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Paternity Leave: Day 27

Another splendid day with the family! Dad made pancakes in the morning, but I slept through it. I LOVE SLEEP! Regardless, I was able to see him before he took off for Long Beach, and then Megs, Sammy, and I went to Burbank for a meet and greet our new nanny, Amanda. We hung out with her and her husband Neil (whom I work with at WDI) for a while and had many good vibes and nice chats. We start the nannying on September 8th when I return to work, so wish us well! Megs and I are sad to have to leave Sam with someone who is not us, but such is the way of the world these days.

After that, Megs and I got lunch at Philly’s Best, which I always love. They were kind enough to provide us with 4oz of hot water so we were able to mix up some formula for a suddenly hungry Sammy. After getting her topped off, Megs and I went to REI where Megs got herself a bicycle! She hasn’t had one since her old junker in college, so this was very exciting for her. Sam and I hung around the store and I tested out the camping chairs while Megs test drove a few models. She finally settled on Novara Mia, which a lovely comfortable cruiser. Here’s Sam and I waiting around:

Hanging around REI

Hanging around REI

After dinner Megs and I finally saw The Incredible Hulk (2008), which we’d never seen. This completes our Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing set. Not a bad film, but certainly not the best of the lot. Let’s see, if I had to rank them I’d go (from least to favorite): Hulk -> Iron Man 2 -> Thor -> Thor 2 -> Iron Man -> Iron Man 3 -> Captain America -> Captain America 2 -> Guardians of the Galaxy -> Avengers.

That’s it for today, my lovelies! Enjoy the remainder of your Labor Day Weekend!

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Paternity Leave: Day 26

Today was hang out with dad/grandpa day! Just to keep things clear, from now on I’m going to refer to him as “dad”, even though he is “grandpa” to Samantha.

After seeing to Sammy’s mid-morning feeding, dad and I headed out to Babies ‘R’ Us to go shopping for a baby scale, cuz we wanted to know how much Sam weighed, and the bathroom scale isn’t accurate enough at the low end. Anyways, after that we met Megs at her office and the four of us went out for Mexican food for lunch. I had a burrito, and it was very good. It’s these kind of details that really bring this blog to life, folks!

After lunch, we bade farewell to Megs and went to Best Buy for a 9V battery for the scale and also dad was kind enough to get me Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS. Yay! Toy for Chris! I’ve played the first seven level and it’s really fun. Totally the sequel to the original Yoshi’s Island for the SNES.

After Best Buy, we hit the pharmacy for some tummy drugs for Samantha and Vons for groceries for dinner. We got steaks to BBQ, which came out great! Dad made a simple rub for them out of sea salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Cooked that up with some golden potatoes, and asparagus and dinner was great! Obviously Megs came home somewhere in there, too.

After dinner, Megs and I played another game of Magic to show dad again what this game is all about. This time I won against her new deck, so we’ll have to play again to go best two out of three.

We finished off the evening watching the Lego Movie, which dad hadn’t seen before. Everything is awesome! I still enjoy that film. Ended up renting it on Google Play and then Chromecast it to the TV from my phone. Living in the future, people!

Sam didn’t quite eat enough in her 11:00 feeding, so Megs has to go back and try again. She should be coming back to bed soon, and hopefully Sam stays down this time. Tomorrow morning dad’s making pancakes before he heads off to Long Beach to visit with his brother for a couple days. At noon Megs and I are meeting with our potential nanny! Stay tuned…

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