Happy Hanukkah

Henry found his daddy’s Yarmulkua from our wedding in 2011 and has been wearing it around the house.

He has also been crawling in and out of the makeshift toy “box” in the family sitting room.



(Un)happy thanksgiving

 This year, Thanksgiving has a black storm cloud over it given the fact the matriarch of our family is battling the final stages of terminal cancer. 

Words can’t express the grief and sadness we feel! While we did have a delicious family feast together, it was hard not to think about the elephant in the room…this will be our last Thanksgiving together as a complete family. 

To escape the heaviness and broken hearts, we went on a little family stroll to get some fresh air. Those little moments in the sunshine and fresh air almost takes our mind off our heavy hearts. At least for a split second. 

Don’t be fooled! Behind the sunglasses and forced smile, is a pair of blood shot eyes from lack of sleep, worry, and sadness. 

I feel so helpless and out of control, therefore I’ll focus on those things I can control…like Henry soaking up as much time as he can with his “bubby”/grandma. 

Two days ago, Henry took his first steps.  What would normally be a tear-filled happy celebration of this huge milestone is muted by the heaviness we feel at watching our beloved matriarch slowly fade away.  

I’ll hug Henry a little tighter over the next few days to pull strength from his spunky little body and gentle beating heart. 


ten months

Somehow I blinked and am now caring for a ten month old! How can that be?
ten months

Henry is officially my favorite person in the entire world. He is always happy and giggles the day away.  He loves to explore

Pen + Hen

Henry and I switched up our morning stroller rides today by bringing along Ms. Penny Lane.  Typically she is a couch potato who doesn’t want to crawl out from under a blanket but today she made moves indicating she wanted to join so we packed her in the stroller and went on our way.

Penny is Henry’s favorite dog (+mine too). I adopted Penny Lane after she was saved from a hoarding situation in Indiana back in February 2007.  She was a breeding machine who was malnourished and afraid of her own shadow.  Since that time, she’s come out of her shell and now rules the roost…and our household.


Baby Amazon spree

Henry grabbed the Kindle this morning to play with.  I didn’t really think anything of it aside from the the thought, “wow, that’s crazy he can unlock it. How does he know how to do that?”

Well I should have been concerned because I just received a notification email from Amazon that my order has been confirmed. 

say what? I didn’t order anything…

I have no idea how it happened but somehow Henry ordered a $300 shaver! What in the world? 

Thank goodness for the notification email because I was able to cancel the order.  

Watch out world! We’ve got a baby who has a shopping addiction already!