Friday, May 30, 2008

Things to love this week...

Things I am loving this week...

fresh cherries from the corner fruit guy

a big juicy watermelon almost all to myself

Gorgeous summer/spring weather

looking forward to a big ikea/target/outlet errand day tomorrow

our new baby bouncer arriving in the mail

my amazing deal on a spunky red wallet at Banana Republic

the thumping kicks and somersaults in my tummy

Laughing at Ruth playing tennis on the wii

a long walk home through the park

having only 9 more weeks left until d day!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm in the midst of planning our big Primary Picnic to celebrate school getting out before all of the kids leave for the summer. I've been scouring Martha Stewart and some other sites for cute ideas but I am wondering if any of you out there have any sites you'd recommend for cute children's party/birthday party ideas.

If so please pass them on!

impractical but beautiful

I found this little treasure on ebay last week for a steal, but unfortunately it is neither conducive to our city life, nor is it practical. Oh well! At least I have the picture! Maybe someday when I have a big house with lots of room I can get one of these just to stare at.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Lately I have had so many things happen in my life to be grateful for I am just completely overwhelmed at people's generosity and some of the blessings I have received. I feel so lucky in so many ways and I feel like I probably don't deserve any of it. So if you are one of the many people I have to be grateful to for something big or small... whatever it may be, just know that I appreciate you!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

potty training

I have to give Dan some credit for being a good husband in a way that I didn't learn to appreciate until recently. We have had a lot of house guests in the last weeks who have had to deal with our floors creaking on my nightly trips to the potty in the middle of the night since we all know being pregnant makes you have to pee about every 10 minutes. Well, one of these guests (who will remain nameless) left the toilet seat up-which meant when I stumbled in there blind as a bat in the darkness of the night, I totally fell in!!!

So, rather than be mad about this, and my gross wet pajamas, I realized that never in our almost four years of marriage has Dan left the toilet seat up. This was something I never knew to thank him for until now, but after my experience the other night, I totally appreciate.

Thank you Dan, I'm glad I don't have to worry about this when it is just me and you!

Monday, May 19, 2008

you're invited

Jill has many talents, one of them just happens to be designing some of the cutest invites you have ever seen. These are the ones she made for my shower- and she even gave me some thanks you notes to match!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

and for those of you that have been asking...

Yes, I actually do look pregnant!

a new toy

Anyone who knows the saga of Dan's long awaited nintendo Wii ( a Christmas gift from his boss that just recently came into his possesion) will know how excited he is that it has finally come to live at our house. Though I am little nervous that the excitement of the Wii outweighs the excited of the baby for Dan, I guess only time will tell which visitor in our home will get the most attention from him!

showered with love

The adorable airplane favors
a spread of food
the best kind of cake, a diaper cake
some of the crew

These two little guys were some of the favorite guests at the party!

I felt so lucky to have so many of my friends here in NY come celebrate and I can't wait for baby to come so I can put some of the great gifts I got to use! Thanks everyone!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

word stealer

I wish I had written this, but since I didn't I am just going to share with all of you out there. I seriously love her words. If you don't already read Marta Writes then you definitely should. I think I am going to print this sweet little thought out and save it for baby's scrapbook.

Feeling a brand new feeling
in my experience, there aren't a whole lot of new feelings to feel after you've grown up. sure, i believe each experience is it's own, but routinely my life doesn't have a whole lot of brand newness in it. i know how it feels to feel a lot of things. which i have never given much thought to. until now.for example, i know what it feels like to hold a piece of buttered toast, i know chocolate milk in a cold glass, i know corn on the cob between my teeth. i know the ocean waves slamming against my body, i know sand between my toes, i know the hot sun on my face, i know taking a shower with a sunburn. i know what a cold slab of marble feels like against my skin, i know cool grass and sizzling cement on my feet, i know cold rain on my head, i know soap in my eyes, and lemon in my wounds. i know mud in my hair and lotion on my legs. i know unsweetened baking squares in my mouth. i know gusts of wind and feeling winded. i know what it feels like to knead bread and sink my fingers into clay, i know paint on my hands, i know dried plaster on my arms. i know gum in my hair and floss in my teeth. i know the itch of chicken pox and the fear of a nightmare. i know the hurt of a high heel and the sparkle of a diamond. i know pierced ears and glossed lips. i know new york cheesecake and mom's rice pudding. i know the hug of a friend and the loss of a love. i know butterflies of a first kiss, the ache of a sad heart, the tug of a string. i know how it feels to feel elated with joy, to be surprised, to be disappointed, to laugh until i cry, to worry until i'm sick, to blush until i am red. i know forgetting my lines on stage and i know a standing ovation. i know the smell of my grandma's perfume and my dad's shoe polish. i know flying in an airplane and riding in a train car. i know views of the swiss alps and i know a baby sleeping on my shoulder.i know how it feels to feel loved and to be in love.i didn't appreciate all of these small feelings i've felt until i felt this new feeling for the very first time.i never want to forget how incredible it feels to feel a little kick from the inside; saying hello. reminding me of the miracle growing inside. reminding me of the miracles that are all around me. reminding me of the miracle of new life and the miracle of my life. and how blessed i am.when he kicks from the inside, i smile every time at this brand new feeling. and realize all the feelings he will have to look forward to. all the feelings i will get to teach him about; like finger painting on butcher paper and rolling cookie dough into shapes and blowing bubbles in the shade and jumping into salty waves of the pacific and learning how to sound out words on the page. i imagine the newness of how it feels to swing on a swing-set and sit on dad's knee and ride a horse and run a race and spit out watermelon seeds and see snowflakes fall and build blanket forts and hear the boom of fireworks. i want him to feel all of these feelings. because i want to give him the same thrill that his little kicks give me.i already love him. he will always know the feeling of love.

our cutest visitor yet

We had a really special visitor last weekend, his name was Adam.
He is 7 months old and likes to bang his hands on the table and suck on things.
Oh, and his Mom and Dad came too!

We had a great visit with Rich and Brit who came all the way from Salt lake to explore the city with us. They were great sports and even though we were all exhausted by the time they left, we managed to squeeze in a lot of yummy food (Britney is fully converted to pinkberry) and seeing the sites (brooklyn bridge, canal street, tribeca, rockefellar, central park, the met).

Come back soon, and bring the little guy with you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I've recently become slightly addicted to this delicious soda/juice. It has less sugar than similar drinks and it tastes delicious! I haven't tried any of the other flavors yet, but I have a feeling they are probably just as good. Thanks to the people at gus (the grown up soda) who have brought me this yummy carbonated product.

Friday, May 2, 2008

so sweet

I just scored this cute little hat for bambino on ebay for $2.00

ooh how I love ebay!

let's go on safari

Okay, I will admit it I have had a hard time getting excited about dressing up a little boy. But I have been spotting some cute things lately that get me more excited and among them is the new safari collection for Pottery Barn Kids. These pictures don't do the print on this cute shirt justice but I saw this stuff in person at Threads and it is so so cute!

but word of advice, all of their stuff goes on sale.


So just as mysteriously as my blog is disappeared from the face of the earth, it is back. the I found out apparently it was scanned as a potential spam blog by some robot at blogger and is locked for further investigation, which meant I couldn't post. Now all is well and I'm back. So strange, and not a word from google or blogger either way. Still I'm happy my memories aren't lost so what can I really complain about!