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