Saturday, January 30, 2010

He does this on purpose

Oh hi mom, what's up?
You want me to do my latest TOUCHDOWN trick so you can take an awesome picture of me? Sure!
Here you go! I'm doing it! You can stop calling my name - I'm not going to look at you!
Since I love you, I'll throw in a bonus TOUCHDOWN while I play with my truck, but I'm still not gonna look at you!
Ok, are you happy now mama? I'm cute even when I'm not performing, right?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

That's Sasha!!!

Ish believes all dogs are named Sasha. So every time he sees a dog he yells "That's Sasha!" Dogs on his shirt, dogs he sees out on the street and yes, even dogs he sees on TV. Now the real Sasha is a small white little Shih Tzu - the dog on the TV is a large black poodle, but to Ish it's all the same. Dog = Love for Ish.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday - Spring Ahead

So here we are, mere days away from when Staten Island Chuck (New York's answer to Punxsutawny Phil) will let us in on the secret of whether or not winter is going to hang around a little longer. I'm hoping that rodent sticks his head out and smells a sweet early arrival of spring. I'm kinda ready for it.

Of course with spring, comes spring cleaning. It would be nice to have someone do it for me this year. My house needs a good scrub-down.

I'll also need a new spring wardrobe - as I bought cheap last year, many pieces did not make it to winter storage. A Visa card with no spending limit would be nice.
And finally, I would love to get young Ish into a jogging stroller and get out more. Perhaps the secret to losing weight is actually getting out and exercising (not just talking about it!).

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dear General Mills,

We would like to thank you for creating the most delicious, awesome, fantastic, wonderful, great, yummy, fabulous, excellent, out-of-this-world fantabulous cereal. Why, why, why, why did you not think of combining chocolate and Cheerios before? It seems so natural, so simple yet so amazing.

We're not really sure how you are going to top this cocoa goodness - we would love to be your official taste-testers when you try!


Ish and his momma

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Food Coma

If a food coma was actually possible, the silver dollar pancakes from the Mohegan Diner children's menu will induce it (that's right, this stack is from the CHILDREN'S menu!). Ish was no match for this stack - he gave it the old college try, but alas, the pancakes won.
PS - Ish would like to wish his Dada a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!

Friday, January 22, 2010

How cute is this picture???!!!

Matt makes fun of my baby feet obsession. I can't help it - they're so chunky and cute! I was cleaning out some old pics on my computer today and found this (vintage Ish feet from April 09). How adorable are these little feet! Who could NOT love baby feet??

Thursday, January 21, 2010

He's never cute on command

Ish got a haircut. He looks so cute! I attempted to capture the cuteness - this child was not having it (the camera loves him, he doesn't love the camera!).

This one is ok, but I wanted to get a straight front shot to showcase his George Clooney look.
After he heard the first "click" he immediately went into face-covering mode.
Here he is giving me a good shot of the side of his lovely head.
Here I caught him mid-sip - you can make out the forward motion of the hair, but his head almost blends into the kitchen cabinets.
You're just going to have to take my word for it - it's a cute haircut!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday - Back to School

I finished my MBA about a month before Ish was born. I swore then and there that I was done with school. And I meant it. This week's wish is to go back to school. "What??" Crazy you say?? "Didn't she just say she was done with school??" - ah, but this is different. I want to go to school for fun - there's a difference! Not a structured take-these-courses-get-this-degree kind of thing, more of a "take whatever courses you think sound fun and don't worry about grades or testing" kind of thing.

The first class I would like to take: Photography 101. So that I can learn to use a camera like this:

That would lead me to class #2: Blog and Web Design 101 - so that I can design a cool template for this blog and learn how to do a lot of other cool web-designy things.

Now, all I need is the extra hours in the day and the extra money in my bank account to do it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kiss Me, I'm Polish!

Ish loves grandma's stuffed cabbage.

Tomorrow's diaper should be interesting.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cuter than it looks

We've got a new morning routine that has been working out quite nicely for us - we have Ish sit on the bench in the entry way and we put on his coat/hat. Ish has gotten used to it and sits like a good boy. Sometimes he sings - which is what he is doing in these pictures.

It's not a recognizable song by any means - just a bunch of "ning ning ning nings" - it requires him to scrunch up his face, giving us this look:
As he continues, we get this gem of a face:
Here he is taking a break from singing so that he can zip up daddy's sweatshirt - don't want daddy to get cold!
After zipping up daddy's shirt, he picks up where he left off:But you have to admit - the end result is quite cute!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday - The Swedish Edition

I have become a little obsessed with all things organized. Matt and I have tackled quite a few rooms in the house so far in an effort to better organize our spaces. Our last project (read: when we have so much disposable income laying around that we just HAVE to spend it) will be our kitchen (the last owner didn't exactly have an eye for quality). I like what Ikea has to offer lately - so my wish today is for the time and money to put together a nice little plan like the one here:
So that my kitchen can look like this:
Or this:
Perhaps it would inspire me to cook more (or just cook period!!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Saturday

Is there a better way to start a weekend than by hanging out with your teddy bear in a random cardboard box?

Of course there's always the "hang out under the chairs in the kitchen" option that seems to be a crowd pleaser.

As a last resort, you could always be "normal" and play with your toys on the floor like other children do.

Eh, as long as your cute, you can pretty much get away with anything - Ish is proof of that!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


We're thinking of adding a sidecar for his stuffed monkeys, his pacis and blankie, you know, to complete his tough guy image.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The one thing momma seems to be good for...finding the ON switch

There must be an on switch here somewhere...
Hmm...maybe it's on the back?
Nope - where the heck is it????
Momma - HELP!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wagons Ho!

Matthew figured out how to climb into his Mega Blocks wagon the other day. That made for hours of entertainment.

He even insisted that we hand him his favorite toys so that he could play with them in the wagon.

What was even more exciting was being wheeled around the kitchen by daddy.
Grandma and Grandpa bought him a real wagon for Christmas - wait until he sees this outside in the spring!!