30 April, 2011

yesterday we ventured over to the brooklyn botanical gardens to check out the cherry blossoms. it was a gorgeous spring day and, since it was friday, not super crowded. veda took in all of the new sights and smells (ahh, the lilacs!). i love to see the world anew through her eyes...

28 April, 2011

Dagmar Daley

I love these darling tiny little swimsuits by Dagmar Daley. and so the fun of dressing a little girl begins...

24 April, 2011

pet portraits

My friend Sian makes the most amazing stuffed pet portraits out of recycled fabrics. I really don't know how she does it. There is so much detail and character in each and every one. It sort of makes me want to get a pet just so I can commission one ; ) Luckily, Sian has gifted me a few pieces in the past anyway! If anyone is looking for a mother's day gift for an animal lover, this would be perfect!

19 April, 2011

Easter bag DIY

these would be so fun to make for a easter egg hunt. bookmarked for next year..

17 April, 2011

cute and colorful spring clothes for tiny people..

from estella and sweet william

12 April, 2011

2 months old

Veda is 2 months old today!

Dear Veda,

This last month, you have continued to become more and more alert and aware of your surroundings. You have really started to make and hold eye contact with people and love to show off your cute little dimples with a great big smile. You seem to be a very social baby and love to be around people and other babies. You can see clearly across the room and have begun tracking our movements as we come and go.

You are getting much stronger and sturdier (as of yesterday, up to 10lbs, 5oz). Your neck control is getting better as well. A few days ago, you actually rolled over from your tummy to your back and have been doing so ever since.

Though I know it can change at any moment, for now at least, you seem to be a really good sleeper. You have sort of developed a pattern of going down around 8-9 and not waking again until 3:00! Then you're up again at 6:00 at which time we usually just pull you into bed with us for an hour or 2. You have started making the cutest noises- little coo's and gurgles. We have long talks in bed in the morning... it's one of my favorite times of the day. You take at least one long nap in the late morning. The only time that's still a bit unpredictable is during the afternoon.

You have begun to take interest in a few toys and objects. You love the colored ball mobile on your mamaroo and will sit for long periods of time "talking" and smiling at them. You are also entertained by your farmyard activity mat and have started to swat at the animals hanging overhead. By far though, the most interesting thing to you is a human face.

You come along to a few mommy and me yoga and pilates classes and seems to love it as much as I do. You lay on a blanket in front of my mat and nap and then wake up and flirt with the baby on the next blanket over. I'm really learning that you are truly a social creature. You are a much happier baby on the days that we get out and do things and see other people and babies.

We've taken you out a bit in your stroller- you particularly seem to like the bumpy sidewalks of brooklyn. But your preferred method of transport- as well as ours for the most part is to wear you- either in the ergo or in my didymos wrap. We've been able to go out to eat at restaurants, grab a drink at a bar, go to friends houses,  and so far, you've been great.

Overall, during your second month you have become much more alert and interactive. You are a pretty easy baby with a laid back, sweet temperment. So excited to see what the next month brings...


here are a few more pics from the last month..

07 April, 2011

one of a kind

These one of a kind custom silhouette charms are so sweet and would make the perfect mother's day gift!

via A Cup of JO

04 April, 2011

Embroidered beauties

I'm totally blown away by these amazing embroidered book covers by Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Classics. I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of time and work that went into each one...

via A Cup of Joe

02 April, 2011

thief and bandit

super cute baby. adorable leggings!

 from thief and bandit