Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Half way there!

20 weeks

Congrats, Sue!!

I'm so proud of my good friend, Sue, the talent behind Giant Dwarf, that I actually squealed when I read her latest blog entry. She is an ingenious designer and seamstress and her goods are now being sold on the Anthropologie website!! Please take a minute to check her out and pick up a Primrose Fascinator. You'll be the cutest chick on the block this Spring!

Monday, March 30, 2009

We have a ghost!

I love flea markets!

This little vintage matchbox car has triggered a new obsession. I picked it up at a flea market this weekend and now I'm on the hunt for more, more, more! I'm starting a collection. The best part is Lane and Ryan are down with it too. Funny thing is that I would have easily overlooked this little jewel before becoming a mom to a boy.

I'm being a good mom and letting Lane play with it, even making sure he keeps it out of his mouth because I'm pretty sure red paint from 1966 is loaded with lead.

Friday, March 27, 2009

How exactly did this happen?

I never thought I would be the mom of two boys. See, I was a girly girl as a kid. I played with dolls until I was 11 and even then had to be coaxed to give them up. I liked Barbies and My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids. I wore dresses and loved pink.

My sister was the polar opposite. She was a tomboy who loved fishing and played soft ball. She liked taking things apart to study it's mechanics. She wore baseball caps and had skinned knees.

But life has a way of handing you what you need. Perhaps it's nature's way of making you a well rounded human. A way to make you see both sides of the coin. I was given two boys. My sister is now the proud mom of two little girls. Life is balanced.

Another 19 week shot

It's a.......

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What to do with all that artwork

I have stacks and stacks of Lane's artwork and like any proud mom I can't bring myself to get rid of a single scrap of it. I want to display as much of it as possible but I'm running short on wall space. Here's my latest idea on how to display it. Make one of a kind canisters. Bonus: extra storage.

My little squirrel is already thinking about what to hide in them.

19 weeks

Only 2 more days until the big ultrasound!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I think I'm raising a squirrel

Lane's newest obsession - hiding random items in random spots.

It dawned on me one night as we were picking up toys that I was picking up less and less each night and some things seemed to be missing. It started a scavenger hunt that has lead to the discovery of numerous hiding spots throughout the apartment.

I believe it started with him putting his small trains in an old ceramic pot I made in college. Then he started hiding things behind the couch. Next, I found things stashed in the double stroller I bought for when the baby comes.

I guess he got bored hiding his things because in the past month, I've found my cell phone and charger, a bottle of lotion and some Vicks vapo rub hidden behind our bed. I also found some refrigerator magnets under the living room rug.

The amazing thing about it is that he keeps a mental inventory of every item in each spot. If you ask him where something is, he goes right to it.

Just for fun, let's check out the ceramic pot. This seems to be his favorite spot.

And the loot:

He seems to have gone with a theme here. Dogs, trains, and balls. Plus a Mardi Gras doubloon, a Target receipt and the embarrassing tube of KY that I thought of editing out but decided it would ruin the integrity of our little experiment.

Good Lord, I love This Kid!

18 Weeks

The Cycle of Life

What an emotional yet productive day. Yesterday started off with awful news that Ryan's uncle died after a long battle with diabetes and all the complications that come with it. It was a phone call he'd been waiting for and dreading.

It was a sad day for Ryan but we managed to make it fun none-the-less. I could tell Ryan was making an effort to remember the day and enjoy being with us. We spent the day outside with Lane at the playground, swinging, sliding, playing in the sand, kicking and throwing balls. Lane really knows his way around the playground now and even goes down the big slides all by himself. I love and hate at the same time that he is growing up so fast.

We also checked out a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment only a half a block from where we live now. I love our neighborhood and am dreading having to leave it. But, two bedrooms around here will cost you an arm and a leg. The apartment was huge and the building was nice and believe it or not, in our price range. I'm not ready to jump just yet but I'm glad to know we have options.

Strangely, the day ended with a call from my grandma telling me my cousin had a baby girl. There couldn't have been a more appropriate ending to the day.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

11 Days and Counting...

until I find out if this bladder kicker is a boy or a girl.

I'm at it again.

Sorry, I'm not ignoring you. Life has just been boring.

I'm feeling good. Finally hitting my second trimester stride. This is where things get enjoyable. Except for this damn cold. Lane gave it to me. Who knows who gave it to him.

We are looking at places to move. A one bedroom apartment is hardly cutting it now and adding another human to the mix is going to suffocate us. Either we get a bigger place or I throw half the stuff we own out. Hmmm, option 2 actually sounds enticing.

Because I'm a compulsive planner, or maybe because I'm morbid, I often think about what I would grab if this place catches on fire. Besides the obvious two year old, I can't think of a single thing I would want to take. Everything just seems so replaceable.
Yesterday was a rainy day so we decided to spend it indoors at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. By far my favorite exhibit was this incredible doll house.

Here are a couple of close ups:

I would have spent hours and hours playing with this thing as a little girl. Hell, I could spend hours playing with it now.
Yeah, see. I told you life's been boring around here.

17 big fat weeks!