Tuesday, December 30, 2008

All about Margot

Nash is still icky sicky with a cough and runny/stuffy nose. But he's getting better. We know this because at least he's eating again. This morning while he was eating in his chair, Margot was playing in the bouncer. There's nothing happier than a smiley squeely baby. So Brie and Jen, whenever morning sickness kicks in, don't forget that this is what you're looking forward to! This made my day, hope it makes yours too.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Here's lookin' at you, kid

Handy Nashy wakes at dawn, time to work the whole day long!

The stores are closed, so in we stay,
While Daddy brews some beer, we play!

At dinner latkes are a dream, with applesauce and sour cream!

When evening comes there's not a peep, Margot counts her sleeping sheep.

We had a very busy day today! Nash has a runny nose that needs to be wiped about every 5 seconds. He is otherwise feeling ok, it just seemed like I would not have had enough hands today to play with and take care of Nash and Margot. So glad Ray was hom!! Since Ray's off today for Christmas (Merry Christmas to Ray's family and our friends celebrating!!) we decided to give Nash a present this morning that would be fun for us all to play with together. We light Hanukkah candles at night, usually not too long before Nash goes to sleep, and we thouight he'd like some more time to play with this- which was a good decision! We gave him a Handy Manny tool box with the tools that come out and sing songs, and dance, and talk, and boooooooy does he like it. It's also a shape sorter, each tool has a different shape handle and has its own place in the tool box. So that was a lot of fun to play with. Also, today, we played with play-doh, Margot napped in her crib for the first time, we took some pictures of Margot replicating photos of Nash, we cooked some delicious food and fried up some yummy yummy latkes, and are now watching Casablanca and talking to family.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Girls weekend in New Orleans

The weather was so bad on Friday it looked like we weren't going to make it! But Margot and I got there on time, and Mom arrived at 10 that night. We wasted no time, and immediately started eating delicious food- the most fantastic burger I've ever had from Chef Besh's restaurant Luke. It's so nice to have friends who work for hotels in New Orleans, we got treated so well! We had yummy beniegts and shopped the French Market and at the Martin LaBorde gallery (my favorite) and had a bloody mary or two and discovered new favorite little shops and spent time with Stacey and Morty. That really doesn't wrap it up, because we had such a great time! Margot was great and Mom and I just got to soak it all in - we LOVE New Orleans and it was so nice to spend a weekend (albeit a quick one) relaxing and being together without a million things to do.

Margot slept very well in New Orleans, during the day and at night. I guess she likes the humid air. Since she was born in October, it's really been too cold for us to spend much time outside.

Enjoying some Zapps chips and Abita :)

The holiday decorations on Canal Street were so pretty! There's nothing like palm trees and 70 degrees at the end of December.

Here we are at Casamentos, before consuming some tasty fried seafood.

Mom in her happy place, Cafe Du Monde!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snowy morning!

It took Ray 70 minutes to drive into work this morning! It's been cold here the last few days- in the teens!! It's such a pretty morning I thought I'd take Nash out to play, but I think he was too cold. We started to take a walk but it didn't last very long and we came back inside to watch Disney Clubhouse.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Guess who went pee pee in the potty???

That's right! He's pictured here, diapered, a few minutes later, after smiles and cheers and hugs, eating a reward cookie. We're on our way!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekend sillys

Me playing with my silly little man earlier today

Here's Margot in her first coveralls (a skirt for my darlin' little girl) sitting on MY baby blanket!

Ray said Nash looked like a Fisherman today.

I love this picture- don't you think Margot looks content?

HHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Thanks to Sara from England for sending me moustaches for my 30th! What more could a girl want?

We had so much fun this weekend for my 30th birthday! We didn't do much, but we didn't need to since I am SO LUCKY to do mostly everything I want every single day. All I wanted was to be with Ray and Nash and Margot. Oh, and for Margot to sleep through the night (hee hee) AND SHE DID! We baked and went on a walk and shopped for fun stuff at ArtMart and organized the pantry and had friends over and drank wine and it was perfect. Well, it could be more perfect if the laundry would do itself. Now only 4 days until New Orleans, then Hanukkah! As Nash would say, "Wheeeeee!"

Friday, December 12, 2008

Best Morning Ever!

Last night was looong. Margot fell asleep 3 hours past her normal bedtime and was crying a lot :( I could tell it was a tummy thing. Then the night went similarly from there. I was sooooo tired this morning, and I have to go to the doctor at 11:30. So I figured the only thing to do was to do something high-energy and super fun and pretend that I had a great night sleep. And it has been such a great morning! Margot is asleep, of course, and Nash and I baked our first batch of cookies together! I just made an kitchen/craft apron for a friend's little boy's first birthday and I thought it was really cute, so I made one for Nashy too.
Nash's favorite part was definitely pouring on the sprinkles! I'm pretty sure my kitchen floor is covered with them!

Practicing cutting cookies

I can get into this cookie baking thing!

Shaking this little jar is definitely my favorite part!

Look how pretty they turned out, I'm such a good little chef.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What to expect... who knows!?

Wait a second, I thought I was going to learn about what to expect from Mommy and Daddy the first year!

We have a new play table courtesy Grammy for Hanukkah! It's so cute, and Nash loves it! Always talking about his table and chairs and wants to spend every minute downstairs now. We used to always play on the main level, so being downstairs is an adjustment for me. But... anything to make them happy.

Yay! Margot's getting smiley!

Nashy wasn't in trouble, just wearing his bucket hat and sitting on a new stool. He's very into chairs his size.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last Thanksgiving

This is what Nash looked like. Growing up so fast.

Girls just wanna have fun

We had a fun morning today at Brook's house playing with her and James and Brie and Alex. James has a huge train table (that we had to stop Nash from disassembling) and a slide. The boys had a great time, and Margot and Keira played until Keira's naptime, then Margot slept too. Margot's mommy dressed her in frilly tights today :)

"Thanks Audrey, Mitch and Jake for this cool shirt! It's sweeeet."

This was a great moment in time captured... I was trying to take a picture of Margot, and Nash decided to tell me where her belly button is right as I went to snap the shot!

Yay! I love Margot's frilly tush! This little dress is so cute and super duper soft, she looks like a little snow angel in it :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Busy busy!

Why is everything a mess even though my kids are both asleep? Maybe I'm so sleepy I've lost the ability to recognize what needs to be done. After all, I did through my debit card in the trash can at the Starbucks drive through today. Don't worry, I realized it about a minute later and dug through the trash until I found it.
The good news is that everyone is doing great. Margot is smiling. Nash is happy. All is well. Thanksgiving in Chicago was a blast and now it's December and I'm almost 30 and it's almost Hanukkah and in a few weeks Margot and I will travel to New Orleans to meet Mom for a birthday bash! Every month is great. This month has a lot of exciting things happening! I can't believe Margot is almost 7 weeks. She's focusing on things and moving her eyes better, and listening to music. She is amazing.

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont



Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie