key fob

Dear Mike,

I promise not to leave the house without my keys if they are attached to this:


take a second look

Who knew that L.L. Bean (signature) and Talbots were going to have some really cute pieces? I love it when places you've long since written off as being out of date and frumpy come back and surprise you with fresh ideas.


L.L. Bean

She looks bit sea sick in this picture.



I just signed up for boot camp. I am scared.

stripes, suits, chambray

Right now I am loving (along with everyone else) stripes and chambray. These pictures, most of which I grabbed from The Satorialist, have been on my desktop for months just floating around making me happy. Oh and I love all these dapper Italian men in their suits. Enjoy the picture overload!



Why do I always blog on the weekends? Because I am not a real blogger.

Sorry can't get enough of these leg/bum pictures.

We took a trip to anthropologie to see some things in person and find out how they fit (sob, sob). One of my former co-workers noticed that I had painted my nails, and said that things must be going pretty well if I had time to get them done (she has two kids). I was thinking the same thing last night as I was doing them, something I would never have understood before having Nico. After shopping we grabbed sandwiches and dessert from La Boulange and headed over to the Legion of Honor. Oh chocolate eclairs I love you.

When we finished our gluttonous meal we went for a very little hike. We figured that Nico would fall asleep in the Bjorn, but she was wide eyed and very alert the whole time.

It is so fun to do all these "firsts" with her. True, most of the time she sleeps right through whatever it is we are doing (walking across Golden Gate Bridge for instance) but it still seems exciting to get to do them with her her first time around. She is so new! Here she is wide awake at the end of the hike.

She had begun to be able to put her hands in her mouth and I love listening to her sucking and slurping on her them. Along with eating her hands she can now scratch herself with real gusto, thus the scratch on her nose, bad mom for not clipping her nails better.

And one last pictures of her smiling.


happy st. patty's

And here is a leprechaun I caught.

Thanks Aunt Elizabeth for the silly little outfit!


2 months

Nico is now the ripe old age of two months (and 4 days)! I intended to put these up on the 4th (when she turned two months) but I lag. But these were taken on the 4th so it still counts. I remembered this idea after she was one month so no official one month picture, I guess that is just true to my style though. I want to do something similar to what Nicole does on Making it Lovely every month. I have not decided if I am going to have the pictures in the same place every time though. Anyhow, I made a little badge Nico can wear, or I can pin on something near her to mark her age. The plan is to do it till she is 24 months. We will see how it goes, and how she grows.

country road

Look at these darling clothes from country road.


We had Nico's blessing yesterday. There were lots of people in attendance, parents, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and aunts. We were really grateful that people made the trek up here so early in the morning. Nico cried before and after the blessing but during she quietly looked around at everyone.

Per family tradition my mom made Nico's blessing gown. My mom used some of the leftover silk that my wedding dress was made out of to make Nico's dress. To fasten the closure in the back we used some little shell buttons that belonged to my grandmother. A nice little touch I think. I love the little pin tucks, the peter pan collar, and the crinkly sound that the dupioni silk makes.

Sharing a laugh with grandma Gniewosz.

Not sure what my dad is scowling at.


8 weeks

Has it already been 8 weeks? I can't believe how big she is getting, her little face is getting chubby and so are her legs and bum. Her absolute favorite place is on the changing table. She coos and jabbers and is so happy there, we hope this is a good sign for when we move her into her "room". She has decided to finally acknowledge us by smiling at us, we are thrilled. I can't help get a little sad when i think about how fast she is growing. I think I can understand now why people have lots of babies.



We try to take at least one a day.

Mike stitched a bunch of pictures together to get this picture. Our couch really is not bowed like that.