24 November, 2011

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for so much this year.. My loving husband, my supportive family and friends, and this little one, who has brought us all so much light and joy! My one wish for the next year is to carry this feeling of gratitude within me each and every day. Wishing you all the same!

Veda looking out the window of her new bedroom

23 November, 2011

My dad and step mom came last week for 1 day visit. It was such a nice treat!

22 November, 2011

I love this nursery. I tend to gravitate toward more color, but there is something so calming and pure about this space..

via smallable

15 November, 2011


On Friday (11/11/11) at 11:11am (seriously!), we signed the papers and are now the proud owners of our very own house!! It's so crazy. In so many ways! I cannot believe we will soon be leaving our beloved Brooklyn and our many friends who have been like family for the last 7 years. But... we are not going too far. And, we are going to have S  P  A  C  E ! and a yard! It still feels a bit surreal that this is all happening. We were trying to keep from getting too excited because these things can always fall through. But the papers have been signed. This is our new house. This is where we build our home together. This is where Veda will learn to walk and run and talk and play and grow and dream and be a kid!

The house is a 1919 Dutch colonial. It sits on a pretty tree lined street, one block away from a big park (designed by Olmsted), and just a short walk to a downtown area with shops, restaurants and the train which goes into the city. It has plenty of room for us to breathe and grow. Andrew and I are both going to have our own studios! There is also a gorgeous sun room that we are going to turn into a play room for Veda. We will have a guest room for family and friends when they visit. There is a yard and a garden to tend to- which I'm very excited to learn about. The house needs some updating and will be sure to keep us busy for the foreseeable future, but we're looking forward to it- there's nothing like putting your energy into creating a space to call home... xo

14 November, 2011

9 Months Old

Dear Veda,

You are 9 months old!!  I am starting to feel an intense need to press pause and try to hold on to the moments, which seem to be slipping by quicker and quicker with each passing minute! It seems like just about every day your dad and I look at each other and comment on how much you're changing and growing into your own little person. It's amazing to witness!

Though you have begun to express many different emotions, including frustration and anger, you continue to be, for the most part, an extremely happy and smiley baby. You are a sweet girl and we are so lucky to have you in our lives!

You are taking steps while holding on to the couch or table (I believe they call it "creeping"). In fact, we bought you a little push wagon and you surprised us by taking off down the hall with it!

You are continuing to explore with different foods. Your favorites these days are: avocado (still), fish, yogurt, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, bananas and pears), chicken, cheese, pasta, tomatoes, cereal, tofu, beans, cauliflower, bread... your not-so-favorites include lentils, carrots and sweet potatoes (you must be the only baby on earth who doesn't like sweet potatoes!)

You love books! Especially books that have flip pages or textures. One of my favorite things is to look over and see you quietly sitting with a book, flipping through it's pages.

One of our favorite excursions is to the tot lot. It's a tiny playground for tiny people located in Prospect Park. You love to crawl around and interact with the other kiddos. There are things to pull up on and bang and make fun noises. There's a tiny slide and lots of leaves to taste!

You have started sleeping through the night!!!! I am so relieved. Not that I didn't love our special late night cuddle sessions.. but after 8+ months I was really started to feel exhausted from lack of sleep. My body still hasn't quite adjusted and I often wake up in anticipation anyway, but hopefully that will change soon. I'm desperate for 8 uninterrupted hours!

You are waving hello and goodbye now, as well as clapping. You babble up a storm, saying mamamama and dadadada (though seemingly without any real meaning attached to it yet), as well as your v's, w's, etc. You're little voice is so cute. I can't wait to hear what you have to say..

All in all, it's been a good month. There has been a lot of (EXCITING) things going on (more on that tomorrow!!!) and you have been a real trooper throughout it all. We love you sweet girl. Thanks for making the last 9 months so much fun!

xoxo mama
picking out a record

play time with dad
you and your new "walker"
this is a place where you are about to be spending a lot of time.........

10 November, 2011

I recently won this darling little seahorse dress by Rickshaw Design over on the Linda and Harriett blog!! I absolutely love it and can't wait to see little Veda in (well, I can wait actually.. it will be a few years since it's a 2T!). Feeling rather lucky...

09 November, 2011

loving the enchanting voices of the staves..

discovered here

07 November, 2011

I have home decorating on the mind in a big way these days.. stumbled upon this amazing abode recently. loving the modern hippie vibe...

05 November, 2011

some fun finds around the web this week...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

see more over on my pinterest...