Saturday, November 21, 2009

Satisfying Saturday

Sunny day fading into a darkening, chilly sky. Dog snoring on the couch. Baby cozying up to his beloved Pigeon (Bert from Sesame Street, for those of you unaware of my child's name for the bird-lover of the Street gang) in his crib, dreaming of our day spent at music class and the park.  Finally getting around to folding the 65 loads of clean laundry spread out all over the house.  Hubz safely on his way home from another hectic 24 hour shift as one of NYC's Bravest.
Saturday used to be my night to go out, get crazy, dance my ass off and now...this is it.
Suburban life.  Married life.  
Life as a Mother.
Folding laundry on a Saturday afternoon, with no plans of going anywhere.  Unthinkable back in my single days.  But today, this is enough. I'm content. 
Feeling blessed. 


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Autumn Awesomeness Part 1 - 11/7/09

November is a tease. The beginning of the month brings us crisp, cool, sunny weather. Perfect, in my opinion. After a few days of this loveliness, November then kicks us in the balls here in New York by changing overnight into cold, rainy, nasty weather to remind us that winter is on its way...ugh. 
It happened again this year. The past weekend and start of the week were fabulous.  Since I knew these days were numbered, we spent as much time as possible outside. 

 We attempted to glue leaves and construction paper 
onto a bigger piece of paper, 
just for the hell of it.

     Luke prepping his art supplies     (Notice sad Kyle in the background, looking down at his unused frisbee)

Le Artiste

Luke then moved on to playing with his puzzles while enjoying the sun.

Puzzle Master

Watching a ladybug that landed on his puzzle (see my "Ladybug Love" post)

Us in the sun

And yes,

Kyle got some frisbee love.

Ladybug Love - 11/7/09

While we were on our patio, not one but two ladybugs landed near us. I love ladybugs, I consider them signs of good luck, and even have a ladybug tattoo. Luke was both fascinated and freaked out by them being so close to him. 
(what a city boy I have!)

There's one

Watching her crawl on Dada

Big Boy gathers the courage to have the ladybug crawl
 "on my sleeve, not my hand"

We put her in our garden.  
Ain't she pretty?

Autumn Awesomeness Part 2 - 11/8/09

On Monday we took advantage of being together on another glorious Autumn day and headed to a park near the Verrazano Bridge.

My Cutie

Lulie and Dada checking things out


My Boys and the Bridge

Playing on the leafy hill with DaDa

Me and Lukie