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Lots of Firsts....

Two weeks ago LP and I went to Pennsylvania to visit NaNa and Grandpa for the first time.  LP was very good in the car on the way there- he slept for the first two and a half hours at which point I stopped to feed him in the car in a McDonald's parking lot.  He then dozed a bit more and only started really crying the last 45 minutes of the trip.  What normally takes me just over 5 hours only took 6 hours with him in tow so I was pretty happy about that!

As soon as we arrived on Monday the "Little Paul Show" started!  First he met NaNa's yoga class (unfortunately we didn't get any photos but needless to say there was lots of oohing and aahing!).  And of course, there was lots of cuddling by Nana and Grandpa:

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Pretty soon it was time for bed and Little Paul continued his streak of going to sleep around 9pm with hardly any crying and waking up between 5 and 6 am! 

Tuesday was a busy day!  Mommy had a massage in the morning (thanks NaNa!) and then we went out for Chinese food for lunch.  It was the very first time LP had been in a restaurant and he behaved like an angel!  In the afternoon we went to visit NaNa's and Grandpa's neighbor Mrs J. (I'm not posting full names here for privacy!) who Mommy has known since she was a little girl.

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Wednesday was another VERY busy day!  First GreatGrandma, Aunt Cindi and Cousin Erin came to meet LP. 

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Aunt Cindi with LP


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Great Grandma with LP


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LP with Mommy, Great Grandma and Aunt Cindi


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With Cousin Erin

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All Four Generations

Later that afternoon we went to meet Aunt Jean, Uncle Russ and Cousin Gayle...

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Cousin Gayle

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Great-Great Aunt Jean

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Great-Great Uncle Russ

Thursday morning we met NaNa's friend Kathleen:

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And then went to Panera to meet NaNa's friend Mimi who's known Mommy since she was a baby herself!

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On Friday morning it was time to pack up the car and head back to Massachusetts!  But first we snuck in one more "meet and greet" with Pam, another one of Nana's neighbors:

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It was a very busy couple of days but Little Paul adjusted well to everything.  He didn't mind being passed around from person to person (too much!) and he stayed on schedule as far as sleeping goes which was great!  Here are just a few more pics from the week of some of our quieter moments:

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