On the 1st, Sue had another photo session with Nina. She’s a ham.
That Saturday the 3rd, Jill and I had a lovely brunch with at Harth (love their bacon jam), then Jill went out with Sue for afternoon tea. Sunday Jill made homemade brown sugar bacon biscuits for dinner, which paired nicely with a Founders’ Breakfast Stout. Saturday the 10th Nina had an afternoon outing to MOM’s Organic Market and Lost Rhino Brewery. I got my growler filled at Lost Rhino and a Spiedie for lunch from the BadaBing food truck (conveniently parked next to Lost Rhino).
On Saturday the 17th, Jill’s dad and his wife came down for the weekend. Nina and I started our weekly Artsplay classes, then right back home for her nap. The weather was lovely and we all took a walk over to lunch at Cafesano, then I made the classic Irish dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Nina slept through the night and everyone was well rested for a trip into DC to see the cherry blossoms (I’d never actually walked around the Tidal Basin while they were blooming before). Nina hit some more milestones later: sitting up on her own and going out on the water for the first time.
The next week Nina had her first cold and we caught it too. She slept a lot – 4 hours on the 24th, but then screaming and refusing to nap on the 25th. Thursday the 28th I headed to DC with James, a coworker. We grabbed pizza at District of Pi, then headed over to Verizon Center to catch Van Halen (with an opening set by Kool & The Gang). VH was mighty as usual – Eddie hasn’t lost a step. On the way home I had to come to a dead stop on Wiehle to let 6 deer cross the road.
Thursday the 29th I met Nina and Jill for lunch at Jason’s Deli in Fair Lakes (nice salad bar and extras). Saturday the 31st Jill took a lot of nice pictures of Nina across the street, then my mom came over to babysit. We headed over to Sterling to see the superb adaption of The Hunger Games (and got there so early the theater was empty), then had dinner at Stone’s Cove (excellent small plates).