Arthur’s in Hyde Park has long been a favorite of mine. There I’ve met many a friends for Thursday happy hours, celebrated a birthday, rejuvenated after a move and talked with girlfriends after a loss.

For some unknown reason those happy hours have become a thing of the past and nights out at Arthur’s have become rare events. So I was quite excited to meet with friends there Friday. Although this time, sitting among the empty glasses and pitchers of Blue Moon were burp clothes and a bottle of milk.


Sophie hasn’t been taking a bottle very well lately. But on this night, she was a champ.


Sophie spent a lot of time on Mandy’s lap.


Christine held her next. Marty still hasn’t held her, but I did catch him smiling at her.


Here Nick is holding Sophie for the first time.


Followed by Ryan.


Now that Angel’s a close neighbor, she holds Sophie a lot. Jenna loves baby feet.


After a long night out, Sophie fell asleep in Greg’s lap.

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.” —Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo