It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since Cora joined us but time does fly, especially when you are having fun.
We had an excellent birthday shindig this evening, attended by many and enjoyed by all. A few photos for now with more to come. As you can see, of course, the birthday girl enjoyed both her first slice of pizza as well as the yummy cake that followed.
If you’re a fan of messy babies, you are in luck! This set of photos shows Cora gnawing on her first biter biscuit. It was a messy affair, indeed, and one that she enjoyed immensely.
My favorite food in the world are Marla’s buttermilk biscuits. They’re flakey, buttery and gosh-darn good. To make excellent biscuits you must use soft, winter wheat flower. The lower protein and gluten content makes for softer, flakier biscuits. We like White Lily, which we import from afar. (We’ll do a “macrotastic” set of Marla baking them one day.)
Henry turned three in December and put a check mark next to one of the required rites of passage for children: getting a first bicycle. We gave it to him on his actual birthday and let him tool around for a bit ahead of his party on the weekend. Continue reading
Emma and Marla went to see The Nutcracker at the lovely Orange County Performing Arts Center in December. It was the first time Emma had been to see ballet and she was absolutely ecstatic. The show didn’t disappoint her one bit and, in fact, she’s now enrolled in ballet and tap dance lessons. The arts certainly can inspire!
It’s not often that we get visitors out here on the lonely, smoky West Coast. We were very excited, then, when Aunt Dot paid us a visit earlier this summer. This was the first time that Emma and Henry had met a “great” on Marla’s side of the family. Continue reading