27 May, 2011

this nursery is totally over the top. i like it.
from lonny

20 May, 2011

charmed, i'm sure

i'm usually not such a fan of wall decals. most of them are just a tad too cutesy for my taste. but these fabric wall stickers from mae are an exception. for one, they're reusable. they're meant to be moved around and rearranged- which adds an element of play to them. also, i'm a sucker for fabric over vinyl any day...

19 May, 2011

Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up every morning and have this to look out to (the balcony and the plants and what's beyond- not the guy- though i'm sure he's lovely; )...

16 May, 2011

hot pot

it's literally supposed to rain here for the next 7 days straight. i'm trying not to get too depressed about it, but seriously?? i suppose it's a good time to clean out the closets and perhaps try a few of those recipes i've been forever bookmarking. wouldn't these lovely potholders be a nice addition to a rainy afternoon of baking?

13 May, 2011

3 months

Dear Veda,

Today you are 3 months old! I was looking back through some of your photos, and it's crazy how much you've already changed. The fragility of the newborn phase has passed. You are much sturdier and stronger now. And you've finally got some good baby chub to squeeze!

This last month things have gotten even more fun. You have really started to babble up a storm. The best is when I put on music and the 2 of us "sing" along together. I took you to a munchkin music class and you LOVED it! You we're all smiles the whole time, kicking your legs and swinging your arms. Of course, you do have your very own personal musician on hand at home. You really love when your dad plays the guitar and sings songs (Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright, the Kinks and Big Star - a girl after his own heart for sure).

You had your first real laugh one night when your dad was playing with you. You've been “talking” for a while now- smiling, cooing, “singing”, etc. but this sounded like a real belly laugh. Was too cute. Of course as soon as I got the video camera out, you stopped. There you are - already teaching me lessons. Life is now, momma. Stop trying to capture it. Just enjoy it. Now...

You have become a bit more independent, entertaining yourself for longer stretches of time. You are really into your farmyard activity mat now. You swat and grab the animals, smiling and giggling the whole time. You also enjoy spending time in your bouncy chair with the wooden toy bar. You spin the flowers and balls and we joke that it looks like you're computing.

In addition to having more hand coordination, you have discovered the joys of sucking on your fingers. You never really took a pacifier the few times we offered it to you. However, we're thinking we may have a future thumb or finger sucker on our hands. It's funny to watch you try and figure it out along the way. I want to help you when you get frustrated, but know that it's something you need to work out on your own ; )

You continue to be a great sleeper (fingers crossed and knocking on wood!!!). You're going to bed a bit earlier- closer to 8:00 and still waking between 3-5. Your napping has become a bit more consistent- mostly in the mornings. Now, you will take a real nap (1.5-2hours) instead of lot's of cat naps.

We celebrated your 2 first holidays this past month- Easter and Mother's Day. We went to an Easter brunch at our friend Scott and Jen's house. It was a lovely spring day and we got to enjoy a lot of it on their gorgeous roof deck! Mother's day we spent with your maternal grandmother (and great grandmother!) in Connecticut. And... yesterday we celebrated my birthday together- going shopping and out to lunch with friends and then finishing the day with dinner with dad. A special day indeed!

poor little darling- she had her 3 months shots today and wasn't feeling quite up to her normal cheery self....
 the cheeks
 easter day
 mother's day

10 May, 2011

The woods

a few more pics from our weekend in the woods..

09 May, 2011

happy mother's day

... a day late! we headed out of town to celebrate the day with my mom and grandmother. It was pretty special to have 4 generations together! Being a mom is definitely the hardest job I've ever done. But it's also the most rewarding. The love that is in Veda's eyes when she looks at me is unlike any other I've ever experienced. I feel needed in a way that only I could provide for her. It's nice to be needed... Being a mom has made me much more appreciative of my own mom. I hope to be as good of as mom as she is... Here's to her and to all mom's everywhere!

Veda and my mom-1 week old
Veda and I- around 1 month old

Veda and her grandma Marie- just a few days old

thank you Veda for giving me the greatest gift in the world- the gift of being your mommy ♥

05 May, 2011

sweetest abc's

i really don't need anymore craft projects. seriously. for one, i hardly have the time these days (how do all those crafty mamas do it?!). also, i've yet to finish a few other projects that were started a long time ago. but still.... how sweet is this? i don't think i can resist!

from the talented

04 May, 2011

03 May, 2011


I wish BHLDN had been around back when I was getting married! So many pretty choices. The website is filled with eye candy.. and you can make and share moodboards. Here's one I did.. I could easily waste many hours doing this sort of thing. If I had many hours to spend...