It can be surprisingly difficult to plan a play date for an 8 month old. Remember how I used to complain that the only way I could get Finley to sleep was to take him out for walk after walk? Well before I open my big mouth again, I have to remind myself to be careful what I wish for! Whereas 3 month old Finley was about as portable as could be (not to mention his food source, which was conveniently attached to my torso), we are now fairly house-bound by his schedule. Between naps and eating "real" food, there is little time to get out for big adventures these days. Planning a play date is even harder, as all babies seem to have different nap & eating schedules, so you have to try to juggle to needs of more than one little dictator. It can be tough!
|I've pretty much got this crawling thing down!|
Adding a holiday in the middle of February was a super smart thing to do - thank you government of B.C! I'm not complaining, but you'd think that the provinces could've given each other a quick call to try to coordinate the weekends. For us BC folk, we just celebrated Family Day. And what nicer way to celebrate than with our lovely family, and with some great family friends!
|Brunch with 3 babies, one three-year old and 6 adults. Happy Family Day!|
We've had weeks and weeks of unseasonably dry weather - it was actually dusty when we went for a mountain bike ride on the weekend! But the white stuff arrived yesterday, so we wrapped up Family Day with a lovely family walk.
Cookbook challenge honorable mentions
- Curried Coconut Chicken Soup from Art of the Slow Cooker by Andrew Schloss. Delicious and perfect meal for a mid-week play date!
- Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions (AND BACON) from Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman. If I were the author of this recipe I would have made sure that everyone knew, in no uncertain terms, that this frittata also has bacon in it. Why would you not spell that out?! At any rate, it does, and it was well enjoyed at our brunch
- Wok-Stirred Curry-Ginger Beef and Leeks from Simply Ming by Ming Tsai. I sort of messed up on the instructions of this one (didn't notice that my first ingredient was supposed to cool for a 4 hours or overnight before using it… guess I should have started before 6pm!), but it still tasted good!
Some thoughts on food, or "let's slow down & eat!"
|Food experiment gone right: traditional spread at Ryokan in Japan|
|Italy: where food experiments never go wrong. |
Unless you try to eat this entire plate of the best seafood pasta ever cooked
|"Food" experiment gone wrong….|
|Vodka in Poland|
|I know I've got bread in my hair, I'm saving it for later!|