29 March 2015

lately

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hi friends.

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of course this is a re-do of a post i must have written about a month ago but somehow never completed and published (as my friend andrea likes to say: hastag motherhood. also known as hashtag unfinished everything. story of my life).

winter is maybe almost sort of over, i think. sure, it's still a bit cold. but this winter has got nothing on last year so i'm not complaining. in fact, i wish we had gotten more snow! ethan became obsessed with his mini-shovel and the poor kid has had very little snow to work with. oh well, it didn't stop him from getting in his "suit" (snowsuit) and wandering around outside to his little heart's content. jared and i are totally pjs all day kinda people on the weekend if we don't have plans, but we've learned the hard way that active toddlers need to get out of the house. so as reluctant as i may be some of these cold days, i know we need to get outside before the ethan-monster arrives. luckily even though it's still cold, it's warmed up enough to warrant suit-free play outside and now his obsession has shifted to his adorable rubber boots (that he can amazingly put on himself! what the what?!)

ethan is TALKING. well, he's been talking since a little before his birthday, but it is full-blown now. he puts words together, recognizes a bunch of letters and colors, and count, and puts multiple words together. he's become very demanding: "mama run" "mama play" "freddie lay down" "agua table" "more raisin peeees", yikes! he knows exactly two spanish words: agua and oso (bear). his language skills are off the charts (literally), which kind of makes me feel better about what a terrible sleeper he is (when we talked to our new pediatrician about his sleeping issues a few weeks ago she shrugged and said "sounds like you made a bad sleeper" thanks). his brain is just going all the time.

he is obsessed with his baby doll. sometimes when he's left it upstairs or in another room out of the blue he'll look at me, put his hands up and say "baaaaby? baaaby?". he is equally obsessed with his nanny and nanny-share friends. every day he asks about them. on the weekends we tell him he will see them on monday and his face lights up and he says "MONDAY!". no one has ever been more excited about mondays in the history of time. he is also obsessed with buses, which is convenient since we live down the street from a school and he gets to see the "bool buses" (school buses) every morning (not to be confused with the "cee buses" (city buses), obviously. and he continues to be super into his books. to the point where i have literally had to hide a few that i just could not stand to read again (little blue truck leads the way? no thank you). other recent favorites include: green eggs and ham, go dog go, goodnight moon, are you a cow?, corduroy, and go go go stop!.

in other news, thank you for all the kind words and orders after my shop reopening last month. there are many goodies left if you're still interested. have a look if you like. i have also been busy (almost) finishing another quilt and some knitting projects, and, ahem, I READ A BOOK. in like three days, people. and it was not remotely related to pregnancy, parenting, or anything of the like. (this is how you lose her, by junot diaz, if you're interested).

we are off to new york city for "spring break" and some family and friend time. i'm mostly looking forward to taking him on many cee buses and subways, maybe the central park zoo and carousel, seeing some baby friends, hopefully some relaxation, and lots of grandma and grandpa time.

more soon. xo

i noticed that all of these photos were either taken in or from the kitchen. a pretty accurate summary of our lives these days...