I realized we hadn’t mentioned one of our weekly outings, concert night in the courtyard! Every Thursday during the summer, Pentagon Row hosts a concert in the courtyard of our apartment complex. We’ve been down there each week, though have no photos (which is probably why there was no mention of it yet). Morgan sleeps right through the whole thing, while Mom and Dad are able to grab a bite to eat outdoors and listen to some live music. All within steps of our door (in case of meltdown).
(Note: Morgan sleeps quite happily in her infant car seat/stroller combination outdoors, though often gets fussy indoors. Jim and I have taken to dining alfresco in a serious way.)
Grandma and Grandpa Wetzel came for lunch again last week and Grandma and Grandpa Dahl flew in from South Dakota for their first visit with Morgan on Saturday. Needless to say, Morgan was getting tons of love. Grandma Dahl is a tireless baby bouncer! Jim already posted some Grandparent photos below, so I’m not going to add any here.
As if all the Grandparent attention wasn’t enough, Morgan even had a visit from our friend Kirk Eisenbeis and his girlfriend, Kim. Due to various navigational difficulties and an impending flight out of BWI, Kirk and Kim were only able to stay for about 15 or 20 minutes. We were so busy chatting, we forgot to get photos! (This is the big ‘we don’t have photos’ post apparently). Anyway, Jim and I were super-flattered that they would come all this way just to meet Morgan when they couldn’t stay for very long. It was a very short, but very nice visit.
Oh, and since Morgan’s umbilical cord fell off and the belly button has pretty much healed, we were able to give her a proper bath this morning (as opposed to the much less effective sponge baths she’d had to date). She didn’t start screaming immediately upon hitting the water, which I take as a good sign. Though she did manage soil the water pretty quickly, thus rendering the tub somewhat ineffective as a baby cleaning device.
Grandma and Grandpa Dahl left this morning to go hang out with Grandma and Grandpa Wetzel at Litchfield Beach in SC, leaving Jim, Morgan, and me to our own devices for the better part of the week. They’ll be back (Grandparents Dahl) next weekend for another visit. Grandma and Grandpa Dahl will leave for SD next Monday, at which time Jim will be on a business trip. For those of you still paying attention, this means Mom will be home alone with Morgan next Monday night and all day Tuesday. I don’t expect any major difficulties, but it will be interesting.