Friday, April 13, 2007
Meeting New Friends!
A new baby is an alluring thing, especially to old friends. Fiona had the privilege of meeting two of her mother's oldest friends this week - Ted Milligan and Stefanie (Morrissey) Salazar.
Laura and Ted met way back in 1983, when Laura was a sophomore at Glastonbury (CT) High School. Her dad had recently purchased a house in an area of Glastonbury known as "Rattlesnake Mountain," and she and Ted became bus friends (and best friends!). We never would have met if it wasn't for the bus. We owe our lifelong relationship to a bus, and to gum. Ted hit me up for a piece of gum one day, and we have never looked back.
Fiona was very pleased to finally meet her Uncle Ted, and he spent a large portion of the visit kissing her squishy cheeks. Big Sister Rory (BSR) is a HUGE fan of Ted's - anyone who gets down on the floor to play is golden in her eyes - and we know Fiona will adore him as well. Ted moved to D.C. a few years ago, and we love having him close by.
Steff and her four sons - Benjamin (13), Alex (12, but almost 13), Thomas (10), and Steven (7) - drove up from Chesapeake, VA, where they are stationed with Steff's husband, Ben (a Navy pilot). Laura and Steff met during orientation at Hartwick College (Steff's assigned weekend roommate was a bore, and so me and my assigned roommate dragged her mattress down the hall to stay with us), and we lived together our senior year. Fiona loved meeting Steff and the boys, especially Thomas. He was wonderful with her, and enjoyed holding her - except, maybe, when she pooped. He found that quite amusing. I think he should have found it frightening! => Her poops can be... explosive, shall we say. But he got lucky- this one was contained.
We are traveling to Connecticut next week to meet more of the family. More posts (and photos) to come.
P.S. Kurt (Mr. Exploding Appendix) and Donna returned from Arizona yesterday. Welcome home!!