They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just leave these here.
ps – I think I found a new way to make your toddler get rid of their Nuk…
Today is Sally’s 8th birthday. In honor of Sal’s special day, I wanted to recreate this amazing birthday photo we took last year:
I’ll give you two guesses how it turned out… So instead of one fantastic photo, here are nine terrible ones:
In show business, they say never work with children or animals. When will I learn?
Calling all funny babies: The Bump is hosting a funniest baby video contest. This is the first of an ongoing series of video contests by The Bump, and the winner of this one gets a $500 Babies ‘R Us gift card.
I totally submitted my “Angry Baby” video. After watching Buzzfeed’s “Angriest Babies in the Whole World” video at the end of last summer, I had to make one for my grumpy little Holden. The song cracks me up (“this baby wanna use your face like a diaper.”). And her faces are ridiculous.
Here’s what you need to do to enter your baby in the Bumpie’s Funniest Videos:
Good luck, ya’ll!
Holden got an early birthday present this week that I am absolutely in love with. It’s a children’s book called The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli, a writer and illustrator who, it turns out, is from my hometown!
First of all, the book is gorgeous. The 3-color screenprints in green, pink and black make this one of the most visually interesting kids’ books I’ve read (and trust me, I’ve seen quite a few in the past year). But also, this book is funny.
It’s about a crocodile who luuuuuurvs watermelon (CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP!) but freaks out when he swallows a seed. It just begs to be performed and Holdy cracks up every time we read it. Check out the book trailer (which, apparently, is a thing? who knew?)
I love where he’s doing The Crying Game over there in the corner. Seriously, it’s the cutest. Check it out.
I wanted to learn more about Greg, so I checked out his website, where he has more books (Not Very Scary looks adorable), his sketchbook, some of his screenprints and more. He has an Etsy shop too. This guy is so talented and his work has a great sense of humor. I love this one:
Greg Pizzoli, you’re my hometown hero!
Although we spent plenty of time outside during the first three months of her life, Holden needed a bit of a refresher course on the great outdoors, now that spring is upon us again. She apparently is not a fan of the texture of the grass. Hopefully we can work on that, or else it’s going to be a pretty depressing summer.
My Nanny (grandmother) died two years ago today. She was a strong, stubborn, funny woman and I believe I got my trucker’s mouth from her. One of her favorite sayings was “damn good”: “Nanny, how was your dinner?” “Damn good.” “Nanny, how are you feeling?” “I’m doing damn good.”
To honor her and to give Holden an idea of how special her Nanny 1 was, I had her pajamas and some *select* tshirts made into a custom baby blanket from 3stitchcreations on etsy. I’m pretty sure I have the only baby blanket on the planet that includes the word “damn” and an f-bomb. Nanny would be so proud. (Yes, I’ll be packing the blanket away once Holden learns to read.)
Nanny actually predicted my pregnancy on her deathbed. I hope she would think I’m a damn good mom.