Our good friends Chris and Sally stayed with us this past weekend on their drive back home. We hadn’t seen them in about a year, since they were first announcing to the world that they were pregnant. Well, as you can imagine, this trip was even better. This time, instead of blurry B&W sonograms, we had Mr. Mason himself, in all his giggly glory.
Mason, who is certainly the youngest blogger I’ve ever known, was loads of fun and the center of attention. He’s at that fun (albeit short) stage where he’s alert and somewhat interactive, although isn’t really able to communicate substantially (although he sure does indicate he wants to be carried around or to eat). We had some fun attempting to interpret his various sounds and expressions, although I’m sure that Sally and Chris had a much better picture of what was going on inside his head than Angela and I did. Most amusing was when Mason decided to entertain himself by making motor/fart sounds for about an hour-and-a-half straight. It was really kind of infectious and we were all mimicking him at one time or another.
The power was knocked out for about four hours on Friday evening, but it got revived just in time for the adults to all head off to bed. Trying to sleep through the a summer night in Richmond without a little air conditioning isn’t advisable, especially if it makes an infant cranky.
Saturday was spent mostly going out to breakfast and then to Short Pump, where much time was spent at the Apple store. We checked out the new iBooks, which have iSight built right in, similar to the new Intel iMacs1. Anyway, the adults enjoyed some ice cream and then just a relaxing afternoon around the house. I was really glad to see that our dogs, while extremely curious about a human infant, weren’t upset to have him around at all. Kind of a relief for Angela and I, to tell you the truth.
Well, Sunday morning was waffles by Angela and the the long ride on home for our friends. We’re already looking forward to our next visit up to PA so we can exchange words in a more two-way conversation with Mason.
- Although I wouldn’t buy one for that feature alone, it’s actually kind of a handy little feature. It’s amazing the quality of a tiny little camera (the lens is about a 1/8″ in diameter) compared to full-sized digital cameras of just a few years ago [↩]