Tuesday, April 14, 2015

hello? anyone there?

Hello! It seems I haven't blogged properly in months. Should I get back into it? I miss it sometimes, I admit! 

A few updates, for now.

Amelia is 14 months old! There are many days when I can't believe what an amazing little person she's become, and how blessed I am to be her mother. We spend a lot of time reading books and taking trips to the library. She has this crazy cheese face she does that cracks me up every time.  

She has ten teeth!

She's crazy close to walking! She took a few steps last week, but hasn't since, though I expect she will again very soon.

She became a big cousin! My sister had a baby girl, Scarlet, on March 7, and we met her last weekend when home for Easter. Safe to say, we were both smitten.

I have turkey meatballs in the oven now. I'm loving making her food, and now that she eats most of what Steve and I eat, it's perfect! 

I'm also still nursing her several times a day. Our goal was a year, and why stop there?! We also donated our freezer stash to the National Milk Bank for preemies in NICUs, which was wonderful. 

She talks and babbles up a storm! 

Uh oh...I hear her in the monitor...nap is over and time for lunch!

How are you and what have I missed?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

on the road again!

kindle-free car rides since 2014!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Usborne in January?

I promise that I won't blog only about Usborne Books, but I wanted to share this, in case you might be interested in hosting a party this month, as this is an amazing deal!

I share more on my facebook page, found here! Let me know if you're interested!

More on holidays, coming soon  :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Usborne Books!

A few weeks ago, I became a consultant with Usborne Books and More, a publishing company of children's books of all ages and reading levels! I'm so excited! There are few things that I love more than books, so this is something that seems so perfect for me. 

A few months ago, I was shopping with Heidi, when I saw a really adorable book called That's Not My Lamb, and decided to buy it for Amelia, as we love sheepies in our house. When she saw it, she said "oh, that's an Usborne book, I'm hosting a party with them soon."  So of course, I couldn't wait for her party, which was held via facebook (so clever!). I bought a few more books for Amelia, booked my own party, and soon decided to sign up myself! It's really only been about a month that I've been doing this, but it's been a lot of fun! I've had a few facebook parties, and I am also going to have a booth at a holiday bazaar in a few weeks! 

There are some really fun books, and I am loving expanding Amelia's library, of course  :)

Amelia LOVES the That's Not My series, we have several of them!

They are touchy-feely books, with each page having a different "feel" for them. She has so much fun with them, and I love seeing her reaching for her books throughout the day! 

I've created a facebook page, if you want to have a look at it, and feel free to "like" it too  :)

Also, if you have any interest in hosting a facebook party of your own, please let me know! They take 30-45 minutes and are super fun! You can get free books, which make the very best Christmas presents, of course. There is still time for them to come in before the holidays too, if you'd like to host something soon! 

Remember, free books  :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Happy Halloween, a few days late! We didn't take Amelia trick or treating, but she was cute nonetheless! 

I had a moment of inspiration and she was a New England leaf peeper for her costume! 

Easiest costume ever - I found a box of felt leaves at Michaels and glued them all over a onesie and leggings, and then onto some elastic for a headband! Then we handed her the camera, for a few photos :) 

The costume took about ten minutes to put together, and since I used a glue gun, it dried almost instantly! 

How was your Halloween?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


           oh yeah! we're married!

         October 11, 2014 :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

read, read and read it again, Mama

Baby Girl loves to read...but if she doesn't, she sure fools me...

Love this girl. So much. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

a few firsts!

Not only was this weekend Amelia's first 4th of July, but she also turned five months old on Thursday, tried oatmeal cereal in celebration, and dipped her toes in the pool! Big weekend! 


She wasn't too sure about the oatmeal ;)

I'm wildly obsessed with this sailor dress I found...TJ Maxx! 

Of course, her birthday cupcakes to conclude! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday!

Hello! I really don't blog much these days, do I? Hmmm. I should get back into this, perhaps? Let's work on that! I thought I'd play along with Thoughts for Thursday, hosted by Natalie and Annie, so here goes! I'm always good with randomness....

Amelia will be FIVE months old next week! Everyone always talks about how the time flies, and while I thought it was a bit of a cliche, it's also true. I feel like she was just a tiny thing, and here I am packing away her 0-3 and three month clothing, as she's in either 3-6 or six month! Insane! I know! I also packed away my maternity clothes yesterday. Since I was mostly pregnant in fall and winter, most of my clothing is sweaters, and I am not wearing those in a 90* DC summer  :)

We took Amelia to the zoo on Father's Day and had so much fun! We got there later in the day, so it wasn't as hot anymore, which was nice. We're thinking of becoming members, as I think Amelia will like it a lot more as she gets older. Also, if you're a member, parking is free, otherwise, there is a $22 parking fee! Eeeek!

I made butter chicken last night for dinner, mostly following this recipe and it came out really well! Next time, I will add more spices...I didn't add enough this time, and didn't have the garam masala that the recipe called for. I love Indian food, and don't make it that often, but I really should. 

I also got a tagine cooking pot for Christmas and need to use that more! I'd been wanting one for a while. Also, a popover pan. I love random kitchen items! 

Amelia and I went to the library this afternoon and she's signed up for the summer reading program! She's excited to take part for the first time, and picked out several books to read. The library is just a few blocks from our house, which is fabulous, and I walked over in yoga capris and a tshirt, and no makeup and messy hair. Apparently I've become that mom...

Also, the new Arnold Palmer coolata from Dunkin Donuts is amazing. I'm obsessed. 

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight, which will be great. I admit, I probably don't leave Amelia as often as I should, but frankly, I don't want to!

My sister is coming to visit this weekend! Also, Amelia and I will be home in NH next month for several days. Woo! 

Okay! Those are today's thoughts...let's see if I can keep up with this blogging thing...

How about you? Any thoughts to share?