Hello NanaBaba!

Luisa took Lake to the airport on the Link train as her last official au pair duty. “It was really perfect,” she said. “When we got to the airport Lake saw Nana and he took off running toward her.” They made a great connection!

“The non-rev gods smiled on us,” uncle pilot Peter Jakin said of their lucky flight over to Spokane where it turned out that Lake got to sit right next to his uncle! Lake loves flying he told us. He much prefers it to driving to Spokane. What a kid!

Newman Lake beckons and as wise Baba says, “It’s one of life’s big pleasures, [having Lake here].”

Good Bye Luisa!

Luisa brought Lake from 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old. They spent 45 hours a week together for the past 18 months. Quite a lot of growth in that timeframe. Baby to toddler to “big boy”. Today he said to us. “I’m thinking of taking an ambitious walk”. What does that mean, I asked for clarification. “Walk to get ice cream.” Wow. What a guy!

We wish you all the best on your future adventures and endeavors, Luisa! From Hawaii to Washington D.C. to Charleston to Denver to sky diving in San Diego, you’ll enjoy your travel month for sure. We look forward to hearing all about it and giving you a proper send off in August. Thank you for taking such great patient care of Lake, and organizing so many play dates, trips to the zoo, kayaking, tulips and baking muffins… making every day a perfect day. I’m glad Lake spent them with you!