It has been first one thing and then another with this post. I tried right after I got home to upload the pictures, and blogger would not cooperate. Then we got extremely busy ending up our summer and starting school. Tonight I finally have time to sit down again, and blogger is acting up again. Grrrrrr.
On June 6, our family welcomed our first niece on my side of the family, Brinson Suzanne Foltynowicz. We're calling her Brin for short and she is such a sweet baby. Back in the spring, Meredith and I planned for me to visit at the beginning of July. She was so sweet to come when all of our boys were born, and I was anxious to repay her and get my hands on our girl! So on a Saturday morning, way before the chickens were up, Gigi and Papack took me to Hartsfield and off I went.
Believe it or not, this was my first time to fly alone, and I really enjoyed it! I had a layover in Philadelphia and found a huge Lego Liberty Bell in the airport.
Then I got on one of these for the twenty minute flight over to Newark. This was my least favorite plane, but I had a really neat conversation with the man seated with me. He was on his way to Israel leading a team doing a short term missions trip.
After what seemed like a long day already, Roger met me at the airport and took me home to see Brin. She had just waked up and was very curious about this lady who looked a lot like her mommy but with short hair.
While I was there, she had her first bath in her little tub. I think she liked it!
On Sunday, we stayed home most of the day. Meredith and I did a little baby girl shopping, which was WAY different from what I'm used to! That afternoon Brin and I snuggled up with a book from the yahoos. We still read this one several times a day at home.
Monday we headed out with the stroller to do a tour of Hoboken.
We walked all over town and made a stop at Carlo's Bakery. Carlo's is the home of the Cake Boss show on TLC. We didn't see Buddy, or very much of his bakery. It was packed! I grabbed a few shots of the counters from where I was standing, but there were literally people everywhere, so I don't know what all was at the back of the bakery.
like this. I wanted to try a cannoli since they're supposed to be famous for those. It was pretty good. The cookie I got was iced in fondant and I did not like it. But I'm glad we got to go. Especially since we didn't have to wait!