Sunday, May 31, 2009

just went to the etsy site and this was one of the featured items on the front page:

buy it here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


i want to buy one of the following instant cameras...   

(and it's cute, too.)

 (i have reservations about this one though, since my current digi cam is not very purse friendly i end up taking more pictures with my iphone then anything else.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009





j. crew window

j. crew emails me a lot.  they somehow have my personal email and they like to stay in touch with me, sometimes multiple times a week.  

last night i passed a j. crew store and i must say, i like the ice cream cone windows.



(crappy camera phone pics)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


i'm kind of obsessed with fentiman's sodas lately.  

jeff introduced them to me one day at work about a month ago.  he let me try them all.  

the shandy is my favorite.  it has 70% beer and natural lemon juice.  i could drink them all day. (they're only .5% alcohol.)

g thinks that they're gross but i want to try making a real shandy at home sometime.  

they're all really good.  the seville orange and the ginger beer are two other favorites.  

Monday, May 25, 2009

and hello

it's been so long since i last posted, i don't even know where to begin.

things have been busy. 

and our household has been sick.  i had it first, for over a week and even lost my voice for a day or so. (probably a nice reprieve for gabe and ollie!)  then ollie got it, over a week ago.  and he still has it. g came down with it today. and the best part is, i have a sore throat and swollen glands so it looks like it's coming back to haunt me. 

also lately:

ollie is almost crawling. he scoots backwards. we try to put things in front of him that he really wants. like scooter's tail. 

this past week ollie also decided he no longer likes solids. there was a lot of turning his head and avoiding eye contact with me while in his high chair. and this face:
i'm happy to report that tonight, he ate everything i put in front of him. it seems like he's back on solids. (phew!)

for my first mother's day (ahhhhhh!), gabe gave me this photo cube for my desk. i love it.

he also cooked a lovely breakfast:
(he does this just about every weekend day.  and he does the dishes.)

to relax at night i've been messing around and doodling:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

excuse my absence.  i'll be back soon.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


1.  last night i had the pleasure of hanging out with a great group of women.   we drank a little wine, snacked on some good food and talked about kids.  one of the  mom's young daughter was watching a friend's little boy get a diaper change.  she told his mom that, "he has a very long vagina."  every time i think about this i giggle.  

2.  i've become complacent about having loads upon loads of laundry that need to be done (desperately), not going grocery shopping on a regular basis lately and the dust bunnies floating around our house.  i'll notice something that needs to be done, feel stressed about it for a good second and then tell myself to hell with it.

3.  the step-cat is sick.  like, really sick.  while the step-cat and i have never been best friends, it's sad to see him wobble around.  and i'm sad for his dad.  

it's time to sleep.  good night.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

my days have been full of work and baby, hence the lack of content here. i was all excited to write a post tonight, but the truth is, once i sat down on the couch, i felt like i was sinking into it.

so, i give you a brief video of ollie.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

mornings around here

ollie usually dazzles us with show tunes:


Saturday, May 2, 2009

a conversation with my father

dad: hey, tray? i want to send you an email. what’s your email address again? tracey@yahoo, right?  (yahoo! is pronounced yeah-whew.)

me: no, dad. my email is not

dad: oh…well i sent it to tracey@yeah-whew. i’m it’ll find you somehow.

umm, yeah, dad. ‘cause the email delivery man knows me.

Friday, May 1, 2009

bought a couple of copies of this the other day. one for ollie and one for his girlfriend. it has a built in finger puppet.

by sara gillinham
illustrated by lorena siminovich
from chronicle books