Our friend Marina is leaving New Haven on June 1 to return to London, which is where she is from. We were lucky enough to get to meet up with her for coffee before she leaves the Elm City. We will miss her!
When S was in India in March, his cousin gave him a packet of herbs/spices that are meant to be ground up and mixed with water and then given to baby for different problems, like colic or a cold or whatever. We had no clue about all this so we brought it to our friends' house where we were invited for dinner, so that our friend's mom could take a look at it all. She went over each piece and explained what to do with it and lent us a stone to grind the spices on. Interesting!
We took our last class today (all day!) in preparation for the little one's arrival. One exercise involved the partners having to tightly hold cold ice in their hands for about 90 seconds to mimic what it's like to have a contraction. I think they got off pretty easy, to be honest.
This was probably my last trip to NYC before the small one arrives. I'm so glad it was a beautiful, sunny day and I had no trouble navigating through the crowds to my meetings. Here's St. Patrick's Cathedral.
I ordered this stroller online not once, but TWICE, only to discover it had been backordered until mid summer. This after these sites clearly stated it was in stock. Unacceptable! So I called our local (i.e., 40 minute drive) baby store and they have one left in green and gray. It cost an extra $15 plus the driving time/costs, but at least I have it now. S drove out to get it and we set it up. I love it! Hopefully the little guy will too.
A piece of mail I did want to get! My ascension back up to Premier status! I had a scary few months where I was not a Premier and it was rough, let me tell you. I feel complete again. And it doesn't expire until 2012!
We visited the mansions in Newport today and saw the most famous of them first, which is the Breakers. It was an amazing sight...as my boss said, it's the closest thing we have in America to Versailles.
I remember eating these cookies all the time when I was a kid. I saw them at the shop when we were getting something for breakfast, and I couldn't resist. They were not as good as I remembered, but it was fun to try them again!
We finished setting up the little guy's crib this weekend. I was so pleased it all turned out so nicely. I love his bedding set and now we have a place to put all his stuffed animals (until he shows up, that is).
I've been getting lots of things delivered every day...I've been trying to finish up the shopping for the little guy while reducing my trips to random stores. One thing I really wanted to get for him (and us) was this adorable book called "The Little Book of Hindu Deities" by Sanjay Patel. It's just the sweetest thing. I love it! Here is an illustration of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh and Kartikeya.
We were meant to go sailing this evening with the rowing club, but gale force winds meant the trip was canceled. Instead, we met for dinner at a local restaurant to say goodbye to everyone and celebrate the end of the year.
We took a drive to East Haddam to see Annie Get Your Gun at the Goodspeed Opera House. It was a gorgeous day and we had a sandwich on the riverbank before going in to see the show. The show was quite good and we had a really nice time. Hope we get a chance to return in the fall to see another show.
My lovely coworkers gave me a surprise baby shower this morning! It was very sweet of them. S even came which was a big surprise, as did my friend Sandra who brought her 3-month old. Here is the little cake they gave me. I haven't tried it yet but I bet it's good.
I saw this sign a few days ago and couldn't read it as it was too far away. But today I finally was next to it and had time to get a photo. I guess it did the job because I didn't even know there was a tax increase being proposed. It's a property tax increase.
Our friend Annu invited us over for dinner...it was a nice way to spend a Tuesday evening! Many of our friends are leaving New Haven at the end of the month or the end of the summer as the school year is nearly over. I'm glad we're getting the chance to see them before everyone departs.