We're finally out of our apartment (tres sad!) and into my parents house while we ready our new digs. Feels like our lives are entirely put on hold and up in the air. That said, it's a good time to spend the holidays with family. My sister was here this past weekend and was beyond helpful with the kids and such a comfort to spend some time with. We celebrated Channukah, nursed some major colds (Richie and my dad both contracted whatever has been floating around my kids), did some spin, latkah frying, a long walk around the hood, and lots of handing around the house. Maddie knew I was having a tough time with all this change and fast movement, so she sent me this fabulous piece of the internet to cheer me up. I have to say it did. Serious laughs lightened my mood. Hope they put a smile on your faces this Monday morning!:
Hi guys. Sorry it's been so quiet around here. This pending move has got my head spinning. Packing boxes, picking bathroom fixtures, teacher conferences, nutrition clients, a sick baby, mortgage paperwork, moving insurance...I can't keep up. Been listening to The Lumineers a bunch. It's calm and happy music and it's been lifting me up and putting a smile on my face. Thought I'd share:)
Today is my baby girl's very first birthday! All the things I want to say don't fit on this page, so I thought I'd let Stevie say a few things about how I feel about the most delicious baby in the whole wide world:
This song has been singin' to me as of recent. It exudes beauty and strength...and that's exactly what I've been needing...Enjoy!
A friend posted this on Facebook recently and it's been making me laugh (and dance) since! Beyond being an awesome piece of the burgeoning Seattle hip hop scene, it's a superfab message to shop thrift and then strut your (used) stuff;) Anyhow, happy Monday and enjoy!
Last week, walking down to the L train, heading into the city for a spin class, I noticed something pretty incredible: total silence from the people waiting for the train...and a single sound, the incredibly sweet and soft notes of Gabriel Royal's cello. And then his voice chimed in with it... And it was...beautiful. Real beauty in the rat infested, grime ridden Bedford Street subway station. I was literally taken aback. The calm in the air was palpable. The slight smile on the faces of otherwise angry commuters was heartwarming. The energy in the station was pretty amazing.
So, I thought I'd do my best to share it with you all. Because it really is something special!
By this point, you all know, cause I've said it a million times, that Avi is home from camp and school and we've been spending a bunch of Mommy and Avi time. Many of our adventures have included long rides in the car. And we've had a number of early morning dance parties as well. My point: Avi is loving music (was never really her thing). She's singing and dancing and it's so much fun. Turns out she's a huge Rihanna fan! We listen to her on repeat, repeat, repeat. Here's the other part of the story: Avital has a minor obsession with umbrellas. Somehow they are always open in my house, she NEEDS on every time we're at the check out counter at H&M, and she begs to bring one out even when it's not raining, "just in case" she tells me.
The fact that Rihanna sings a song called Umbrella is like the convergence of all things good in her world! And there's maybe nothing cuter than catching her in an "ella ella ay ay ay ay".
So, in the spirit of early morning dance parties, car seat dancing, and young fun, I present you with:
Ok ok, so a week or so ago, Kym (an instructor at Soul Cycle) was doing a birthday ride for a long time rider of hers. It was fun and funny and sweet actually. At some point in the class she screamed out for everyone to: get low and make it sexy! She played this song and started doing her own booty poppin version up front of the class and asked who else wanted to join. Clearly we all just kept on riding and laughing and whatnot. She also asked who had seen this video and for those of us who hadn't, it was mandatory. Being as uncool as I am (mommy-mode and all), I of course had never seen this. Later my friend who was in class with me popped this booty poppin video into my email. I haven't stopped laughing since. It's amazing every time! So here's to making this Monday morning a tad more fun and sexy and expressive;)