Last week one of Nick's cousins was up from Los Angeles to display his art in one of the downtown Portland galleries. So we packed up the little Bean and went out. The pieces were beautiful, and Cora loved the colors. Packed into the tiny little room, she oohed and aahed over the lights and the paintings until it was time to go home. She was the only baby we saw out at the art walk that night.
Then the next day we took Cora to Nick's favorite sour beer brewery to spend time with our friends Shane and Christine. Nick and I shared a lovely chicken cordon bleu sandwich, some house made pickles and a small plate with cheese, pears, honey and crackers. Cora nibbled some puffs, sat on the table and entertained us.
It was definitely nice to get out a bit, rather than subscribe to the idea that having a baby prevents us from doing anything. And the fact that she has Down syndrome? Doesn't even factor in, although unless you count the extra cuteness that that extra chromosome seems to add, making her a bit of a star everywhere she goes.
Cora discovered the ceiling fan right from the start.
Nice cuddles with her Teenie.
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