31 October, 2011

happy halloween!

from my little white tiger!

27 October, 2011

Life Lately...

From top:
Maybe if she wears a bow in her hair, people will stop calling her a boy?
A visit to the new Dekalb Market
beautiful graffiti
fall days at the tot lot
giving kisses
long walks in my favorite park
Veda's new way of transporting her toys..
looking less like a baby and more like a toddler every day!
car shopping is exhausting..

26 October, 2011

Nabi Boubou

Gorgeous textiles from the SS 2012 collection by milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre called Nabi Boubou

via miss moss

19 October, 2011

It is a testament to the current pace of our lives that I am only posting today about our weekend. We have a LOT going on.. trying to sell our current apartment, buying a new house, and buying a new (to us) car for the first time in at least 10 years. Don't get me wrong- these are all GOOD problems. Wonderful problems. It's just a lot all at once. Plus, we have a certain little someone who has her own agenda. Mostly that involves crawling around, under, over and into everything. Then she'll pull herself up and start squealing. Thank goodness for the comic relief! Anyway... we had a nice break this past Saturday from all of the stuff that's going on. My mom had come into town for the weekend and the 4 of us drove up to Stone Barns in Tarrytown, NY. It's an unbelievably beautiful place. We had a snack in the delicious cafe (someday, I'd love to eat at the restaurant), and wandered around the grounds. We saw turkeys and lambs and about 40 three week old piglets. They were adorable! Veda enjoyed all of the real life versions of her favorite animals from books that we read. Hopefully we can find a way to sneak in more days like that no matter how crazy our lives get during the next few months...

12 October, 2011

8 months old

Dear Veda,

Today you are 8 months old! I've been reserving my "this is my favorite age"... until now. This is my favorite age. The interaction between us now is so much fun. I look at you and my heart melts into a puddle of love. Your tiny little face with your sweet little nose and perfect rosy cheeks... your never ending smile! You are pure sunshine. A joy. Delight, personified. I'm so glad to know you..

*This month you got 2 more teeth- up top. While they were coming in, your sleep got a bit disrupted, but now we're mostly back to normal. You are even occasionally sleeping through the night, which is SO nice for me!

*In addition to crawling all over the place, you pull yourself up on everything and anything- tables, chairs, walls, people's legs.. You've got the one handed hold down, leaving your other hand free to bang on the table or to reach down and pick up a toy on the ground. You're starting to experiment with transferring weight from one foot to the next and you've even started "creeping" a bit. You seem pretty pleased with the world of opportunities this has opened up to you!

*You are really getting into food these days. I'm surprised at how much food you can eat, since you're still a tiny little thing. You went through a phase where you would shove everything in front of you into your mouth immediately. It was pretty hilarious, though it made me a tad nervous. You handled it fine though and lately you are beginning to understand the joys of one flavor at a time ; )

*For the first time, you seem to be on a true schedule, though I'm sure it could change at any moment. You're up at 7; 1st nap at 9:30 and 2nd nap at 3:00. Your naps are usually at least an hour and a half, which means we both are rested when you get up!

*We're trying to use signs when we communicate with you- just a few.. "milk", "more", "eat", "all done", etc. We sometimes attend a sign a song class in the neighborhood, which is fun. You genuinely seem to be paying attention, some of the time at least!

*We're still going to our Munchkin Music Class once a week. The swings have become a regular stop as well as the tot lot- a park that is just for wee ones. You LOVE it there- you crawl around and pull yourself up and climb on things. You get beyond filthy and of course put everything you find in your mouth. You have a blast!

*You love to get zerberts and tickles. You are getting really good at giving kisses. Peak-a-boo is definitely a favorite and you've learned to pull the blanket on and off your face to elicit our surprise and delight at finding you again and again!

It seems at the rate you're going, you will definitely be walking sooner rather than later, which is a bit frightening, to say the least! It's all going by too fast. I want you to slow down. Stay a baby a little bit longer. But there are just way too many exciting things out there waiting for you to discover!

I love you Veda!

07 October, 2011

Warby Parker

Okay, I know I'm like a million years late on this one, but I couldn't resist sharing anyway because I'm so impressed by the geniuses behind Warby Parker. For $95, you get a pair of prescription eye glasses or polarized sun glasses!! Last year, I updated my eyeglasses for the first time in 9 years. Since it had been so long, I justified the $400 price tag that accompanied them. But still.. it seems unfair that something that I NEED to see should be so cost prohibitive. That's the main idea behind this company. And the coolest part is that for every pair of glasses sold, they give a pair to someone in need! How amazing is that? You can virtually try the glasses on or they will send you up to 5 pairs with a pre paid return label to send them back. Again, brilliant..

btw.. I love saying the name Warby Parker. Warby Parker. Warby Parker. It just rolls off the tongue. Read about where it comes from here

05 October, 2011

General Store

The next time we're in San Francisco, I'm definitely going to check out the General Store over in the Sunset District. It looks incredible!!

via: first came love

04 October, 2011

This past weekend we visited my family in CT. Our friends Isaac, Maggie and baby Lily came along for 2 of the days. And we also had a visit from our friends Laura, Penny and Zack. Along with apple picking, pumpkin carving, and baby wrangling, we did a lot of relaxing and visiting and just having a nice break from it all. Thanks Nana and Pepe for the lovely weekend!

 hanging out in the orchard
 family walk
 pumpkin carving!
 the most darling pumpkin patch!
 lily and her pumpkin colored hair and icy blue eyes

 penny and gibson
 zack takes a swing
 love from auntie laura
 enjoying the view
 loving nana
cuddling with pepe