Today was drizzly and chilly in Brooklyn. We walked to the grocery store before afternoon naptime, where a woman looked at my baby and said, "So serious." I thought she was going to say he was cute, so first I said, "Thanks." Then I said, "Oh, serious. Are you serious, baby? Are you ready for a nap?" The baby had no comment. (Later we played, and he laughed and showed me his new teeth, so it wasn't all seriousness. He is also talking now. He punctuates our conversations with assertions like, "Ba!" and "Da!" "Ba" seems to mean any object that he's intensely focused on. "Da!" means "yeah!" or sometimes, I think, "Daddy." Once he said it when he saw Barack Obama on TV.) At the cafe, they were out of chai, so I had Earl Grey tea with steamed milk and vanilla, which they were calling cambric. It sort of reminded me of a grooming product you'd buy at Crabtree and Evelyn, but I liked it.
Here are the pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies I made today.
Here is a Name Game I made for you. (Wait. Who is EF? I suppose I knew at one time.)