Last night was our annual new year's eve dinner at the Korea House. Poppy was in her glory. This girl loves food- all different types of food. But when you give her Korean food, she literally gets giddy. It's so cute. And check out her new trainer chopsticks that santa brought her. It's unbelievable how well she can use them, and she asks for them at almost every meal now. We finished the night off with a stop at our favorite dessert shop and little miss was WIRED by the time she got to bed. And I was so proud of myself that I made it up until 10:00pm!!! (considering I've been going to bed at 8:00 lately)
After all of the party, party, partying we've been doing lately, it was so nice to finally have a day to relax at home. Poppy and I stayed in our jammies all day and loved every minute of it. I decided to finally tackle a recipe from my new Julia Child's cookbook. I went for the Reine de Saba (chocolate and almond cake) and holy cow!!! All 3 of us agreed that this is the the best cake we've ever had! And it was actually really easy to make! Seriously, it was soooo good.
While I was in the kitchen pretending to be on Julie & Julia, and Marc was tackling the downstairs bathroom makeover, Poppy was tearing up the living room. It's funny to watch as her imagination develops. She loves hiding under her blankie, pretending to read to Ratty. Oh, and today she told me that she had monsters (big blue ones) hiding under bed. How does she even know what a monster is, or that they hide underneath beds? And no, she hasn't seen Monsters, Inc. Anyways, so I helped her build a little fort and she was as happy as a clam playing in it.
The other day I asked Poppy what she thought we should name the baby. Her answer, "Um, Thomas, or Percy, Snow White, Tinkerbell, or Toby". Disney characters and Thomas trains. Awesome.