Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Celebration Part Un

Finally, for the first time in six years, we were able to do something with my parents for their wedding anniversary :) Since we've only ever been home until August in the summers, we've never celebrated their anniversary with them in person. This year, not only were we able to, there's the added joy of having Sophie around! The day started off with brunch at Cafe Zola which always satisfies- if you ask me, nothing says C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N like a spicy Bloody Mary, breakfast fries, and eggs boiled, baked, crêpe-ed, and fritatta-ed. Oh, and let's not forget the basket of luscious pastries and breads that came with my Dad's Turkish Brunch, most of which ended up in a brown paper bag that's now sitting in our kitchen...

We had wanted to make a reservation somewhere nice for my parents so that they could have a nice dinner on their own, but the doting grandparents wanted to stay home with their grand-daughter so Jude & I made them a steak dinner instead. We had bought two generous New York strip steaks from Sparrow Market over the weekend and there was farmshare veggies to be had, so dinner was oven-roasted steaks (the weather thwarted our plans to grill), scorched kale with lemon and bacon, and a Caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from the farm. There was nary a morsel of food left by the time we were done and my dad even felt compelled to wipe up the last of the chiffonades of basil floating in balsamic vinegar...

At the end of the day though, I don't think the food mattered as much to my parents as the fact that they're here with us, especially with Sophie, and that they're able to be with us, anniversary or not. It really doesn't matter what our little peanut is doing-- sleeping, playing, smiling, crying, pooping, bathing-- they, like us, hang on to every one of her antics as if she's the only baby in the universe capable of such precious, profound feats. Sophie will be a month old tomorrow and while there will be another small celebration of sorts, again, it wouldn't matter. Everyone in this house is just happy to be together, whatever the occasion may be :)

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