Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bird is the Word

This is what landed on Chris's 42nd floor, mid-town Manhattan office window-sill this afternoon.


It is a Peregrin Falcon -- one of 32 that live here in Manhattan as part of the city's 30-year effort to restore the falcon population (they started with two).

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

Me: "Elliot, help me get the seeds out of the pumpkin. We have to scrape it out and make it all clean."

Elliot (looking in the pumpkin and then backing away in disgust): "Stinky."

Chris (putting his own hand in the pumpkin): "Come on, Elliot. It's fun. It's not yucky."

Elliot (looking at Chris as though Chris had just suggested that cookie did not, in fact, start with the letter C, but J, instead): "Yes, yucky."

Needless to say, Chris and I ended up doing all the leg work on this project. Elliot did, however, enjoy the result.




Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Keeping Things Clean

As Chris was heading into the bathroom this morning, Elliot asked him what he was doing. When Chris told him he was going to take a shower, this is what Elliot said:

(Finger wagging) "No poop, no pee-pee, Daddy"

Anyone want to guess what we say to Elliot every time we put him in the bathtub? Apparently, Elliot thought Chris could use the reminder too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Doughnut Plant

What kind of a mom would steal the last few bites of her kid's doughnut because it is Tres Leche and so delicious? This kind of mom.

To give myself some credit, I did feel a smidge guilty when he looked up at me and said "I want doughnut!"

Hey, Chris "shared" with Elliot too.



Thursday, October 1, 2009


When I asked Elliot what he was doing, he pulled his thumb out of his mouth and told me he was "just chilling."



In other news, Jill has inspired me to open an email account for Elliot. If you want to send him an email, he can now be reached at

Why My Brothers-in-Law Are Awesome, Part 2

This one brought me homemade butternut squash soup when he heard I was sick. Have I mentioned that Frank and Kara now live in our building? Have I mentioned how glad I am that they do?