5:51. That’s the time Annie woke me today. I can’t get the image of the 5:51 on my clock this morning. 5:51. Speaking of images stuck in my head….there was a MO– USE in my kitchen on Wednesday night. He has yet to be caught. So when I saw 5:51 on the clock, saw how dark the apartment was and knew Micky was on the prowl I totally didn’t want to get out bed. I may have sent Annie to turn on all the lights and stamp around. Eventually I turned on the TV and went back to sleep til 8:26. Mother of the year? Maybe not. But I did get 2 hours of extra sleep which definitely made me a better mother.
I love Thanksgiving. I love turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mmmmmmm marshmallows–what’s not to love? I kind of got stuck hosting 3 Thanksgivings ago when I was incredibly pregnant with Judah (speaking of which happy birthday little man, this should be about you, instead I’m taking about food and shopping) and it was just easier to host than go anywhere. Now I love doing it!
That’s all I got. An awesome title. Since this blog is still a work in progress I really haven’t told many people about it. The only people that really know about it are my Instagram and Pinterest followers. I was absolutely delighted to hear that a good friend stumbled on this last week. So good friend, this one is for you. And believe me, it I had a picture of poop I’d post it. In the meantime, here’s a picture of someone that makes a lot of it.
Is that a loofah? No, it’s kweenoh.
Some minced garlic (I like the frozen cubes)
Tomorrow is a pretty important date in my life. Not only will it be the 29th birthday of my dear friend RayRay-I believe this is the 15th birthday I’ve known her for? Crazy. Doesn’t make me feel old at all. It’ll also be the 3rd anniversary of finding out I had thyroid cancer-I’m convinced it’s from all the NYC tap water I drank over the years and you can’t put a price on free water. But November 4th marks the night I met Craig for the first time!
|November 4th, 2006
A couple weeks before this picture Craig was doing lunch at Milk and Honey with a friend and I was lunching with RayRay. We sat a table not far from Craig and when he saw me he had recognized me from Facebook–we had several mutual friends. My friend Malki had just moved to the heights and was throwing a housewarming party the following Saturday night and when Craig saw that I was attending he managed to get himself an invite as well. At the time I had a blog so Craig read that, studied everything there was to know about me and managed to sweep me off my feet. Of course he didn’t tell me this story for a few more weeks but I thought it was sweet!
This feels very Grey’s of me but I love our morning elevator rides. Maybe it’s because I’m shipping Annie off for the day (I love her and miss her dearly but come on) or perhaps it’s when she’s at her cleanest but every morning I feel a need to take pictures of her in the elevator. Like many 3 year olds she loves picking out her clothing and hair styles. I admit that I sometimes egg her on but why not? It’s fun!
The park was pretty, it had a great view of the MET, some gorgeous foliage and the weather was really crisp for a fall day which was nice. I also had some churros left, so that helped!
I’ll start with a confession. I totally don’t remember how to spell his middle name. I know it’s Leopald or maybe Leopold but when autocorrect suggested leopard I just went with it. Judah is my #2. He’s sandwiched between 2 sisters so he has a title to live up to. He’s 22 months and freakin adorable. Until he was born I honestly didn’t think we were capable of making a kid this cute (even though Craig and I are damn good looking). #sorryannieithinkyouregorg
It was brought to my attention that a skirt I bought from Anthropologie about 8 years ago is bring sold again for a whopping $188. I think we paid $10 at the time on a super sale. I seriously hope I didn’t give it away.
By popular request (thanks Craig!) I’m starting a series on playgrounds in the City. I’m kicking off with Tots Playground in Central Park located at 68th street and Central Park west. It’s been under construction for the last year or so but it used to be our go-to park, it was perfect for younger kids or “tots”. Annie’s favorite was the bumpy slide, we even called it the “bumpy slide park”!