Earlier this month Steve and I took the Amtrak to New York City while my mom, aunt Laurie, and grandmother watched the kiddos. We were only gone for about a day but it was a nice little escape and the weather was gorgeous in NYC. IBM named me as their Working Mother of the Year. I was honored along with 100 other ladies from various companies at an awards gala for Working Mother magazine. Steve and I had a great time. It was so nice to meet the other IBM women who sat at our table and hear their “working mom” stories. I was hurting a little, even though I was 5 weeks postpartum during the dinner, all the walking around New York caught up with me and I was in pain standing for too long. I’m still glad we went and were able to get away just the two of us, even if it was a short trip.
My friend, Dawn Meyers, offered to throw me a sip & see party for the girls. We had the party this past Saturday and it was beautiful. It was so nice not to have to worry about anything but straightening the place up. Dawn did everything and it was obvious she spent a lot of time putting the party together. She hand made all the food, bought balloons and decorations, and handled all the beverages. Dawn even had to leave in the middle of the party to head to urgent care because she cut her finger while preparing the food.
Luckily urgent care said it wasn’t too concerned and bandaged her up. We had a great turn out for the party. My grandmother and Aunt Laurie were even in town to help out with the girls (Steve and I went to NYC last Thursday night and they came in to help my mom).