Mommy’s First Business Trip

Last week I was in Denver, Colorado for three days. It was definitely weird to not see Madeline. I worked it so that I left Tuesday afternoon and then got back very late on Thursday. So it was really only Wednesday that I didn’t see her at all. Still, very weird.

Of course the bigger problem was that last week, you might recall, was quite a week on Wall Street. Let’s just call it interesting and leave it at that, shall we? But there was an upside to it. Because Preston ended up needing to make phone calls at night he got Maddie into an earlier bedtime routine. Nice.

Okay, so how about some new pictures … (It’s what you really come here for anyway … )

This is my current favorite:

Many more in the usual spot on Picasa.

Forman Family Summer Vacation

We spent the last week of August up in Massachusetts. We spent the first few days on Cape Cod with Tom and Laurie Goddard. They were very impressed with Miss Madeline, particularly her admirable behavior in restaurants. It helps that their bedroom is very far from the guest rooms … meaning they didn’t hear Maddie’s middle-of-the-night wake ups.

One highlight from the Cape weekend was trip on the boat. She enjoyed it, although she didn’t love the life jacket.

Then it was off to Nana and Grampa’s house to hang by the pool, nap and try some swimming. We also went to the Whaling Museum in New Bedford with Bubbe.

You can see many more photos at the usual spot on Picasa.

Overall it was a good week. It took Maddie a few nights to get back to her regular sleep habits. And, as I wrote before, there is no such thing as packing light with a baby.

Like a lot of things, vacations aren’t what they used to be …