A Busy Weekend

It’s Sunday night, and Becky and I are finally settling in to watch the season premiere of [The Amazing Race](http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race10/). Hooray! But here’s a summary of the rest of the weekend:


Friday night, I sent Becky and Catherine out of the house for the evening. They went to have dinner with Nonni, and I spent the evening cleaning the apartment. Floors, carpets, bathroom, kitchen, the whole works. It needed to be done.


[Beverly Hospital](http://www.beverlyhospital.org/) hosted a birthday party for babies who spent time in its Special Care nursery. There were some activities for the older kids, as well as photos of all of the babies born in the past year or so. We saw a few of the nurses and doctors who worked with us while Catherine was in the nursery, and we recognized a couple from our childbirth class, as well as another couple who had twins in the nursery while we were there.

We also ran into Dan Cederholm, author of [Web Standards Solutions](http://www.simplebits.com/solutions/) and [Bulletproof Web Design](http://www.simplebits.com/publications/bulletproof/), and proprietor of [SimpleBits](http://www.simplebits.com/), at the party. I wasn’t expecting to see him there, but as we were walking around, I spotted a guy with a computer-ish shirt, then saw his name tag… aha! I don’t think I would have recognized him without the name tag. His baby, [Jack](http://www.simplebits.com/notebook/2005/12/20/jack.html), spent some time at the Beverly special care nursery. We struck up a conversation with Dan and his wife Kerry. They’re quite nice folks, and Jack is as [cute as can be](http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplebitsdan/sets/1621982/). Check out his [great hair](http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplebitsdan/243819470/in/set-1621982/)! We ended up meeting them for lunch at [Panera](http://www.panera.com/), since we were all under the (mistaken) impression that lunch would be served at the birthday party. 🙂 We had a nice time chatting about life as new parents.

[Here’s a few photos of Catherine from the party.](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/events/2006/special_care_birthday_party/)

After lunch, we headed home to get ready for [Art](http://kizoku.blogspot.com/) and [Leanne](http://leannennael.blogspot.com/)’s wedding. Our friend Beth was all too delighted to come and watch Catherine while we were at the wedding, so after we gave her the low-down on Catherine’s relatively simple needs, we headed down to Braintree for the wedding, and then to Boston for the reception. It was a very classy affair. We had a good time sitting at the “[CBD](http://www.christianbook.com/) Table” at the reception… 🙂

You can see the wedding photos [here](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/events/2006/art_leanne_wedding/).


After church, we drove out to Worcester to have Sunday dinner at Grammy’s. Catherine got to meet a few new Quitadamo relatives, we had some delicious meatballs and pasta, and helped Grammy out with a few housekeeping tasks. Those of you with Family access can see some [photos from today](http://prwdot.org/gallery2/v/events/2006/sunday_dinner/).

Phew! Thankfully, we don’t have anything planned for next weekend. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to relax a bit. 🙂

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