Fair warning that there are going to be lots of pictures of my kids in the next little minute and you're going to be tempted to think that I am a better mom than I am.
Do you ever read mommy blogs and think, "who is this woman?" I do. In blogs art projects seem more amazing than they are and every mother is perfectly patient and spends 3-4 hours a day spending individual time with her kids--playing meaningfully. Just so that you know who you are dealing with, I do not. These pictures are all of fun things we've done recently but really, most days the hubbs comes home to a house that looks like a tornado hit and with a look of panic in my eyes I hand him the baby. Last night we were having friends to dinner and 30 minutes before they were to arrive Claire woke up Noah and he cried for the next 30 min. The hubbs arrived 10 minutes before they did and I handed him the baby and said, "give him a bath." When he suggested that maybe he should straighten up I said, "No. What I need you to do is bath the baby."
my tone wasn't particularly friendly.
Just so we're perfectly clear.
|Totally secure in his masculinity. We borrowed a couple of baby jump suites from a dear friend who has a little girl. This is the least girly of the two.|
|Last week we make cookies with friends. Totally unsanitary and totally delicious. At one point Claire was eating sprinkles out of a bowl with her tongue.|
|Oh yes we did this. The REAL Santa Claus at THE Macy's.|
|There are actually 3 family members in this picture. I don't know if you can see that Claire has baby Dora tucked under her arm. She takes her everywhere.|
|At the Rockafeller Center. Dora is riding in her baby carrier|
|Walking in the city with Claire is a total joy. She dances and sings the WHOLE time.|
|Riding the train with these two isn't too bad either|