Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
the long light reaches out of sight
got lost in the great tide
of what I want and what is right"
- bad lieutenant , these changes -
Yes, another pregnancy photo for the 365. 24 weeks exactly today. Only 16 left to go. In some ways October seems so far away, but when I think of it as weeks, it seems so close. In just over 2 weeks, Kenzie turns 2 years old. That's pretty hard to believe too. Everyday she is learning new things, and it amazes me what she picks up from just watching her shows on tv. Today while I was working on something on the computer, she was watching Sesame Street's "Learning About Letters" dvd on John's computer. The last time she watched it, she didn't really interact with it, but this time she was saying the letters as they came up on the screen. We have some of those sponge letters and numbers for the bathtub, but we keep them with her toys downstairs, so we can pull them out and go over the letters and numbers anytime, rather than just in the bath. She gets so excited shouting out the letters - even though she might not always be right.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I forgot to take a photo on Father's Day, since we were working all day on painting. I finished up the work yesterday, and by last night we had most things settled into place.
This is my photo for Sunday, June 20th - even though it's a day late. She did pretty much the same thing all day Sunday, and was a little tv junkee while we worked on the room. She was a good sport.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
When we were leaving the street fest, some people walked past us and told us we should go to Mods vs. Rockers over at Bottom Lounge. We rode our bikes over, but opted to take Kenzie to the playground instead. We were happy we did that because she had so much fun running around the playground.
We had some big storms last night, and a lot of tree branches were knocked to the ground from the strong winds. We're considering going out to a street fest tonight, but if it's going to storm again later, we might just stay in and watch a movie.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Fold your wings
Dream sweet dreams, butterfly.
When you feel the sun warm on your face again
You will fly
Spread your wings
- lisa loeb, butterfly -
Flutterfly is what Kenzie calls butterflies. Today she wore her "flutterfly" t-shirt and met another little girl at the park wearing a "flutterfly" shirt. She pointed at her own shirt and said to the little girl "Flutterfly". I didn't actually realize the other girl had a butterfly on her shirt until a little later, and then I realized Kenzie was just pointing out that they both had butterflies on their shirts.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Six names you go by.
5. The Shanninator
Three things you are wearing right now.
1. A pale yellow tank shirt
2. Green suede Chie Mihara sandals
3. A necklace by Skalli that I bought when I was in Paris
Four things you want very badly at this moment.
1. To be finished with the painting in our home office
2. To see the sun, and not this cloudy, dreary day
3. An iPhone 4G - which is funny, since I never geeked out that much over a phone before
4. The baby carrier I ordered over a week ago
Three people who will answer this.
Two things you did last night.
1. Finished a book I was reading
2. Watched "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" on Netflix
Last two people you talked to on the phone.
1. My mom
Two things you are going to do tomorrow.
1. Probably walk the dog
2. I have no idea, maybe laundry and some cleaning
Three favourite drinks.
1. Margaritas (probably the only drink I have actually missed while pregnant)
3. Peach iced tea
::The Random Fact Ingredient::
I have a really good memory. If you tell me something, I typically won't forget it. Sometimes I act like I don't remember something just to avoid making the other person feel silly for not remembering. And it really annoys me when I know a conversation went one way, but people say it went another way.
Rules are simple :
take a photo of yourself and answer a couple of easy questions.
1. Your nickname ?
Daisy is probably most used
2. Your favourite colour ?
Green and Orange
3. Your favourite city?
Well, I'd have to say Chicago, since I live here and it's a pretty great city. If I could live anywhere else in the world, it would be Paris and then London.
4. Your favourite book ?
I have read far too many books to have a favorite. "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby was a favorite for awhile, but it really depends on my mood.
5. Your favourite film ?
Depends on my mood too. Some favorites that come to mind are: "Almost Famous", "Amelie", "Dead Poet's Society", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Never Been Kissed".
6. Your favourite album ?
There is no possible way for me to name a favorite album. My favorite album of the moment is probably "High Violet" by the National.
7. Favourite season ?
I love the Fall. The weather in Chicago is more consistent, and still warm, and I love the changing colors of the trees.
8. Favourite TV-series ?
I don't really have one.
9. Your favourite animal ? If you can't say a cat or a dog.
10. How many languages do you speak ?
Only one, though I would love to learn enough French to speak it fluently. I only know bits and pieces, and everything I learned for our Paris trip in 2007 has pretty much flown out the window.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
- the national, vanderlyle crybaby geeks -
22 Weeks 3 Days
I wasn't planning on doing a pregnancy shot this week, but well, I did anyway. We started some work on our office renovation, so we can get the nursery organized. We need to repaint the office before I can move my stuff back into that room. About a year ago, I moved my desk and computer into the sewing room, but now I need to move everything out of the sewing room and into the office. Phase One of the office renovation was to remove the nasty, ugly "wallpaper" from the one wall. We don't even think it was wallpaper. It's some weird sort of paper that was glued on the wall with a fabric bamboo look on top of that. If it was put up nice, we might have been able to make it work, but you could see the seams and it looked really bad. We were contemplating getting a new wallpaper to put on that wall, but the drywall looks pretty good, so I think we might just paint it. We already bought the paint last weekend, so once this wallpaper is removed, we will start patching holes and then maybe by next weekend we can start priming the walls to paint over the hideous army green that is currently on the walls. We are going much lighter with a banana cream color for most of the room, and then one wall will be the accent wall painted in an orange slice color. I can't wait to see it finished.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I send vibrations
In your direction
From the satellite mind"
- metric, satellite mind -
Today was the Blackhawks parade and rally on Michigan Avenue. I considered going to it. I live so close to it, but I decided it would probably be a madhouse, and I really didn't want to be pushing a stroller through the crowd, and I surely didn't want to be waiting around for hours with an almost 2 year old. My brother went to it with some co-workers and got some good photos.
Part of me wished that we at least walked to Washington Blvd. to watch the buses go by, but it is really hot and humid outside so I opted to stay in my air conditioned house, and just watch it on tv. I texted John who was at work to tell him when the buses left the United Center, so he could go out and watch them. His office was right on the route, so he did go out and see them go by, and he saw the Stanley Cup pass by too.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
and it's for my heart that i'll live
cause you'll never die.
Well if you want to know me, i'm a war. (B.I.L.L.I.E.H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.)
Come paint. (B.I.L.L.I.E.H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.)"
- warpaint, billie holiday -
One of my fellow flickr contacts had a photo of this band Warpaint in her photostream, and I immediately fell in love with this song when I listened to their music. I've played it just about everyday since I bought the e.p. on iTunes a few days ago. It just has this really interesting haunting vocal melody that sort of sticks in your head, but in a good way.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Slowly sucking your sleeve
That all the boys get lonely after you leave
And it's one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe!"
- the fratellis, chelsea dagger -
I am not really a sports person. I grew up with two younger brothers who played baseball all the way up through high school and some college. Needless to say, after years of going to their games, I really don't enjoy sitting and watching baseball or any sports really. I did, however, get a little into watching the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, and after last winning in 1961 they finally brought it back to Chicago.
This photo has nothing to do with that, but it's what happened today, and this is my 365 shot for the day. Right now, I'm listening to helicopters fly overhead, fireworks being shot off from somewhere nearby, horns honking, and lots of loud boys shouting "Let's Go Blackhawks!"
So congrats to the Blackhawks!
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
It was a perfect night for just hanging out in the city, so though it wasn't quite what we had expected, it was still fun.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
I saw this yesterday and had to buy it for Baby #2. I knew if I didn't get it now, they wouldn't have it in October. Of course, the tags are staying on it in case baby surprises us again, and turns out to be a boy. With my love of owls, it was pretty obvious that I had to buy this.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
If you saw my post yesterday, we found out that we are having a second baby girl in October. I had to run some errands today and return something to Target. While I was there, I decided to browse the baby clothes, not for Kenzie, but just to see what they had for little babies. I know I have plenty of newborn and 3 months clothes that Kenzie outgrew pretty quickly, but I saw the cutest little sleeper outfit with a little owl on the front that I just had to have for Baby #2.
Once we get our office repainted, we will be moving my desk and everything out of what is currently my sewing room into the back bedroom/office. My sewing room will become the new nursery. I've already started shopping for furniture for the new nursery, but I know I can't buy anything until the other room is finished. Hopefully, we can get that room painted in the next couple months so we can start getting the nursery ready. Part of that transition also means Kenzie will get a big girl bed, so that baby sister will have the crib. I can't really imagine Kenzie in a big girl bed, but it will be nice to be able to sit in bed with her at night and read to her while she is all tucked for the night.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The last book I read of hers was Handle With Care about a little girl with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease). I remember getting to the last chapter of that book and being so surprised at that ending that I just started crying. I even made my husband read it, and I could tell he was affected by it too. There was something about the way she writes that just really hits you sometimes. Not sure if this will have that same sort of ending, but I'm sure no matter what I'll be surprised.