Happy Birthday Little Miss O!

Dear Little Miss O,

You are so adorable!  Now you are not a baby, I guess I will not be rocking you to sleep anymore, but I promise to try to always be gentle with you anyway!  I hope that in this next year I can come to more music classes with you & you can show me the ropes, and that we get to play in your new house & backyard because that seems like fun!  Thanks for inviting us to your birthday party!  It was lots of fun & the building has a great lobby for running like a lunatic!  I know how 1st birthday parties can be…very overwhelming, and I hope you had a good time at yours!  And that the cake was good – my mommy didn’t let me eat any since I’m a nutjob and didn’t need any more sugar that day!!!  Lets eat cake together soon k?!


Miss A

Model O!

Birthday Girl!!!

Before There Were Presents…

There were sticks!

Literally – right before Hanukkah and all the presents came pouring in, Mommy & her little girl spent some quality time outside on the lawn.  We have a really great lawn, but we rarely spend any time enjoying it since it is in the front of the house and not fenced in.  It was a crisp day, but not too cold and after I picked A up at school, she was not ready for her nap and she was not interested in going inside.  I noticed that our trees had shed many of their branches onto our lawn & the gardeners had not done a “fall clean up” yet…so we got to cleaning!

It did feel oddly like I was talking to a puppy as I was telling her to “go get the stick and bring it to Mommy”, but she had the best time…and did a MUCH better job than T ever would have!  He’s as big as most of these sticks!

Baby Fetch!

"More stick Mommy?!"

taking a break!

My big girl!

We want to wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!  We hope your feast of 7 fishes is delicious…your Christmas morning is plentiful…and as my favorite real housewife of NJ Melissa says “It’s Jesus’s Birthday!”  Family…blood & chosen…that is what is most important.  Health, happiness & family is the recipe for a wonderful life.