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Hazel's First Joke (?)
Hazel stuck her finger in Fee’s (toothless) mouth & said: “Ouch Charlie. Ouch!” I laughed.
Miami Beach: Kids Welcome
A surprising (to me, at least) little something about SoBe: It is a great place for the little ones! Parks (great parks) all along the coastline and one conveniently located in our front yard There is a canopy over the playground. oh Florida, you so sunny. Al fresco dining. BEST THING EVER when eating with kids. There is something magical about outdoor tables that makes ANY restaurant kid...
Hazel, right now.
We put Hazel to bed about 30 minutes ago. As I was coming downstairs after washing my face, I passed by her closed door. She was singing the ABC’s and nailing it! absolutely killing it especially on that run - lmnop Man, I was so proud of her it took everything I had not to go in there and high-five the big kid laying in Hazel’s crib. She blows my mind every day. #22months
I love the beach….like, love it-love it. I don’t know if it is the light (golden), smell (salty) or the way time somehow moves slower when at the water’s edge. However, I always figured once having kids, we would be relegated to the pool. Sand and tots seem like a challenging mix. But the gods of sun (and high SPF sunscreen), have smiled on me and blessed me with two beach...
a birthday party on lincoln road
Lincoln Road is one of my very favorite stretches in South Beach It’s like a promenade of color. And on Monday night we threw my Grandma B a birthday party, dining al fresco at Tiramisu. My Mimi & Papa came to join us! It was a really great family dinner…. another favorite, as Hazel would say. Grandma got balloons (which our cab driver was committed to...
time away, together
South Beach has been the place for lounging around the Delano pool and Stilettos at the Satai For Prime 112. 17 Mile Runs. 2 Lost Purses. And sunglasses at night. But our trips to Miami are a little more low key these days. And unforgettable in a totally different way. The past week was for being together. (And for 13 episodes of Homeland!) ((So good!)) What a wonderful thing to have the chance...
thoughts the night before my flight with two kids:
I go back and forth as to whether having twice the kids is twice the work or if your work load increases exponentially with each nugget you add to the pile. What I can say with absolute certainty is that traveling with two kids (under two, no less) is like a kabillion times more involved than traveling with just one. I am flying to Miami in the morning with my mama & gp’s (Simon will...
an exchange from today:
Em: Happy almost-vacation day! Hazel: Happy garbage day!
Packing for Miami:
Fun: Digging out my favorite wedges from last summer Less Fun: Picking which pair of white shorts to bring along No Fun: Trying on bikinis
Passing thoughts while watching the Globes
Jennifer Garner might be the prettiest woman in Hollywood. Oooh, or Eva Mendes. Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz are probably my favorite couple. ever. There was a shot of Hugh Jackman and Zooey Deschanel talking. That made sense to me. They seem like two very nice people. Google: Who is Quentin Tarantino’s Girlfriend (she was driving me nuts) When did Claire Danes have her baby...
My sister, Ellie, came over last night. She hung out with the kiddos for a bit and helped with their dinner/bath/book/bed routine. You can only imagine how OBSESSED they are with their Aunt Ellen. (Rightfully so, my sister is a freaking riot!) The girls went down easily (fist pump for sleep training) Then Simon cooked us dinner (Turkey burgers on the grill) We drained 1.5 bottles of wine...
I've got a story for you....
Friday, December 28, 2012 was one of the best nights of my life. Top 5, to be sure. It was our New Years Eve. New Years Eve (Observed) Simon and I went on a double date with my sis El and her Husband to NEXT to catch the final week of the Kaiseki Menu. I know you have heard my NEXT stories before, but this one is something else: We brought beer for the kitchen and in the box of treats, we...
a resolution I will not make:
I should make a resolution (and subsequent effort) to go to bed earlier. I have no business staying up until midnight when I know the baby-alarm goes off around 5 am. But I won’t make that resolution Because as tired as I may be in the morning, I love this time of day, er night. It is quiet. Quiet is hard to come by these days… And with that, I wish you a good night.
ZZZZZZZ's for Fee (or....How We Sleep Trained our...
Guess what we did this week? Oh, just taught our youngest daughter how to put herself to sleep. Booyah. Yup, Fee is 4 months old which means it was time for sleep training. Prior to this week, she has been put to sleep by being rocked and has woken up most nights for a 3am feeding. (Note: Before having kids, I had absolutely no idea that self-soothing was something that had to be taught. Turns...
Running is Hard
I used to run a lot. I guess you could say I was a runner. 4 marathons, dozens of halfs, regular training runs, Cute outfits Proper running socks. Then I got pregnant and had a baby and got pregnant again and had one more And now I don’t run so often, or ever, really. I walk with the stroller quite a bit, but it’s not the same I sort of feel like ought to update my bio on the side...
In 2005, I became an Irish Fan And I have been holding up the #1 sign ever since (deserved or otherwise) Tonight we play for the title of National Champion. Woah. The past 7 years have been incredible And we have watched A LOT of games. There have been opening games (August 2010) And away games (October 2011) There have been gorgeous games (September 2011) And games so wet, my puffer...
We are sitting in bed watching the Notre Dame Pep Rally on Simon’s computer. The countdown to the big game has been a blast. There has been so much Irish coverage…my husband is in heaven! He is also a nervous wreck. The National Championship Game is tomorrow night. ND shirts/onesies are ready to go and the Te’o Leis are hanging on the candlesticks. Hazel clearly knows her...
The Hundred Best Lists of All Time [New Yorker] →
posted because I LOVE lists…particularly lists about lists. A few of my favorites: 91. U.S. News and World Report’s best-college rankings 82. Maria Kutchera’s “My Favorite Things” (The Sound Of Music) 81. Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” 63. Associated Press Top 25 Football Poll 1. The Periodic Table of Elements
Christmas Pics: I Have a Big Family Edition
I think my sister’s hair looks so great in this picture. There were way more dudes on either side of this frame. Mama couldn’t fit them all in her shot! The girls in our Mimi-made aprons!