Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cruzing together

H and I went out for a drive a little while ago. Truthfully, we hung out in the car for 15 minutes before we left the driveway and we're making faces at eachother, laughing and I was shooting pics of him per the usual. Ahh, the silly moments that make memories. He fell asleep 5 minutes into our ride and is now peacefully napping in his crib:) I guess drive part deux will happen later this afternoon!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Bahama Photos

Just can't beat a Bahama Mama

We're back! We had soooo much fun being bums in the sun (with massive amounts of SPF of course!) and consuming umbrella cocktails! If you would have told me two years ago that four days could totally rejuvinate you I would have snickered, today however, I'm sold. That's all we needed and to tell you the truth, we were so ready to get on that plane (even if we were headed for a day and a half of delays) to see Hunter-we missed our little man. My Mom is dropping him off tomorrow and I can't wait to have H in my arms again. Anyway, a little husband and wife time is a must...what fun to reconnect, get spoiled with massages, eat well, drink well, share thoughts and laughs and relax together without the crazieness of everyday life around you. It's back to reality...bring it!

Monday, February 19, 2007

The storm before the calm

It's nuts here at our household. Anarchy. Nelson and I are going away for our first holiday sans child and I'm in full preparation mode. I've been prepping for a week (at least). As my WGW girlfriends know I'm an obsessive packer and I'm in the midst of it right now. I'm packing for Hunter who will stay with my parents, I've packed him a bag of clothes, diapers, wipes and other "stuff", then I have a bag of food for him as well. I'm also packing my bag which is the nightmare because it takes me so long to pack and I'm quite particular about it. I love to pack to the nines. That means...ironed everything. I'm talking everything. And then wrapped in tissue (if necessary) and placed in plastic bags. I know, I know a little much but my trip will be that much better with a fantastically packed bag with lots of ironed outfits to choose from and toiletries galore. Anyway, I'm almost finished cleaning the house and about an hours work away from having my holiday bag complete! Can't wait to hit the beach with the husband in a few days...bring on the boat drinks!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Quote of the day...

I was thinking about how grateful I am for everything in my life then I came across this quote today and it personified my feelings exactly.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am grateful for all of these things and more. What are you grateful for?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Is there anything better than frosting?

I'll answer that for you...nope! I just finished making valentine cupcakes and the best part was stealing some of the frosting...alrighty most of it. I'm back at my old tricks "girling" up the house with festive stuff. I'm having about 8 moms and their kids over thursday so I thought I'd serve these for a little post V-day fun. Tomorrow I'm planning on making heart shaped brownies with frosting-hello! Should be a perfect time to bake since we are expecting a snow storm tomorrow-yippee! Happy Valentines Eve!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cape Cod Day Trip

Hunter and I packed up the car this am and took a day trip to the Cape to see GiGi. We went to the Quarterdeck for some "chowdah" and then GiGi spoiled Hunter with a new sweater! Isn't it the cutest!???? I just love it and so does Dad-can't wait to see the little man in it! Well, it's been a busy one so I'm off to tidy up...per the usual:)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tale of a trim

Seriously now, someone give me a valium. I "trimmed" Hunters hair today for the first time. Honest to Pete I only took off the smallest bit yet somehow he's totally changed. I had tears in my eyes. He really looks like a little boy. He's only 13 1/2 months and I'm feeling a little nuts about how fast this is going by. Sometimes I wish this growing up process would sloooooooooooow down. I am elated at how this journey with our son has unfolded so far though so I can't complain. He's my little comedian and my wicked hugger. He woke up from his nap today (he was on the den floor) and I was lying next to him, he looked at me, smiled and put his arm around my neck to bring me closer and hug me. He did this twice. It really is the little things that make this ride so damn fun. I guess I have to come to grips with this turning into a little boy thing...I'm sure the best is yet to come, bring it on!

Quote of the day

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

Hearts a go-go

Well, I'm not completely sold on these but they are what they are I suppose. I saw this paper heart wreath and swag in some old Martha Stewart mag and I went ahead and made them. Hey, it jazzes up the front door and mantle. Next year I'm definitely making the flower wreath from my previous post. Anyway, I have to add a little fun to the house for my boys even though I get teased that I'm "girling" up the place. They shouldn't open their mouths (I'm referring to my husband who eggs on my little guy) because the decorating is only going to get worse as time goes by...but I know they secretly love it:) Bring on the holidays!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A visit from Paris

"My friends are my estate."- Emily Dickinson

My girlfriend Katie who has lived in Paris for the last 7 years or so emailed me the other day that she was in Boston and was hoping we could meet for lunch. Lucky for me my mum was more than willing and able to watch Hunter while I met my posh Parisian for lunch. What a treat! Do you have those friends that you don't see for months or even years and yet when you do it's as if you were never apart? Well, she's one of "them". I'm so lucky to have such a dear friend in my life. I have a few of them and they don't come along often. My mother always said if you can count your best friends on one hand you should consider yourself lucky. So, I'm doing just that. Katie looked amazing, I loved the new hair and although I hate her being so far away I must admit France has worn very well on her!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Quote of the day

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill

Sunday, February 4, 2007

I heart this wreath

Alrighty...what's with these Valentine wreaths that I see adorned on so many front doors? I'll tell you what's with them, they're A-dorable! I must admit after living in cities for the past 15 years or so, life in the burbs is opening my eyes up to some new and exciting things! I never thought I'd be into "door decorating" but I hope to make this one of my projects this week. I'm going to get my Martha Stewart out boring front door you're about to get a fab February makeover!

Hurts so good

I sware sometimes it feels as if my heart is going to explode right out of my chest. It's pretty amazing the physical effects love has on your body. The fact of the matter is that there is no question my love for Hunter seems to grow exponentially by the day. I'm not quite sure my body can handle how much I'm going to adore him in 5 years even...I better prepare myself somehow or else I'm in trouble. Seeing my husband being such an amazing father to his son is probably the biggest joy he's given me yet...besides my son of course. I was watching Hunter play with my parents today and I could barely stand it. He loves them to death and it's quite obvious that they mirror his affection. I love watching my parents interact with him, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood and how much they've loved and continue to love me. This got me thinking that you never truly understand how much your parents love you until you have your own. And then bam. You get it. You get all of the sacrifices, the advice, the worrying, the listening, the lessons and the love that they've given you through the years. And all of this given unconditionally and at any time. I've always known how much my parents loved me, always, but I've never understood the depths of how much a parent could love a child. I do now though. One of the most wonderful things about parenthood for me is that it's been the most unselfish part of my life yet. It feels great. My day is not about me anymore. It's not about getting to work on time, buying that outfit of the week, getting my weekly's all about making sure I'm loving my family well. Because at the end of the day, really, what else matters? Not much. Not much at all.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Lobster Trap

I think I have to snag these swimming trunks from Boden for H. They are too cute!

The life of a serial napper....

I'm enjoying a few minutes of down time while the Mr. takes a snooze. We're headed out to Paiges this afternoon for a playdate-should be fun! I was just invited to a b-day party Friday night (no husbands allowed) and I'm looking forward to it. I'm really looking forward to the consumption of sushi and a few Grey Goose concoctions! Hopefully I will feel fantastic come Saturday (meaning no headache) because i'm taking Hunter to a birthday party. I'm hoping to track down a bead store this afternoon in Scituate...I'm searching for coral beads and coin pearls specifically so that I can create a fantastic bracelet! So far I'm having a ball making bracelets...hopefully within a few months I will have created a line/look. I'll post a few pics soon of the bracelets for your viewing pleasure!