Monday, May 29, 2006

In Which We Gather at Amy and Andrew's


Joe and I thought we'd like to visit with Andrew and Amy over Memorial day weekend, and once we mentioned it to the rest of the family, they decided they'd like to go, too. So A&A had an onslaught of visitors! Tom and Anastasia stayed with them, and the rest of us stayed at a nearby Sheraton.
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Friday night after T&A and Joe and I had arrived, A&A served us a delicious dinner out on their deck. It is a great space and they use it as a dining room as much as they can. Easy to understand why.

On Saturday morning, they entertained is all for a scrumptious french toast breakfast.
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We spent a lot of that day wandering around Old Town Alexandria, in and out of shops, dodging unanticipated raindrops. We were amazed to find countless motorcyclists in town, many of them Vietnam Vets.
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Everyone had a chance to spend time with Sam. He was so good! It was his first experience with hot weather, and he seemed to like it as much as his mom does. Anastasia and Tom had fun posing with him. He didn't cry much at all, and when he did, he was quickly and easily distracted by someone or another!

A&A had bought him a marvelous hat. He looked fetching in it, and he didn't seem to mind wearing it. He's like Tom in that he has quite a strong negative reaction to sun in his eyes. The hat does the trick. (But I don't think that is what a "hat trick" really is.)
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Sam and Tom had quite a bit to say to each other.
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His hair is quite curly now. He can hold something in his hand and get it into his mouth but can't quite manage the grab. It won't be long, though.

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