Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jack-o-lanterns and sugar pumpkins

On Saturday afternoon, we went as a family to the farm that Baby Ish's Godparents manage.  They were so gracious to allow us to use some of their already picked jack-o-lantern and sugar pumpkins as the setting for a photo shoot.  Little Ish was relatively cooperative.

He wasn't fussing, but he was making an oh-so-serious face...

...so Daddy decided to tickle the corners of his mouth...

...which resulted in this...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Daybook for 09.27.10


Outside my window...it is a drizzly grey morning. 

I am thinking...about meal planning and grocery lists.

I am thankful for...Little Ish's "absolutely normal" hips!

From the learning rooms...we are still working on head control.  I have a very reluctant scholar.  Currently tummy time is also scream like a banshee time.

From the kitchen...there is lots of zucchini bread (both regular and chocolate).  Tonight is Italian chicken, baked potatoes and summer squash.

I am wearing...a simple black top and a knee-length floral skirt.  On my feet I am still wearing my fuzzy blue pajama socks.

I am creating...a meal plan for the week and a grocery list.  I hope to write a few letters during this week.

I am going...nowhere today.

I am reading...Midwives still.  It's been a busier month than anticipated.

I am hoping...that the Autumn weather sticks around.  It has been an abnormally hot September.

I am hearing...the hum of the refrigerator.

Around the house...I need to clean up before babysitting my niece and nephew tonight. 

One of my favorite things...when Baby Ish laughs in his sleep.  It makes me wonder what he is dreaming about.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Aside from babysitting tonight and grocery shopping tomorrow night, I have no concrete plans.  Perhaps we will visit the farm on Friday.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Alas, pumpkins!, September 2010
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

3 months

Ishmael is 3 months old today.  He is growing quickly and is constantly surprising me with new skills.  He loves to be sung to and is particularly fond of "Wade in the Water" and Schubert's "Ave Maria".  His latest feats include blowing raspberries; holding onto and chewing on his rattle; and trilling his tongue (as his Godfather translates, "That's Spanish for r.")  Today, he rolled from his tummy to his back, but I am  almost positive he did it on accident.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Perfect 10 and Absolutely Normal

Yesterday was a very long day for my little guy.  At Little Ish's  2 week visit with his pediatrician the doctor noticed that one of his hips seemed too loose, and with my history of hip issues, she thought it would be wise to have an ultrasound done.  At the end of July, he had a completely normal ultrasound.  His hips, however, were still proving to be loose.  This led to a referral for an orthopedist.  Yesterday
Little Ish finally had his appointment.  The results?  His hips are absolutely normal! Can you hear my sigh of relief?

As a side note, he weighed in at exactly 10 lbs.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zoomed out...

This photo is for my mother who often reminds me that all the closeups of Baby Ish make it impossible to get an idea of his size.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sitting pretty...

...or handsome

Little Ish, September 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Daybook for 09.08.10

Outside my window...the sidewalk is devoid of bicycles and rollerskates.  The neighborhood children have returned to school.

I am thinking...it has been far too long since I have done a daybook entry.

I am thankful for...a week of Baby Ish sleeping through the night.  I am truly blessed!

From the learning rooms...we are reading lots of board books.  My little guy seems to really like Sometimes I Like to Curl up in a Ball; it always gets smiles from him.

From the kitchen...there will be choley over basmati rice tonight since I forgot to take any chicken out of the freezer.

I am wearing...half of my outfit for today and half of my pajamas from last night.  I'll swap my pajama bottoms for my skirt once the little guy finishes eating.

I am creating...lots of letters to friends, family, and penpals.

I am going...nowhere today.

I am reading...Midwives and The Well Trained Mind.

I am hoping...to get the chance to make a couple of phone calls this week.

I am hearing...the deep breathing of a baby who has fallen asleep nursing.

Around the house...there is a lot of clutter to tackle.

One of my favorite things...is a hot shower.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I currently have no concrete plans.  That is something to be joyful about!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Baby Ish, August 2010

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Reading List for August 2010

My reading list for August is anything but extensive.  I did however manage to complete one book. I would say that is pretty good given the fact that I have a 2 month old.

Reading List for August 2010

Water for Elephants: A Novel

Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
This book came recommended to me by several different people so I had very high expectations for it.  I was not disappointed in terms of the quality of the writing, but I was a little taken aback by the loose and gratuitous use of sex and sexuality in the book.  The story and the authors facility with language are captivating; often times I felt like I was watching the story unfold instead of just reading about it.  One of the most enjoyable parts of Water for Elephants: A Novel was learning about circus culture.  I particularly took pleasure in learning some circus jargon. Although I enjoyed this book I can only recommend it to readers over 18 years of age.

Currently Reading:

 Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise