Thursday, May 10, 2007

Iowa City trip: part 1

We had a very fun trip to Iowa City last weekend for Will's baptism at the Newman Center. For those of you who haven't known us as long, Erin and I met at the NC as members of the Newman Singers. (See for yourself - you may recognize a few people on the promotional material on the NS website). Fr. Ed, the pastor at the NC, is a friend of ours and performed our marriage ceremony, so it was a natural choice to come back here to have Will baptized. Also it worked out well for our families to meet at a more central location.

So here we are in the car on the way there. Will has had his share of long drives, and he's a good road warrior. But sometimes he gets a little upset so Erin or I jumps in the back with him and entertains him. On this trip, the carseat monkey was a big hit.

When we got to Iowa City on friday, the first thing we did was check in with our friend Jane, who is the Director of Admissions and Scholarships for the Engineering college at Iowa - she was one of the main reasons I decided to attend the UI, and we've kept in touch since moving to Ann Arbor.

That night we had a great time that night with those who were there already, including the best dinner ever of Culver's and pizza, when the pizza guy showed up late. Then dad and Will slept in a little bit on saturday morning.

A bunch of us got up the next morning to take Will swimming in the pool before we all got ready for the baptism. Erin messed up and got him girl swimming diapers - in the first picture Will is showing off his pink Dora the Explora's. Fortunately he wears very manly dinosaur swim trunks over the Doras. In the bottom right picture Will is trying out the lifevest that Grandma Brenda and Grandpa Paul got him.


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