This time Baby S visited us on the other side of the Delaware River for a Saturday afternoon playdate and lunch. Her mom and I work together and she's only 18 days older than Miss J, so we're always comparing notes on food, sleeping, pooping, all that fun baby stuff!
The two rugrats both seemed to enjoy playing with eachother and the occasional hug and kiss before taking an occasional swat at eachother. Good friends in the making here!
Big debates over here at the Nowak household regarding placement of the Easter basket so we're doing a little crowdsourcing and trying to see what you all do about it. I think we all agree that the Easter Bunny enters the house one way or another, mostly through the front door I would assume [chimney is already reserved for St Nick], but where does he/she leave the actually basket? On the kitchen table, infront of the childs bedroom door, on the fireplace, etc?
Use the comments section below to let me know how it worked for you growing up or where you leave it for your kids...
Last weekend we dipped down to Wilmington, DE to see my good friend Allison and for J to meet her 3 month old baby M. They hit it off right away and J even crawled over to her and inspected her. She wasn't so sure at first, but we told her to give her kisses, which she did. It was very cute.
Of course after a few kisses J did what she does to every single thing she comes in contact with these days, she took a few swings at her! She loves to smack everything. The mirror, windows, her toys; so Baby M was no different.
How cool are these things? Hugaloos; I think that's what they're called. You insert photos of people that the kiddo doesn't see all that often and that way they can get to know them. So we put the Beantown relatives inside and we'll see how she does the next time they visit! Though she does see and hear the nearly every night on the video chat, so she already knows them very well!
So as I mentioned a few weeks back, I was in lovely Las Vegas for 5 days to attend a rather large annual sports and recreation conference. My company goes every year and we exhibit our work at the conference and mostly chat with old and current clients and do our best to meet new ones. We flew in late on Sunday night and started off the week right with 18 holes in a charity tournament at The Paiute Resort about 25 miles outside of town. I've never played golf in the middle of the desert like that and it's something I won't soon forget. Lessons learned, #1, you don't look for lost golf balls because of snakes, and #2, it gets really, really, really windy out there, pack a jacket!
Playing in wind like that was something I won't soon forget. On some tee-shots you'd be fully lined up aiming into the adjacent fairway to allow the wind to bring your ball back to where it was supposed to be. Crazy stuff. Very beautiful out there too...so nice to get outside of downtown Las Vegas.
I did knock this approach shot about 5' from the pin and sunk the put...highlight of the round!
I won't bore you with specifics about the conference, but most of my time was spent at our booth talking with folks as they strolled by and entertaining in the eveings. We stayed at the Ballys [great location, dated hotel!] and the event was co-hosted by Ballys, Paris, and Planet Hollywood, so we spend the majority of our time at those 3 hotels. I did make a point to get out for a run each morning and we did check out a few other places for dinners during our stay. Below is just a random assortment of shots I snapped while out and about...
It was a long trip and it was certainly great to get home to K and J!
Just thinking about the rest of 2013 and realizing I have a lot of nights on the road coming up. Both for work and pleasure: Boston, Vermont, Orlando, Cape May, Boston, Boston again, Jamaica, Colorado, and then San Diego. I better stock up on the travel shampoo!