Hey there! It’s been a while, and I have a lot to catch up on. So I’ll start with my out of town adventure to see my dear friend Nancy, and meet her (then) 9 week old baby girl, Ingrid June. She’s the cutest. I was surprised how in love I fell with a baby other than my own!
I spent four days snuggling and staring into the bright blue eyes of Ingrid, and catching up with Nancy (who is by the way doing a pretty kick ass job at maintaining her sanity through the newborn stage). For that matter, so is her husband Mark (of ROM, remember my post about his band? I hear they’ll be on tour again this fall. Come back to MKE guys!).
Besides snuggling a baby and catching up with the first friend I ever had, I drank delicious hot buttered rum that Nancy made me.
And I finally got some basic science worked out in my head, thanks to my BF/at-hand biologist. Mark and I had been discussing Ingrid’s eye color the night before, and couldn’t remember how it all worked. Nancy cleared it all up the next morning.
On my last day, we ventured out of the house to run some errands in Cleveland Park. We ate lunch at Nam Viet and took turns eating delicious food..
…and rocking the baby…
Nancy had an errand to run solo, so I took a walk around the neighborhood, got my kids some souvenirs, grabbed coffee, and enjoyed the sunny sky.
Nancy is a biologist at the Smithsonian National Zoo, so I have this silly daydream in my head. This summer, I pack up my four kids and drive 13 hours to DC. There, Nancy gives us behind the scenes tours of the zoo and other amazing places like the National Museum of Natural History. It’ll be seamless and memorable.
But for now I’ll just look over this blurry picture of The Washington Monument, which I snapped in the car on the way to the airport. This trip wasn’t for sight-seeing, though. It was for seeing that amazing baby, making food for new parents, late night chats, early morning coffee and recapping the sleep everyone did or didn’t get, and connecting with people I love.