Thursday, August 16, 2012

across the chesapeake bay, it was like we drove straight into the ocean

Wrapping up our summer of epic fun before Aaron sells his soul to medicine (no more summer vacation) for the next 10 years was our trip to North Carolina with his family. We lived in swimsuits and a thin film of sunscreen for a week, and it was the best. I got five books read: Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings (okay, finished that yesterday actually), An Abundance of Katherines, Bringing Up Bebe, and Willpower (thank you for all of your recommendations!). We got baby hungry over our 4 month old niece. We saw sea turtles being hatched and carried to the ocean by the sea turtle patrol (local retirees?). We ate so much fish! This is a big deal for me, because up until last summer I'm pretty sure my seafood experience was limited to canned tuna and fishsticks. By choice. I mistakenly thought that fish was gross. But we had grouper, salmon, and tuna, and I loved it, and now I'm very sad that Aaron and I are back to real life where we can't afford fish. Some day! 

Alas, vacations can't last forever since Aaron starts school next week, and there are needy HeLa cells that want my attention. 







That hat. Let me tell you, our [very distant] future children will wear the most ridiculous hats.

7 comments:

amanda said...

Sounds fun! I liked bringing up bebe. Also, maybe we have already talked about this but fish can't be that bad?? Frozen individual packets? Bummer! Glad you like it though. Tilapia is pretty cheap. Cute baby. Me likey.

Sara said...

Those turtles are so cute! Also, how was bringing up bebe? I've heard interesting things.

Emily said...

Cute :) :)

A good friend of mine, who just graduated from med school and did laboratory research on the side throughout (she's insane), recently said, "Cells are a jealous mistress." And we agreed that we don't have time for boyfriends AND cells. I'd say it's acceptable for you to feel the same way about babies (or not) ;)

Linda said...

Oh those baby sea turtles are DARLING!

Jody Lynn said...

Ooh! Love the photos! Baby hat so cute!

Katya said...

Amanda, I think we have discussed cheaper fish options. I think my experience with Target's frozen salmon has traumatized me too much though...

I liked Bringing Up Bebe, probably because I love France and I like rules. One thing I didn't like was a lot of what she was saying was based on anecdotes rather than any hard data, but I guess it's more of her personal observations on French parenting anyway, so I shouldn't hold that against the author. I really like the idea of kids eating what adults eat, and having your baby sleep through the night by 4 months. I'm guessing neither is as easy as she says it is for the French, though...

Sara said...

I'm sure the sleeping through the night by four months part would be especially difficult.