Monday, November 05, 2007

October


I first want to say Happy Birthday to my gorgeous husband, Ben. He turned 40 this year but you would never know it. It amazes me that I met him when he was just getting close to turning 30. Wow, eleven years has flown by. He makes me so proud and I only hope that he is feeling and looking this good another 10 years down the road. We celebrated by going out to eat and see a movie. Thanks to Nicola we were able to get out and spend some time without the kids. We saw, "Before the Devil knows your dead." It was great and I do recommend you check it out. It was great to celebrate such a milestone doing what we have loved doing together for as long as we met. I love you cutie.

I have been meaning to write on my blog for awhile but we have had a very busy month. We are currently trying to get Coolidge into a kindergarten. One of the wonderful things about living in NYC is that we have so many options. However, all these choices can start to boggle your mind. I feel that Ben and I are handling it without too much anxiety. Right now Coolidge loves his school and I am hoping that the next one he will love just as much. It is nice to hear him ask to go to school instead of whining about having to go. Coolidge has been growing very fast lately. He had a bit of a growth spurt over the summer. His pants all of the sudden have become high waters and his shirts are barley hitting the top of his pants. He also seems to be absorbing everything around him. He has matured verbally and become more confident. Coolidge was the kid who growled at adults who spoke to him no matter how nice or how long he had known them. Now he speaks with complete eloquence to all those around him. I am so proud of him.


Brody is also changing so fast. He is quite different from Coolidge. He gets spooked much easier than Coolidge did. I finally understand his sounds of being scared and know that he wants me to remove it. It is hard not to laugh because he is so cute, but I know that he is also very serious. He is starting to say words. Just today he said dog, duck, quack quack and dada. He doesn't say much but I am amazed at how well he communicates with me. He is a very joyful little guy. One of his favorite things to do is dance. Music seems to effect all my boys and especially Brody. I am also a little sad to say that I am no longer breastfeeding Brody. However, I am just so happy that I got a chance to breastfeed him. I never thought I would be sad to stop but it was very special to me. Brody does things on his own terms and he was done when he decided. He is also eating almost all food. As you can see he has a full mouth of teeth. Which is good because the boy loves to eat.


I also want to say Congratulations to Aj. She just had her first art show in San Fransisco. She said she had a great time and it was a success. I have one of her pieces in my house and I plan to buy another one. You should definitely check out her paintings and if you are interested let me know and I could help you get in contact with her. Her website is http://www.ajoishi.com/ This is one of my favorite pieces and I hope to have it soon.


Right now I am super busy and I am also trying to read so many books. One I am reading right now is "Apartment Therapy." It is a great book for all types of homes but especially for those living in small spaces. It has done wonders for how I look at my home. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their living space which also then helps you function more efficiently.


We just celebrated Halloween. I have to say this was my favorite Halloween with Coolidge. He just loved putting on the make-up and getting into character. In the past he couldn't wait to get the costume off. He was very smart in knowing that Dracula had black straight hair but luckily he is not that high maintenance or I would have had to get my straightening iron out with some black spray paint. Brody loved to put the teeth in and the cape but he wouldn't do it for long. It would have looked great to have them both as vampires. We put Coolidge's old costume on Brody and he looked great. He even let me put on make-up. I think because Coolidge was so free to put his on Brody too wanted to be a part of the fun. He too played the part. He was a grumpy lion for most of the time. A lot of you ask me what it is like here for Halloween. It is a lot different. Because we don't have regular homes we have many different options. there are festivals in Central Park. Haunted houses all over the city and a huge parade that I have to say is one of the best if not the best parade in NY. We also get invited every year to trick or treat in our friends building. Most kids go up and down the streets walking into restaurants, banks, rite aid, dry cleaners etc. with their costumes saying trick or treat. Most business participate and love to see the kids in costume. The streets are booming with kids laughing. It is quite the experience. We are going to add more store hoping to our next Halloween.


I hope all is well with everyone. We are looking forward to the holiday season. I will have a lot to write over the next couple months and hope you will leave a comment.