Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor-Free Labor Day Weekend

The last weekend of summer was spent just as it should be - with friends!  We were a busy family this Labor Day.  On Saturday we headed out to the Simons' house in Tysons Corner for a BBQ to inaugurate their new deck.  Reed got lots of cuddles from Maureen Turner and Erin Willcher, as well as playtime with Eli Steiner.  But the highlight was watching Beth Steiner "swaddle" Ben Willcher, in answer to his question, "How do you swaddle a baby?  Could you swaddle me?"  Why, yes, Ben.  Yes, she can (see picture below!).

Reed has always loved snuggles with Maureen!
Erin holds Eli as he flaps
Yes, they're besties already.
And it all started in HESA . . .
Beth is a swaddling machine!

On Sunday we visited the Gorfinkels for brunch and Reed got some fun playtime with 1 1/2 year-old Nora Gorfinkel.

Nora REALLY wanted to give Reed his pacifier!

That evening we attended another BBQ at the home of Wendy and Noam Fischman, friends from Shaare Torah (but unfortunately, no pictures from that party).  Monday was rainy and icky out, but we headed over to Anne and Doug Mandeville's house for a playdate with their son, Zachary, who was born just five days before Reed.  It was a big day for Reed.  He sat on his own for the first time and grabbed for our drinking glass.  Looks like we'll have a solids-eating sitter before long!

With all our fun time with friends, we still managed to get in some downtime.  Reed enjoyed a couple of couch naps with Daddy and Mommy, and also worked it out in his new exersaucer.  He loves standing up!

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