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.
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!).
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!
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!
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??
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!
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!
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:
Perhaps it would inspire me to cook more (or just cook period!!)
Married to my best friend, mom to a sweet boy we call Ish and another baby boy we call Noah Bear. Waiting for the Mets to reach another World Series, the mortgage to be paid off and for at least one of my kids to sleep past 6AM!