Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ballerinas

We have a obsession with all things ballerina lately. Samantha wears a tutu daily. Today we went to playgroup with a tutu on (sorry mom). I think that's one of those things my mom wouldn't approve of. But I decided if she goes to school and wears something weird she'll get made fun of. Now, she's two, so I might as well let her do it. As long as its weather appropriate. Now, my point with this post is I want to get her something cute, ballerinaesque for her Easter basket. And I found these cute pettiskirts. I'm in love with them. However, they're $72. That sounds insane to me. How do people spend $72 on something for a 2 year old. Does anyone know where to find something similar? Or equally cute for a little ballerina?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Imagination


It is so amazing to me that sometimes when I take out my camera Samantha will run and say no and I cannot get a picture. And sometimes she looks like this, so cute. I swear, she is 2 different people living in 1 body.

Sam is obsessed with the Backyardigans. She gave us all a Backyardigan name and uses our new names all the time. Tim is Tyrone and I am Tasha. As soon as she wakes up in the morning she starts calling me Tasha and it doesn't stop. At times she still does call me Mommy of course. But lately I'd say we are Tasha and Tyrone a little more often than Mommy and Daddy. She can sometimes take this new game a little too far. At a party my parents had she was giving almost everyone names. Of course there weren't enough Backyardigan names so she branched out to Dora and Diego names too. And she remembered about 20 peoples names and called them it all night. She's tough on this too. She doesn't let you be who you want to be. She has a name in mind for everyone and it is very hard to get her to change her mind. And no, I swear my kid doesn't watch a lot of TV. She's very lucky if it gets turned on for 1 30 min. show a day. I don't know how she got so obsessed with this, but she did. It's pretty funny. I should really videotape her doing this so we can laugh about it when she's older.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscars

I thought the Oscars weren't so good this year. I was actually annoyed that I stayed up to watch them. I could have been reading my book or checking email or sleeping. I don't know why No Country for Old Men won everything. I didn't like it. I didn't watch it all because I thought it was just a guy basically killing everyone. Maybe I should give it another change since everyone else obviously liked it. John Stewart was funny at times, he's a pretty good host. I just wanted some feel good movies to win. I don't know why there were so many dark movies this year. I loved Juno, Michael Clayton, Gone Baby Gone, and The Bucket List. I still haven't seen Atonement. Any thoughts on the Oscars anyone? I did think Katherine Heigl looked great, although she strangely seemed very nervous. Who else? Nobody else really stood out to me. The lady who wrote Juno is a strange dresser. Oh and the Michael Clayton chick who won, she looked much better in the movie. That's it, all my thought, I wasn't impressed this year. Wondering what my mother thought, since she's a Oscar fanatic.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Busy





I know, I've been a terrible blogger, I'm sorry. I'm pretty sure not many people are still reading, you've given up on me. We've been busy, Tim has taken a lot of time off this winter, he's gearing up for opening his restaurant in June and he's been working only 2 1/2 days a week since January. Once May comes (or probably earlier) he'll be working 6 or 7 days a week so it was nice for him to have some time off. However, it means I have been gallavanting around with him instead of doing my normal stuff. We've been to visit his parents, his friend, his brother, and then we got company here. I'm looking forward to doing nothing in the month on April. We're staying close to home for Easter which I'm very happy about. We also found out we're expecting a new arrival in August which we're very excited about. We'll find out if it's a girl or boy in early April so I'll need some help then with names. Here's some cute pictures and I promise to think of more things to say soon.

These pictures are from Prospect Park zoo we went last week when we visited Peter in Brooklyn. It was the perfect zoo for little kids, the Bronx Zoo is a little too big for 2 year olds.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008