Little Anthony, after spending an action packed week with his grandparents in Boston decided he must go home to take care of Mommy and Daddy. So with the help of his nanny, he packed up his bags and headed for the airport.
Anthony is a great house guest. He always leaves the telephone off the cradle and puts all magazines where they belong.... why on the floor of course (they certainly do not belong on the table).
"He's such an easy baby," coos Grandma Rachel. "But much more spoiled than when he got here a week ago. Don't you think?" she asked.
"Not my fault, I didn't take care of him hardly at all this week," says Margaret.
"Me neither," adds Grandpa, "Must be Grandma who spoiled him!" She was with him almost 24 hours a day. Boy oh boy, did his grandparents enjoy the little guy.
Bon voyage little Mr. Cutie Pie.
Tzau Boys Visit Boston
The three brothers from Vancouver,Derrick, Jason and David Tzau came to Boston for a weekend visit. Derrick and Jason just graduated from UC and will start their work carreers in a couple of weeks. As a reward for their hard work and exam taking, the twin came to the East Coast of the USA and stayed with their older brother David who has been working in NYC for about three months.
Auntie Rachel and Uncle Paul and Grandma Martha met the three young men in downtown Boston and took them on a short tour of Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, Mike's Pastry shop in the North End, a visit to the JFK Library and then a dinner at the Taiwan Cafe in Chinatown.
Before sleeping,we returned to Weston for a quick swim and some special strawberry=rhubarb pie. Cannoli's from Mike's was a first for the twins. Then Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie...another first. Oooh, too many new sensations for the body to absorb in one day! It's fun to see the three brothers who are already fine young gentlemen. Jason and Derrick will both start work as pharmacists in Vancouver and Victoria when they return home. David is doing computer work in the Big Apple.
Kevin Makes Changes
Kevin's resigning his post at JPMorgan at the end of June and will take off for Madrid three days later... he'll be studying Spanish for 5 weeks in Spain before he returns to NYC to start his MBA studies at Columbia.
Kevin recruited several friends and his parents from Boston to help him move his residence from Brooklyn Heights to the Columbia campus area. It was a hot and humid day for moving and hauling boxes and furniture down 4 flights of stairs was no picnic. Kevin moved into an apartment with an elevator and air conditioning. Can you believe it? :)
It's been 4 years since Kev's receipt of his B.A. from Brown. It's time to hit he books again!
Paaaaaul. You've got to kill this animal that's eating all my baby flowers. Look, all the work we did last weekend and all the leaves are eaten. They're dead and must be re-planted, complains Rachel. Look there it is! A quick sighting convinces the Hunter-Killer that this is no woodchuck, but a baby rabbit.
Out came the Hav-a-Heart trap, baited by a big slice of sweet pear. The next morning, trapped in cage, was the cutest lttle baby rabbit. We had a 7:30AM appointment in Wagtertown, so the Hunter-Killer decided to give the little rabbit a long car ride. Hope he finds the living conditions in Watertown to his liking. If he makes it back to Weston, we'll award him a high school diploma. :)
Wellesley Bakery & Cafe
For the best pies found in the Boston area try Wellesley Bakery & Cafe located on Route 16 in Wellesley Center. The Strawberry-Rhubarb pie is our favorate... rich in flavor, not sweet, and a wonderful buttery crust. Just like grandma used to make! You can't just walk into this small bakery and buy one of these jewels. One must order a day in advance or more and of course, many pies are seasonal.. like the strawberry-rhubarb is a summertime only pie.
The chief baker is Mara, and he says that his top pie is Key Lime Pie. He's gained some recognition for this masterpiece in the Boston Globe and is very proud of it.
Taurus Wagon Repaired
After the car breakin in early June, when Dr. Yeh's poster session presentaton was stolen from the back of Rachel's stationwagon and the window on the rear gate was smashed and a crowbar was used to pry the rear gate... we've finaly completed all the repairs. It took several days of getting estimates and then several trips to the glass shop(in Newton) and then the a different auto body shop(in Watertown). The stationwagon had no comprehensive insurance, so this is a straight out-of-pocket loss. Still, the big lose was Hsueh-Wen's paper presentation. The thieves got little of value to them, but cost us a lot of grief.