Black Friday weekend the party continued! Hanging out at the nob hill pad, talking relaxing baths after <online> shopping and breaking in our red and Christmas outfits! Oh ya then there was that time the baby wore a beanie and thank god Kevin took a picture. #thatface
Thanksgiving 2013 was one of my top holidays ever! It was so relaxing, the food was delicious and the weather was beautiful. Wednesday Kevin and I both stayed home and got ready for the festivities (more on that later!) we prepped as much as we could in advance so Thursday w could enjoy. We planned to eat in the late afternoon so Livi could partake. We had my cousin Zana (lives in Nyc) and Phil stop by on their way to Napa and it was so nice to see Zana, meet Phil and they got to meet Livi. We laughed a lot. I made a fun cocktail and had snacks. Next we ate! The wet brine turkey and all the fixings by mom and nancy were amazing. Some highlights were Giada’s stuffing, the green beans with almonds, homemade Parker house rolls. All the standbys were covered as well as some innovative dishes like carrot salad and pomegranate relish. One miss was I didn’t make my usual spiced cranberry sauce or pie - and I did miss it. Good thing whole foods is downstairs and they have turkey year round ;-) we loved seeing livi’s reaction to all the thanksgiving foods and the big turkey bone! She wasn’t too into turkey but loved feeding herself mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing. We are so grateful for our healthy and happy babe, our wonderful family that came together to celebrate with us and all the good fortune and <fun!> we have had this year.
Happy Thanksgiving eve! We are so excited to celebrate our favorite food centric holiday as a family!
First Friday with Dad! Livi looks to have had a fun day with dad. They got iced coffee and took multiple naps. Or at least O did. I’m super jealous - though I was very productive at work today - and can’t wait to make up for lost time tomorrow!
This week was hectic! One week to go til thanksgiving (panic mode!) so we are in busy season for work. Kevin and I had a few fun dinners (crab night!) and finished season 2 of new girl - which is a hoot! Livi had a great week with Laina, the cat, and visiting the Academy of Science during the week. We also had our first rain in what seemed like a while!
So long overdue for an update! We had a wonderful last weekend. It was the last Friday off of my reduced work schedule and we tried a new hipster coffee shop, and had friends over friends drinks and pumpkin pie in the evening. Saturday we hung out, had Nancy and Billie over and babysat Abbie. Nancy brought Kevin’s baby rattle and O loves it. It was so fun and Abbie was a sweetheart. Sunday we went to golden gate park and hiked around which was a total highlight. It was a great reminder that we do not have to leave the city to get a major nature fix!
Yoga pose, scooting, pre crawling - whatever you wanna call it! Livi is on the go and we needed to childproof yesterday!
This week I got to see livi and her routine with Gloria. The babies have so much fun together and livi loves all the yummy meals Gloria makes for her. Today she had steel cut oats with fruit an loved it! She also loves the Hansens two kitties, clearly.
Weekend recap! We had an inadvertently busy weekend. Friday night we got together with Christiana, the Glynns and Chad and celebrated lots of exciting news - new job and an engagement! The next morning was sample sale followed by a ramen lunch at Iza a popup in the Mission. It was good…not great. On Sunday we had a play date with Abbie/Laura and checked out Recess, which is an indoor play center. The girls had a blast, Livi scooted and Laura made a mommy friend. Success!
We got a little suburb fix on Friday after Olivia’s swim class. We picnicked at the park under this beautiful tree. It was the perfect afternoon! Isn’t fall just the best 🍂🍃🍂🍃🍂
Last week was a busy but productive week. Olivia is now 7 months old! We all got over our colds finally and got back in the swing of things. Livi is loving spending time with Gloria and Laina (pictured). Some favorite dishes were broccolini beef and of course, juice. Kevin helped plate dinner the other night and (I must confess) I got a kick out of eating Chinese on china. Recipe via food.com and it was easy and really delicious. One of the most successful Chinese recipes I’ve made. Broccoli was sold out so I substituted broccolini and i think I preferred it!
The weather turned chilly in the last week or so and I gave Olivia a little blow out. She loves the noise, the warmth but of course chewing on her hairbrushes the most. We also recently added some velvet drapes in the bedroom. They look pretty here!
Happy Halloween from this little strawberry!!
We had another great Friday night feast. Wyatt and Lindsay have traveled to Japan so we thought something Japanese would be perfect. We also love pumpkins and since its the season - JaPumpkin FNF was born! I was amazed how easily the dinner can together and how little work it required once it was time to eat. I love that you don’t have to peel kabocha before cooking it!! My favorite preparation was simmering it, over roasting, as it resulted in a superior texture. It’s no surprise that simmering is also the most popular Japanese technique as well. I can’t wait to eat a lot more kabocha this November and maybe even including in the thanksgiving spread!! I am eating the stew this morning for breakfast Livi enjoyed some of the roasted kabocha as well.