Friday, April 26, 2013

back in the office.

So, I've officially been back to work for two full weeks now, and the transition (minus a horrible computer virus that wiped out our office network for 5 days) has been pretty smooth.  In the interest of keeping it real, however, I thought I would share that three times a day, I sit in my office with the door closed feeling panicky about whether I locked said door.  Because having a colleague walk in on you with your boobs hanging out (especially on those days you wear a dress that has to be hiked up around your neck while you pump) is not exactly the most professional thing to do - YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

In other news, breastfeeding is going really well, and so far my breastpump has only had POSITIVE things to say to me.  A longer post on all of this is overdue, but it's back to my valiant dig-out-from-under-the-piles-on-my-desk battle (I'm winning!  Slowly, but surely!)  Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

best of what's around - april 2013.

Forgive me remaining blog readers, for I have sinned.  It's been awhile since my last post, and I apologize.  Life moves quicker with each passing day (it seems), and I'm trying to soak it all up.  We survived the Norovirus, the end of my maternity leave, and this seemingly NEVER-ENDING winter (can we get some warm weather, puuuhhhhlllleeeease?!)

Anyway, I've really been focusing on squeezing the juice out of every moment of every day.... and, without further ado, here are some of our favorite things as of late....

Favorite picture of me and Jack on a recent riverwalk  

Favorite picture from Owen's 2 month photo shoot - can you believe he's TWO MONTHS old already?!

Favorite recent playdate with friends - the circus comes to town! 

 Favorite candid picture of Jack "playing baby" - doesn't he look SO old in this picture?!
Favorite chubby baby Owen picture - check out that double chin! 
Favorite picture of me and my little man - both in our suits! - on my first day back to work

Favorite video of jack - especially hearing him share who his best friend is.  SO ADORABLE!

Favorite music as of late - Rebecca Ferguson 
Image from here 
Favorite reality show recently - Real Housewives of Atlanta, OF COURSE - the three part reunion was GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS (you knew I was going to say that, right?!)

images from here
Favorite FUNNY children's books.  Dear Mr. Mo Willems, you are a bright spot in my evening storybook routine! xo, me
Other favorites as of late include:

Love the "stop all this llama drama!" line!

 for our little namesake!
 The sequel to Lost and Found, this one's just as beautifully illustrated! 

images from here
Jack's favorite toys right now - two big trucks that transport anything from blocks to stuffed animals to his little brother - if only we allowed it! 

Images from here.
Owen's favorite toys right now - not that he's super picky.  If it makes noise and lights up, he's pretty enthralled...

My favorite recent purchase - bright blue skinny jeans from target.  They are SO comfy - I could LIVE in them.  If only colored denim was courtroom appropriate.  Le sigh.
Graco Duo Glider stroller in Metropolitan
 Favorite modes of transportation as of late - it's a toss-up between the ergo and the double stroller.  Love the ease and convenience of both!  Images from here.
Ergo Baby Carrier

So there you have it - our most recent favorites!  Hope you have all been having a wonderful April!  We really can't complain (except about this unseasonably cold weather!) All the best to you and yours -- what favorite things are you enjoying these days???  

Saturday, April 6, 2013

some more jack-isms for your Saturday!

Me: Jack, how did this truck get to the bottom of the stairs?  Did you throw it?
Jack: It was a accident on purpose.

while organizing clothes that he's grown out of...
Me: How did you get to be such a big boy?
Jack: (motioning with his hands) I was a tiny baby!  I grow and I grow and I grow.  I am a big boy, and I am cute!

Me: I have to feed Owen first.
Jack: Owen's daddy can do it.

Me: What do you want to do today?  Do you want to go to the park?
Jack: No, he wants to play trucks ALL DAY LONG.

clothes are strewn all over my room during my spring cleaning campaign...
Jack: Who made this mess?!  It was MOMMY.  I am going to be very mad at you!

in the throes of spring cleaning...
Me: Holy moly!  Mommy needs some chocolate!
Jack (runs to the top of the stairs and yells down to Daddy):  DADDY!  DADDY!  WE MEAN CHOCOLATE!  EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!  WE MEAN SOME CHOCOLATE!
Sometimes when he's excited he uses "mean" instead of "need."  Adorable!

while hiding behind a box...
Jack: I'm hiding so I can peek you.  You can't even see me, Mom!

annnddd... my favorite sentence of all time.  I MEAN to record this because I LOVE the way he says it.
Jack:  We MEAN to get more ba-neeeee-nas puz we fresh out!
He says "puz" when he means "because," and it's the cutest thing ever.