Archive for November 2012

Happy Birthday Cole!

On Saturday, Cole turns four.  He really is becoming a big guy in some situations and other times, he is still the baby.  Cole thinks he can do everything himself and does not need help, EXCEPT with the things he does not want to do. Things like getting himself dressed, putting on his shoes, feeding... Read more »

Pregnant brain

We arrived early for our date night reservation. Excited to have dinner alone at Autre Monde, an Italian restaurant in Berwyn, yes, Berwyn, that has gotten fabulous reviews (and rightly so, but that’s another story). “Belaval for 2 at 7:30PM” I said. The hostess took a look at her list. “Could it be under another... Read more »

The Present Dilemma

I can hardly believe it, but holiday season is once again upon us. Halloween wasn’t even over before the stores started putting up Christmas decorations. Now, every store I go into has their Christmas tree up and holiday music blaring. I finally had to admit it to myself this week: it’s time to start thinking... Read more »

The Beauty of Gray-or-Surviving the Post-Election World

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.- Voltaire (who I should probably read someday) Isn’t that what is so amazing about America? You are allowed to feel one way and I am free to feel another. We can, in no way, see eye to eye, and that’s ok. This... Read more »

Get Moving!

When the weather gets colder, I become a big wimp and stay inside.  Anything under 60 degrees for me is cold.  However I have two crazy and energetic boys that I need to keep moving and entertained. So we try to visit Pump It Up or any of the other indoor playhouses, but that can... Read more »

Throwing in the blanket

“You know why you are sick, and I am sick and Daddy keep drinking soda and iced tea? Because you are not sleeping through the night. You are a very smart girl but if you don’t get your rest, your brain will shrink and you won’t be that smart anymore.” Yep, that was me sounding... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Papi!

On a hike during our last trip to PR
In honor of my dad’s birthday this week, I am reposting a tribute I wrote to him last year. Feliz cumpleanos, Papi! Te queremos mucho! ____________________________________________________________________ When I was a kid, all my friends were terrified of my father. With his serious countenance, gruff voice, and thick Brazilian accent,  he inspired fear in the hearts... Read more »

A Halloween Party (for Grown-Ups)

I know, Halloween is so 2 days ago, but I must share photos from the annual Scarrapalooza. Marianis, you have out done yourselves. You may remember photos of this party with the Saturday Night Live theme a few years ago. This time around, the theme was 70’s and 80’s sitcoms. I am eternally impressed at the dedication... Read more »

The Cute Is Gone

My two Ninjas!!
I tried to ‘hold on’ to the cute Halloween costumes for the boys as long as I could.  But this year, I lost the battle and probably the war. For years with Cooper, I had adorable little costumes, but slowly I started to lose control.  Here were Cooper’s costumes over the years: Baby Cooper –... Read more »