missris said...

Sounds like a lovely trip. I also enjoy taking way to many out-the-plane-window pics!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Every situation calls for wine and cookies.

Party of 5 said...

Great pics, great summary. Every woman must get away now and then and if you get the chance to love on someone else's babe while on that trip, that's graaaaavy.

Alice said...

i need a niestle too! why is my sister so SELFISHLY remaining childless?!?

sara said...

Niestle is far too cute for words. The pointing...are you kidding me? I just want to squeeze that chubby little finger!

d e v a n said...

That does sound like a nice vacation. what a cute Niestle!

SIL Anna said...

The "view out the window" photos made me laaaaugh! Wish you could come over for wine and 30 Rock tonight. :(

DomestiKook said...

How about some fruity wine fresh from the freezer? Mmmm....wine slushies...:)

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

So glad you had such a nice time! Niestle is so adorable!

TinaNZ said...

On a flight a little while ago I was busy taking my out-the-window photos, when the flight attendant came over and asked if I'd like him to take some out of the cockpit! Of course I said, yes, and he disappeared for a little while with my camera. He brought it back with some super-awesome wide, wide shots (no wings to mar the view)and one slightly disturbing one of the pilot waving and smiling goofily for the picture (shouldn't he be (a) serious, and (b) looking where he's driving?).

Joanne said...

Coauntsle? That doesn't really ring a bell, does it? That niece is GORGEOUS.

Leslie said...

It's Sistle, of course.

-R- said...

Niestle is getting so big!

I'm glad you had such a great trip.

TherExtras said...

The universe favored you! Hoping wine and cookies work for taking out the trash.