Since baby Emily and Zak were both sick, I decided to get the more lively nephlings out of the house and have some fun. Also, it gave me an excuse to go see some of the things I’ve missed about Pittsburgh.
Like the chocolate-chip banana pancakes at Pamela’s. No other swedish pancakes can compare.
Especially delicious when I have these two cuties at the table with me, right?
After breakfast, we walked up to the Squirrel Hill library and played a game of chess. I was impressed at how quickly Sarah caught on to the game. She easily remembered the movements for each piece on the board. As a going away present, I gave her an inexpensive chess set I picked up from Target, and she was thrilled.
After the chess interlude, we headed off to the Phipps Conservatory, where I proceeded to drive my nieces nuts by taking way too many pictures of them. And now I will drive you nuts by showing them all off. Flowers! Cute girls! What’s not to love?
And then it was time to say goodbye. Baby Emily recovered and came home from the hospital . . . we picked up a Prantl’s burnt almond torte and consumed it greedily . . . I got yelled at by a neighbor for parking in front of the neighbor’s house, and I remembered why I wasn’t too sad about moving away from Pittsburgh in the first place . . . and I got to hug baby Emily goodbye. See you later, sweet thing!