Monday, August 30, 2010

An End to a Hair Era

While Christine did a fabulous job with Daniel's first haircut, his hair grows about as fast as mine and it was time for a full-blown, sit-in-a-chair-with-a-cape-on, haircut.

Here's my british rockstar son before:

During his cut at Doodle Doo's in Manhattan:

And here's my not-totally-clean-cut-but-at-least-I-can-see-his-face son after:

I still get to rub my face in his hair and his curls still come out when it's wet or humid, so not everything has changed!  That being said, I think I want to grow it back out now.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Few Steps

Daniel FINALLY took a few steps on his own today.  Wish I had this one video, but I'll get it soon.

As we all know, Daniel has been walking while holding on to one single finger for at least a couple of months.  When he first started doing this people told me that he would walk "any day now".... 2+ months later I'm still walking around with my pinky in his hand.

I'm sure that in a few months I'm going to wish that he was still trying to take my finger, but seeing his first little steps today made me scream out loud and watching him go from me to Matt tonight was simply perfect!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Like Mother, Like Son

For those of you who know me well, this photo needs no explanation... and maybe we should just leave it at that.

Looks as though my son is continuing the tradition of sleeping with a blanket (or, in this case, many blankets, a lion and a duck).

Sunday, August 8, 2010

No Daddy, Day 2

Matt is in Montreal partying like a rockstar at Mike D's bachelor party and I'm at home being a full time single mom until I go to the shore later this afternoon.

I have to say that while we both miss Matt a ton, I have not only had so much fun over the last two days but I honestly think I've been more productive than I have since Daniel was born.  No joke.  I've gotten through so much on my to-do list that it's a little sick.  Daniel, luckily, is the best kid in the world so he's actually been chilling out much of the time that I've been organizing, cleaning, etc.  Mealtimes have also been pretty fun and quite successful!

We were even lucky enough to be doing an errand in Hoboken yesterday afternoon when my friends, the Giacopellis, invited us out for dinner with them and Daniel's friend, Ryan.  What a dinner it was!  It was a gorgeous night, we sat outside and, amazing, both kids ate dinner (not always guaranteed these days) AND they let us eat our dinners and drink our wine.  I can't believe this happened!  Mind you, this was the first time Daniel ate french fries and buttery delicious grilled cheese - but he devoured it all.

To say thanks, we gave the little guys ice cream for dessert - which neither of us has ever done.  Quite the evening!

We're now off to the shore where we will be meeting up with Jody, Joy and all 5 of their kids for the week.  Definitely will be posting about this - especially since they're driving up here in THIS.... should be interesting, indeed!