May 20, 2009

Sweet Surprises.

Every Wednesday J. takes the afternoon off and spends it with Harrison. I feel so lucky that he is able to do this and that Harrison gets that special time with him. It's truly created a wonderful bond between them and has given J. an appreciation for how I spend my days.

Today J. was coming home and I was going to get a pedicure with my mom, as one of her Mother's Day gifts. We went to Sundrops and had the best time reading magazines, drinking ice tea and having our toes done. When I went to pay for both of us, the woman said to me "Actually your services have already been taken care of. Your husband stopped in earlier and said that you two are welcome to get manicures as well." I was like "Are you serious?" So, we had manicures too, and gushed about what a sweet husband I have. I love little surprises like this...they make me feel adored.

On the way home I stopped and got him a cappuccino and chocolate croissant from LGO as a thank you. He's far from perfect, but sometimes I remember why I fell for him and why I love him so much. I'm so glad he's the example for my son.

To see how he surprised me on Mother's Day go here.

May 17, 2009

Painting my Toes.

I've been a little distant from this blog lately. Who knew that having a 6 month old was almost more work than having a newborn?!? Fortunately, it's a lot more fun and spending my days with him is my dream come true. Unfortunately, when I do get some free time, I'm usually trying to paint my toes, do laundry, grocery shop, clean the house, put on makeup, read a magazine or watch a recorded Oprah, The Office or Real Housewives of NYC.

Uh oh...break time is over. I hear crying from across the house.

See you soon.

May 10, 2009

I am a Mom...

This adorable little human made me a Mom 6 months ago. It's the wild ride everyone warns you about...challenging, warm, frustrating, lovely, exhausting and most of all fulfilling. My life is complete now that I'm a Mom. I've always longed to be the someone that comforted a little soul in the middle of the night, and be the one who looks down to see two little arms raised up begging to be held.

Now, I am.

As I bring Harrison into our bed around 2-3:00 am, I feel his little hands reach for my face to make sure I'm close by. He then sighs and settles back to sleep, comforted by the fact that I'm near.

I hope one day he knows how much comfort his presence has brought me. He's made my world.

Happy Mother's Day.

May 5, 2009


I've been a bit frazzled lately, but am still grateful...

  1. For a mom that calls in the middle of a meltdown, and immediately comes over with a Paradise Bakery sandwich and helps with my fussy baby.

  2. That I get to celebrate my first Mother's day this Sunday. It's hard, but it's hands down my favorite job I've ever had.

  3. That I get to live in my house...I still walk in the door and smile.

  4. That I'm married to a partner that is as committed as I am to making it the long haul.

  5. For my son and the way I catch him watching me while smiling. I will always hold his dreamy gaze in my heart.

May 1, 2009

My Winnings.

Remember when I told you I won this? Well, here is one of my winnings. To see the rest, go here.

Happy Weekend.