Monday, June 23, 2008

weekend getaway

This past weekend we were able to getaway sans Noah again... hooray! There was a graduation dinner for Jon's fellow 4th year residents that graduated this year on Friday night and one of his co-residents got married the next day in PA, so we went to that too (both perfect excuses to get dressed up and party without the boy in-tow). I took Noah up to gma's house on Thursday night and got him settled in, then took the train back to the city and met Jon for the dinner on Friday night.

Noah had a fabulous time at gma's house. His Thomas the Train obsession has been in full effect lately which was perfect timing, because my mom has the full set of trains at her house! He also LOVED riding in gma's car and listening to the radio on the way to the "stowe" (which is where he thought we went every time he got in the car). He turned into quite the gardener over the weekend, helped wash grandpa's car, and was in heaven in an actual yard. It was kind of sad because he had a hard time understanding that he couldn't just run into the street. I actually had to teach him what a yard and a driveway were (so we spent a lot of time in the BACKyard!).

We had a great time this weekend. I was so excited to actually ride the train back here on Friday night by myself, without having to keep a 2-year old entertained. I even brought my book and ipod and was so ready to relax. Then the guy that was sitting next to me got up and a lady with her 3-year old took his spot! GRRR! I really tried to be polite, but there was no way I was going to interact... so I immediately put my ipod headphones in and tried to ignore. I was totally the jerky lady that I hate to sit by when I travel with Noah -- but I REALLY wanted some peace and quiet! Luckily, I had a transfer midway and got on a nice empty train for the rest of the ride :)

It was also really nice to wake up to an empty apartment on Saturday morning (kind of sad when I saw Noah's little crib empty, but I got over it!) We went out together and played tennis (something we never get to do anymore) and had a nice relaxing morning. UNTIL we got to the rental car place across the bridge and they were "out" of cars! It was SO ridiculous! They just gave our car away like it was no big deal -- isn't that what a "reservation" is for??? So, we headed back over the bridge and went home to try to find a car and there were literally NO rental cars on the island of Manhattan! I felt like an urban castaway! We even called all of Jon's friends that were going to the wedding too, in hopes of hitching a ride with one of them, but they had all left by then. We finally decided to jump in a cab to the train station, go up to my parent's house and rent a car around there. We ended up missing the wedding ceremony, but made it just in time for the reception. We were really glad we decided to go even after all the rental car drama. It was a beautiful reception and it was a lot fun to hang out with Jon's co-workers.

So, it was a successful weekend...

here are some pics:

graduation dinner @ Terrace in the Sky

Christi's wedding

helping "gwampa" wash his car

doing some kind of car-washing dance, I'm sure...

SO happy!

ps -- Noah just woke up from his nap screaming, "go to gwama's house!"... I guess we'll be making another trip soon!


Colman said...

Kid-free opportunities are always a nice break. Glad you had a great time.

...Adeline was a little sad when Noah wasn't at church on Sunday.

Ellen said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds like heaven, especially when you don't have to worry about him missing you. He obviously didn't!

You guys look so cute - Jon's tie matches your dress! You look hot!

Amy said...

That dress is so cute! You look awesome. I love how you coordinated your dress with Jon's tie. Very cool!

lsnarr said...

We loved having Noah for the weekend! Looking forward to the 4th! You and Jon look great. We're glad you had a successful getaway.

Jade said...

You guys look so cute! That restaurant looks awesome too....Noah looks like he is likin New Windsor too :)

Kendra Leigh said...

Jess, I love the green dress! And I'm totally diggin' your haircut, too! I'm so used to seeing you in running attire, and hardly ever see you at church, that I haven't realized how cute the new 'do is! You look so beautiful.