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Lyla Willow August 22nd, 2014

She arrived at 6:45am on July 11 at 6lbs 14oz. We love this crazy, snuggly, wide-eyed, bubbly, beautiful little lady so much!

   


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annnnd July is here July 1st, 2014

Well, due date passed yesterday, and still no signs of the arrival of baby burrito. Just playing the waiting game for now. Here’s what we’ve been doing to pass the time:

   

We visited Bao Bao at the zoo! Baby pandas really are all they are cracked up to be in this town. She was doing flips over the bamboo shoots, and tumbling down the rocks and everything. It was so comical it was almost like it was a fake scene from a movie, including the gasps and laughs of all the visitors on cue to her every movement. As Matt whispered as we walked away, "The real secret here is that it's just a 6 year old in a panda costume playing around in there."

We visited Bao Bao at the zoo! Baby pandas really are all they are cracked up to be in this town. She was doing flips over the bamboo shoots, and tumbling down the rocks and everything. It was so comical it was almost like it was a fake scene from a movie, including the gasps and laughs of all the visitors on cue to her every movement. As Matt whispered as we walked away, “The real secret here is that it’s just a 6 year old in a panda costume playing around in there.”

   

Finding new ways to like beets from our CSA share. You can't go wrong if you roast them and add cheese and honey drizzle and bread.

Finding new ways to like beets from our CSA share. You can’t go wrong if you roast them and add cheese and honey drizzle and bread.

   

Still biking my big burrito bump to prenatal yoga class  every Tuesday.

Still biking my big burrito bump to prenatal yoga class every Tuesday. It’s a wonder my feet can still find the pedals.

   

World Cup watching in bed with Bowser, lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing.

World Cup watching in bed with Bowser, lovely way to spend an afternoon relaxing.

   

Baked mom's zucchini bread recipe!

Baked mom’s zucchini bread recipe!

   

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nursery June 24th, 2014

By popular request… pics of the nursery! Or, as Bowser likes to think, his new doggie playroom. We kinda went piece-by-piece over the last several months, until it all came together surprisingly well:
   

-the overhead light was a splurge from Makan which kinda started it all  
-crib: gift from Matt’s parents  
-dresser – DIY thrift store find for $20, plus a coat of white paint, plus new orange knobs from Etsy  
-corner bookshelf – a gift from David and Kristy, painted by all of our baby shower attendees  
-balloon wall art – DIY craft project by me and Matt, using embroidery hoops, quilting fabric, and yarn  
-rug – new from Wal-Mart  
-futon – already owned from IKEA  
-dog butts hooks – new from IKEA  
-curtains – new from Pottery Barn Kids  
-books, toys, and stuffed animals – hand-me-downs from mine and Matt’s childhood  
-alphabet wall hanging – from my mom, handmade by her when we were little!  
-red Eames elephant – this was my graduation gift from Matt a couple years ago, I guess I will share it with the baby  
-pages tacked on the wall – from Horton Hatches the Egg book by Dr. Suess  
-rocking chair – vintage piece found at Hunted House on H Street  
-elephant mobile – a gift from Alisa and Kevin!  

   
I hope the baby likes orange :)
   

   

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stuff and things May 29th, 2014

So it’s been awhile since an update. Things have been crazy around these parts (I hate when people say how crazy their lives are, isn’t everyone’s? Isn’t that the point?) but we’ve both been swamped with work work work, and getting the nursery ready, and just general things around the house… so things have been busy but in a low key kind of way. Here’s a random dump of iPhone photos:


   

Mom saved some pretty awesome baby clothes for the past 30 years… I’m excited to have all these vintage things washed and ready for the little buritto to wear. Though most of them are pretty gender neutral, there are a few pieces that are just plain girly, but so cute that I still might have to put them on baby even if it’s a boy. We’ll see if I can help it.

   

Anna organized a nice little ladies night a few weeks back at Menu MBK, where we got to do a 5-course tasting menu at the chefs table for 6, which was right in front of the kitchen. The theme was asparagus, which tends to make one think ewwww, but everything was amazingly delicious. Tasting dinner = pregnancy dream come true.

   

We saw The Steel Wheels play at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown. It had been on my to-do list of places to check out for awhile. Great venue, we will definitely go back. Both Matt and I agree that places where you can sit and have a drink and watch live music are becoming far superior to standing room only kibd of crowdy places. Sign of oldness?

   

Matt and I celebrated 4 years of marriage last week. How crazy. It suddenly seems like our wedding was sooo long ago, whereas past anniversaries felt like yesterday to me. The suggested 4-year anniversary gift of appliances was the lamest thing I ever heard, so I decided beer was a better alternative. (Why isn’t there a beer anniversary already anyways?) So I surprised Matt with a quick trip out of town. We loosely followed the Susquehana Ale trail tour through PA, though it was a somewhat abbreviated version since we only had a day of free time to squeeze it in. We made stops at Mudhook Brewery in York, the York Central Market, Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, and finally the Lancaster Brewing Company. Matt did the drinking, and I did the eating so it was a perfect combination.

   

Grilled shrimp with Old Bay! Hooray summer is here!! It seemed like an appropriate Memorial Day dinner, and was a nice way to end the long weekend that we both spent the majority of working.

   

I’ve been getting together lately with other expectant DC moms that I found through a local list-serve, and grape juice and donuts seem to be a common theme of our get-togethers lately. Sugar cravings gone out of control, but we all need a few more donut holes in our lives, amiright?

   

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lately… April 30th, 2014


The Easter bunny brought a basket for Matt!

The Easter bunny brought a basket for Matt. Mostly beer. And also ‘espresso pillows.’ gotta love a bunny that shops at Trader Joes.

   

MY TULIPS CAME UP!!! They are glorious.

MY TULIPS CAME UP!!! They are glorious.

   

Jill came home for a visit! spent some time with family. I just love this picture of her and Nora ;)


Jill came home for a visit! We spent some time with family at the cabin. I just love this picture of her and Nora ;)


   

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