Long and Lean

At his 9 month well-child check yesterday he let his doctor really know how he felt about naked head-circumference measurements. He weighed in at 18 pounds, distributed over 21 inches. (I’m also still the same as last weekend 128.8… so far we are tying for “biggest loser” and we are both big winners. ) Anyway, this puts him at 78 and 22 percentile for height and weight respectively. A long and lean baby machine!


Then Lake got really wound up last night. It’s like he knew it was going to be his monthly anniversary so he needed to hit all his milestones in time. Plus there’s no 29th this month this year so he had to make the most of the midnight moment. 

Voila! He did it all. He was crawling for the first time. Giving kisses for the first time. And pulling himself up to standing from the floor. Really! Long and lean… what an all-star!

Xi’an Noodles 

Lily Wu asked Lake if he had a girlfriend. Then she gave him an apple. He went right for it; he didn’t even need a serpent to tempt him! He is in love. We fell pretty hard for her noodle shop ourselves, with its authentic Northern Chinese cuisine and hand pulled noodles. 



As you can see, but not taste, from the photo, Xi’an Noodles is deserving of its many accolades and raving newspaper reports.  And it’s only a couple blocks away! We will surely be back, Lily! Thank you for your hospitality and welcoming Lake so enthusiastically. We all had a great dinner amongst the hustle and bustle of the build-your-own bowl cooler station and the other happy satisfied diners.