Monday, April 5, 2010

Sweet girls and Stoneybrook

Duke is playing for the national championship tonight. I hate Duke, of course, but I do believe in pulling for the ACC, so I'm torn. When it comes down to it, though, I can never truly cheer for Duke. I should be going to sleep right now, but I never go to bed without Matt if I can help it, which is why I'm drinking a Coke and blogging.

Earlier tonight Matt and I stopped by Meg and Drew's to finally meet their baby girl, Charlotte "Charli" Grace! She is the most beautiful, tiny, adorable thing ever. I couldn't believe she was alert and perfect the whole time we were there. When Claire was that young, seeing her eyeballs was a big event. Charli looked around and made sweet faces and sounds for probably an hour, then Meg swaddled her and she fell asleep like a switch had been flipped.

She was born six weeks early, so she really is the tiniest baby I've ever held. Lauren W. is in town for Easter so she came by while we were there and it was great to see her too, albeit briefly! She took pictures, which I'll post here if they show up on Facebook, hint hint.

Saturday was Stoneybrook, which is one of our favorite traditions. We get out there early, stuff ourselves with great food and drinks all day, wander around and talk to what feels like everyone we know, and make $1 bets on the horse races. We've endured several years in a row of truly terrible Stoneybrook weather (I blogged about the 2008 Stoneybrook here) so we were thrilled that this year it was sunny, warm and basically as gorgeous a day as anyone could ask for.

We brought Claire and she didn't cramp our style too much. She was great all morning -- she sat on a quilt and chewed on a teething biscuit and just watched everyone. As the afternoon rolled around and she didn't get a nap, she started getting fussy, but she was too distracted (and probably too hot) to fall asleep. We stayed until about 4:30 or 5, and she slept in the car and then went straight to bed when we got home.

Ron stopped by Stoneybrook for a couple of hours, and these photos are courtesy of him:


Gail said...

The pictures are great, but I especially like the family picture.

Tracey Garner said...

I love all the pictures, but especially the close up of Claire. Gorgeous eyes!!!

Anonymous said...

gee, i like the one of her looking loving at ME!!!!! ron