Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Big Three

 Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to us last week!  Amazing how 3 years feels like forever and nothing at the same time (both in good ways). 
We meant to get a babysitter and do something wild and crazy, but with Jason's super busy and unpredictable schedule, we ended up getting Santarpio's (East Boston's famous pizza place) and having a candle/tree-lit picnic.

I love you so much, lovie!  Here's to many many more!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

 Few things make me more happy than Christmas.  (I've been playing Christmas music around the house since early October).  I've been trying so hard to keep my excitement at bay and to bring out only one decoration a day, since Jason is a believer in holiday equal rights and Thanksgiving hasn't really had its full month yet.  However, Jason came home from work on Friday with a changed heart and said that we could put up the tree!!  And NOW its the most wonderful time of the year! 
Oh and I cut my hair last week!  Jason likes it shorter on me, and long hair is such a hassle with a grabby baby that I was never wearing it down anymore.  I told the hairstylist, "Make it short, have fun", and I love it!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Hair Affair

My scallywag:
It was just getting too long and crazy! 
Especially when he would rub his food into the long strands in the back.

 Giving Lincoln a bottle to chug was the perfect thing to get him to sit still.

Doesn't he look so grown up?! 
I can't believe how much he looks just like Jason when its spiked!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bombs Away

Lincoln's new favorite pastime is climbing up the stairs, gathering items from all the bedrooms, and throwing them down the stairs. He's an excellent eater and wound up 95% again in height, weight, and head at his last check-up. When he's done eating, he throws everything from his tray onto the floor on his right side. Since I set the trashcan right next to his high chair, we've eliminated a lot of clean-up! He follows me everywhere and hates to be alone. He loves to play the piano, ride in the car, terrorize the bird, and could chug a gallon of whole milk every day if I let him.

Jason has had a busy week at work, coming home after 10pm, 11pm, or midnight every night. I wish I could stay up that late, but Baby #2 is an energy sucker. Good thing he has some busy weeks and some boring weeks so I don't feel like a single mom all the time. Several times a week, Jason gets to take individuals interested in working at C/A out to expensive restaurants for lunches. How do I get one of these dates?!  Since he only rides the subway to and from work, he was able to go almost 3 months without renewing his expired Idaho drivers license.  Jason has developed a new hobby of cultivating bonsais! He has patiently been waiting for several months for a handful of seeds to sprout and is excited to plant them soon. Bonsai trees take years to grow, and then a lifetime of cultivating! 

I've been sewing a lot with all this alone time. I've recently done window seats, curtains, and reupholstered dining room chairs for a wealthy professor who lives in a high rise downtown with massive windows. I hope to get some pictures of it all next Saturday. I've also been sewing up some doll dresses, quilts for a RS activity, and tailoring for clients. I'd really just love to get around to sewing up Christmas gifts and stockings, but they keep getting pushed back. I daydream about next year's Halloween outfits, making matching suits for my boys, and how much fun we're going to have visiting our families for the holidays.