This weekend Ema and Abba took their first trip away together since Avi was born, leaving him home with his Aunt Daya for two whole nights. Although both Avi and Ema were a bit traumatized by the "leaving" part (they had never spent a night away from each other in 26 months!), we all had a great time. Daya kept Avi very busy, going to the beach, friends' homes, shopping, and the playground, and Ema and Abba enjoyed a relaxing trip to Poulsbo and Silverdale, just an hour's ferry ride from Seattle. We came back in time to enjoy a Mother's Day BBQ with Chuck, Connie, Simon and Mimi Broches, and a good time was had by all!