8/27 – 9/7/14

Posted on September 9, 2014 by

A bit of catch up – things have felt like a slow whirlwind the past couple weeks – new roommates moving in, starting a new job, ending my old one, getting in some end of summer hangs, and keeping up with creative projects. I’m not doing a great job on that last one, which is why I haven’t made a photoblog post in a few weeks.

Here are some photos from the past two weeks.

My last week with Luc – some glowy light in his backyard.
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On our last day together, I took him to the Please Touch Museum for a special treat. He had never been and was overwhelmed by all the things to try.
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This kid is usually a little dare devil and is usually very outgoing, but he had just hit a shy phase during our last two weeks together, so he actually reacted pretty funny to a lot of things. He wouldn’t let go of my hand on the carousel – and this is usually a little bud who goes head first down the slide. You can never know what to expect with toddlers – even when you spend every day with them!
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That Friday, the day after I finished with Luc, I had a day with my new babies and their moms to get to know their routines and personalities.
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This is Simone.
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This is Leo. They’re both very sweet and getting used to being in each other’s company. I’m in my second week with them and it’s been a challenge, but it’s coming along.
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A weekend walk to get coffee and donuts.
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That weekend our friend Welch was in town, so we met up with him and Ian for coffee and lunch.
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We went to my favorite park in Center City.
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And then hung out at Dickinson Square Park to kill time before going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, which was really fun. A perfect summer movie.
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That night was a housewarming party at our friends place across the street from us.
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This is the only photo I took for some reason.
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A few days later, my roommates were all playing a show, Tiff in Wildflowers of America, Jen in Attendant, and Sam in Radiator Hospital. It was Radiator Hospital’s record release/tour kickoff show. This is Attendant.
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Radiator Hospital. The day after this, our roommate Sam left for tour for almost two months!
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A week later…last Friday night – we went out to a fancy dinner at a vegan spot called Charlie Was a Sinner. It was a belated celebration for our friend Aiden’s birthday. Here are Jess and Sean. I’ve only recently started hanging out with Jess because of the climbing gym, she’s great!
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Her roommate, Krystina, too
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Aiden! I’ve known Aiden for a while but we’ve also started hanging out more because of the climbing gym, and because she’s our neighbor now.
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Cuuuute
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This Saturday we started the day by going to get donuts from Federal.
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Then we headed over to Clark Park where Catherine, Luc’s older sister, was having a big joint 4th birthday party with a few other kids in the neighborhood.
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She took a liking to Mikey this time. Every other time she’s met him she’s always been extremely shy toward him.
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Not sure what changed! So cute.
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Siblings! The best little duo.
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Eddie was there too! Eddie and Luc were my full-time share for the past year, but my position with Eddie ended at the beginning of summer. It was fun to see him again. He’s talking a lot, but speaking a lot more Bulgarian too! Luc and Eddie just started preschool/daycare together which is really cute. Reunited!
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Rachel, Luc and Catherine’s mom, with Aunt Bert, their next door neighbor.
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Charismatic little buddy
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After the birthday party, I went to acupuncture, then got a haircut, then got gel manicures with Aiden! A total spa day. I’m going to be in my best friends wedding later this week so I used the weekend to get ready.
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Getting a manicure was fun, and gel manicures are a game changer. I never painted my nails because I use my hands too much – between nannying, drawing, gardening and climbing, they get chipped almost immediately. But these are supposed to last two weeks or so. So far so good, even after climbing last night.
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Later on Saturday night, we drove out to West Chester for a big birthday dinner for Jess’s boyfriend, Sean.
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There was a huge crew of people.
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On the way to the restaurant, a few carfuls of people spotted a carnival, so we decided to go to it on the way back to Philly.
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The weather was slightly stormy, and the rides were so expensive. Who knew? But we still went on two of them.
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It was really fun, but I felt queasy afterward. I don’t know why we thought it was a good idea to eat greasy chinese food and then go on rides.
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Sunday morning brunch at home
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Krista, our new roommate, and Mikey
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A bunch of other folks came over too
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I can’t believe I managed to type this while babies were sleeping! Got lucky.

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