Thank you Fry Lodge faithful for your patience as we’ve taken a little break from the blog since Italy. The Fry Family Trio is finally un-jet-lagged and ready for Spring in Seattle. Henry wasted no time in finding new audiences with whom to hold court. We spent this past weekend reconnecting with the entire Eiting family, who were all gathered in Seattle for the blockbuster combo weekend: Henry’s one-year birthday and Easter Sunday.
We gathered at the Fry Lodge on Saturday to celebrate getting through 12 of the most amazing months of our lives. Kristine baked one kick-ass cake, decorated appropriately enough as a bunny. They say that the first birthday is all about the parents. I’m not so sure about that. Anyone in attendance would agree that the H-man knew this was his party, and was ready to (loudly) correct anybody who might think otherwise. In addition to the cake, he got some pretty sweet presents – including his first baby grand piano (pay back is a bitch, Brian and Jesse), some great Dr. Seuss reading material, a basketball hoop (we’re in the middle of March Madness by the way), a put-the-ball-through-the-tower thingy, and some seriously stylish clothes. Thank you to all who sent presents. I’m sure Henry is getting right on those thank you cards.
As you might have guessed, Henry needed a good scrubbing after the obligatory full cake immersion. Followed by a panicked quick trip to the drug store to buy Benadryl to deal with whatever allergic reaction we caused with the cake (Henry is fine).
The fun continued with Easter Sunday at the Eitings’ house in Green Lake, where we, as usual, ate and slept the day away. The Easter Bunny somehow knew that’s where we’d be, so that’s where (she?) left Henry’s first Easter basket. I’m so glad the Easter Bunny is so on top of these things.
So, there you have it. Our first blog entry since repatriation. Life goes on at Fry Lodge.