A summation of January thus far

 

To start off, a couple pictures of Lydia–because she’s cute, and I can’t help it!

Squeaky clean

Pajamas and a bow. Yes, this is an outfit option for the 10 month olds among us.

Playing with the trash–Lydia’s favorite!

One of Abe’s best friends got married last weekend, and Dan, Preethi, and their son, Nat, flew in for the wedding. Afterward, Lydia and Nat had a fun play date. Nat showed Lydia how to take block towers down carefully (one block at a time), and Lydia showed Nat how to knock them down in one fell swoop.

Lydia with Dan, her future father-in-law.

Nat, our future son-in-law. This is his GQ pose.

Dan, Preethi, Nat and Lyida. We had so much fun!

The next day I made this eggplant and chard lasagna for our family dinner with Tom, Suzanne, and David. I used Deborah Madison’s recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, but I can’t put a link here because I haven’t figured out how to do that in this new blog. I know it is probably insanely easy to figure out, but it’s 4 am right now…and that’s my excuse. I took a picture of the lasagna because I didn’t think I’d make it again–not because it wasn’t tasty, but because slicing, salting, blotting, roasting, and turning the eggplant slices (of which there were MANY) just took it out of me. But my mom begged for eggplant parmesan this Sunday, so I found myself up to my ears in eggplant again–a mere one week after swearing it off.

And we have new floors! We left for Idaho on Monday when the floors looked like this:

And then we came back on Friday to floors that look like this:

Lydia looooooves the new floors.

Nana and Lydia try out the floors. Turns out, they’re great for crawling!

Last night Lydia and Suzanne played for an hour on the floors. After all the twirling, sliding, dancing, walking and bum-scooting with her grams, Lydia was worn out! She went right to sleep. Of course, she woke up again at 1 am. After I went to her, I wasn’t able to go back to sleep–and I’ve been up ever since. Oh, the joy.

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