Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Roll Out


And why did you roll over? Oh simply because you saw Portia and were trying to get to her. Oh yeah - I think Portia is in for a world of hurt in the next coming months.

Yup. It was cool.

You were playing on your mat when you looked over at Portia. You leaned over towards her and then - bam - rolled over onto your tummy! You were rather surprised. And poor Daddy, who had spent at least 15 minutes the night before taping you in case you rolled over, grabbed the camera and said well? I told him that I thought you were done for the night. Hahahhaaa...oh well hopefully we'll get you in action next time.

I'm so proud of you!

xoxo Mommy

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Mother's Day

Thank you, thank you, thank you little girl! I had the best mother's day ever. was my first after all. Wink.

You and Daddy took me to the Peacock Cafe in Georgetown. It is my favorite place to go to brunch in DC. I have been dreaming of their Steak and Eggs since we moved to New York. They make the best skinny fries that they serve alongside the steak and they are absolutely delicious!

So while the rest of the family (your Aunt, Uncle, Cousins, and Grandparents) went off to Dim Sum - Daddy swept me away to eat breakfast with you at the Peacock Cafe. Yay! And I enjoyed a morning cocktail of champagne and pomegranate - champagne being my favorite of course - alongside my steak. It was really perfect. Plus, to top it off, the cafe was giving flowers to every mother. It was amazing!

As we ate breakfast there was a little girl sitting near us and she kept looking over at our table and pointing. She'd point to you and say "baby." Then she'd point to me and Daddy and say "baby's Mommy" and "baby's Daddy." It was the first time someone called me Mommy that I really felt like a Mommy. I was so happy I wanted to thank her.

On top of the amazing breakfast surprise you also gave me a beautiful pair of earrings. They are hammered silver open hoops. Very cool. Very unique. Just my kind of earrings. Wink.

After breakfast the three of us walked around Georgetown. The weather was perfect. I can't remember a time when I was happier or more pleasantly surprised. You and Daddy did an awesome job.

Thank you baby girl...

xoxo Mommy

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ms. March goes to Washington (well...Virginia really...)

The last time I wrote to you I said we were going to Virginia to visit your cousins. Well...we went! And I must say, you were AWESOME in the car! Seriously, we drove from Connecticut to Virginia with Boompa and Mema and you slept for most of the ride. I wanted you to know what a champ you are.

Now the girls on the other be fair I shouldn't say girls because Portia was very good. Paisley got upset being in her crate for so long and she scratched a hole into her crate and got out! Those dogs of yours...really. We arrived at the hotel, which was very nice and the people were very friendly to both you and the dogs, and as Boompa checked in Mema noticed that Paisley had "escaped" and was walking around the hotel! What a little pain she can be.

Our room was very beautiful. We had a king sized bed which you thought was so much fun to lie on and kick after being in the car seat for hours. Then we were off to see your cousins.

Cousin S, Cousin T, Aunt C and Uncle S live in a cute little house in Arlington. It is really brightly painted and decorated with all sorts of exotic things that your Aunt and Uncle have picked up on their travels. They are talking about moving so I am describing it here because it may not be the house that you grow up remembering them living in. Anyway, your Aunt is pretty fastidious but since having two children she has become more relaxed. So although everything still has its place there were toys to be played with on the floor and it was really fun. You really enjoyed it because you were able to sit on someone's lap and take in whatever your cousins were doing.

This was our first time meeting Cousin T and you were enamored right off the bat. You had already been enchanted with her photograph that we have on the refrigerator so it was really fun to see you react to her in person. She was very happy, spirited, has quite a personality, and aside from looking different from the rest of the family you cannot tell that she is adopted. I am so glad that you have another cousin and I hope you two will be as close as I have always been with my female cousins. I have a feeling that you and she will give S a run for his money.

I am so glad that we are blessed with such a healthy growing family. My cousins were a big part of my life growing up - and they continue to be in my life today. I really want that for you too.

xoxo Mommy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Catch up, Catch up

Oh my girl I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have written.  It was such a busy weekend that I haven't had a moment to sit down and focus on writing you.  

Daddy and I had friends over this weekend.  Three guys who were very interested in holding you and getting to know you.  I swear this now, and I am sure I will repeat myself when you are older, I think guys have a switch that turns on as they approach 30.  All of a sudden the idea of being a father is appealing.  I know it happened to your Daddy.  ;)  Anyway, as a result, a lot of our barbecue with our buddies focused on babies, having babies, what to do with babies, meeting the mother of future babies (two of these guys are single), how babies begin to consume your know the usual.  

I admit - a lot of my topic of conversation has to do with you now.  I am sure I drive some people crazy.  But - I don't care.  I love you and I don't care who knows it!  

Okay well I am writing quickly because I am leaving with you and The Girls to go to Connecticut tomorrow.  Mema and Boompa are picking us up.  And as usual I have left packing to the last minute.  I am positive I forgot something...sigh.  But as Abuelala always says - I can always buy something if I need to.  On that note I am going to rack my brain one more time for the items I can't replace (like Jirafa) and then give up.

xoxo Mommy