you guys are awesome. thank you for all the kind words about our new bambino to be. we’re so excited!
i’m due december 16th so we’ve got about five months to go. just enough time to get this house in working order - not to mention the nursery! it feels so nice to be settled into a place before the baby arrives. the nesting is in full force as you can well imagine!
i also can’t believe that i live in the suburbs and will soon have two kids and wasn’t it just yesterday that jason and i were staying out til 3am on a wednesday dancing the night away while taking way too many shots of jameson?
Living in the city for the past 8 years, I’ve accepted the fact that even if you share a common hallway or elevator, people just aren’t inclined to be that friendly. Our neighbors in our condo building barely spoke two words to us in the 4 years we lived 3 ft from their front door, and when they did it was only to lodge a complaint. It bummed me out but we accepted it, and hey at least we had privacy?
Less than a week of joining our new block, we’ve already met 5 different families - one who brought us a beautiful flower pot for our front porch and another who delivered champagne! The champagne was accompanied by a “block roster” with names and contact info for everyone on our street. I love it!
The 2nd day we were there, Annabelle was invited to play across the street on the neighbor’s swing set and outrageous treehouse complete with electricity. While she couldn’t fully appreciate how awesome it was, I was wholly impressed.
Is this normal or have we hit the neighborhood jackpot? I just can’t get over how nice everyone is!
we close on our house on tuesday. tuesday!
it has been a loooong road to get here. the mortgage process is so different from when we bought 5 years ago… the endless paperwork and requirements were ridiculous, i’m surprised they didn’t ask for vials of blood and our firstborn child as collateral. in any event, i’m so glad it’s almost done, and i would rather chew glass than go through that process again any time soon!
i have to admit, i’m still waiting for the sadness to hit over leaving the city. the truth is i can’t wait to move! i’ll miss the proximity to our friends and family, but we’re not moving that far. it’ll require a bit more planning, but it’s worth it to have the space and conveniences the suburbs offer. (like parking, lack of traffic, storage, backyard, need i go on). for the record, i never thought these words would ever come out of my mouth. ever.
but seriously, how does one go about decorating a house from scratch? we need all new furniture, with the exception of our bedroom. oh and outdoor furniture, why for the love of god does it have to be so expensive? i love the decorating process, but starting from scratch is so daunting! any tips?
hello, new decade!
i’ve said goodbye to my twenties today with a perfect day: opening presents in bed, doughnuts and coffee for breakfast (delivered to me by my sister), shopping and lunching, then a manicure and a quick nap (for both me and the kiddo).
edit: i almost forgot to mention the most exciting thing that happened on my birthday outing… Duke Rancic said HI to Annabelle at Bloomingdales! A little stroller banter. She was unfazed, I was freaking out.
tonight jason is taking me to MK, where surprisingly we’ve never been! it’s been on our list forever. i am going to devour the tasting menu.
people keep asking me if i’m sad to not be in my twenties anymore. should i be? thirty seems like it will be just as much fun, if not more so. i feel like i’m exactly where i’m supposed to be.
it’s been almost a month since i popped in over here. just busy livin’ life! so let’s see, where to begin…
the kiddo. (because let’s be honest, she runs sh*t around here) at 14.5 months, she will hold entirely incoherent conversations with you, just babbling away and looking you straight in the eye like how can you NOT understand what she’s trying to say. it’s adorable. she does say a few intelligible words (dad, cookie, ick, down, hi) and it’s fun to watch her learn to communicate.
the house hunt. it’s happening, the inevitable move out to the burbs. since we sold our condo last june, we’ve been undecided on our next step - going back and forth between continuing to rent in the city and just taking the plunge and buying a house in the burbs, and it seems we have finally decided to take that plunge! we found a lil’ fixer in a neighborhood we love and if all goes according to plan, we will close in early june. we’re over-the-moon excited but also sad to be leaving the city - and most of all our friends! bittersweet, it is.
the holidays. jason and i hosted our first passover seder dinner last monday evening and it was a rousing success! 10 friends, 7 bottles of wine, 1 brisket and not a piece of leavened bread in sight. it was truly a great night, with great friends. yesterday we had a quiet evening at my mom’s, and of course the easter bunny couldn’t leave our little chickie out of all the fun - Annabelle went nuts for the Anna babydoll (Frozen is a big hit in our house) she found in her easter basket.
are you dying over her shoes? i can’t hardly handle the cuteness.