Monthly Archives: July 2009

Fun with Daddy

The other night I walked into our bedroom to check on Mike and the baby after they had disappeared for a diaper change a while earlier. Mike was walking around with Virginia on his head repeating, “Tallest baby in the world… tallest baby in the world.”

Just the facts.


Favorite young adult books?

It’ll be a while before V is reading on her own but Mike and I have a niece who turns 8 tomorrow and I asked my friends for book suggestions. Here’s what they came up with…

Dominic suggested…

The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars

The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Byars

Morgan suggested…

The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer

The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer

Elizabeth wisely suggested the entire Ramona series (which I had forgotten about but totally LOVED as kid)


the whole Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry

All great, age-appropriate picks with the exception of Jeff’s suggestion of ‘Guilty of Everything’ by Herbert Huncke- which Publisher’s Weekly describes as, “Guilty of inducing boredom as well, this sordid, ill-written memoir by a retired thief and ex-addict adds little to one’s knowledge of Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac and the post-World War II drug scene.”

(You can click all the cover images above to be directed to a place where money can be exchanged for them)




I wish there was a bigger, better picture of these infant “boots” but it’ll have to do- that is, until I break down and order them and can photograph them on V’s feet. (I’ll wait till she’s a walker though) For $25.99? Cheap thrills.

I’ll have to call and ask what exactly “small, medium and large” translate to…

Arf arf!

Dachshund lamp

Dachshund lamp

This cute non-toxic lamp at 2Modern comes in 6 colors and offers the perfect amount of light to change a diaper by. Also, unlike a real dachshund, you don’t have to worry about it breaking its own spine by jumping off the bed?

Gettin’ raw!

It’s good to let it all hang out sometimes, you know?

A boob’s eye view…

Okay, okay – – there was this OTHER component to the birthday picnic on Saturday that I failed to mention in the post. Instead it made the Post. And yes, I am the breast-feeding mom (loosely) quoted therein…


Now I’ve got Twitter people in Europe wanting pictures to confirm this is true? I didn’t take any because I am a “cool New Yorker” – nor did I take any yesterday when Mike, V, my mom and I had dinner three feet from P Diddy and his three bodyguards at Serafina. What can I say- these boobs are fame magnets.

Li’l Sumo

The nuggie got her passport photos taken the other day and I meant to scan or take photos of them to post on here but then we had to get them off to Washington in a hurry if Virginia is going to get her first passport in time for our trip to Toronto on August 5th. But WOW– she totally didn’t look like herself! First of all she didn’t look like a girl (we can blame grandma for dressing her in a blue and white stripe Ralph Lauren romper), second – she looked positively OBESE (we can blame my boobs). I had heard “the camera adds ten pounds” but I thought that was a relative term not necessarily applicable to 6 week olds- not true. Thankfully she is too young to hate her passport photo or she would hate her passport photo. When we get her passport back in a few days I’ll show you…

While not obese, Virginia *is* growing really heartily. We went to the pediatrician on Monday and she is now 12.6lbs and 23.5 inches long! That’s >97th percentile! She’s going to be a little bruiser in the infant room at daycare in the fall; schoolin’ all those puny multiple births! Look out.