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weekday getaway to cloth diaper heaven… and g’s new tricks!

last night, katherine and I decided the time had come to venture to the sustainablebabyish studio in mass. I scurried as fast as I could to my keyboard, typed erin a facebook post… and when she didn’t respond within her usual two seconds, I emailed her… she got back to us and hooray! it was on! katherine and I decided to head out around lunch time – aka nap time… to have a nice ride… this was a complete success… everly and grayson were both passed out until we arrived… there was a hiccup or two… it rained today and my windshield wipers decided to break – LAME… so we had to stop by the vw dealer to get them replaced… luckily it was a quick in and out… holler!

it was an awesome day… being surrounded by that amount of fluff… and not just any fluff… SBISH fluff… was overwhelming for me. I’m glad I limited my amount of spending before I got there because honestly? I was a kid in a candy store. I did, however, end up leaving with a nice surprise… a cutie patootie go go baby diaper bag. I got it for two reasons a) it has GIGANTIC G’s all over it… g for grayson of course! (ha, yes… nerd here.) … and b) it’s green and I’m pretty sure john will prefer wearing it over my fabulous cherry juju be… katherine got to add to her sbish stash… I know she was stoked on that… I can’t wait to see miss everly in her new wool…

oh yes and erin! just as nice and helpful in person… she did a lanolizing demo… ON MY WOOL. all kinds of awesome. they are drying as we speak. can’t wait to use them… I now own every color of wool sbish has other than berry…. and everly has those… I’m ADDICTED. there. I said it. moving on…

here’s g… looking almost unrecognizable to me! he never looks like this… I’m pretty sure he was getting sleepy at this point… poor little guy… it ended up being a long day for him and an even longer night for me! he just got to sleep and it’s 11:00!!! not kosher!

here’s everly being her cute little sociable self… she told erin’s five year old son she wanted to kiss him. she’s kind of adorable. that one.

here’s g-man during one of his ninethousand wardrobe changes… the kid was on a ROLL with spit up today. seriously. he’s lucky he’s cute…

here’s the group at the end of the day. hi erin! can I just say? this pic is total motivation to continue dieting. ::cough, cough:: grayson isn’t pictured… he was already in his car seat…

all in all? awesome day. the car ride was loads of fun chatting with the always enjoyable katherine… and making it through a day trip with a four and a half month old and a toddler? I’m feeling a lot more confident about having more one of these days… just a thought. haha.

in other news… g has taken to rolling over… ALL THE TIME. which has officially put me on serious edge at night time. he rolls on his belly and shoves his face into the mattress… it scares the crap out of me! I hate it. seriously. I keep trying to roll him back over and two seconds later he’s back on his belly. he’s obviously ok… but it scares me. I’m super stoked he’s hitting all his milestones on time though… I can’t complain about that one.

oh and p.s. have a couple of adorable videos I need to post from tonight. he was SO happy to see john. they had a full on conversation where grayson exclaimed, “DADA!” I’m pretty sure I died from pure baby cuteness…

that’s all for now… gotta go check on that rolling baby of mine. see you laterrrrrrrr… oh and p.p.s. check out sustainablebabyish … they’re kind of amazing. nighty night!

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my baby must-haves…

I was thinking about this post all day at work yesterday, but I got swallowed up in a book after baby g went to sleep… I apologize for the delay. he he.

first off, there will be nothing about cloth diapers in this post… they are a major must-have for me, but they deserve their own post… so, be on the lookout … ::big grin::

now, on with the show. we were baby geared up to our elbows when g was born. things bought, things gifted, AND things won! I thought we were the most prepared people on the planet… but it really is true what they say, you won’t know what you really need until baby g gets here…

and number one on my list is just that, something I had NO idea I would want/need/dream about… but it’s been really handy… and every new mom I meet I tell them they MUST get one… it’s going to be part of my baby shower basket from now until the end of time…

1: nosefrida nasal aspirator… when g and I flew to ca when he was 2 months old we both got super sick… thank god I had this little piece of heaven with me to suck the snot out of his nose… it puts the old school bulbs to shame! it’s definitely something I would spend the money on all over again… to me, it’s worth twice its weight in gold!


(nosefrida can be found everywhere… I got mine at jillians drawers.)

2: rectal thermometer… on the same trip I was super paranoid g had a fever… my peed had told me they would hospitalize him if he did indeed have one… and that a rectal thermometer was the most accurate for his age… poor guy, I was sticking this thing in his bum with nearly every diaper change… and let me tell you…. it did wonders for my peace of mind.

(vick’s rectal thermometer… amazon.)

3: humidifier… sensing a theme here? g was so stuffed up and wheezy… you can’t give them drugs at that age so this was the only thing I had up my sleeve… if it wasn’t a ohsonotcuddly inanimate object, I would hug it so tightly it wouldn’t be able to breathe. these things are a gift from god.


(vick’s warm mist humidifier… amazon.)

4: swing… finally she’s veering off into the fun stuff. we were given a swing from a co-worker of mine (love you J, btw!) at my last shower. I don’t know what we would have done without the thing. g is not huge on pacifiers… I swear this thing was the only thing (besides mama of course) that was able to soothe him during the times he was dealing with the dairy sensitivity. he would rock and listen to the music and after hours of crying nonstop… he would finally drift to sleep. it’s my favorite piece of “gear” by far… and he’s beginning to grow out of it… it’s making me a little sad inside.


(fisher price my little lamb swing… babies r us.)

5: bib… don’t ever underestimate the power of a good bib. when I was pregnant, we didn’t buy any bibs… because in my head, you didn’t need them until baby was eating solid foods and getting mess all over himself. I could not have been more wrong. my kid is a champion spitter and without bibs I would be doing TEN TIMES as much laundry. they have saved my sanity a time or two. although, they can be a tad frustrating in the laundry… do they have to stick to everything?


(I LOVE these chenille bibs… especially in this vintage alphabet print… the red pistachio on etsy.)

6: a stroller you can handle… this sounds redonkulous, right? you can handle any stroller… well, that’s what I thought, too… I HATE my stroller that came with my travel system. it’s gigantic, bulky, heavy… and hard to maneuver… when I got home from my first shopping experience alone with grayson, I felt as though I had just run a freaking marathon. RESEARCH YOUR STROLLER. and once you have it home, before baby comes… try taking it out of the trunk and unfolding it a few times… and putting. it. back… I will never forget the embarrassment I felt when I was in the babies r us parking lot, five weeks post baby… fighting with the stroller, trying to get it back in the trunk. never. again. I am so thankful that my aunt bought us a cutie stroller… that I use all the time… if I could go back, though… I would go for a more expensive, lighter weight travel system… (I drool over the orbit ALL THE TIME.)


(my dream stroller… the orbit… I don’t know where to get it… because I only have one in my dreams…)

7: a car seat you trust… this is a big deal. your kiddo’s life is involved with this one. I researched like crazy and ended up getting the one with the best safety ratings… it’s boring and predictable… but I had to include this, because, well… it’s definitely a “must-have”…


(chicco keyfit 30 car seat in romantic… got it a while back on diapers.com.)

8: a diaper bag you don’t mind carrying around… I was picky about my diaper bag… and I’ll tell you why… I have to carry it EVERYWHERE. I don’t want to be uncomfortable and I don’t want to be ashamed of the thing… I LOVE my diaper bag so much I got a matching wallet and I don’t carry a purse anymore… when I’m not taking g with me… I just tote my wallet and phone around. it’s rad. it’s easy. I’m happy I was picky.


(ju ju be packabe in cherry lemonade… most adorable bag ever… found in sacramento, ca at a little baby boutique, goore’s… but I’ve seen it on amazon, too.)

9: a monitor that does not suck… my first monitor sucked. hardcore. it was static-y… too loud… and when it wasn’t static-y or too loud… it was dead. I finally found one I like… and it’s got two receivers (a must-have if you have a two-story)… it’s a tad too quiet, but I’ll take that over too loud, anyday.

(graco digital direct connect monitor… I’ve got one with two parent units… babies r us.)

10: an organized changing station… before g was born we decided we weren’t going to buy a changing table. his room is relatively small… so I thought I’d rather him have more drawers (i.e. dresser) then a changing table considering I can just change him on the bed, in his crib… blah, blah, blah…. this sucked… and I quickly realized I seriously wanted a changing table. now that I have one… I can’t believe I ever thought I wouldn’t want/need one… I’m a dummie head sometimes – now, though… very neat, tidy… and I always know where my stuff is!!!


(stokke changing table… which I LOVE… got at jillian’s drawers on sale!)

Honorable mentions: comfortable glider (my craigslist find glider used to be awesome but now I wish I had gotten one of the plush recliner esque ones…) boppy pillow (I didn’t like this thing at first, but now that he’s bigger and HEAVIER… this thing is very helpful…) grandma el’s diaper cream (this stuff is the bomb. and it smells like strawberries)… under the head sheet saver thingys for the crib (I don’t remember exactly what these are called but they attach to both sides of the crib and keep the sheet clean from his spittle.) laundry basket (pretty obvious why these are necessary…) playmat (just a regular ole’ playmat with hanging toys… he ADORES this thing… so does mama…) mobile that’s not annoying (this thing rocks my world) and last but not least, turtle night light star thingy (without this, I would have to turn on the light! that’s no bueno!)

so… I’m sure I could go on for even longer… but I’ll spare you. I hope this helps some mama-to-be out there that is maybe as clueless as I was! toodloo for now!

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and you’ll have to raise the bebe…

if you’ve ever seen summer heights high (with comedian chris lilley)… you know what the title’s about. if not… I highly suggest you youtube, netflix, WATCH it… it’s highly hilarious. my sister and I have been watching it all week and we’ve been quoting this line… which I think makes it even more funny… which brings me to my point… she’s still here! since we had a redonkulous blizzard blow in out of nowhere… all flights out of JFK got the boot… and we’re still waiting to get through to her friggin’ airline… TWO DAYS LATER! doubleu – teee – efff airlineIwillnotname?!

so… we’re stuck. she’s stuck. I’m stuck… not fun. she’s super homesick and I would like to hog my husband for a few of the very seldom days he has off… but, well, such is life. and I can’t really complain… I am still enjoying her and g loves her to DEATH… I mean seriously. john and I went out to check out a car tonight (yep, thinking about buying a smaller, more economical, mommy suv)… and we came home and she had him cackeling up a storm. it was adorable. she loves him and he definitely loves her. it’s cute.

plus, when we’re not grouching at each other… we’re actually enjoying the extra time. so, for the time being we’ll roll with it. hoping she gets home before next year. (teeheehee… literally.)

nothing much else. we had a fantastic christmas. skype, heather, and g made it one of the best in a very long time. gotta love modern technology. plus, john got me a pandora bracelet… um, cute!

anywho, back to hanging with the fam… until next time, toodloo!

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week six: iphone photos

hello christmas. goodbye christmas. thanks for visiting.

it really does come and go quick, doesn’t it? the anticipation is insane… and then it gets here and it’s over in a blink. I’ve had an incredible week. my sister is here visiting… and we’ve had a really great visit. she and I have one of those relationships where we adore each other… but we’re also happy to see each other go if you know what I mean. this visit has kind of been the perfect amount of time. I about died from excitement when she got here… and I’m not quite ready for her to go home… but that’s kind of nice feeling. we were just talking about that earlier, actually…

anywho. on with the show. here’s a recap of my week… in iphone photos.

oh yeah, and merry christmas!

monday:

so, this week has been the week of baxter being cuter than usual. he seems to find the cutest places to curl up and fall asleep. this is g’s bouncy seat… I’m pretty sure bax would beg to differ… when I saw him here I had to snap a pic. thankthelordjesus I had my iphone nearby…

here’s a pic of g right before his doc appt. he had just pitched a GIGANTIC fit… thank god I have learned the art of packing a diaper bag for every possible bebe disaster. he took a earthshattering… doodie after this. but, thankfully, I had everything I needed. I think the medical assistant about died when I opened up that cloth diaper and it was full of youknowwhat… hallelujar for an uhmazing wet bag. all in all, HORRID appt… I’m never going without john ever again. I was a mess when I got home…

tuesday:

it suddenly occurred to me on tuesday that christmas was right around the corner. seriously awesome that I had some self control this year and didn’t open presents as they arrived. made christmas… well, christmas. worth it.

wednesday:

what’d I tell you… he was sleeping in the cutest places. I could eat him. he’s darling.

oh yes, and he’s pretty sure he’s the bebe. he was claiming the downstairs changing station here. he’s a funny little thing.

thursday:

SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

shopping at the most fab mall in ct… stopped for a bite at pf changs. love the lettuce wraps. seriously, delish.

my sister’s nickname in our fam is “monkey”, so it was only fitting that she make little g a monkey at build a bear… we named him p diddy… isn’t he the cutest? oh and p.s. the checkeroutter lady did NOT find it humorous. she looked at us like we were annoying when she announced the name of our new little bundle of cotton… hey, can’t win em’ all.

friday: christmas eve

hanging with my little man on his FIRST christmas eve. I love the outfit he’s wearing. one of our finds on our random shopping excursion on wednesday. it’s a cashmere jumper that says happy. too. friggin’. cute.

later on in the day we decided to go have lunch at on the border. I married a crazy. it makes me giggle.

I. love. her. and she loves g. which I think makes me love her more.

saturday: CHRISTMAS… g’s FIRST christmas!

funny, last year we were just starting to broach the subject of kiddos. look at us now.

one of my fav photos of the day. precious.

one of our presents to heather. doesn’t she look adorable in it?!

and that about sums up the week. it’s been a great one. seems to be a trend lately. not complaining!

merry christmas from our family to yours… hope you get to spend it with people you love… lord knows, it makes all the difference.

see you next week.

oh and p.s. as usual, if you’d like to link up… check out this blog. her blog rocks… plus, wordpress sucks and won’t let me post the linky thing. have a great week! toodloo!

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mourning the death of my macbook.

three years ago, for christmas, john gave me a macbook. it had been a really good year for us, we bought a house, we got engaged, his new business venture had taken off… needless to say, really good year. so, he spoiled me that christmas with the one thing I had wanted for a long time. a white macbook.

it was exciting. it was the perfect accessory to my new shiny rock. har har.

fast forward three years. we got married (on 12/31 of that same year). we moved from our beautiful home that I love and rented it out. (luckily, thank god, we have great renters… but I was just thinking today how it’s crazy that at this point, they’ve lived there longer then we did. typical…) we’ve moved three thousand miles. and our business is still afloat, but definitely not where it was three years ago. and best of all. we have a son. a son!

but, I still had my trusty macbook… that reminded me of our beginning. our first christmas, in our first home. well, it died. it technically died last summer… when in a bout of (let’s blame it on pregnancy hormones) rage I threw it across the room and the battery popped out… and wouldn’t go back in. luckily, I didn’t completely destroy it… the power cord still worked. but if you know macs, you also know that the power cord has to be more cute than functional… so it’s magnetic and if you move it the wrong way, or it’s hooked on something… you’re gonna lose power.

long story short, it was painfully annoying. but I still clung to it… it was the last remnant of our life in california… and I wanted to hang onto it as long as I could. but… it didn’t have the same feelings I did apparently. thanks macbook, I see how you are.

hello, cyber monday. I can’t afford a new macbook… 1000 bucks?! are you insane? not with a new baby anyway… I was hoping they would have a killer sale on monday, but they don’t have to. they are apple.

so, I decided to tone it down a couple notches and get a netbook. I found a samsung. (I love samsung. we have a samsung refrigerator, washer and dryer, and tv upstairs)… they are so nice looking! lol… totally not about practicality around here apparently.

it arrived today. and let me tell you, it’s precious. I’m coming to you live from it right now. it has the feel of a macbook because the screen has rounded edges and the keyboard is chiclet style just like mac. it was a great 750bucksless alternative… so, I told john this is his gift to me for christmas… and I could tell by the look on his face he felt relieved… apparently, I’m not the easiest person to shop for…

so, I suppose a part of me has finally said goodbye to california. it’s time to accept this new life and move on. only took me three years. I guess it could’ve been worse. I miss it still… but life is here. a crazy. awesome. life.

and it’s finally starting to fit.

 I know this pic is weird…was just messing around with the goodies on the new pc. yep, I’m officially a pc. toodloo.

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ergo = bliss

first off… I need to tell you, I had just woken up from a nap when this lovely gem of baby happiness gear arrived. so, my hair looks disgusting and I look incredibly groggy. there’s my disclaimer. hardy har har.

the only thing I really wanted for christmas this year was an ergo carrier. I wanted it in galaxy gray with the infant insert in the same pattern. so, when my mom asked what I wanted this year I practically shouted the ergo. and of course, here it is. thanks mom and abe.

I had to put it on right away… and luckily grayson was awake… and pretty fussy. two seconds after I put him in it, the kid was out. I mean hardcore sleeping. uhhhhhhhhhhmazing. not to mention, it’s completely adorable. I am in love…

in other news, my christmas shopping, including cards (hallelujar), is complete. I’m so proud of myself this year. even johns presents were easy this year. (he was pretty open about what he wanted.)… so, I’m a happy camper. now, to sit back and enjoy grayson’s first christmas. I ordered him a exersaucer from the disney store (thanks disney points!), which I doubt he’ll remember… but it’s his first christmas… I had to get him something!

anywho, that’s all for now. going to go walk around my house aimlessly with my bebe. can’t wait for the weather to be better… aka warmer, it’s frickin’ cold here… so we can take walks with the dogs… it’ll be much easier to maneuver with two dogs trying to drag me. (sorry caesar, not the best “pack leader”…) that’s for sure.

toodloo.

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thank. you. god.

this is a beautiful thing.

and the first time it’s happened all. day. long.

it’s been a frustrating day. I got a quickie nap this morning (thank you john.)… and when I woke up I could tell it was going to be one of those days. I came down the stairs to a look from john that was like, “help!” he told me about  a half an hour before I woke up he was halfway up the stairs to get me. bless him. I needed the extra half an hour. especially for this afternoon.

from the second I woke up, he’s been fussy. I mean FUSSY. he wouldn’t eat, I changed him (worst changing session ever, mind you. he was squirmy screamer mcsquirmyson…), I fed him, I rocked him, cuddled him, put him on the playmat, fed him again, changed him, put him back on the playmat…

finally, sleep. thank you playmat. now he’s in the swing, rocking happily. phew, what a relief.

onto other news, I have something exciting going on that I can’t say anything about for a couple of weeks. I know, why even bring it up? well, I’m about to burst with excitement, that’s why! so, there’s a little teaser. come back to find out what it is. it’ll be worth the wait. I’ll take LOTS of pictures. trust me.

oh, and if you like the blanky in the pic, you can go grab something similar here. the red pistachio has THE cutest prints and her stuff is amazing. I’m a HUGE fan of hers and her sister over at the spotted barn. go check em’ out. if you have a baby shower coming up… they have THE cutest gifts. no joke.

anywho, away I go.

toodloo.

 

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thankies… and etsy yummies…

as we all know, today is the stuff your face, watch the parade, laugh with family awesomeness we refer to as thanksgiving… for john and I it’s been a couple of lonely years on thanksgiving. the first couple of years spent in connecticut we had our feast alone. last year it was kind of awesome, because I decided to take it upon myself and make our meal… (thanks, martha!) considering I’ve not really cooked much in my life (last year was when I decided to teach myself…), it turned out pretty friggin’ fabulous… but I digress… fast forward one year, to now. we. are. a family. how thankful am I for that? um, pretty dang thankful.

god is good. that’s all I have to say about that.

this last year has given me a HUGE amount of reasons to be thankful… and here are just a few (don’t want to keep you here for days, do I?). my completely awesome husband who I’m so lucky to be married to. he’s also becoming such an incredible daddy. I’m really proud of him. (especially because he said he never saw himself having kids. but then he married me… that’s what he gets! hehe) GRAYSON. from the second I got pregnant with him I loved him. which is lucky considering I had a miserable pregnancy. it kept me going. thank god for that. our amazing family. I’ve been extremely blessed with incredible in-laws as well. both my MIL (and family) and my FIL (and family) are all uhmazing… and I’m so happy grayson is going to have four sets of fabulous grandparents and two loving aunts. he’s a lucky kid. I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to grow up with all of my grandparents and my great-grandparents. granny, (great-grandma, most uhmazing woman ever, who I adore) gave us a scare this past year. (she’s 91, fyi.) she’s doing better now… but it scared me and for a second there I was hating life that we lived over here… I’m thankful my husband has a job he loves and is getting his mba (go him!)… and I’m super happy his job enabled me to take three months maternity leave! oh, and we cannot forget my adorable pooches, elsie and baxter man. without whom, I may have a lot less stress and a lot less half-eaten chucks… but they’re worth it. (I’m curious why elsie targets my chucks anyway? nothing else is ever chewed up…)

needless to say, it’s been a great year. with the addition of grayson, I feel like john and I are moving in the right direction. it’s awesome. finally starting to settle into married life… and past a few gigantic bumps… we’re still here! hooray!

one of the newest additions to my bank of thankfulness is ETSY. I luff it so friggin’ much. it makes those painful late nights with little g… slightly less painful. here are a couple of the recent digs… tell me what you think…

this is the cutiepatootiehat seen in my six-week checkup post on grayson. it’s darling and john loves it. it’s his hat of choice for grayson right now and he had me order another one in the next size up and a brown one. the seller of these hats is totally awesome. she goes by “mama mac” and it totally suits her. totally cool chick. you should check out her shop. the hats are totally affordable and I can totally attest to the great quality. check her out: daddy mack hats.

this was a total impulse buy… and I’m totally glad I got it. it’s a diaper wallet. (not to mention completely adorable!) it’s just big enough to hold a couple grovia biosoakers, some grovia wipes, and my debit card/license, and my iphone. I’ve used it several times already. it’s awesome for when you’re just running out. it makes me a little happy inside. they are a little spendy, but in my opinion, totally worth it. plus, they have tons of designs… and they make baby bedding too… very cute shop… check em’ out here: everafter.

this onesie I couldn’t pass up. it’s from blink baby. she’s one of my favorites. I love the onesies she makes… she is also a very cool seller… it seems to be a trend on etsy. (part of the appeal)… the adorable hat, I couldn’t pass up. it’s made in maine…. which for some reason made it more appealing… new englander kinship maybe? plus, it’s hubby approved… which is always a plus. (too big for him right now. but looking forward to when I can see his cute lil head sporting this.) she’s got tons of cute ones… check em’ out – babbidge patch.

saved one of my fav’s for last… so originally, I ordered the longies (which are FAB btw.) for g to wear over some sustainablebabyish fitteds he has… but the seller accidentally sent me these ridiculously cute soakers. she messaged me and told me she’d made a mistake (before I even got them!) but told me to keep them… I tried to refuse… she wouldn’t take no for an answer. needless to say, it was a good day for me. please, please check her out… taryn stuff. she rocks.

if you’ve made it this far, congratulations… you’ve won an virtual air high five from yours truly. I hope I didn’t bore you to tears… but I could yack about etsy for about eighty hours, so consider yourself lucky. sorry about the picture quality. can’t find our good camera, had to settle for the iphone.

hope everyone out there has a fantastic thanksgiving… eat lots! it’s a get out of guilt free day.

toodloo.

oh and p.s. a huge thankies to my fabulous model, baxter… without whom, these pics may be a little less colorful.

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skype. target… and, well… that’s a lot for one day!

me and my main man ventured to target today. I thought it would be dead considering friday is the wonderous black friday… but ohhhhhhhhhhh no… everyone and their brother had that idea. it was still nice to get out of the house… especially considering the power went out on our whole block… the only thing I don’t like about target is that it’s a bankaccountsuck… I walked in there to get john some hair gel and me some aveeno… walked out with baby jumpers, leggings, bath soap, diaper rash creme, a bundle me… I mean it’s redonkulous what the baby section does to me.

but it was fun.

little g looked super cute in a new outfit we got him last week. my hubs loves all things aviation… so when babies r us had this little outfit marked down… and I had a gift card (thanks ryan and anna!)… he’s looking mighty stylish… :)

last night was little g and I’s first skype session with my mom and stepdad… it was actually really fun… once you get over the looking at someone while talking through the computer. it’s a little strange. I’m definitely not a phone person… so being a “skype” person is going to take some getting used to…

here’s what we got the joy of experiencing. hardy har har. they can be highly hilarious sometimes. (oh and don’t forget how cute the chihuahua little guy is… he used to drive me nuts (high school)… but now I love him to pieces…

so, that’s all folks. nothing too too exciting around here. I seriously need to take pics of the recent etsy purchases. I could just die by pure cuteness value…

hmmm, maybe that’ll be next.

toodloo.

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dreamy mcdreamerson.

had a trippy dream last night. it was a first for a couple of months. when I was ahem, with-child, I would have trippy dreams all the time. the common one was that he was born with his heart outside his chest… or that he had no eyes. in fact, I remember asking the u/s tech at his twenty week appt if she could tell if he had eyes… she rolled hers and then told me he definitely has eyes… good thing she was right… tude’ aside.

anywho, last night I dreamt that I woke up in our house in california (yep, we’ll get into that later. flippin’ real estate market.)… and all of this had been a dream. marriage, connecticut, grayson. all of it. I remember feeling sad, but a little relieved. is that horrible? don’t get me wrong… I love john, grayson, and our life together, but a) itsalotoffrigginwork and b) I was really young… I am still young!

when I woke up it was a bit jarring. like, whoa! where am I? (hate those almost as bad as the falling ones.)… I didn’t tell john when I came downstairs (he watches little g for a couple hours in the morning, so I can get a nap.)… I felt almost ashamed. what in the world?

can’t control dreams, right?

in other news, I am terribly bummed I can’t got shopping black friday (we all know how much I love to shop.)… I just am not ready to expose little man to that kind of mania. (or my nerves, frankly.) there’s always next year. maybe I’ll experience a black friday toddler tantrum. a girl can dream.

I guess that’s all I’ve got for now. I need to post a couple of things I got on etsy because they are all too frickin’ cute. :)

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