It’s mid day and I’m missing my lil S. I sometimes want to call her day care to ask how she’s doing just because I miss her. But she’s been there for 4 mos and I no longer have the excuse of “she’s new and still adjusting.” And it’s never satisfying anyway. So I’ll just have to wait till k picks her up to get a Sienna update!
Sienna was soooo happy when I took this pic smiling at her Papa!
My SIL said she looks like a “happy virus” which she says is a Korean phrase. But with her 2 front teeth she does look a little like the viruses in the Dr. Mario video game!
Auntie Annie came to visit this weekend! Miss Sienna loves having Auntie Annie here. But she is not a fan of the cold weather. We went for a walk while it was sunny out (but still cold) and Sienna did not say a word. She had this same frowny expression on her face the entire time!
The other day at work (before the snow day) I tried the Salsa Room food truck’s quesadilla. I really love their Bolivian-style empanadas so it was hard to deviate, but I’m always up for something new.
These pictures don’t do the quesadilla justice. It was really good. I opted for a chicken quesadilla with black beans, Spanish rice, spinach, mango, and corn. I had an avocado that I had brought from home and added it to my quesadilla. It really hit the spot.
This quesadilla would have been absolutely amazing with a splash of chipotle sauce and some caramelized onions.
3.7/5 yelp stars for the quesadilla. 5/5 for the empanadas.
A much needed snow day! I got to stay home with my two favorite people. Right after we woke up, we got dressed in our snow clothes and went outside to check out the fresh powder. We had snow earlier this year, but today was the first time we actually put Sienna on the ground to experience the snow.
After I put S down for a nap, I went outside to make a snowman! Crossing my fingers for another snow day tomorrow!
I also made BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches, red cabbage slaw, and Michelle Obama’s shortbread cookies. Didn’t get around to taking food photos this time though.
When this baby falls asleep in her car seat she looks like the big boss. I dare you to wake her up, I dare you…
This Proctor & Gamble Olympics commercial just tugs at my heart strings! I especially love the opening scene of the chubby lil baby legs kicking because that’s what Sienna does when she’s excited.
Now that I’m a mommy I can relate to some of those overbearing obsessed-with-my-child mom stereotypes. I’m talking about Barbara Streisand in the movie “The Road Trip” who leaves her son a zillion voice messages per day about nothing in particular. Who falls asleep watching old home videos of when he was small. “If all the kids in the world were lined up and I could only pick one kid for myself, it would always be you.” Who is simply overjoyed when her son asks her to take a road trip with her cross country. Who believes in him wholeheartedly no matter what a failure he believes he is. Who, at the end of the road trip with her son, says, “that was the best week of my life.”
Even though she’s been around for almost 10 months and I know she’s mine for at least another 17 years or more, I still feel giddy after work when I turn the corner into my neighborhood, open the garage door, and get ready to give my sweet sweet sienna a big hug! Lately I’ve been living for those “I’m excited” leg kicks and flapping arms and of course that now-with-almost-4-teeth Sienna smile!
The other day Husband and I were talking about what we want for Sienna. What will she grow up to be? Who will she become? What if she is… Fill in the blank. What I said was that it doesn’t really matter to me. And I meant it. I will love her no matter what, unconditionally, with all my heart. I want her to do what makes her happy. While I once thought I might be a tiger mom, I realized that I am just not that person! Haha 🐯
I love love love masala dosas. The dosas from the dosa man in Washington Square Park were a staple for me in law school. But I never knew of a place in DC that made them. I even went all the way to Philly to satisfy my craving.
So I was just beyond excited when I saw the menu for today’s food truck. Say hello to the Chatpat truck!
Masala dosa with a side of sambar and coconut chutney! It was excellent.
I also picked up a side of chat papdi (not pictured) which I wasn’t too fond of.
I chatted up the owner and found our he served dosas at his restaurant! What? But it is closing soon. I tried to get him to open up at the Navy Yard. It’s an up and coming neighborhood after all.
I also found out about the food truck lottery system now in place. Apparently there are over 250 food trucks and only 90 something parking spots in DC! For real?! No wonder I only see my fav trucks only once in a while these days.
Anyway Chatpat will be added to the list of favorites! All in all a delicious meal.