Saturday, January 12, 2008

Aunt Kate to the rescue

By K.J. Cardinal

With Angie down in Baltimore for her friend Julie's surprise birthday party this weekend and work commitments for me today and tomorrow, Aunt Kate has come to our rescue.

Last night Katie came down from New Hampshire to spend the weekend with Sammy and Anna and provide much-needed assistance for Angie and I, especially tomorrow when I go to Albany for the next PackCast.

It's so great to get to spend time with Katie, but more importantly for Anna to hang out with her Aunt Kate. Living about an hour and a half away from Farmington, sometimes it's tough for us to get to see the rest of the Cardinal family on a consistent basis, but they are great about coming to visit us as often as they can, which we super appreciate.

When I called Aunt Kate to see if she'd be able to give us the assist this weekend, she was more than happy to oblige. She's on winter break from college, so the timing couldn't have worked out better.

Angie flew down to Baltimore yesterday and when I spoke to her this morning, she's definitely missing her baby. As Angie put it "it's the first time in 12 months that we're apart"...obviously she's counting those nine months in the womb.

Anyway, tomorrow will be the first time that Anna's been away from Mom AND Dad at the same time for an extended period of time. I will leave for Albany at 6 a.m. and not get back home until around 7 p.m., while Angie's flight doesn't land in Hartford until 2:15 p.m.

I know Aunt Kate can handle Anna fine and Anna will be a good girl, but I know Angie will be sorely missing her baby come tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks for your help Aunt Kate!

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