Friday, October 31, 2008

In Which Tommy Became An Apple Monster

A few weeks back, we took Tom apple picking for the first time at an orchard we've been frequenting since we met many many moons ago:

The Orchard:




Oogling The Apple:




A Taste Test:




The Money Shots:






Good times.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hypocritcal Oath

Date: Today
Time: 16:29
Place: Ubiquitous Big Box Store
Event: Me, buying organic baby food for Tom, and EZ Mac for my husband.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Unless They Make "Cars 2"

So, I waged our first battle with baby toy branding.

Mike wanted to get a sofa for the little guy, so I hit up that Babies R Us sale yesterday on the hunt for a flip-open sofa at ten dollars off of the regular price. Of course, they didn't have any at Babies R Us, but there were a few at the Toys R Us next door.

There were three sofas available: Elmo, Diego, and Cars.

Because it is my hope that Tom won't be exposed to child-targeted television, I'd rather not have too many things in the house screaming at him that TV IS SO MUCH FUN MAKE YOUR MOTHER TURN IT ON ZOMG!!!1!!!1! [Full disclosure: He does occasionally watch Jeopardy with us, and the television is generally on after about 9 PM so one of us can relax/zone out while the other plays with the baby and puts him to bed.]

Thus, my rationale was simple: choose the sofa whose branding will be outdated by the time Tom realizes that it is 'branded' at all.

Welcome home, Cars sofa.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sale Sighting: Babies R Us

Babies R Us is having quite a sale this weekend... might be time to use some of the gift cards from Tom's Baptism!

Click here to view the flier... 40% off Skip Hop stuff!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My eBay

Oh my goodness, I made a new friend named eBay.

I've used ebay in the past to buy a few things for the wedding, and a couple of (still ridiculously overpriced) purses back in the day (when having a nice purse was more important than, um, most things...) (now I sport a 5"x5" Vera Bradley knock-off from TJ Maxx stuffed with old receipts and change).

But baby clothes on eBay? One word (phrase?): NWT. That's "new with tags" and that's where the vast majority of the boy's fall/winter clothes are coming from.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

...In a Small Town

There are a lot of things I miss about living in the NYC, especially some of the food.

But there is something to be said for the Postmaster himself packaging up and mailing the playpen you sold on ebay.

Even if did cost $44.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

He Might As Well Call Me A Liar

Ideally, my little guy would take a little nap around noon, another around three, and a nice slumber around five or six until Dad gets home.

In the real world, he'll sleep for twenty minutes sometime in the afternoon after being boobed into it, then pass out around 6 or 7 or 8, just in time to be asleep when Mike walks in, making a fool out of the mother who called her husband begging for just fifteen minutes of peace, for the love of all that is holy.