As promised, we had a low-key weekend. I got the chance to meet up with a fellow blogger, Erin, who writes this blog. We "met" originally on-line as we were both hoping to adopt from Nepal. Neither of our adoptions in Nepal made it to fruition but we both persevered and are now the parents of adopted children: our Lucy from China and her daughter, Autumn, adopted domestically. She is working on her doctoral dissertation about how social media, specifically blogging, has helped/hindered those attempting to adopt. I am honored to be part of her work and we finished up her interview with me this weekend here in Chicago (we did the first interview over Skype). Erin got the chance to meet the girls and Len before we walked to a local Chinese place for lunch and a long chat. Her work sounds fascinating and I can't wait to read a copy of it when she is finished.
Monday dawned even colder (3 degrees with wind chills not even worth repeating) so I met up with Jackie, Meg and their 3 sons at the Alder Planetarium for a morning adventure.
Lucy, Kate and Leander got to see what a rocket looks like when it takes off with a do-it-yourself balloon rocket.