Lisa and Richard had us over to their house ages ago for dinner, and we've been meaning to have them over to reciprocate for ages, but we finally got around to it last night. They brought their very cute 4 month old son, Joel, who is the spitting image of his father, save perhaps for his feet. We think he has Lisa's feet.
Motherhood seems to agree with Lisa, just like I knew it would. She says it's the best thing they've ever done.
It's always so funny watching babies. Everything is so effortful for them -- it's all new, so much information to digest -- they're so helpless. No wonder they're tired all the time -- they're not fully developed yet, and even burping requires a lot of energy and focus.
We had gazpacho, herbed carrots, grouper, and banana pudding for dessert. Everything turned out well -- the carrots were just a smidge overcooked, but really, just a smidge. The grouper was faboo, though more expensive than I recall -- a little over $9.50 a person. Next time might try tilapia or orange roughy instead. Still, the results are worth it: the sauce is a combination of lemon juice, fresh chives, scallions, butter, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and pepper. Very easy and very good. Nice bottle of Chateau St. Michelle chardonnay, which is always dependable. (No, it didn't come out of our wine fridge: we still need to unload that.)
We also played Munchkin, which was cute. I don't think I'd buy it, now that I've played it, but I'm glad I had the chance to try it. It was fun, but not worth $25, in my opinion.
I thought we'd go see X-Men 2 today, but I'm not feeling so well right now, so it may have to wait.