Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm reading..this, while I'm reading that


Mysteries by Knut Hamsun because seriously, there's only so much about food (and how horrible it all is) I can read before I go to bed. So far, I'm really liking it. More to come on completion.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm Reading

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. So far I've spent the last 3 nights reading about corn. Corn propogation, corn, elevators, corn chips on legs. It's very interesting but I'm kind of ready to move on to another food type...though, apparently all we eat is corn.

I spent Family Matters waiting for the ball to drop. It was good but not as good as A Fine Balance. I got a fortune cookie fortune a little while ago that said "It can't rain all the time" (forget the weather for now) this book does not exactly follow that reasoning. So....just keep that in mind when you go along for the ride. I mean, I guess it has it's sweet moments but in general, it's a cloudy tale.

I kept that fortune by the way. I love it. It's hanging on our fridge.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hazel likes...today

Ring Around the Rosie...yes, she does. She likes it over and over and over again. She likes it in the kitchen, and in the living room, in the hallway and in the our bedroom. She likes it in her bedroom and even in the bathroom. She's a big fan. You know, it's not always safe to "all fall down" everywhere....I'm not middle aged but I'm not 20 anymore either. Spinning around at 6:30 in the morning doesn't exactly do wonders for me, if you know what I mean. Of course, I laugh through the whole thing because she's having the time of her life and even though I'm dizzy and honestly, a little nauseous, so am I.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Circus Themed Wedding


Michael and I had an amazing wedding (why am I never prepared with photos when the urge to blog hits me...and I can't restrain myself and wait) but check out this amazing circus themed wedding...how cool is that?! As seen on A Cup of Jo. Photos from Cinematographer & Photographer Josh Goleman's website.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hazel likes...today

Rock-A-Stack Finally! I don't know why this product is for children ages 6 months and up. Maybe there's a genius baby out there who can stack these at that age...I guess it could have been all of the shaking and gumming of the rings that led to this momentous day but Hazel finally did it. Two days away from 14 months of age, she stacked all of the rings on the yellow base. She did it in order too. It was really something to watch. Then she clapped with pride at herself and took them all off and did it again, and again, and again...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm Reading

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. I'll have to give you a review once I'm done. I'm hoping it's as good as A Fine Balance which was an amazing book. It was so hard to put that book down. The Book Thief was good, not amazing but an enjoyable read, maybe because it's a young adult book, which I didn't really know while I was reading it. If I was 20 years younger I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more...ok now I feel really old.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hazel likes...today


Coco the chick. These books by Sloan Tanen are so funny. Hazel loves the adventures Coco goes on and I get a kick out of them too. Sloan's attention to detail in her chicken vignettes are great. I highly recommend them. I just ordered the counting and alphabet books from Amazon. I wish the hardcovers came in board book versions.

Bulthaup






Want gorgeous new kitchen, have no money. Sad conundrum.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Long grass


Hazel loves playing in the long grass that David let grow in the backyard.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

WOW!

I'm in love with a kitchen!
Seen on small space style, designed by Fuse Interiors. If I'm not mistaken...I think there's a print on the wall by roddy&ginger.

Cutest Shoes

I just found the CUTEST shoes for kids on ebay at Boutiquemax. I'm happy to see they have some items from Japanese brand Bit’z Kids which has a location at 410 Columbus Ave., at W. 80th St. near the Natural History museum and has been working on an online presence for a while...which makes me doubtful (and sad) that it will ever exist since their clothes are ADORABLE and pretty affordable. You can buy them at various Japanese online outlets, like Child Akiyama but as I don't speak or read Japanese, it's difficult for me...anyway, this is about the shoes. How cute are they?!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hazel likes...today


MILK!!! Hallelujah, praise Jesus and all that stuff. After a month and a half of not drinking milk, the light finally went on in her head and she loves the stuff. I don't really get it but it works for me. We've been feeding Hazel dairy with every meal hoping to get whatever it is in milk that makes it so important for babies to have, into her. Two days ago, BOOM, she's drinking it like it's the greatest stuff on earth. Yay! Here's a shot of Hazel, pre-milk days, happily sitting with her cup o'water. She still hasn't had juice (the big lie), which is just a-ok with me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm Reading

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Only on page 20 or so but I'll let you know how it is. The White Tiger was excellent. Pick it up and read it. Read eeeet. That's an order!

Mother Lover


I meant to post this a few weeks ago but I forgot. I think this is genius (in it's own way).