Every year our friends the Loehrs come up from Arizona to spend a few weeks with their family back in the Midwest. Jeff is Alex's Godfather (ok-- 'Baptismal Sponsor' in Lutheran-speak, but I can't get used to it, being raised in a Catholic environment!). We always look forward to their MN visits.
Mary and Bob are also in town to celebrate Carrie's graduation from William Mitchell College of Law (tomorrow!!), so we had an all-out dinner party this evening. Alex was a great hostess, chatty but not over-the-top (a fine line for a toddler to walk :-) , and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.