Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet things






Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday! We made a visit, at last, to the incredible Tartine Bakery down the street from where we're staying in San Francisco. I've been hearing about this place for some time, but every time we've tried to go there was a line down the block to get in. So yesterday we headed out early and thankfully made it through the door. It every bit deserves its reputation for having the best sweets in the city. We had chocolate croissants still warm from the oven, apple brioche bread pudding, and these delicious chocolate hazelnut tarts.


After arriving home I got some sweet news. Disappearing Desmond has been included in the Cooperative Children's Book Center's best-of-the-year list. Hurray! I am truly honored to have Desmond on the list. Grace is on there too with Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.



The complete list will be here on March 5th. Congrats to everyone!













Lastly baby made some sweet progress this weekend. For the very first time she lifted her head up during "tummy time"! These days you have to give babies time on their belly, since its not considered safe to let them sleep that way, so they can learn to lift their head to prepare for crawling. Normally Wren cries the whole time, but this weekend she not only smiled through it but got some lift! I am a very proud mama.

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2 comments:

Dan Santat said...

I love that early stage of life when an infant lifting their own heads is like a Olympic weightlifter's arms shaking frantically when they are trying to do a record dead lift. Adorable! (And she wins a gold medal)

Anna Alter said...

Ha thanks Dan! Yeah its crazy how helpless they are at first and how much work it is to just learn the simplest things. Next up: how to control her arms so she doesn't whack herself in the face all the time!