Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Williamsburg, 2014

Going back to work has been tough, but this week my schedule meant I got a little bit of extra time with these guys today. Trying to soak it up before next week, when I'll be at the office early in the mornings and way past bedtime. Gah!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Williamsburg, 2014

The photos don't quite do it justice, but these guys were very cute at bedtime.

Monday, August 25, 2014


It's always fun to see the neighborhood through another person's eyes, in this case food writer Mimi Thorisson's (her blog, Manger, is enough to make you pack your bags and move to France on a whim...) Some lovely pictures of Reynard's there, if you're not too busy booking your tickets to the Medoc.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Axel, 2014

Here's a little before and after of Axel's much-needed haircut today. We went to Edamama Cute Cuts on Union, and he was spoiled with balloons, bubbles, stories, and more. He is looking nearly ready for nursery school (sob!)

Flying Solo

Williamsburg, 2014

Will gets home this afternoon (after another few days away.) The boys and I have been having a good time...Axel is being especially helpful with Ozzy lately, singing him songs at bedtime, stroking his hair, passing him toys...

I am beat but happy!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Williamsburg, 2014

I have been missing this little person this week (and his older brother.) On the cusp of six months old, and he's so sweet and sturdy. Axel is also starting to take more of an interest, saying 'My baby brother' and 'I hold it?'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Williamsburg, 2014

So the reality of going back to work and to real life has set in. We are all doing just fine, but alas, my computer is not. I will get back to a more regular schedule of posting once it's back from rehab and we've settled in a bit more.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Boy

Williamsburg, 2014

A lovely little celebration (redux) for our Axel. grateful for the last two years that have somehow brought us here..

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Check Up

Williamsburg, 2014

Axel had his 2 year checkup today, and Oscar his six month visit (a few weeks early.) Both were troopers for their shots. Ozzy is 17 pounds and Axel is 28!

It was a gorgeous day in Brooklyn, which helped a bit with my post-holiday malaise. Back to the fashion mines tomorrow...


Axel, 2014

We had a meetup at the park yesterday afternoon for Axel's soon-to-be nursery classmates. We met four or five little guys who will be in his class, plus parents, and it was muggy and a little frenetic.

Axel honed in on one of the little boy's balls, and did not react well to the idea of relinquishing it once the parent started saying 'Please give it back.' Once he did give it back, the little boy seemed disinterested and left it in a corner near where they were all playing, but every time Axel zeroed in on it again, the mom said something like 'That's my son's favorite toy!' This coming off of six weeks of intense toy negotiations with his older cousins, and I am sure Axel was determined to stand his ground.

I basically spent an hour and a half prying it out of Axel's hand (cue sobbing and 'My turn!') just to have the other kid ignore it and the mom say something about sharing and the whole process to begin again. It was kind of a nightmare. Playground politics, man. I'm sure she's a lovely person, but it made for an exhausting introduction to school life.