Monday, May 30, 2011

May Daze

Here are some quick shots of the last month. Sadie is getting to be a big girl (officially 18 months!)- talking a lot and loving life!
Sadie always loves to cuddle with her friends- frog, dog, and owl (these are 3 of her favorite words too)

Owl makes an appearance again

Learning bike safety

Loves her new chair and table set. and it's better shared with a friend :)

Daddy is off to the prom

my little reader

papa time

Happy beginning to Summer!!!

XOXO, Rebecca

PS- Sorry I've been neglecting this blog. I've been pouting a lot of my time into my other blog. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Who do you think you are?

This is my new favorite song. I love female singers. I heard this on the radio a month or so ago and rushed home to google the lyrics I remembered- but had no luck. I thought it was Adele-like, but knew it wasn't her.  Then Glee happened. I knew I had found the song- and I guess all of America found it at the same time too. Happy weekend. Turn up the music and sing along.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Brotherly Love on Mother's Day

My brother just posted this link to his facebook. So sweet! I love it, Johnnie!! Happy Mother's Day to all of you and especially to my mom, momma Ruff!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I love being a mom. But I also have a mom that loves being a mom (and a grandmom). I remember my mom always saying when I was young (and quite recently): I was made to be a mom, being a mom is my finest joy in life, my children bring me the most joy of all. Wow! After hearing that for the past 32 years, who wouldn't have a positive view of being a mom?

Being a mom feel much like being a teacher to me- it just fits. It makes me feel like I am doing what I should be doing- what I was born to do.

 I want to thank my mom- for giving me such a glowing review of motherhood, day in and day out. It makes a HUGE difference.

I love being a mom to this little one. She gives me so much: snuggles, laughter, perseverance, etc... I love to watch her curiosity about life and the world.

I love the way my mom loves Sadie (and her other grandbaby girls) too: 

I love sitting at the piano singing hymns with my mom. It's been a Sunday ritual forever.
I love laughing with my mom:

I love snuggling with my baby:
I love exposing my baby to interesting things, and watching her excitement blossom!

I love bonding with Sadie. She liked my toenail polish, or at least was fascinated by it- so I painted one of her feet. She loved it. And again, I just loved to watch he excitement about little things.

I also love my daughter's bold will. Her she is standing on the bed after being told repeatedly to sit. She understands. She knows. But she love pushing the boundaries. But despite that, I love her so. I love that she has a strong spirit.

Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing moms out there--I bet most great moms out there had/have a pretty special mom that showed them how to love and care for a child completely

Thursday, May 5, 2011

If I didn't have to work tomorrow...

  • I would take Sadie to the local pool
  • I would go on a hike in the redwoods- maybe Muir Woods, it would be nice and cool
  • I'd eat ice cream for lunch dessert
  • Sadie and I would retreat to the beach and get sand in our hair and our toes
  • Sadie would sleep in until 10am- so I could indulge in a book
  • I'd go to the Ferry Building and get Blue Bottle Coffee 
  • I'd get a pedicure
  • I would go visit friends and have a long lunch and a good talk
  • I'd go to the park
  • I'd meander in a book store
  • I'd go to the Farmer's Market in Old Oakland
  • I'd learn to sew
  • I'd plant my summer veggies
  • I'd go catch an afternoon movie- all by myself (something I've never done!)
But, in reality, I do have work. I have to teach test prep to reading intervention students in a very hot concrete tomb. I know I'll enjoy being at work (despite my morose description), but I'd much rather be playing the day away.

I hope you get some good play time this weekend!

XOXO, Rebecca

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm in love

I just had a yummy salad for lunch. Baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, and this fabulous Cilantro Salad Dressing from Trader Joe's. MMM-- I love Cilantro! Thank you TJs!