Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Helvetica Cookie Cutters

Haven't done a "design-y" post in awhile...
Is this not the perfect intersection between design and motherhood??

I saw this today and couldn't help but share. Mmm...I keep thinking how much better the sugar cookies I made last week would have tasted if they were in the shape of Helvetica letters...Mmm...maybe this is the answer to providing self control in the number of cookies I eat...make them so pretty that I just want to look at them!

Original post here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Month Five - This and That

Here is some randomness that I documented over the past month on my phone. (Since I haven't posted much, I thought it would be a good summary.)

Laughing at herself in the mirror:

Poolside nap in Florida:

Four generations! (Note the amazing cuteness of baby shorts):

Baby vs. Grinch - Five Months

Five Months

Five Months. I can hardly believe it as I write it. I'm not sure what's more amazing - how fast the past five months have gone, or how it's possible for one person to change and grow so much in such a short period of time! Strange that even as fast as the past five months have flown, it seems like Maggie's been around forever.

Month Five did not see any huge landmark events/milestones. She continues to be more and more curious, studying everything very intently (and most of the time subsequently putting that item in her mouth). Faces, fingers, toes (her own), toys, and especially anything digital or electronic (how does she know??)...she is absolutely mesmerized. Touching and tasting pretty much sum up this month's activities...which makes me more and more excited to introduce her to "real" food. Everyone keeps telling me to WAIT as long as possible...but I can hardly wait, because I know she is going to love having something that she is actually allowed and able to eat!

I've started working more this month as well. Slowly. Even the few hours a week I do squeeze in would not be possible without my selfless and ever available mother. I know that she not-so-secretly loves the time with her granddaughter, too.

Month Five has been a very introspective one for me...reflecting on who I am as a mother and as a person...that's probably been the best part of this month for me. That, and looking at these faces every day. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Darling Daughter

Two reasons I am glad we have a girl.

And now Maggie and I are off to our first Mother-Daughter Valentine's party. We are making tutus (for the babies, not the mommies). Hm, make that another reason I'm glad to have a girl. I will be sure to document and post the ensuing adorableness. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010