After he had put the baby down for a good night’s sleep, H went to the car to get me two surprises he had prepared: a bottle of my favorite wine (Côtes du Rhône) and some firewood for the open fireplace. We’ve rented a movie (something starring Katherine Heigl, for some reason I love anything she plays in) and are about to watch it! If only my sweet man knew what I have in store for him for tomorrow! Shhhhhhhhhhhh, let’s not spoil the surprise now, I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow…
Archives for November 2012
Anyone else think my kid bears a striking resemblance to a Teletubby?
Our wonderful group of baby mamas decided we should arrange a series of lunch dates and I, of course, took charge of hosting the first one. I decided that preparing hot meals wasn’t a good idea (by the time you’re done chasing the baby or changing her diaper, your food will be cold) so I made a Caesar salad (which had to be made with frillice in stead of roman lettuce, which is sold in bunches of seven salad leaves that cost 3€ each, ridiculous) and two different types of quiche: one with caramelized onion and tuna, the other one with spinach, garlic and feta cheese (both topped with cherry tomatoes and grated cheese). For dessert we had chocolate with chocolate: the chocolate mousse in the little basket I showed you earlier.
We discussed yesterday how lucky we are to have our amazing group where everyone is active, full of ideas and so much fun to hang out with. Our events and gatherings are always a huge success and this one was no exception. The babies get to socialize and teach each other useful skills (for example, our little lady is standing up a lot more after yesterday’s playdate) and we get to discuss motherhood, relationships and ventilate emotions that everyone else can relate to. I can’t even begin to explain what a major privilege it is to have that in my life, not to mention the great friends I’ve made thanks to it 🙂
All in all: everyone was very happy with the turnout and me and H got to have leftover quiche for breakfast today. Not to mention I still have a huge bowl of chocolate mousse in the fridge 😉
Quiche with caramelized onion and tuna Ladybug was one happy puppy – I don’t let her have all her books because she keeps reading them with her teeth. I made an exception for all her little guests so she was pretty thrilled!
How feisty is baby Simona in her cool little vintage leggings? Auntie’s little sweetheart!
I served the salad as a buffet – croutons, parmesan, dressing and chicken all in different serving bowls. I was clearly too hungry to plate it up nicely so this had to do.
Baby K does BLW (baby-led weaning, means eating whole foods on her own) so she comes equipped with a bib and a special suit for eating!
Omnomnomnom! Need I say more?
The whole crew – our little girl with one hand in her toy chest. Classic!
I have to get ready to go to the movies with Ingrid, but I just wanted to show you a quick picture from the lunch and baby playdate I hosted today. What you see in the picture is my delicious mousse au chocolat served in a little chocolate basket. More pictures of delicious food and the world’s prettiest babies coming up tomorrow. Now: make-up!
We went home last night to get some more clothes for the baby (so she doesn’t grow out of them while we’re away) and I realized I had almost forgotten how much I love my humble little home (we’re staying here for another week and then moving back home, H’s mom is going to be out of town and we need to babysit the cat). Not to mention I had no idea I had that many pretty clothes: I’ve had a limited wardrobe for the past month so being reunited with some of my favorite items of clothing was a thrill! Our mailbox was stuffed with various crap (like ads and free magazines), magazines we actually order and a wonderful surprise: a friend of mine drew me a picture, hid a heart-shaped balloon in the envelope and sent it to me. There’s nothing better than receiving real mail, not to mention drawings and balloons. Thank you, sugar, it worked like magic – I feel a lot more special and very happy about it!
“A huge addition of vitamin D to your life – It’s impossible to feel depressed when you have a balloon!”
I have a gorgeous white sheer blouse I’d like to wear a lot more often, but I don’t have a plain white (seriously, how can anyone not have something as basic as a white bra?!) bra I’d like showing through. So when I got my studs in the mail the other day, a light bulb automatically lit up above my head. I’m done studding one cup (my fingertips needed a break) and I’m already really happy with the result and eager to share it! You can either get studs at any textile/crafts store or order them for 10 times less on ebay!
Tip #1: I used a hundred studs and fell a bit short (I would’ve wanted to add more, but it depends on the size of your bra, too) so 150 would’ve been perfect.
Tip #2: Use a thimble to fasten the studs or your fingertips will hurt. I used my nails, but if you don’t have heavy plastic attached to your fingertips, you need some kind of tool to help you out.
Tip#3: For each stud you apply to one cup, set aside one for the other. That way you don’t end up removing studs you’ve already attached because you don’t have enough to do the other side.
Tip #4: Only hand wash your gorgeous bra. However well you attach the studs, you’ll probably still end up with a washing machine full of studs when washing it.