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Words...

I have a dear friend who can't stand the word "pita."  She's probably cringing just reading it on my blog.  I never understood how one can have so much hatred for a word, how one little word can cause chills to run down your spine and your face to crumple up and so I've always teased her about it...

Until now.  Now I have two words.  Two words that, when combined, make me want to gag.  And while frequent readers might think they know where I'm going with this (hello, Explosive Poop!), they probably don't. 

My two least favorite words are Breast and Pump.  Separately, I have no problem with them, but combine them into "breast pump" and I can feel my shoulders tense. 

Right now, this is the bane of my existence:




Since starting back at work I've been lugging this thing on the train with me to my office three days a week.  Putting a "do not disturb" sign on the office door two or three times a day.  Strapping on my super-comfy hands-fre…

Baby's First Barbecue...

For some reason I haven't been in a very "bloggy" mood lately.. In fact, I can't seem to get much of anything done.  I'm spending most of my time taking care of and playing with and enjoying LP and so I just keep adding things to my "To Do" list and never really crossing anything off of it! (although I did finally find the time to steam clean our couches this weekend as they desperately needed it!). 

So, while I'm trying to drum up some interesting things to write about that's not just our daily routine of eat, sleep, poop (and boy is there poop!) I'll continue to post photos of the little guy...

Sunday was gorgeous here in Massachusetts and so we headed over to Paul's parents house for baby's first barbecue.  Below are some pics of LP at Grammy and Papa's!


Laughing at Grammy...



Ready for the sunshine with my hat and Daddy's sunglasses.. And look!  Mommy is in the picture too!


Listening to Grammy tell me how cute I am which never…

How to Make a Baby...

As seen on Design Mom ...

And this is JUST how it happens actually - for anyone who might not know about the birds and the bees yet...



Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Month Five

I sooo wish I'd started this from the beginning, perhaps I'll go back in time while it's still (somewhat!) fresh in my mind... But moving forward I'm going to pay more attention to keeping track of all the things about my little guy that I want to remember so that I can embaress the hell out of him when he brings his first girlfriend home!  (which won't be allowed until he's at least thirty....)

1.  LP is so eager to be sitting up like the big kids.  He cries the second we lay him down on his back (unless it's bedtime) whether it's on the changing table or the playmat.  Even if you try to hold him in your arms in a reclined position he lurches forward to try to be more upright.  He's almost sitting on his own- as long as he keeps his hands on the floor for support he's ok!




2.  When he topples over I like to yell "Timm-Berrrrrr....."  Paul and I think it's funny.  Little Paul doesn't get quite as much pleasure out of it as we d…

Blog Giveaways....

I'm obsessed with signing up for giveaways that other bloggers and websites are holding.  The tiny chance that I might win something that is super cute just because I commented on someone's blog excites me!  And so, today, I'm posting a link to a giveaway that's being held over a the Meanest Mom's blog just so I can have a second chance at winning.

And by the way, if you haven't checked out the Meanest Mom's blog yet, you totally have to.  She's my inspiration.

Ooooh So Cute!!!

The other day our prize package from the Baby Gardner vintage eye candy nursery contest arrived in the mail.  The package was stuffed full of the CUTEST things!!  Paul kept laughing as I ooohed and aahed over everything!

We received an adorable baby blanket with a vintage puppy printed on the corner:



A very cute "Baby" Garland:



A fun little red rocket ship pouch:



A beautiful paper cone filled with little vintage treasures to hang on the wall:



The cutest first birthday bib (which is already inspiring some ideas for LP's first party!):



And the sweetest pair of little booties- these are my favorite!:






Seriously, if you're looking for some fabulous vintage inspired baby things you have to check out the Baby Gardner shop- they have so many cute things!! 







Another First...

Came home from work one night last week to this:





Baby's first Yankee game with Daddy!








Baby's First Easter...

And the Easter Bunny stopped at our house five times!  He dropped off a singing and dancing duck and a cute hat from Aunt Cindi and GreatGrandma Ree in New Jersey, a bucket of snacks for mommy and daddy plus a dancing and singing rabbit from Nana and Grandpa who were visiting from Pennsylvania, a singing and dancing rabbit and a basket of treats from Uncle Jamie in Las Vegas, a cute turtle basket with a hopping chick, treats, and a book from Gramma and Papa here in Massachusetts, and a basket of toys and books from Mommy and Daddy...

Can you find the baby in the picture??



I think Easter turned out to be a bigger haul than Christmas!

All in all it was a quiet day.  My parents were up for the weekend but left this morning.  Paul's mother wasn't feeling well so we didn't see them for Easter dinner.  We spent the day relaxing at home, eating Easter candy, and are hitting up the leftovers in the fridge for dinner!

Hope everyone out there in blog-land had a great holiday weekend!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

A few weeks ago I entered LP's nursery in a contest at the Baby Gardner, a vintage baby store.  Here's the link to the description of our nursery that they posted.

Was checking their blog today and we won the contest!  Yay!  We were chosen randomly but hey, I'm ok with that!  And actually I'm kind of glad that it was random because some of the other nurseries entered were SERIOUS competition- check them out if you get a chance!

So that's the news on the homefront.  Things are quiet.  We're all at different stages of recovery from the various illnesses we've had over the past few weeks.  Big Paul is congested and achy, I'm just congested, and Little Paul is sneezing and coughing...

Little Paul did get a new toy recently though- an exersaucer which he's loving!





Will have more pictures and news to post after the weekend- Grandpa and Nana from Pennsylvania are coming to visit and of course, it's baby's first Easter as well- hope he can find all tho…

Baby Bird Hair...

Credits:
Background: Vera Lim; Clouds and House: Bluebell, Little Happiness; Swing: Laurie Ann, Little Treasures; Branch with Birds: Newlife Dreams; Grass: TDD, Funky Nature; Yellow Paper in Door and Window: Karin M Designs



Four Months...

Credits:
Background Paper: Lara Payton, Amid Memories; Precious Brush: Penny Springman, Word Jumble Brush; Vellum Tag: Miss Mint, Kindergarten Crafts; Frame Cluster: Welli Designs; Plain Tag: Kim Hill; Stamped Alpha: Michelle Coleman; Felt Ruler Trim: Debra Tope