Showing posts with label My town. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My town. Show all posts

Monday, March 18, 2013

What's up, Chuck?

Hi everyone!

 Did you have a good weekend?

Last week hubby had to work some pretty long hours, so Chuck and I really looked forward to the weekend.  Thank goodness everything was low key and relaxing.  We ended up visiting some nearby relatives and shopping for supplies for a new project...

Here are some photos from last week:


Chuck and I continue to really enjoy music time at the library.

Thanks Vanessa for taking such a lovely photo!






We celebrated St. Patrick's day: 
I think Chuck looks good with a beard, no?

Leprechaun?  Nope.  It's hubby!




And this is why toddler time rocks....
It's so sweet how Chuck's face lights up whenever he sees this little girl.  
Hope your week starts off well.... (and if not, well, there are only four more days till the weekend... woo hoo!)  Today I'm taking Chuck to the dentist for his first checkup. *Gulp.* We'll see how that goes....

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Craft Fair

was this past Saturday.  Oi vey!  I never realized how much effort it takes to design a product, make a product, package a product, set up shop, and then sell a product.  Yikes.  We're still recovering from all the preparations.

Tita Tina did pretty well selling her paintings.  I had some sales (mostly from family members- thank you for coming by and supporting us!), and I made enough to just cover 90% of my material costs.  Wowzers.  For all of you who do this in real life, I salute  you!  Truly, crafting is not for the weak.

All in all, I'm really glad we tried something new.  Now I can check something off the old bucket list.  I'd like to try this venture out another time in the future... but next time I'll think of different crafts to sell.... Hrmm....

Oh yeah- here are some photos from the fair!






Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What's up, Chuck?

Lately Chuck and I have been going outside to feed the birds and blow bubbles.  
These are some of my favorite moments of the day.




Monday, January 28, 2013

We ♥ music class

You know when you're in the middle of doing something you love.... and you just don't want to stop because you love it so much?  That's how I feel during our weekly music classes.

Seeing the kids' responses to the music just makes me so happy.


Music time from Pink Stripey Socks on Vimeo.

Special thanks to quick thinking Elizabeth for capturing this special moment on her iPhone.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cowboy party






When we first moved back to New Jersey, I was afraid that we wouldn't find community.
Silly me.

Last week our toddlers group held a cowboy party for the kids.
Costume?  Party?
Yup.  I've found my kind of people.

Psst- Tomorrow I'll share how I crapted Baby Chuck's cowboy costume from felt, cardboard, and a cake tin. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Liberty Science Center

This year my Christmas gift to hubby was a trip to nearby Liberty Science Center.  Before going, I was a bit worried that Baby Chuck wouldn't find the experience very fun.

It turns out I shouldn't have worried at all because he loved it.  There were tons of knobs, doodads and thingamajiggers for him to yank, twist, and push.


Baby Chuck conducting some serious experiments

Solar powered race cars
Hubby being animated at the animation exhibit

Score!  Two thumbs up for this wall of buttons!

Look ma!  I'm touching germs


We also loved these twisty knobs

Monday, January 7, 2013

Party time

Last week a couple of kids in our Toddler Time group celebrated their second birthday.  Their mommies were so nice and brought cake, cookies, and a whole bunch of birthday fun to our group.

You know what?  Even though it's super exhausting to be a mommy, one of the perks is that I get to see the world through a set of fresh, new eyes.  Through Baby Chuck's eyes, everything is new and amazing.  Take a look at the birthday hat and bubbles, for example.  Baby Chuck just loved them both.







Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A 2012 review

So much happened in the past twelve months.
Here are some of the nicest things, toughest things, and favorite projects of 2012.

January
 
Nicest thing:  Introducing Baby Chuck to my sister
Toughest things:  Taking Baby Chuck to get tested for allergies, Saying goodbye to grandparents


February
 
Nicest thing:  Finding this lovely yellow second hand couch
Toughest thing:  Struggling with Baby Chuck's eczema and getting him retested for allergies


March

Nicest thing:  Baby Chuck getting his first two teeth
Toughest thing:  Adjusting to our new dietary restrictions
Favorite DIY:  Trying out a DIY chocolate face mask


April
 
Nicest things:  Baby Chuck and I ride a bicycle,  Enjoying our new (old) couch
Favorite craft:  Making a salt dough necklace

May

Nicest thing:  Tulip Time
Toughest thing:  Mysterious fussiness
Favorite DIY: Hubby transforms our table into a chalkboard table


June

Nicest things:   Seeing family visit, Holding our first garage sale at Beth's
Toughest things:  Having to say goodbye to friends (x2)


July

Nicest thing:  Drawing a small Tulip Time book
Toughest things:  Putting Charlie down, Trying to recover from a disastrous move


August

Nicest things:  Having Katie and Kim visit, Meeing up with old friends, Celebrating our anniversary
Favorite craft:  Making multicolor crayons

September

Nicest things:  Celebrating Baby Chuck's 1st birthday party, Seeing guests enjoy my craftsVisiting the NY Renaissance fair and Bronx Zoo
Favorite craft: Felt Lapel pins


October

Nice things:  Celebrating HalloweenVisiting the Queens Farm Museum
Toughest things:  Parenting strugglesHurricane Sandy
Favorite craft:  Faux Stained glass


November

Nice things:  Making new friendsSeeing old friends, Illustrating my Poem
Toughest thing:  Baby Chuck begins transitioning to one nap
Favorite craft:  Cardboard trophy head

December


Nicest thing:  Christmas, Hanging out with old friends
Toughest thing: Sharing that I quit my PhD programSandy Hook Elementary

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