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Drove out to Rochester Friday and came back Sunday. Stephen charmed his relatives with his baby cheeks and by grunting the tune to The Blue Danube. We went to a great BBQ place - Dinosaur something and then to the Museum of Play. Saw snow flurries on the way back, and a gas station in western Mass. had gas @1.98/gallon. Seems cheap now. It was a good trip.
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We went to Rochester, NY over the weekend. Drove out Friday; spent Saturday visiting relatives at Crash's sister's 50th birthday party. Homemade authentic Greek food: yum! Stephen didn't really like being held by people he didn't know, but he was quite happy to smile at them and laugh while I held him or while he played on the floor. They took tons of photos and will be sending us copies of the best ones. Everyone was really nice and they even had toys for Stephen and flowers for me for Mother's Day. Drove back Sunday.

By the trip timer, it was about 6 1/2 hours each way, but with the necessary stops it was closer to 8 hours. Coming back was worse because we were already tired. It wasn't that bad, though. Crash drove and I sat in the back seat swapping toys, sippy cup, feeding Cheerios, etc. Now we know long car trips are possible.

The last hour wasn't pleasant, though. Poor little guy hit his limit and became inconsolable. We stopped for a diaper check and a quick nurse, but as soon as he was back in his car seat he started crying again and went on for 20-30 minutes until he fell asleep. I felt so sorry for him. *sigh* I'm sure he's glad to be home, but he enjoyed all the attention from his relatives, too.

I would like to take a few days some time and explore Route 2, maybe take some pictures. There are a lot of interesting little souvenir stands, restaurants and shops along the way. There is a cave and some campgrounds, a white-water rafting place, little motels and Bed & Breakfasts, and a restaurant at the hairpin curve somewhere near North Adams, I think.

Oh, yeah, I saw several patches of snow in the woods off the side of the road. And a "bear crossing" sign. I had the new "Sweet Tea" at McDonald's. It may be too sweet even for me.

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Latest baby picture: Stephen eating bananas. This is from yesterday.
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Welcome to Earth, and Happy One-Week Birthday

Stephen William Yerazunis
born Saturday, September 22, 2007, 1:48 am
6 pounds, 12.5 ounces
20.5 inches long

first baby picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7934800@N08/1439513941/

I will post more details/pictures later, but I wanted to get the basic announcement up here while I had a few minutes. I've been very busy and a bit sleep deprived, of course, but I really feel like I've hit the jackpot with this little guy.

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