Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Grandpa Gaga"

This past weekend, my dad and Emili drove down from New Jersey to meet Giovanna for the first time. I like to think that Gigi is always like this, but I have to say that she was on her absolute best behavior the entire weekend. I hope it made them want to come back!

The weather was not on its best behavior however, and the scorching heat kept us indoors most of the weekend. We ventured out on Saturday morning to the Carrboro Farmer's Market, and on Saturday evening we spent some time at the pool, but even the pool water was too warm to be refreshing! Luckily, just being together was all of the fun we needed...

Thinking that I was extending a special opportunity, I told my dad that he could decide what he wanted Gigi to call him as she grows up. Marcos' parents have taken to using the words "Grandpa" and "Grandma" in Portuguese, so the sky's the limit for my parents. If they want to, they can even choose simply "Grandma" and "Grandpa" without any confusion. Well, after some time he announced that he wanted to be called "Grandpa Gaga" because of his admiration of a Lady by the same name. I'm still deciding if we should humor him, or if the name "Grandpa Gaga" will be like a bad tattoo: when you're eighty years old you might really wish you weren't stuck with it! Here is the Farmer's Market:

For those of you who live in Chapel Hill, you might need to check out the hotel where my Dad and Emili stayed. It's called "Aloft" and it is across from Glen Lennox. Walking around their room, all I could say was, "This is so grooovy" because that is exactly what it is. It is part of the "W" hotel series, and it was outfitted in completely retro attire. If Marcos and I ever need a quick getaway without going far, this is exactly where we will go!

(I can't, can't, can't get over this face!)

On Saturday evening we watched the sun set from Maple View farms, equipped with ice-cream from the General Store. Our weekend was really fun, and we feel lucky to be living on the East Coast so close to my dad and Emili. Giovanna really scored with our families...


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

does she really suck her fingers?

did you dad just love her to death?

Tay said...

Little Gigi elicits amazing feelings of love and caring from me by just being who she is. She is tremendously lucky to have a wonderful father and the same good disposition as her mother. I only do Grandpa Gaga to embarrass Grandma Gaga (and it works). Gigi can call me whatever she likes.