Monday, April 26, 2010


We got this sweet armoir from our friends who were trying to make more room for their baby for free! So I sanded it, painted it, and got some sweet knobs at Anthropologie. I am so excited to finally have a real piece of furniture in our room! The bottom knobs are still the originals, I just need to soak them in some solution that will brighten them up and I think they'll be better.

Friday, April 23, 2010


So when Penny was about 4 months we broke her of the pacifier habit and started putting her to bed awake. She cried for about 5 minutes the first time and then that was it! She was great at going to sleep (even if still not falling asleep at that point). But then I started working and things unraveled and she started going to sleep with a bottle! So that's how its been and I've hated it but since she doesn't have her own room I've just kept saying that we'll re-sleep train her when we move, but as she's been waking up every morning at 2 or 3 and demanding to be fed and then again at 5 or 6 I've decided I HAVE to do something. But I thought maybe 11 months old it too old to ferberize again! Alas, Penny was in her crib screaming her head of for about 15 minutes, but as I've finished typing this she is quiet, let me see if she's asleep... ASLEEP! It's a miracle! Let's hope this works at three this morning. Help keep me on track...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April is for Awesome.

So much has happened already in April. We had a visit from our great friends the Macdonalds. We did lots of cool stuff with them like eat at Mike's Pastry (twice), drive out to the cape, visit the aquarium, and romp around Boston.Dave and Penny taking a long walk on the beach.Deliciousness.

And it was Dave and my second anniversary on the twelfth! (is that how you spell twelfth?)...We had a good one. More to come on that. (maybe).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Meet Me in DC

Last week we took a trip to DC and it was awesome, one of my favorite cities in the world. There are so many great things to see! We toured the capital building, the botanical gardens, visited several Smithsoanian museums (one in which we saw the hope diamond and a real giant squid!), and saw the memorials. One of my favorite parts about DC is everything is FREE, 100% free. We also happened to be visiting during the best (and most popular) time if year, the cherry blossom festival! It was gorgeous we were so lucky to see all the blossoms--they only last for about a week. Here are some highlights of the trip...
Penny at the hotel. We heard her crawling around, then we saw the curtain stirring, then out popped her little head. She was so tickled.This pic was funny beause she was crawling away from us, then turned aoround quickly, grabbed the map of DC, and crawled away again. Oh, babies.Penny is freakishly strong. Well on her way to aquiring the same nicknames I had in school, Hulk wasn't so bad, it was Butch I really hated...Amendment: Everything was free except Mount Vernon, which we paid to see but then didn't go inside because we hate lines without Disneyland rides at the end of them. Expecially lines that are over an hour long. Someday we'll see you Mount Vernon! But we did go all around the grounds and it was still worth it.