Ok, flat out, gonna say it. We (or I) am crazy and apparently Im a gluton for punishment. For YEARS I have wanted to get a second dog - Mind you I wanted to get this dog BEFORE we had kids, but my lovely hubs was not ready for it. On and off for let say, oh 8 years. I have been harassing M. with photos of cute little brusselie babies off the brussels griffon rescue website (btw, an amazing organization with all volunteers, etc… please donate if you have a heart and love the griffs! or dogs!) Anyways for approx 8 years he has said NO to all my pleas.. Randomly about 4 months ago I showed M. FB friends photo who fosters for the NBGR.. it was of this ADORABLE 5mn old puppy named Verdell. Read More »
R: sitting in our bed “reading” the one step ahead circular. Says to me- “no baby in book in bathtub!”
Me: but the baby needs to get clean too!
R: “no, baby stay dirty”
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our little girl. She is my most important person, my best friend (At 2! haha) and is amazing. She is actually overall a blessing of a 2 yr old. She has a pleasant personality, the sweetest little thing. As I like to say, She is candy for my soul. HOWEVER, this winter, has tried my patience a bit. I know it is a combination of MANY things. Read More »
This past summer (I know that was a LONG time ago now) M. and I decided that we wanted to send R. to “School”. Im sure many people were wondering – why the heck do you want to send your (then) 20mn old off to school?! Dont you want to spend as MUCH time with her before pre-k/kindergarden or before you have another baby? While yes, of course I do! However, I also felt, and so do feel that there comes a point as a parent things can start to become both monotonous, and in turn become less of a learning and growing experience and more of just a need to survive the day to day. Read More »
I think it is time that I start to write again. It has been probably close to 8+ months since I have. SO much has gone since I last wrote.. and in some ways I dont mind that I am “Starting fresh” – I doubt many of my old readers will be reading, and in many ways that is ok too. I can write more candidly if I dont know who is reading! :) Read More »
It has clearly been a LONG time since I posted on TLH. Life has gotten in the way, but I still wanted to make sure that my note to Miss R. was written.
To my little bird, my chicken, my Roodles. You turned 2 yesterday! HOLY GUACAMOLY! We made it! haha. but in all seriousness – you are the most amazing thing in the entire world to me. Read More »
I had intended to write and post this ON the 10th but I spent the day photographing the birth of a little boy, so my post did not happen, but if you check out the slideshow at the end of the post you can see how I spent the day capturing an amazing experience . Anyways… Here’s to you my sweet little incredible 20mn old angel. At 20mns old you walk, run, “jump” dance, spin, climb, crawl, and more. You are the most amazing creature I have ever laid eyes on. Yes, you drive me crazy at times and is still not the best eater, but you are also so charming and funny and fun to be with I am blessed to have you in my life. At 20 mns my little bird can say a plethora of words… such as, baby, up, down, wet, walk, rain, wickett, momma, dada, dirty, water, eat, shoes, socks, pajama, bottle, blankie, banana, cracker, bug, and so much more. I dont know how tall you are or how much you have gained but I am hoping for a lb or 2 and an 1inch or so.
This is probably one of my most recent favorite products to review. If many of you dont already know it, I am Gluten Free. There are worse things in life to have to be, and it def. forces you to have to think more about the choices in food you put in your mouth, BUT Udi‘s makes it A LOT easier! Read More »
Do you ever find that life gets so busy with everything that you barely have a moment to breath, think, let alone WRITE. That is where I am. A good thing, but a thing none the less. We have been so busy with it all that I have neglected other things, like my pet project… this BLOG! I am currently sitting here in Sag Harbor enjoy some down time while my little peanut takes a nap. It has been a LONG 2 days. My mom and I decided that it would be a “great” idea to go on a little trip to Montauk together with R. as our mothers day presents to each other.. and on the way home we are able to spend time with my dear dear friend Ilene YAH!! So, anyways, we packed up our stuff, and my little one and hit the road… but not too long into the trip I realized, maybe this is not the BEST idea I have ever had. See, my mom is great, we love each other, we can have fun together, she LOVES my R. BUT it is becoming more and more difficult to travel together. We have always fought when we go on a vacation together, but when it is just the 2 of us it is easier to ignore, deal with it, spend time apart, etc… with my little girl involved for ME it is less about enjoying the place we are in, and forget about relaxing! It is really still making R. my priority and putting her needs first. She needs to eat, snack, nap, diaper changes, eat, snack, bath, and bed. My mom on the other hand wants to “relax” and have a vacation… UM, then you should NOT go away with your type -a daughter and her drama queen baby, she see’s me struggle to do something but instead of helping she is tanning. So, while my mom is helpful when we are at home, and I can drop R. off with her and she can do as she sees fit, when we are together attempting to vacation, it is a disaster and I am starting to think that until my daughter is older and can fly by the seat of her pants the way my mom would like to do, or go on adventures, or take the scenic route home, and she can express her needs/wants in more ways then just saying EEE-EEE (aka EAT), cry, or squeal with delight that we are better off vacationing either separately or leaving my munchkin at home. Have any of you traveled with someone other then your parental partner? If so how did it go? Better then me Im hoping!