Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 276: Goodbye, Marina

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!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 275: A row on the Connecticut

An alumni row is a regular event at Amherst Reunion, and of course we attended. S was the stroke, or the lead rower, in his eight. I was very proud of him!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 273: Reunion begins

We drove up to Amherst for S's 15-year college reunion. S and his classmates took advantage of the nice weather to do a bit of juggling.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 272: So cute

I really want this car! It's just so cute.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 271: Wow, it's hot

This is what greeted me when I started the car after work. Quite a difference from this day. I guess some temperature records were broken in New Haven today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 270: Barefoot and...

...yes, pregnant. And in the kitchen, no less.

Day 269: From the desh

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!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 268: Lunch with friends

S pulled out some tricks to entertain people at a lunch we went to thrown by our friend Priya. Everyone really enjoyed the magic, including S.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 267: Another class

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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 266: St. Patrick's

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.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 265: Gift

My super-cool boss surprised me with another bunch of baby gifts today, one of which was this really sweet book. I had not seen it before but I know the little one will enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 264: Success

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.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 263: Hooray

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!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 262: Boo, hiss

The piece of mail that no one wants to get...a notice from the IRS saying I owe more money on my taxes. Blah.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 261: The Breakers

We visited the mansions in Newport today and saw the most famous of them first, which is the Breakers. It was an amazing my boss said, it's the closest thing we have in America to Versailles.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 260: Our B&B

We decided to do a last minute trip to Newport, RI and got a good deal at a local B&B. The suite was really nice, particularly the lovely, big bed.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 259: Flashback

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!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 258: One more task completed

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).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 257: Special delivery

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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 256: Finally

I've been waiting patiently for the rhododendron in front of our house to bloom and it finally has! I'm sure it has liked the rain we've been having too.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 255: Present

My family sent me a Mothers' Day present! It's a mommy-to-be bear. So cute!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 254: Rowing club party

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.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 253: Annie Get Your Gun

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.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 252: Baby shower #3

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.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 251: Sign

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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 250: Baby

We had our first class tonight in preparation for baby's arrival. Here is our practice baby. She's scary!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 249: Party at Annu's

Our friend Annu invited us over for 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.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 248: Rain, rain

After the gorgeously warm and sunny weekend we had, we awoke to grey and rain. Lots of rain. So much rain.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 247: Conference organizers

Yay, the last day of S's conference! Here are the esteemed organizers.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 246: Azaleas

I have been wanting to take this photo for ages but I've never had my camera accessible when I've gone past lately. Luckily I stopped today and took a photo. This is a neighbor's house on our street.