May 25, 2011
When I was pondering over what I could post for this week’s installment of pretty, happy, funny, real, I worried because it turns out there is only one thing I have taken pictures of this week. I’ll leave it to you to guess (how could you possibly) what that might have been. After despairing for a few moments, a light went on (I decided to cheat). WHAT could be more real than a mom who incessantly takes pictures of her child? Nothing, I tell you. So here we are.
Here you have the “evocative black and white quasi-profile shot.”
I like to call this one “Mommy please put down the camera and play with me.”
This one is my favorite:
There are more (oh, there are more. We’re just scratching the surface here, people) but they’re all from the same baby photoshoot, so I will spare you!
But oh! I just remembered I took some pictures at our church fair last week. And, is it just me, or does this:
Just look like the worst idea ever? Eek.
We had fun on the ground, though.
May 18, 2011
This is going to be a “funny, real” installment. My little Jelly Bean recently had her first “real” playdate (all the others being more excuses to hang out with my girlfriends than opportunities for J to play with other babies, her being unable to hold up her torso and all). The girls sat facing each other and stealing one another’s toys and squeaking at each other, which was adorable, and generally having a good old time.
What we did not take into account, however, was the fact that my hubs has recently taught J a game called “Baby Attack” in which he sits the baby on his chest and lets her fall forward and gnaw on his chin, nose, cheekbone, and whatever else she can get her chubby little hands on. It’s hilarious but she is STRONG and will happily chew on your face with full force.
Now, you, being a rational human, have already figured out what was bound to happen here but it took us a little longer. First, J grabbed little L’s pacifier leash and chewed on it for a while. After she had lulled us into complacence, she did some sort of baby kung fu move and toppled L in one fell swoop, diving in and grabbing her head in a truly masterful round of Baby Attack.
We have taught her well.
I’m sure they’ll come back again one day. Once the gum-marks have faded from her forehead, that is.
Go see Leila and Rosie at Like Mother, Like Daughter for more Pretty, Happy, Funny, and Real!
May 17, 2011
I love Pinterest. It is the most addicting site ever. I love pinning every pretty thing I see and keeping reminders of cool DIY projects or decorating ideas. It is seriously the best. However. Last week (during the great blogging hiatus of 2011) I pinned this super pretty pair of incredibly inexpensive earrings as a reminder to myself to go back and buy them the next day. Here they are:
So cute right? And only $12! But! After I pinned those earrings I went to bed, blissfully ignorant of what would await me in the morning. My pin went viral (Pinterest-style) and got repinned a ton. When I went back the next day to buy the earrings they were… wait for it… SOLD OUT! So learn from me, dear friends: if you want to pin something, buy it before you pin it.
PS- If you want a Pinterest invite, let me know. It is still invite-only, but it is easy to invite people. You’ll like it. Fair warning, though: super addicting.
May 17, 2011
Hello my sweet blog! I have missed you! Turns out new jobs take attention away from little, lovable blogs. I hope to post a real post tonight. Until then, you’ve earned a baby picture: