|C'mon mom, I'm ready!|
Lucky for you - Ryan was able to use my gift to capture this monumental occasion <3
As you can see in our video, Thomas absolutely loved the rice cereal and sipping/slurping it off of the spoon. It is so amazing watching this video just twelve hours later, because it captures the moment so thoroughly compared to pictures! It's so nice to see knowing his little baby-first has been captured in video for ever, for us to revisit as we like, or to share with family and friends - you really get a feel for his little personality! I can't wait to give him another taste tomorrow ;-)
The remainder of the day was spent preparing for company. It was a long, busy afternoon, in which Ryan manned the fort (and the little t) while I bustled about the house cleaning, cooking, and the like. I can't stop thinking about how amazing our tamales were - seriously some of the best I've had! That either speaks to where I've been eating my tamales or to the quality we've made in the past ... hahah Perhaps it was the LARD?? Yes ... it was my first time cooking with lard ... and our double-batch of batter contained a half pound of the mystery fat ... however, I'd prefer to credit both my fabulous cooking, as well as the great group of women gathered around my tiny table working assembly-line-style to spread, fill and wrap these amazing little morsels ...
Together we crafted tamales filled with spicy poblano mushroom, mole + chicken and that crispy pork ... they were all fabulous, although I think the mushroom was my favorite .. he he he .. we have a mountain of the filling left in the fridge - it'll be great taco filler!
Phew. It's been a busy two days getting ready for a fabulous night with friends. It was so nice to come together and enjoy preparing a meal together. From glitter hands to tamales ... first foods and razzle dazzles! hahah what a night ;-) Time to go load the dishwasher ... again!