Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Adiri Update

I just wanted to share a great article about Adiri, featured in the NY Times. Looks like a great company, I totally want to work for them. I can't sing their praises enough. Charlie is still using the original two that I purchased months ago and loves them. My mom was cracking up when Charlie stayed with her for a few days, recalling the looks on people's faces when they spotted the Natural Nurser...natural is right! Like I said before...a little shocking but worth it!

Article is HERE.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

mae mae's cottage

This site is meant for Charlie. A place for me to share little stories, developments and pictures or my beautiful boy. Sometimes though, I get off track. Sometime I have to post something that has nothing or very little to do with that darling boy of mine and this is just that time. My mom is an Interior Designer by trade, by heart, by soul. This woman is amazing and can make your hum-drum average home into a showroom in 10 minutes only using the items already in the home. I swear she needs to go into business for herself...her girls have all told her this time and time again. Stepping into her cottage home is like stepping into a magazine. She creates whimsical yet elegant vignettes and for as long as I can remember always decorates for the holidays...always. I was able to capture a few shots of her Halloween decorations before she packed them away.

first flight

Charlie took his first airplane trip last week and he did great! He and I flew to Los Angeles to visit Mae Mae and for me to have a girls weekend with Tori, Robyn and much fun! My mom (Mae Mae) watched Charlie for two nights and I got caught up on the gossip, relaxed with the girls and had a pedicure. Thank you Tori for a wonderful weekend! We extended out stay with Mae Mae until Tuesday so we could fit in some quality cousin time. The boys were amazing with Charlie, very gentle, helpful and kind. Just look at the sweet pictures of Dalton and Charlie...darling!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I have wonderful memories of Halloween as a child growing up in Arcadia. The costumes my mom would make were amazing and I really wanted to do the same for Charlie. But procrastination that has plagued me for as long as I can remember reared it's ugly head and I found myself running around on Monday trying to come up with an appropriate costume. I found an adorable pirate's hat at Gymboree for $5 and couldn't pass it up. I tried to find red and white striped tights or sock, but found a better solution with a pair of striped Christmas pajamas with a little gingerbread man on the chest (which we covered up with his white kimono onsie). We finished the outfit with a pair of black corduroy pants that I rolled up. I was so proud of myself for putting together his outfit with clothes he could really use after Halloween had come and gone. And the best part about his costume? He looked adorable! Auntie Meg, her best friends and our neighbors John and Stacy came over for chili and Charlie of course. We had about 10 to 12 groups of kids trick-or-treat, which was so fun. Bat costumes were all the rage this year it seemed. I love Halloween.