Monday, June 16, 2008
dads and grads
Wow, what a packed weekend! My brother graduated from the UW this weekend with a double major in International Studies and History. So, that meant he had three graduations! We only went to one, his International Studies graduation on Friday night, because we didn't think Ramona could handle all that graduating. The one that we did go to was pretty inspiring though. Many of the International Studies' graduates sounded like they had done some really cool things in their years at the UW, and had plans to do many more great things in the years to come. One Saturday we went to a party at my parents house for Louis after his big graduation at the stadium. Everyone who went to the graduation seemed pretty tired (including the graduate), but we still had a great time.
Yesterday was Justin's first Fathers Day, and we had a great time. We went out to Mae's in the morning for breakfast (Ramona enjoyed my omelet), and then met the Poasts at the zoo. The zoo was great, we were there at 9:30 in the morning, and it was virtually empty. I just went to the zoo the other day, but apparently I can't get enough. The baby gorilla is super cute, and the flamingos are beautiful, and apparently not as pink as those flamingo yard decorations. After the zoo, Mary Lee came over and watched Ramona while Justin and I went to the farmers market together sans baby. Justin and I got a slice of pizza and went into stores that have stairs (gasp), which we usually avoid because of the whole baby in the stroller situation. That afternoon we went to my parents house and hung out with my parents. My dad is still recovering from colon surgery....but he seems to be doing pretty great, with help from the Euro Cup. We had dinner at home together, and Justin said it was the best day. He likes to stay busy, and that is exactly what we did yesterday. It helps when you wake up at 6!
Ramona has been sleeping through the night the last few nights, and she has also been limiting her naps to two a day, which is nice for her parents. She is almost crawling, and likes to walk with help. She is also enjoying copying the things we do, she points, claps, and waves......its exciting to see what she'll do next.