Happy Winter Solstice

Today is the shortest day of the year, the sunset at 4:54 PM today! Good thing though, the days will start getting longer now. I've been thinking a lot about Winter Solstice lately, especially after Nico's (three hour) nap. When Nico wakes up it is usually almost dark and I really struggle with being motivated to go out and do some fun activity, I just want to stay inside and be cozy. I call the time between Nico's nap and Mike coming home from work the dead time. We both are a little bored and crazy. Just curious is there a dead time of your day? What do you do to shake things up? Anyhow, happy longer days to come!

PS if you need to feel extra cozy you can stream a fireplace blaze from netflix, who knew?


Coming this May

Baby girl number two. We are very happy.

This one was taken a few weeks before the first picture, she is sucking her thumb and using the placenta as a pillow, at least that is what my OB said.


23 Months


Santa, and other things

In an attempt to beat the Holiday rush that usually surrounds Union Square, and a visit to Santa, we decided to pay the jolly old fat man a visit today. I have to say that we were not surprised by Nico's reaction to Santa. I mean who really wants to be placed on a stranger's knee anyway? I wish the pictures were a little better, but Mike was taking them on the sly (Nico did not sit still long enough for the lady taking pictures to get one). Apparently you are not allowed to take pictures with your own camera at the North Pole, news to me!

We rounded out the evening by buying our Christmas tree, and then running out of gas on the way home, oops! Later, on inspection of our storage unit I discovered that our Christmas decorations were nowhere to be found! Could they be at my parent's house? Looks like I am going to find out tomorrow. All in all kind of a funny day.


safely out of Santa's clutches


Good Hair

How many of you are jealous of your baby's hair?


Nico was a bunny for Halloween. Trick or treating got mixed reviews from Nico, she was really into the candy part but not so much into the in between stuff. We went out kind of late so she was both excited and tired and there were lots of stairs. All in all we have a fun night.

20, 21, 22

I've been taking these pictures every month as usual, I just never post them.



Sorry for the blog neglect. Getting pictures from the camera to the blog always seems like a hassle, so we never do it.

Here are pictures from a film camera Mike has been using lately.

Picking apples at Gizdich Ranch.

Awesome wedding in New Orleans.



We went to Yosemite last last weekend with our friends the Elliots. We had such a great time, the weather was perfect, and the park was green and lovely. The kids had so much fun balancing on fallen trees, roasting marshmallows, playing cards, taking bike rides, and playing in the dirt. Hands down my favorite part of the trip was riding bikes through the valley. We brought Mike's bike and a seat for Nico and I rented a cruiser. Lessons learned from our trip: pack less food, bring a port-a-crib (does anyone have suggestions for sleeping arraignments with a toddler), bring bathing suits.