20 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day
We enjoyed a mix of activity and a quiet ringing in of the new year this weekend and appreciated very much having the extra day together. We were hosting out-of-town friends on Friday night and turned it in to a dinner party for 8 adults and 4 kids based on who knew our friends when they were in Chicago. JT cooked up a storm, and we had the best kind of dinner guests-- those that pitched right in and did almost all of the dishes!
We ran around doing shopping and errands on Saturday and then Sunday night went out to an early dinner with all three of us. The restaurant we had planned to go to was closed so we went to another one right up the street. It was quite good but a tiny bit fancier than the one we had planned to visit. They had highchairs, so it wasn't like the time we went to the sushi place and they didn't even have highchairs and everything was upholstered in white-- this place was just a bit quieter than the normal restaurant we frequent with Henry. He did really, really well and was super quiet, even if during dessert he was occupying himself by dipping a sugar cube in butter and moisturizing his face with it.
Sunday night we did last until midnight, but we didn't watch the ball drop. Instead we looked at Henry's baby pictures and talked about what the new year holds for our family.