Mommy apologizes for being so busy lately and not updating this blog. We have a lot of catching up to do here (Thanksgiving, first snowfall, etc) but the biggest news is that Piera has started walking.
Here is a little video—enjoy!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
As babies grow older, they often get bored with toys they once loved. Our little angel's new favorite objet? It's the "heirloom"--also known as the statue Grandma Rosalie and Grandpa Ed Feldman gave us for our wedding, currently parked against a wall in our 500 square-foot New York City apartment. Interesting choice of plaything, Piera!
Recently, our neighbors gave Piera her first pumpkin (they grew it themselves!) and Mommy bought some miniature ones to serve risotto out of. In the process, Piera discovered that playing with pumpkins is a lot like playing with balls--you can roll them, chew on them, slam them on the ground. All fun stuff. Wait until she gets her first taste of pumpkin bread!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
A ladybug infestation has been plaguing the New Jersey suburbs of late. It's also hit close to home, in the form of a certain ten-month-old in her Halloween costume.
Here's what you need to know about ladybugs:
Ladybugs are adorable creatures but they travel everywhere, quickly.
They even have a tendency to creep along your dresser. They'll get in your drawers and clothes if you don't watch them carefully.
Although it's tempting to succumb to the ladybug's charms, don't be fooled: They are hungry little critters and will soon have you in their clutches, feeding them from your own hand.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Happy ten month birthday, Piera! Ten months ago you arrived in a joyous hurry, and you haven't stopped making everyone smile since.
Right now you are sleeping--tired out from a long day in which you invented a new-style crawl/scoot hybrid as a means of escaping us quicker. It was a very long day and an even longer week; it's little moments in long weeks like these when I suddenly catch your eye and it hits me how lucky I am to have you in my life. I love you!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Appearances, like that of an attentive mother, can often be deceiving. Tonight Piera had a diaper blowout; she's outgrown her size three Huggies and Mommy has procrastinated for almost a week in buying the next size up. After the mess was cleaned up and bath time given, Mommy let Piera crawl all over the bedroom while she, Mommy, attempted to surf the web. Good idea, huh? Piera promptly discovered Mommy's glass of white wine on the desk: She pulled it down, spilling most of the contents onto the rug and some onto her just-cleaned hair and onesie. The glass, remarkably, didn't break. Piera went to bed smelling of Pinot Grigio.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Last weekend, Piera took her first trip to New Orleans. She stayed at Hotel Richelieu in the French Quarter; her room was the Paul McCartney Suite (the actual Beatle once lived there for a month!) The trip was so much fun, especially the giraffes at Audobon Zoo, seeing old friends like Susan, partying at Marion and Chris' wedding and, last but not least, drinking her first beer, an Abita amber.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Having your own child at your wedding is both wonderful and difficult--wonderful because you feel so lucky they can be there with you and difficult because you're being pulled in so many directions and have almost no time to spend with them.
Mommy and Piera barely had any time together all weekend. But they did get lovely pictures like this one.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Recently, Dada and Mama noticed something strange on Piera's body: Little white tan lines in the creases of her thighs and arms! Here she is showing them—and her new short shorts from Janie and Jack—off in the midst of Danville, Vermont's great corn maze.