The last two weeks have been a nonstop whirl--my daughter C brought sweet baby Cora to visit. It was Cora's first glimpse of Wisconsin and C's first air travel as a mom, with all the organizing and baby gear that entails.
As always, C had a detailed itinerary planned for us which was fun but allowed for very little downtime--people to see, places to go, restaurants to visit, shopping to accomplish. I think we managed to address just about everything on the list.
Would you believe three trips to a mall 40 minutes away, in order to achieve sizing perfection in a couple of $5 Old Navy hoodies? Yes, we did that.
Baby Cora accompanied us everywhere and was patience, charm, and perfection itself. Tiny babies like that are so portable; now is the time to travel. A few months down the road she may assert herself just a bit. Ya think?
Meeting Aunt Lucy:
Lucy behaved like a three year old, making sure to position herself between Cora and anyone interacting with Cora.
We had a lot of fun watching Cora try to find her thumb. Lesson #1: you have to get the thumb outside the fist in order to suck on it. I can laugh--I won't have to pay for the orthodontia a few years down the road...
One of the highlights of the visit was C's inviting half a dozen of her high school buddies, along with their kids, for a mini reunion. Happy chaos--three of the kids were under six months of age, and the bigger kids all had LOTS of energy.
C and Cora are back in Washington, DC now, and my life has settled down a bit. Back to quilting! I have a couple more finished quilts to share in the next post or two, and then, only a month late, we will talk New Year's resolutions. Because I have some...