Rainy days in the city
Congrats to Portuguese Water Dogs everywhere. The breed’s representative Matisse won the working group in the Westminster Dog Show tonight – a huge win for the breed. Unfortunately, Matisse was sporting the lion cut which is not a favorite in the Rose household. (Poor Bo in the White House couldn’t decide whether to watch the dog show or the State of the Union tonight – sadly we had to watch the SOTU due to lack of channel options). Max thinks he could have won the working group too:
The T is still not running out to us yet, so we Bjorned the baby and took a hike out to Coolidge Corner for lunch and shopping. And we found out the rest of Brookline did the same thing! We had some crepes and then went to Magic Beans to buy a high chair and look at convertible carseats. Kaya had definite high chair preferences – she screamed bloody murder when put in the Tripp Trapp – but liked the Bloom highchair a lot. Unfortunately, that one costs over 500 dollars. We finally decided to go with the Oxo Tot Sprout Chair – and we’re excited about it! (This is Kaya trying the Boon Flair, a close second choice)
We had about 25 inches of snow in the last 24 hours in Boston and spent the day playing in it (and by playing, I mean shoveling). But, you can now go from the street to the front door to the trash, and from the back door across the deck, across the yard, down the steps to the car and the car is dug out. Although the alley is not plowed yet so we can’t actually drive anywhere. Tommy made omelettes and waffles for breakfast, and homemade chicken soup for lunch. A great blizzicane day. (See facebook for a family snow photo!)
Kaya and I had a great trip down south for the past week. We spent the first few days in Durham visiting the old haunts. Then we spent a few days at my dad and Melissa’s house for Kaya to get to know her grandparents. And finally, we spent an afternoon with Grandma Barbara at the mall before we hopped a plane back to Boston just in time for Snowpocalypse.