Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feliz Cumplemeses!

Sadie hit her four-month mark on Saturday and my, oh my, did she celebrate. To start off her big day, she woke up to a rousing rendition of 'Feliz Cumplemeses.' After a morning of play, she took a two hour fifteen minute nap in her crib (she's not a long napper, anything more than 45 minutes is a miracle) before she and her friend Wyatt headed down to check out Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village (and maybe Veniero's too). She and Wyatt requested that we stop by Babies R Us to pick up a few baby essentials - Sadie tried to persuade me to buy her a new toy, but we settled on a Space Saver High Chair instead.

Sadie headed home to hang out with mom and dad for the night. She requested an evening of chilling in her new high chair, pizza (flavored milk that is) and of course the treats she brought back from Veniero's.

1 'raspberry cheesecake...mmm'
2 'thanks mom and dad, it looks delicious'
3 practicing blowing out the candles
1 2 3
this is what happened when we took her little cheesecake away...

that's better!

Yesterday we took her to the doctor to check in on her four month stats:

Height: 25 inches (75th percentile)
Weight: 11 lb 14 oz (10th percentile)

She's very tall and thin...wonder where she gets that from? A clean bill of health for our little bearsy!
(Note: She got a few more shots and it just broke my heart more than last time...I wanted to take her to ice cream to make it all better...maybe when she gets her one year shots!)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Just read an article on the 5 most marketable and the 5 least marketable degrees of 2009. What was among the least marketable?

"As media outlets sink and retail markets contract, they're taking advertisers with them. The global communications strategy firm ZenithOptimedia estimates that ad spending in North America will fall 5.7 percent in 2009, meaning more unpaid internships and fewer entry-level positions.
"With layoffs expected in three of the largest ad holding companies -- Interpublic, Omnicom and WPP -- 2009 grads will have to fight for their first jobs."

Thank goodness I entered the industry two and a half years ago!

She's Growing Up

And we just love her!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The proud new owner...

...of a Snuggie. I have been eyeing these for a while now. I admit the first time I saw the infomercial, I thought it was kind of stupid. But then one day, in the wee hours of the morning I was up cuddling a cute little baby. It was chilly inside and even chillier outside and I thought, "Those people were really onto something, I could really use one of those Snuggies!" Apparently the rest of the world agreed...they were impossible to find and on major back order via the internet. Then a package arrived at the office today. I can't wait to get home, put on shorts and a t-shirt (so that I'm extra cold), turn on The Biggest Loser (love that show), and cuddle my favorite little princess to sleep!

Thanks Mom for an early Valentine's present!

Monday, February 02, 2009

To a tea...

I was just cleaning out my purse and found a Dove Promise message from a chocolate I ate over Christmas break.

"Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect."

That's not at all fitting for a mild and easy-going personality like mine...ha!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Good List

When I was in the MTC (training center for missionaries...I was there for two months prior to going down to Argentina), I met a girl who kept a notebook that she titled 'The Good List.' Everyday she wrote down a handful of reasons to smile. It was a great way to accentuate the positive and remember the good things, especially on the tougher days.

This morning on the subway, I was reading a little section in 'Parenting' titled 'happiness handbook.' One of the suggestions was to 'remember the good things.' I love being able to look back at the list I made while in the MTC and Argentina and decided to start it up again. Every week I will post 'the good list' so I can remember just how good life is and capture these moments that are floating by all too fast!

'The Good List' 2.2.2009
  • the return of 24 and more importantly, itunes so that we can download and watch it when we miss it
  • family hugs!
  • the smell of a tasty roast as you walk in the door from church
  • watching Sadie discover her little voice
  • brand new towels
  • catching up with friends
  • freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  • finishing a fantastic (if I do say so myself) presentation