April 20, 2011
Over the weekend, we made our first family trek back to Blacksburg since October of last year. I really missed the place. Believe it or not, that was the longest stretch I hadn't been there since I first set foot on campus back in 2001. [I am ten years removed from high school, a home owner, a husband, and a father. Wow.]
The weekend also marked more important significance: the 4th anniversary of April 16, 2007. Jessica was still a student at that time, and while I had already graduated, I was actually in Blacksburg that fateful morning. It's not a story we like to relive, but maybe I will share next year on April 16th. Some of the morning events on campus were dampened on account of the severe storms that tore through VA and NC on Saturday. In fact, we spent most of the day with the cleanup of downed trees in the neighborhood.
Since the whole family was in town, we were able to celebrate Easter with Jessica's family a week early. While no longer the grand production it once was in past years, the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs kept on. Ezra got his first Easter basket from Grandma and Grandpa which included a few stuffed animals, toy cars, rice cereal (to be eaten soon we hope), and two voice-recordable storybooks. Grandpa recorded Goodnight Moon while Grandma read On the Night You Were Born. We love them. Thank you.
On a side note, at one week shy of four months old, Ezra is a portly 17 pounds 6 ounces. We go in for his 4 month appointment on Monday.