Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lift Off

I love that Gilbert loves to be thrown around. I had a work meeting at the Trump Hotel. Kristen and Little Man spent the night and enjoyed the suite while I worked! Thankful for high ceilings and a comfy bed for Gilbert's sake!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vacation Prep

Little Man and his parents are lucky enough to be escaping the cold for a tropical island vacation in a few weeks. In preparation for the trip we purchased a kid sized snorkel. G was excited to try it out. He is pictured here in his "dive-boat off the coast of Grand Cayman getting ready to go look for sea snakes" I love the imagination. (special thanks to Costco for the "Boat")

Monday, January 16, 2012


Kristen had to work. My firm had the day off and Gilbert's school is closed. The result is a Gilbert and Daddy day (self imposed, but still fun!).

I was actually organized and weeks ago booked Gilbert in a kid's cooking class (courtesy of a Groupon I purchased last summer!). The menu was in the spirit of the holiday and was rooted in Southern cooking; Hoppin' John and Peach Cobbler.

Gilbert clearly did not enjoy himself!

Also, we bought a new camera. You might notice the pictures are black and white while G's shirt is orange. A cool feature of the camera. I'm going to have fun with this!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I arrived a bit early to pick up G from school yesterday. It is always a treat to observe children when they don't know you are watching. I had the pleasure of watching Gilbert move quickly from table to table wiping and straightening chairs after he and his friends had snack. I hope he will remember these skills- especially during the college years!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Look

Having come off of knee surgery a few weeks ago, I am dealing with some new wardrobe issues: I am finally able to wear my knee high boots again. This morning I am in mostly black (long wrap sweater, belted with tights, and tall black boots) I come out of the bedroom and Gilbert says " Mom, you look like Darth Vador" Great, just the look I was going for!
Happy Monday to all of you.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Would You Trust This Person...

with [insert here]? For all the great photos Gilbert has taken, getting a good headshot of him is more difficult than [insert your most challenging obstacle here]!

He just doesn't like to cooperate for a simple smile photo! So, this is what will be going in his passport. He wouldn't let us fix his severe bed head either!

Yep, his passport. We're heading to the Cayman Islands next month for a friend's wedding and Little Man needs a passport. Unless he gives me a better photo tonight, for the next ten years I can chide him for his passport photo!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

How did you spend your evening? Your first day of 2012? For us, we ventured out to take care of some errands. Expecting a mob of people at the stores, we were pleasantly surprised at how desolate the streets were (not to mention the easy parking that resulted!).

Our camera broke so it was off to Best Buy to see what could be done. Got to love it when the 'fee' to look at the camera does not make it even worth exploring a repair. Such a scam to get consumers to just buy new stuff! Like moths to the flame, we walked $$$ lighter, but armed with a new camera and all the accoutrement's!

Kudos to Best Buy, though, for thinking of everything. To counter those long lines at the service counter was a nearby waiting area - filled with magazines and coloring books for the kids awaited. We couldn't get G out of there once we were done!