June 1- Teyanna turned 30 – woot! We had fun going to brunch at Sinema (Davin was pretty good, altho not as good as last year when he slept the whole time lol). That night, I went out for tacos with some girlfriends and then we came back for cakes Ben made & bought and played games. Lots of fun! Ben got me some fun presents, including a digital photo frame with some preloaded pics and songs that made me tear up. #parenthood. And since I was leaving my 20s, I figured it was time to leave behind my collection of Aeropostale shirts from High School lol… its been a good 15 years.

June 14-20: Davin and I crashed Ben’s work trip to CA! And we had lots of fun with my AZ family who drove out to join us! My cousin Afton and her 2 kids joined us the first 2 days, then my sister&BIL and mom&stepdad joined us on day 2 and stayed 3-5 nights! We rented a cool house with lots of fruits growing (bananas, papaya, tomatoes, strawberries, etc), but sadly it was a bit too cold to enjoy the pool – didn’t realize what “June gloom” was til we got there – a high of 70 and lots of clouds… at least no one got sunburned lol. Ben took an all day CFA exam Saturday and was pretty busy with the WFA conference the rest of the time. He did get to join us at the beach for a couple hrs… and eventually got to join us for Father’s Day steak dinner. Davin loved the sand altho was a little unsure of the ocean. He did great on the flight there… but didn’t get a long enough nap before the flight back and was a bit of a nightmare… finally he did fall asleep the last quarter of the flight and our sanity was restored. His first 6 flights we were lucky and got an extra seat for him but didn’t for these flights which made it a bit harder. Davin loved all the family but was a little shy since last time he saw them in February we had left him overnight. Thanks for lots of fun and for driving out to CA to hang with us!

June 17: Davin turned 17 months old! He has been saying Dada for a while and this last month learned monkey (his pacifer) and puppy. Before he learned puppy he would pant for dog which was really cute (but stopped when he learned puppy). I’d been trying to get him to say dog or Lena forever and then our nanny brought her puppy over and he learned puppy in one day lol. He says those 3 words basically nonstop – he’s gotten very attached to his pacifier the last month and it isn’t possible to leave it in the crib anymore :-/. I think right around 17 months he also learned Hi and he occasionally… very rarely does say mama… altho sometimes I think he uses it to mean he’s hungry :P. He also still uses the signs for more, all done, and hungry, and is getting pretty good at ya and no/shaking his head.

June 23-26: Teyanna went to DC for a health economics conferences (ASHEcon). Sadly my flight there was about 11 hrs late so I didn’t get to see as many people, but I did get to have dinner with my dad, SILs, & friend from the Fed which was nice! There were so many interesting papers at the conference – hopefully I got some good ideas. And it was nice to travel so light… and have a carry on all for me (vs one pocket in diaper bag lol)! Ben did awesome with Davin – and got his first day with him with no help when our nanny didn’t make one day. I was a little sad Davin didn’t seem to miss me… when I woke him up Thursday after being gone 3 days he immediately started asking for puppy and dada like normal. I’m super glad Ben is such an awesome dad and I’m trying not to take it too personally… And be grateful for the perks like I don’t have to do poopy diapers on planes when Ben’s there since Davin can’t bear the idea of leaving Ben for a few minutes lol.

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