Archive for March, 2012

My first week in Manayunk, I met Jennie – one of the sweetest and genuinely nice people I’ve met in a long time. Jennie has a daughter, Olivia (who Elliott just adores!), and on March 18, friends and family gathered at Jennie and Frank’s home to celebrate Olivia’s 1st birthday.

Here are a few photos of the festivities:




Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your special day, Olivia! Happy Birthday to you!


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Or is it Manayunk? Or Roxborough? Though I’m still unsure what to call this place, I do know that I like it here. I guess I hadn’t realized that I would be saying hello to neighbors while taking strolls with Elliott so soon after moving (3 weeks yesterday). I found it most exciting when a lady asked “Is that Elliott?” and discovered it was the same lady who cares for him at the YMCA when Jon and I workout. Turns out, she lives just a few blocks from us…apparently, so do most people.

Pretzel Park in Manayunk

In these 3 short weeks since our big move, I have already met a lot of wonderful moms and their children. Elliott will certainly have more friends here than he did in Weehawken. Our schedule is also filling up: story times at the library, tot gym at the church, swimming lessons at the Y and afternoons spent between 2 great parks (Pretzel Park and Gorgas Park).

The best part about this move is that I feel joy and a sense of calm. It’s supposed to be in the 70s several days this week…Spring is around the corner…And I couldn’t be happier.

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