January 6: nothing is safe anymore


This is totally cheating but by the time I had time to grab my camera today, you would just get a photo of Jon or I in our sweatpants.  And who wants to see that? Instead, here's a video from this weekend of Taylor crawling for the first time. … [Read more...]


This weather is absolutely spectacular and we've been taking advantage of every single moment of it. Every afternoon after I picked up P at daycare, we've spent some time outside - playing, visiting with the neighbor boys, and taking Peanut's new Power Wheels out for a spin. A few comments (as usual): The dog was freaking out about the sound that the little motor made All of us could not stop laughing for the entire time that we were playing with the Power Wheels Out of the 4 of us that were present, I'm pretty sure that Jon and I had the most fun (that's not putting the toy down, that's just how excited we were about Peanut actually using it) How do these little nuggets know what to do? This weekend I'm finally getting a hair cut and new high lights (omg my hair is a mess!) and then we're enjoying some quality family time. What are you up to? … [Read more...]

Videos that will make you smile

I've been telling you guys about the hilarious stage that our little Peanut is currently in and I figured that the best thing to do would be just to show you. A couple of videos that we took over the weekend. This first one is us at the grocery store.  Peanut doesn't like to hold my hand when walking until she is trying to step over something and absolutely loves to run away from me, giggling the whole way. If you think this video is funny, imagine seeing this in real life: teeny tiny little human running around with her mom chasing and video taping the whole thing.  I'm a cool kid, people. This next video always makes me laugh.  Peanut and I discovered these two-tiered shopping carts a couple of weeks ago and she loves to push the bottom part while I hold on to the top. You can tell that I can't get enough of the cuteness because I still laugh every time that she's doing it. And one last one - before you watch this one please promise that you will not judge or make fun of my absolutely horrible singing voice.  Promise?  Ok,  you may proceed. That little nugget turning around and around is our Peanut's way of dancing.  She had been doing it for 10 minutes before I started video taping (yes, feel bad for my husband and dog who had to listen to me sing the same two songs over and over again while we giggled our butts off at Peanut's dancing routine), so by the time we got it on video, she was pretty tired of the whole thing. The weekend is so … [Read more...]

Peanut videos

These are the videos of Peanut using her walker.   1. Please ignore my screeching voice. 2. Note that Peanut’s sole purpose of this “game” we call walking is to attack the dog. 3. Number 2 is further highlighted as she repeatedly smashes her walker into the couch in hopes that it will get her closer to the dog.       And then, if you’re a sap like me, watch this video of tiny Peanut just days after she was born.   … [Read more...]

The Accent Vlog

Everybody else is doing it.   Soooo……ummm….I attempted to curl my hair…within 5 minutes it straightened again.  Sorry.  Also, I tried to put on make up but my contacts are all dry and it was getting annoying. Plus it’s Saturday night and the most I’m doing it watching some TV.   A couple more things: I recorded this once and I have no idea what some of the answers are.  You’ve been warned.   Any who, here’s the video and the instructions are below.   The instructions are to say these words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught And answer these questions: What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? What do you call gym shoes? What do you say to address a group of people? What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? What do you call your grandparents? What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Background on my accent:  I’m Russian.  I moved from Russia at the ripe age of 12 to New Jersey.  After a … [Read more...]