cutiemus is open for business!

On December 22, 2008, in Things I want, by Wendy

My friend, Christine, just opened Cutiemus, an online boutique selling cute trendy clothes and vintage style fashion. Cutiemus specializes in modern and retro inspired clothing. The clothes are darling and reasonably priced! In these tough economic times, you can afford to buy yourself a cute little something from Cutiemus. Go shopping now!

I’m treating myself to a couple of items. I adore adore adore the Puddle Jump Trench Coat:

and the Weekend Dress:

This dress embodies many of the components that Stacey and Clinton recommend to wear on What Not to Wear: pattern, vertical stripes, empire waist! I’m going to look totally hot in it. Mitch made me promise to stand in a flirty, pigeon-toed stance just like the model whenever I wear it.

Stainless Steel Water Bottles

On December 18, 2008, in Things I want, by Wendy

When I was home on maternity leave and unable to sleep due to frequent and lengthy feeding session, I spent a lot of time perusing the internet on my iPhone. In the wee hours of the night, I spent a lot of time reading about the horrors of BPA, phthalates and other horrible, rotten things that will poison me and my baby which prevented me from relaxing and sleeping during the few moments of peace that I had.

I bought it hook, line and sinker. Nothing wrong with that. I ordered Klean Kanteen stainless steel reusable bottles for Mitch and myself. We also received a Kleen Kanteen stainless steel sippy cup for Isadora as a gift. The bottles are awesome, but pretty boring looking.

Sigg has some really great looking reusable bottles, but they are made out of aluminum. Aside from making the water taste gross, the aluminum will contribute to Alzheimer’s. No thanks.

Enter Earthlust. These stainless steel bottles have great design embellishments. These are limited edition designs, so snap them up while you can!

I think Crow, Owl and Poppy are my favorites.

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I thought I might have pangs of jealousy

On December 18, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy

but I didn’t when I heard Izzy mutter da-da. She spends so much of her awake time with Mitch it really makes sense that she’d say da-da first. She’s been making mmmmm sounds, so it’s just a matter of time. Oh, and BTW, she totally mastered ba-ba a week and a half ago.

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First of many

On December 18, 2008, in Kid, Kitties, by Wendy

I received a panicked call from Mitch today. I could hear Izzy crying in the background as he tried to explain what happened.

Apparently, Kirby wanted to sit in the kitchen window and decided the best path was to climb up and over the high chair. Unfortunately, Izzy was sitting in the high chair at the time, peacefully eating her breakfast.

When Kirby jumped up, he some how landed on her ear and dangled there by one claw for a moment before falling to the ground. Mitch didn’t realize what happened at first, and then he saw the blood. Spurting everywhere as he described on the phone while we tried to figure out what our next step was.

I had Mitch hold her up in front of IzzyCam so I could get a look at what was going on:

I told him to get a cloth and wash the wound immediately while I call the pediatrician for advice. When I spoke to the nurse, she said to put pressure on the wound to get it to stop bleeding and put a dab of Neosporin to help prevent infection. If it didn’t stop bleeding, then take her to ER. Pretty sound advice, if you ask me.

When I got back on the phone with Mitch, he said that Izzy stopped crying and her ear stopped bleeding. He dabbed some Neosporin on the cut and she fussed a bit, but not much. She finished her breakfast and fell right to sleep for her morning nap. End of crisis.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well we both handled the situation. I hope we continue to remain level headed in these kinds of situations. I know with kids, they’re bound to get hurt. I want to keep my composure so I don’t make a bad situation worse.

I also hope that this little scar doesn’t ruin her chances at being a Ralph Lauren baby model.

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Look in to my eyes

On December 17, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy

You cannot resist me.

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Christmas Traditions

On December 14, 2008, in Family, Kid, Kitties, by Wendy

We got a Christmas Tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A little early perhaps, but I wanted to have it before Mitch’s family came to visit. We went to the Guardsmen’s Lot, which was a little odd. The “lot” was inside a giant warehouse at Lower Fort Mason. The lighting was strange and the floor was slippery, wet concrete.

I’m used to an outdoor lot with bright lights so you can see the tree you’re picking out and sawdust on the dirt floor. The only carried one type of tree, the Nobile Fir, and I wasn’t much impressed. The were all very wide–too big of a footprint for the place I had in mind for the tree. I was about to give up and suggest we go to Delancy, but Mitch called for me. He found the perfect tree!

The guys working at the lot were great (they’re also kinda hot)! They put the tree in a net, lifted it on the roof of our car and tied it securely in place. They knew we had tie down hooks near the tires. How cool is that!

I was trying to remember what we used to eat for dinner the night we picked out our tree when I was a kid because I wanted to recreate it for Izzy, but I just couldn’t recall. We ordered pizza and I figured that’s a pretty awesome tradition.

A few days later, it dawned on me. We used to go to Sam’s Hof Brau on Broadway in Oakland for dinner before going to Santa’s Coliseum to get our tree. Since Sam’s is closed now, we’ll go to Tommy’s Joynt next year for dinner before picking out our tree.

Our tree has a combination of handmade and store bought ornaments. I love how it looks, although it doesn’t smell like a tree is in the house. I’ve been simmering orange peels and cinnamon sticks to give the house a festive smell.

I just finished making these ornaments for the tree. It took me over a week! I’m still not used to the interruptions that come from such a tiny human.

Kirby loves the tree very much. I love how his eyes are glowing as bright as the lights.

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Upside down flirty girl

On December 10, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy


All she needs is a can a Budweiser

On December 10, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy

and this pose would be complete.

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