Category Archives: Weddings

Baby Travel Vermont Weddings

Weekend in Vermont

Alright, we’re terribly terribly behind, I know. Sorry :-/

So to back all the way up to late August, Talvi took her first flight–a very short one–up to Burlington, VT to attend the wedding of our good friends Chris and Laura. She was great on the plane and we arrived with no problems.

When we showed up at Hertz, they sent us into the garage to find our car, which turned out to be….a pickup truck! The bed smelled like manure and the radio was tuned to NPR, so we thought it was quite the Vermont experience.

The wedding itself was at an absolutely stunning location looking out over Lake Champlain. Talvi borrowed a dress from her Tia Lo (Dalen), who we think wore it to her 1st birthday. Talvi wasn’t quite 8 months and it just fit over her chubby arms. But she looked great and it was a beautiful day. Here are some pictures:

Baby DC Travel Weddings

A bunch of firsts

Talvi had a bunch of firsts this weekend. Her first road trip, her first wedding, her first night in a hotel, her first meal in a restaurant, her first visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and, most importantly, her first visit to the ancestral homeland … New Jersey!

We drove down to Fairfax, VA on Friday for Kesa’s friend Michelle’s wedding on Friday night. Talvi insisted that we listen only to Bruce as we cruised down the Jersey Turnpike. (Actually, Talvi was a total dream in the car, sleeping soundly 90% of the trip both ways.)

Talvi got all gussied up in a party dress and had a great time getting cooed over by all the wedding guests. Then she was very cooperative and slept soundly at the hotel in her travel crib. On Saturday morning, we headed into DC and brunched with our friends Ilyse, Nita and Jesse at Old Ebbitt, right next to the White House.

We made a quick stop in front of 1600 Pennsylvania for a picture, before hopping in the car and driving to the nearest Babies R Us to pick up some supplies. (We figured we might as well live it up as suburbanites for the day.) Then, since Talvi slept straight through to Staten Island, we were able to make it all the way back to Brooklyn without stopping.

All in all, a very successful trip. Next time we’ll just have to learn how to do it without bringing enough bags to provision a small army :-)

Baby Brooklyn Family Weddings

Busy Weekend

We had a fun, but busy weekend. We were supposed to meet our friends Justin and Casey in the park for Miles for Midwives on Saturday morning, but when we texted them there was no reply. Since Casey was 39 weeks pregnant, we were kind of hoping they had a good reason to not respond … and sure enough, we heard from them a few hours later that Casey had given birth to a happy and healthy Sadie Indigo Krebs!

So then we had brunch with Dalen and Kevin. Then, Tina and Ira came in for a delicious dinner at Bogota.  After that we headed to Ikea to pick up a bunch of baby stuff, which was all going fine, until we hit the line. We still don’t know why–whether they were understaffed, or there was something wrong with the registers, or what–but the line was unreasonably slow.

Ira and Tina were real champs about it, though and were kind enough to bring their van so we didn’t have rent one. Then we did a little household maintenance when we got home using Ira’s tools. And then on Sunday, I made two lasagnas (one for us and one for Justin and Casey) while Kesa taught. And then last night we headed to Gowanus to witness the wedding of our friends Gretchen and Vinny, which was great.

So, one baby, one brunch, one dinner, new furniture, two lasagnas, and a wedding! Not bad for a weekend’s work.

Seattle Travel Weddings

Babies and Crumpets and Weddings, oh my!

We went out to Seattle and managed to see and do a ton in just a few days.  We saw Abby and David and Julia and Ethan, who were nice enough to come over to Tanya and Dave’s for dinner.  We went to Kesa’s dance professor, Jen’s, wedding at the UW Faculty Club. We visited REI and the Pike Place Market, which even after many trips to Seattle, I’d never done. And Kesa’s goddaughter JJ got baptized.  We also visited with a bunch of other family and friends and managed not to get rained on too much.