Hello from the end of a wonderful weekend. We had a great two days with family and the sun came out (yeah-ah!). I made the epic “Oh She Glows” Kale Weekend Salad (my go-to salad for everything now – it even has Goji berries. I know! You’re sold, right?!) and Grandma and Grandpa Faiola contributed by making an insanely weird/cool Ricotta Carrot Quiche (trust me, it worked). I also made an (epic?) Browned Butter Butterscotch Pie that will get its own blog post. Grandma and Grandpa Faiola were, as usual, completely over the moon about their only Grandbaby and got up two mornings in a row at 6 a.m. so Chris and I could sleep in (heaven and thank you!).
We visited Otion where Jamisen had fun with soap.
It was especially lovely to see the great job Kat and crew have done at the full remodel of the store (new paint, new set up, new carpet, new flooring). Read more about their remodel here.
Since it’s starting to show some sun in Bellingham (wait, did I jinx that?! I’m pretty sure it just started raining!), we did get to go outside. Jamisen was excited about the new sight of a big yellow orb in the sky.
We also had our first play date. Jamisen LOVED Ms. Eliza Rose (who is an older woman at almost a week older than him). In the photo above, they are at Jamisen’s kitchen cabinet drawer just for him. He has all kinds of goodies to play with that keep him occupied when I’m cooking, cleaning and generally trying to run a household. Jamisen shared well (phew!). Also, as the ‘older woman’, Eliza is walking. Jamisen crawled extremely speedily after her all over our house. It was adorable. In addition to his toys, he shared his cracker with her which elicited “Awwwwwws” from all of the adults in the house. He was quite happy about all of this which made me extremely hopeful for future successful play dates.
We were SO delighted to have Ms. Eliza and her Mama over and we’re hoping we can do a repeat play date next weekend. Since Jamisen is an only child (for now!), we really want him to play with other children as much as possible to get some socialization skills. From our angle, our first play date was an unqualified success!
Mama of Eliza Rose, Rachel, and I have been friends for over 10 years and it was such a treat to be pregnant at the same time and now, to have a friend to share milestone stories with. Eliza seems to be about 6 weeks ahead of Jamisen for everything (teething, crawling, walking) and it’s great to get a preview of what to expect before it happens. We can’t wait to do more play dates. It was fun for the whole family!