Saturday, March 31, 2007

Harry's Whirlwind Trip to Minneapolis

On Wednesday and Thursday, we kicked off our rockin spring break with a trip to Minneapolis, where I had to present 2 papers at a conference. It was neat to be in a room with grownups, with no evidence of my child (except my rockin boobs), talking about my research. But I missed Harry really bad and was glad to see him after my panels were over. He and I went to a nice place for lunch on Thursday-- just the two of us-- and I ordered a Bloody Mary that came with a beer back and made me fell like an old alkie (ah, the good old days), but after a couple of sips, I realized that I was gonna be DRUNK if I had anymore, so I sucked on the vodka soaked olive and tried to feed Harry some turkey from a jar before he freaked out. Then we went back to our hotel and Harry nursed in the lobby (which was awkward, I'm not gonna lie, but we already checked out of our room, and Ben was at lunch with a friend, but that's where I got the cute nap photos below) and I checked out the real estate section of the paper because we really like Minneapolis and what the hell? Moving is a breeze. Then we went home.

Before all that happened, though, we had dinner at Heidi and Jeremy's house. It was delicious-- espeically Heidi's buttery brownies-- and it was so fun to see how big Mr. Kaleb is. Last time we saw him, Harry was still a fetus, and Kaleb was about the age Harry is now. Now, he talks and walks and even jumps-- very cute. Excpet he totally ratted me out by saying "Uh-Oh in the most adorable way when I dropped my fork under the dinner table. You can take the girl out of Pekin... Kaleb was also very good at sharing his toys and very tolerant when Harry tired to snatch things away (note the emphasis on "tried" because Harry was no match for his toddler cousin.

Here he is walking down Nicollette Mall with his Daddy

Playing with Mr. Kaleb

The confernce bored the *&%$ out of Harry

Before Harry can fall asleep in the car, he MUST take off his shoes and socks. Then we get somewhere and it's cold outside, and our kid is barefoot. Cool.

Playing with the awesomest toys ever


  1. Anonymous8:14 PM

    Really funny commentary. I love the walking pix. Also, he has the most angelic smile in the last shot. Overall, I get the impression that Harry feels like he is an equal member of the family. I don't see any indication that he feels that there is a power differential at all. It's pretty funny! I also like his "engrossed and busy" face when he is playing with Kaleb

  2. Anonymous10:20 PM

    what wonderful pictures...Mr Harry is such a happy face, and Kaleb is certainly a beautiful kid too...I do enjoy every blog entry....Bomma