I made two dozens of these chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting tonight. The plan is to take these to work tomorrow, and find out if my new co-workers like cupcakes.
My good friend Itti took me to this restaurant called Farmer’s Apprentice the other night. It’s a very cool little restaurant with very inventive dishes with superb flavors. One of the dishes we got was “40-minute poached oysters” with fermented grape juice. It was awesome. As you can see there were only three oysters on this plate for the two of us to share. Good thing she is tiny, so I easily won the fight to have the last one.
It was Savanna’s first time on this kind of swing. Joshua insisted on holding her hand so she wouldn’t be scared. The truth is, Savanna is a bit of a dare devil, and I didn’t think she would be scared. It turned out that she loved this swing. The two of them giggled with each push. Moments like this fills my heart with so much joy that I feel like I could burst.
The other night, I said to Savanna, “讓媽咪抱抱”
Joshua said, “Mommy, don’t speak Japanese!”
I said, “Baby, that was Chinese.”
Joshua said, “I don’t want you to speak Chinese.”
I said, “Why not?”
Joshua looked at me like I missed something obvious, and said, “Because you have to speak good words.”
I came home from snowboarding and said to Cliff, “Either I need to buy bigger pants, or I really need to lose some weight. I can barely button up my snowboarding pants.”
Joshua said, “How come you need bigger pants, Mommy?”
I said, “Because I put on too much weight.”
Joshua said, “Don’t worry about your weight, Mommy.”
I laughed, and said, “Oh yeah? Why did you say that?”
Joshua said, “Because your pants don’t worry about it.”
I said, “Ok, thank you, baby. You made me feel so much better.”
Joshua holds out a fry to me and said, “You want some fries?”