Today was a sad day because we said good-bye to some of our very favorite people. Ave, Sam and Lilah (better known as Baby Kaboom) are leaving SF for Sam's super fly new job at Emory University in Atlanta (he is a sort of molecular biologist chemist brain nuclear physicist mad scientist extraordinare--and now going to be a fancy schmance professor).
Ave and I worked together (before she ditched me for a different job post maternity leave) but she quickly became much more than a co-worker. She's quite possibly one of the funniest people I have ever met (and easily one of the smartest). We were pregnant at the same time and I can't ever adequately express how awesome it was to be able to talk about search and seizure law and the human cervix in the same conversation.
Even though we don't work together anymore she's still my favorite lunch date and Norah loves Lilah and talks about her all of the time. We will miss you Kabooms! This certainly isn't good-bye, but rather, 'see you later.' Come back soon.
(This picture was taken before bed tonight. Norah is wearing her Curious George 'silk' (ie, polyester pajamas), courtesy of Bubby. Want to know why she is so happy? We underestimated how long we would be in SF this afternoon and how long it would take us to collect Bubby-who wanted to check out some sights while we were at Ave and Sam's-and so we overshot Norah's dinner time by like 45 minutes. She was starving. And so I did it. My terrible shame. I bought her a McDonald's cheeseburger at a drive-thru. And you know what? She freaking loved it. She ate the whole thing in about 30 seconds and then proceeded to tell us 'that was sooooo good!' and 'that tastes the best!' and 'Norah looooves cheeseburgers' all the way home. BVZ said that we could have saved $14,000 in the past 2 years by feeding her cheeseburgers instead of Whole Foods produce. Norah asked if she could have a cheeseburger tomorrow. I said 'hell no.' She asked, 'what's hell?' I said, 'where cheeseburgers are from.')