Monthly Archives: October 2010


These are custom-made, fabolous, and although they cost $125-150, don’t they seem worth every penny??

Ferocious Felt Lion Coat - $125

Fantastic Little Fox Coat - $150


A nug of our own

Nuggie New Food Report:

The youngster has decided to like hard boiled egg whites! I cut them up to look like big teeth. Scary!

She has also decided to become a pizzawolf like her mother. There is a new pizza place in our neighborhood and it is surprisingly NOT terrible. What??

Smoothies. This baby says “What, you think you can go to a smoothie place and not get me one too? Is it because I am SMALL?”

Playtime Report:

The nuggie sometimes goes to three parks in one day. Spoiled much??! Her favorite thing is practicing going up and down stairs.

Her other favorite thing is “echoes.” She likes to yelp underneath the 7 train where the good echoes hide. (Note to people who will be making the trip – the truly best echo spot is closer to the 33rd street station, right underneath the light fixture in each vaulted zone)

Other great games include “water smear” “toy spasm” and “throw stuff in the bathtub”

Language Report:

So far it’s “dog” for sure (pronounced “UHH!”)
“BAH BAH” which means bye-bye / bottle / or baby depending on the situation (I think?)
“MEH MEH” which contrary to popular belief does not mean “mama” but “meow meow” as in a cat

She can’t tell you what she wants when she points in its general direction but she can tell you what she *doesn’t* want by shaking her head “no” – which is pretty helpful. Except that what she wants is usually a pen to destroy things with. Or coffee. The kid LOVES coffee.

The time has come …

for another vintage kids’ clothes bonanza courtesy of a bunch of Etsy folk…

I mean, this is useful for ME I guess since I am one of five readers of this blog!

children's navy sailor coat. size 5 - $29

Smocked Toddler's Dress - Hand Made 1970s - $14.50

Cowboy vest (4-6) - $40

Little Girl's Red Wool Peacoat sz 4-5T - $25

1960s little girls double breasted coat - Dandelion Yellow - $50

Olive green polyester dress 4T - $12

70's toddler velvet jumper - $8.50

long sleeve toddler shirt sz 3T - $7

Sunny Yellow and Eyelet Toddler Girls Prairie Dress - $16

The magical, mysterious…

As I have mentioned before, the young child loves all things electronic and gadget-y. Phones, fax machines (seriously. My mom has one of these. I thought they were all in the Smithsonian- but no!), remote controls and naturally, Blackberries. Mike just recently got his first (a proud day for me) and now V can compare and contrast the feature array and screen resolutions of the Curve vs. the first generation Bold. Recently she absconded with Mike’s phone only to return it bearing the following message in the call screen…


“She typed ‘Opoopo’,” Mike said and handed me the phone. I roared. “OPOOPO!!!”

But …who IS this O’poo’po … witchdoctor, shapeshifter, Irish coprophage? I am having lots more fun with this whole Opoopo thing than Mike, and certainly more than Virginia, whose intention was most likely to push whatever amount and order of keys would produce a picture of a dog or baby.

Now I use Opoopo as a threat like, “Put on your sweater Virginia- Opoopo doesn’t have time for cold babies who are inadequately dressed.” – or negatively – “Virginia, you better stop whining or I’ll tell Opoopo alllll about it. (AND YOU KNOW HOW HE GETS!)

She could really care less about what Opoopo thinks though, so I guess this is where the dream dies.


Shootin’ the Breeze

I shot this video of the nug exlaining something repeatedly and with great fervor over the weekend. No idea what she’s on about but it’s extremely cute, no?

Politics is Delicious

One of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s top advisors is apparently a genius in the kitchen as well. She brought some chocolate chip cookies to our office last week and they were so insanely good – super thin, crispy and almost toffee-like. We begged her for the recipe and she complied! Enjoy!

2 c. unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
3 c. light brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. salt
12 oz. chips

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Sift together dry ingredients.
3. Cream butter.
4. Add sugars and beat until light.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Add vanilla and mix well.
7. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
8. Add chips.
9. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
10. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets covered with parchment.
11. Bake 8-10 minutes.