We left after work on Friday to go up and spend the evening with Murphy and Kristin. We took Ainsley over to their apartment in Arlington and we kept her up WAY past her bedtime. I tried to put her to sleep, but seriously, it's hard enough to get her to sleep in a quiet, dark room. So she fell asleep around midnight and woke up about 15 minutes later, so that's when we left. It was nice to see them though. We don't get to hang out with our friends as much as we used to, so it's nice when we get the chance, even if we are chasing Ainsley around the apartment all night.
Saturday, we went to lunch with Kip and Denise and Ainsley double-fisted some pickles which I really thought I had a picture of, but now that I browse through my pictures I do not. Instead here is a picture of her shaking the daylights out of some pill bottles. She just really likes to make as much noise as possible.
After lunch, Clif and I headed to the show while Kip and Denise took Ainsley back to the house. We got to Nissan a little after 4 and we had a few drinks. It was really hot out, but we had a lot of fun.
Clif and I sat at the back of the car and watched all the much younger patrons hanging out with their large groups, and we felt a little old. Not because we were going to see Dave, because he exploded during our college days, so really what age group has more of a right to love him than ours. However, we never get together with those big groups anymore. Just 4 or 5 years ago we had a whole slew of people at the Dave show, having a few drinks, having a few laughs. It is sad in a way, everyone just is so busy now with kids or weddings or husbands or wives or jobs or whatever becomes important when you grow up. You don't forget your friends, and you still love them, but it's just hard to get everyone on the same page. Growing up kind of sucks. Not that Clif and I are sad with the life we have...it's fun in a different way...but watching all those younger people made us a little nostalgic for the olden days.
We got to our seats just in time for Dave to start playing. It was really awesome. I just love Dave. There are so many good things about a Dave show, but I will say that the best parts are 1) he has amazing lyrics. They're just beautiful and meaningful and he uses his words to connect with everyone. Everyone can relate on some level, and 2) every show is different. He mixes this song with that, then that song with this, then throws in some random cover in the middle. Really, it's such an experience and I'm just such a fan.
While we were at the show, Ainsley was having her first dinner at Outback. Nanny and Popa said she ate all of her broccoli, all of her cheeseburger and most of her sweet potato. She was a hungry little bug.
After the show we met up with my cousin Eddie who works at Nissan. Here is a picture of us.
We got home really late, I think it was like 2:30, but really not sure. I did have a couple of drinks :)
On a side note...the refrigerator drama continues...stay tuned.