Yesterday we took a "luau lunch" on the road and delivered it to new baby Delia, her big sister Ella and my friend and college roommate, Jen VanderMeulen. They live in Escalon - about a 2-hour drive from our house - so we made it a road trip. Meilani gazed outside at the farmland of Central California and Mama had some good thinking and phone time to catch up with friends.
When we arrived, we served up our "luau lunch," which included an Asian cabbage salad, pineapple juice cocktails with neon-colored straws, banana-macadamian-nut bread, Fruitaboos for the kids and a peanut butter-chocolate pie for dessert. We served the lunch on Hawaiian party plates from Meilani's birthday party and brought along our leis and grass skirt for the festivities.
Baby Delia, who is now one month old, was sooo sweet with her round, kissable cheeks and her delicate skin. Meilani learned how to "gently" touch the baby. She was fascinated by Delia's tongue and toes. She looked very much like a baby doll Ella carries around.
Meilani (now 14 months) and Ella (2 years) had their usual rip-roarin' time, hauling out all the toys Ella has from her older friends. They had out the dress-up things, the Little People, the kitchen stuff and even had a hula dance on the coffee table. Of course, the best part was Auntie Jen reading alphabet books to Meilani and Ella while Auntie Dorina got to hold Baby Delia and coo and sing to her.