Apparently Germany knows everything
Charlotte:: Gravity is a mystery
Me:: That's right. No one really knows where it comes from.
Charlotte:: Not even Germany knows.
Everything - from the hair right down to the toes.
I tried this cardigan on at Destination Maternity and loved it but really prefer to buy one that is non-maternity so that I can wear it forever. It is cashmere and super cozy. I’ve been searching the internet high and low for a similar one but no luck. Any suggestions?
We found out a little while ago that we are expecting Baby#3. We kept it to ourselves for the remainder of the first trimester and then slowly started to reveal the news to family and friends as and when we saw them. Being able to tell so many people in person instead of relying on the “Facebook approach” was so fun. Especially when it involved Charlotte spilling the beans.
We’re having a baby, she would announce excitedly.
She’s very very excited and spends a lot of time talking about the new baby. She loves to hug and kiss my tummy. Charlotte doesn’t remember life without Alex so I think it’s fun that she will remember the birth of her youngest sibling.
I finally felt ready to share the news with our wider circle of friends and posted this photo to Facebook (and Instragram) earlier this week. And now I’m posting it here on my virtual memory book - the place where I continue to capture all the ‘big’ stuff.
I want to go back to Iceland so badly. I really fell in love with that country and it’s unique beauty. I mean, look at this photo. Extraordinary.
Charlotte’s first sleepover
Charlotte had her first sleepover in the city at Jen’s place last Saturday night. We have been talking about it for a few months and I felt like she was finally ready (i.e. not asking about whether I would also be staying over).
Charlotte woke up on Saturday morning, came into our bedroom holding a dress in each hand and announced, I have to pack. And so we packed! We managed to squeeze everything into her little princess backpack.
She was so excited and I was so excited for her.
Alex, you aren’t going to see me for a very long time.
We drove into the city as soon as her skating lesson was finished and I dropped her off at Jen’s apartment. She barely gave me a backward glance and I barely had time to give her a hug because of course this is New York City we are talking about and it only took about 12 seconds before someone was behind my car and couldn’t get by blah blah blah. So I headed home and Charlotte headed off for her first adventure.
They had a whirlwind tour that included:
- huge playground next to the Met
- watching the Oktoberfest parade down 5th Ave
- rooftop of the Met to see the buildings (see pic below)
- walking through the Greek and Egyptian sections of the Met
- walked over the reservoir in Central Park
- pizza for dinner in the West Village
Heading home on the Metro North.
I asked Anne to marry me five months into our relationship. I think I did it more for the drama of the gesture than for the appeal of marriage itself. I didn’t want to reach a point in our relationship where we turned to each other, side by side in our usual places on some couch, and burped, “Don’t you think it’s about time we get married?” during the commercial break of our favorite program.