Friday, December 12, 2008

The rainy yummy mommy day

I spent today with H. It was raining most of the day. Seriously raining, the kind that makes even Seattle people change their behavior. Cold, too. Not cold-cold like if we lived anywhere else, but cold for here. In the 30s, I think.

So we made cookie dough, for cookies tomorrow. We took a nap together, yum yum. Then the big adventure--we took the bus!--and this person who I birthed turns out not to be shy in the least, unlike his mother, and announced to the driver, STOP PLEASE! Whose kid is this? And then we went to Trophy Cupcakes and split a cupcake and played with the trains. While he did that I got sucked into the "fine clothing" shop and blew way too much money on a top for Jeff's work holiday party ("festive casual"? What the hell is that?) that is neither particularly festive nor casual. Some black thing called a "goddess." Oooh la la. And good thing the house we will be at is strictly no-shoes-inside so I can wear the trusty clogs and leave them at the door.

And then we walked home searching for puddles to stomp in, way cool for me because I finally bought some rain boots (with POLKA DOTS) since we do a lot of puddle hunting around these parts. And then we ate dinner--black bean pumpkin soup, oranges, plain yogurt with honey and cinnamon--and H did a grownup puzzle for the first time and told me all the P's and O's on all the things on our pantry shelf.

All in all a lurvely and most exceptional day, except for the nearly two hours it took him to get to sleep--but even that involved lots of snuggling.

And this concludes the most boring post of my entire life but hopefully balances all the BROODING I've been doing. Yawn.

19 comments:

Professor J said...

Rain boots with polka dots? I am jealous!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I would love to wade through puddles in such neat boots. Maybe I have to go out and get some myself. Your soup sounds very interesting too.

Mary Alice said...

Polka dot boot are cool....but what I really want is the recipe for the soup. THAT sounds god.

Mary Alice said...

good. god is good too, but the soup sounds good, not god.

Nowheymama said...

Me too! Me too! Soup recipe, please?

togetherforgood said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. I love days like that. :)

Magpie said...

Sometimes those kind of mundane days are the best.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It sounds like an incredible day. Napping with toddlers is always a delight.

I think you'd best post the soup recipe.

phd in yogurtry said...

Not boring. A very warm and sweet mommy post.

And even better, you've given me an idea. The pragmatics (cowardess) behind "no shoes inside." I love it. No worry about the "woe is me" fashion deprivation that is my shoe wardrobe.

Katie said...

Is it snowing where you are yet? We are getting lots! It's really exciting~my kids are totally freaked out!

Hey! I would love the soup recipe too.

Rima said...

Not boring! You will be so glad you wrote down the details ten, fifteen, years from now, guaranteed!

sallyacious said...

I think it sounds like a lovely day. Makes me want to borrow somebody else's kid and go play in the snow.

I have frog boots. Green rubber boots with frog eyes sticking out the top of the toes. I love them, so I can get behind your new puddle splashing coture.

Jay said...

I pray for both of your sakes that you didn't waste your time on anything less than one of their snickerdoodle cupcakes.

JessTrev said...

So not boring - sounds like the kind of day I aspire to!

All Adither said...

Sounds like such a sweet day. It's great that you enjoyed it.

Noelle said...

My reaction is apparently the trend here - this wasn't a boring post at all! I love it. It brought me somewhere between fond memories of my own childhood days like that and (very patient) anticipation for those types of days in my own future.

I was at a holiday party last night and out of 8 or so ladies, 3 of us were wearing argyle patterned socks. It's silly, but, IMHO, totally worked as "festive" attire.

J and J Acres said...

I'm with Professor J- I've never had rain boots- so I'm jealous!

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