Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Weekly Update, Boston and much more

It’s been a few days, so here goes. Last week I was in Boston for a few days. It was a great trip (I gave a talk at a conference) but mostly since I got to actually tour the city for the first time. I went running through the streets quite early on two mornings that I was there. I really like that city. Shown below is a view from my hotel across the city with a view of the Charles River and the city of Cambridge in the background (that’s where Harvard and MIT are). I also ran through Boston Common and took a picture of the famous Boston ducklings. If you don’t know the story, click here. It’s OK, I had never heard of them until we had kids, we’ve obviously now read the book lots of times, the kids love the duckling’s names.

On Friday evening, Lynne and I went to Indianapolis for a house party a colleague of mine was hosting. Another colleague of ours, Tammy pictured below, was sadly leaving our group and Bill and his wife Claudia were gracious to host a great evening with lots of drinks and great food (thanks to all who made that happen for us).

We had the Webb’s over for dinner then on Saturday night since they have now returned from their summer trip to Australia. Anton has grown incredibly big, almost as big as Connor although not yet with his dexterity or motion, soon though. Great to see you guys again.

Finally, Lynne had the great idea on Sunday to go to our local charity shop to pick out some fancy dresses with the girls for dress-up since their current lots of princess garments are getting a little tight. Lynne then altered them to fit the girls who loved them. They were more than willing to pose for pictures and do a little fashion show. It was hilarious.

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