Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bethlehem's First St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, Bethlehem had its first ever St. Patrick's Day parade. So surprising that this is the first one since there is such a large Irish community in the area and there is even a Celtic festival in town. The parade was nice with some piper bands and Irish dancers. Owen had a good time hanging out with Francesca. He seemed a little concerned by the crowds and the noises, but he loved it when dogs walked by!

In the evening after the parade, there was a concert in a tent in the historic district in Bethlehem. We shared a sitter with our friend Becky to watch the kids and we all got to go out for the evening. The music in the tent was great! They had a really nice setup with the stage at one end and connected tents serving food and beer. But we didn't eat there - we went up to Brewworks and managed to get a seat to get some dinner. So nice to have some adult time out!

Happy Birthday, Francesca!

In early March, we celebrated the first birthday of our friend's daughter Francesca. Owen had a great time running around the party with the Francesca's cousins. The kids all had a fun time playing with a bunch of pink balloons. One of the girls took a special interest in Owen, and took care of him by making sure that no one took Owen's balloon from him.

Francesca finished off the party by eating a big piece of chocolate cake. I think she ended up in a sugar coma after eating all of that chocolate!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lutron Day at the Science Center

Last month, Lutron hosted an event at the Da Vinci Center, which is a small science center in Allentown. Even though we knew that Owen was a little young for most of the exhibits, we decided to take him to allow him to run around a little.

At first, he seemed to be a little overwhelmed by all of the people there. But we ran into some friends who have a daughter that is 1 month younger than Owen and he had fun playing with her a little. And we found the toddler room at the center, where they had lots of nice games for kids and some big blocks for Owen to climb on. But most of all, Owen just wanted to climb up and down the big staircase at the museum and get in everyone's way in the process!