Just dropping some lines to let you know that my baby was born on April 20th. This is going to be a short post, not only because I am dying to go stare at my baby boy while he sleeps (yes, it's a boy! -and yes, i do stare at him while he sleeps...), but also because there are no words to explain this amazing experience. No matter how wonderful anyone tell you it is, it still exceeds your expectations.
World: this is my now 6-week old Fausto. He is my absolute favorite thing in the world. Incredibly handsome, super smart and funny, extremely cute, so adorable, totally perfect. He is the bestest!
Baby Mather is already being spoiled. Our baby bump has been honored with 4 beautiful baby showers (4 and a half, if I count on a family reunion we had in Ecuador just before leaving -although not an official 'baby shower', our baby was "showered" with love and gifts from my family from out of town).
It's been one year already. Happy birthday, Blog. I have a good excuse for the abandonment of the last months: pregnancy. I know, why haven't I written more about this quite important journey? simple -I have had a very challenging 7 months, with lots of pregnancy symptoms that made any activity on the social scene impossible. Here I am though, at 31 weeks, waiting for the big day and ready to summarize last summer, fall, and, of course, our ongoing winter.
It's been long since I have paid attention to my beloved blog. I have a good excuse. A while ago I mentioned that my husband and I were planning a trip, so all the time I was absent from the internet noise was because I was planning our trip to Bora Bora, traveling to Bora Bora, and coming back from Bora Bora.
I am oh-so-sad to be writing this post today because it means our trip is in the past -we are back home; but i am oh-so-happy we were able to have this experience.
A while ago we spotted this "new kid" on the block of japanese restaurants on one of our many trips to/from our dentist office . We even mentioned a few times that we wanted to try it since it was so close to our house and we like sushi so much. However, it was one of those places we never remembered -not even the name- unless we drove by it.
Out of the blue, a couple of months ago the Groupon of the day was for a japanese-tapas restaurant, we bought it intrigued by this new concept since we had never been to one that wasn't spanish tapas before. Little did we know it was the same place, we realized it the moment we were turning up the street, partly because, as I mentioned before, we didn't remember the name and partly because the directions and address given by Groupon were taking us to Quivera St instead of Antioch St.
This “Seasonal American” restaurant, as described on their website, shows pride in using local ingredients to provide the best flavors on your plate. I have to agree with them, loved pretty much everything I had.
Mr. Mather and I celebrated our birthdays here with the 4 course meal they recommend for first timers. You get soup or salad, one half appetizer, one half entree and one half dessert. My husband opted for soup and salad and skipped dessert (knowing Paciugo would be on our way home, of course). How to even begin to describe the food.