Nov 2005
11

Meat & Potatoes Kind of Girl

I am pretty Plain Jane when it comes to food. Good German girl in that respect. Meat and potatoes, etc. My business partner always teases me that I think ketchup is spicy (she’s right). But sometimes I will be at a restaurant, see something adventurous and go for it. Last night I had “Canadian salmon with spiced red onion marmalade, quince brown butter, smashed sweet potatoes.” Holy shit, it was so good. I want to go back to the restaurant, call the chef in and make them fix it for me for breakfast. I almost went with my standard steak… but I decided to take a walk on the wild side. Yes, I realize salmon isn’t exactly c-r-a-z-y, but I am trying, OK???

Nov 2005
10

Old Soul

This morning, as I was dropping Declan at school, I ran into a good friend in the parking lot. I was holding Dex in my arms and she was telling me about something bad going on in her personal life. Normally, Declan would have interupted us about every other minute… but he just sat in my arms, head on my shoulder and toyed with my necklace for the 15 minutes that we talked. He wasn’t sick or tired… it was like he just knew she needed the emotional right-of-way at that moment.

I told you.

3-going on-40.

Nov 2005
10

Playdate

Declan rarely has playdates – mainly because life is too crazy for us and our friends. But we made an effort tonight – and as these things always are, it was fun. It’s great that Declan is finally at the age where he will go off and play with his friends, and the adults get some conversation time too. We said about 50 times tonight that we needed to get together way more often. Think that might happen? If so, I have an investment opportunity that you cannot pass up.

We saw Oliver, who was in the mood to pose for me and I got about 15 shots equally adorable as this one:

And then there was Sophia… who has the curliest Shirley Temple hair. It ought to be illegal how cute this little girl is.

Declan and Sophia are talkers. So the conversations they have are amazingly funny. Tonight, several sponges (yes, as in cleaning supplies – remind me again why I buy expensive toys???) were their friends and they were taking them around and making them perform “Declan & Sophia’s Broadway Play, in Three Acts.”

My favorite part was when they were in the bathroom together… and Declan was showing Sophia where the towels were… and Sophia said to Declan in a hushed whisper, “you know a lot of things.” Yes, they are THAT cute.

Nov 2005
10

Future Picasso

Ok, so if you can’t brag on your own blog, where can you brag? Check out Declan’s tracing of his name and his interpretive drawings below. I like to call the big guy “Loopy Face With A Pipe” (we’ll get into tobacco prevention later) and the dude to the left is “Lightbulb Head.” Notice how he is giving props to several religions… with the Christian fish thing on the left and the Flying Spaghetti Monster on the right. Have I mentioned this child just turned 3 in September???