April 29, 2008


So I guess I'm overdue for posting. Especially since two important birthday's just passed by and all I put up was some photos. But I guess I've been so busy lately that I haven't had the time. Such is life with a one year old.

Sophie's birthday was definitely not what I expected. We invited some friends of the family to come over to celebrate with us. Saturday was spent shopping and preparing food for the big day on Sunday. David had a whole menu written out with homemade finger sandwiches, lots of little desserts and tea. But come Sunday morning, both Shaina and Sophie became ill with flu like symptoms. I was so dissapointed that my baby was going to miss her very first birthday. Luckily she slept most of the day and woke up just in time for us to blow out candles with her and enjoy a bite or two of her cupcake. Poor thing was so miserable, just moaning. But the first birthday really isn't for the child, it's for the family. And we celebrated in her honor the rest of the day. Then of course the rest of the family came down with this mini flu as I call it over the course of the next few days. Myself being hit last at the end of the week.

David's birthday was this past weekend. For his gift I got him the Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera. It's awesome. Right out of the box we took some really beautiful photos of Sophie. Finally a camera we love. With the digital we had we could never get really great indoor shots of her. Always too much flash or too dark with too much blurry movement. Oh how I wish we got this camera a year ago. But at least now we'll start getting some really nice shots of her.

I still can't believe she's 1. The year had many ups and downs, and it took me awhile to really get the hang of motherhood. I definitely think the first 6 months was the most difficult, with the constant feedings and nighttime wakings, but once I got the swing of things (and once she slept throught the night) I was really able to enjoy it all so much more. Now it's just always such a joy to be with her. She always brings a smile to our face and lights up the room with her dimples and laughter. Such a sweet, sweet baby.

Here are some pics we took around the apartment with the new camera. We can't wait to take it for a spin outside. The first one is of Sophie showing off her new Fisher Price Grow With Me Kitchen (thanks for the idea Irene)!

April 26, 2008

Happy Birthday David

Happy Birthday to my amazing Husband. It just keeps on getting better and better!

April 16, 2008


April 13, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday to My Sweet Baby Sophie

April 04, 2008

Sunday in the Park

Last Sunday we had brunch with Auntie Shaina and then spent some time at the playground in Central Park. Sophie had a ball watching other kids and discovered sand, the slide and strollers. I don't think she yet realizes that she can't just go and take other peoples toys and snacks!

It was also Sophie's first day walking on her own on the sidewalk. She loved the freedom of exploring. But it was scary constantly steering her away from traffic and the perilous streets of New York.