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Visual DNA

I found a link to this site on and I thought I would share my results.
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NIght-time Fairies?

I recently discovered that Richie (my husband) sometimes sleeps with his arm draped over his face, and when he does this it makes him snore. He has told me in the past that I should wake him up if he is snoring, and usually I just nudge him until he stops, but learning about his arm thing was like finding the magic off button because I can just move his arm and he stops snoring. Well, the other night he came home very late from rehearsals after a long week and was very, very tired. He snores more when he is really tired. So, as he was drifting off to sleep, he put his arm over his face (which he swears is SO comfortable) and began to snore. I promptly moved his arm from off his face and he stopped snoring. I was so happy that I could "turn him off" like that. It happened probably four more times in the night and each time I did the same thing, with the same results. The next day Richie made a comment about how tired he was because every time he started to fall asleep…

Does this ever get better?

Every time we think we have little Richie sleeping through the night, we hit a bump in the road. We have been awake since 4 a.m. and the little man shows no signs of slowing down. I'M TIRED! The worst part about it is that he is so darn cute, it makes it impossible to be mad at him. It looks like today is going to be a long one.

Date Night

Last night Richie got a baby sitter and took me out to a movie. We don't often go out, just the two of us, mostly because I am such a homebody. It was nice to have a couple hours with my sweetheart and I even tried to remember to let him open doors for me (I broke him of that habit while we were dating because I was so stubborn and independent). I am so glad he puts up with me and loves me in spite of everything.

Fun with friends

This week we took a trip to Liberty State Park in Jersey City with our friends the Smiths. We didn't have time to go to the Statue of Liberty, but we had fun walking around and playing on the playground.

Richie holding hands with Joseph in the car. Yes his name is Joseph Smith.
It was a cold morning, so snuggling with Daddy was comforting.
Richie wore us all out walking and running around. That is Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in the background.
At the top of a slide in the playground.

Small Pleasures

Richie has closed his show and we have actually spent two whole days together! This might not sound like such an exciting occasion to some people, but since the semester started I think this is only the second uninterrupted weekend we have had and it has been wonderful. Little Richie and I have really missed him. His show went pretty well, and he was fantastic in it, but it was not without its hiccups. Opening night Richie hurt his knee during the show, nothing too major, but enough to bother him. The theatre was flooded out last weekend so they had to postpone performances until the middle of the week, and it was supposed to close on Sunday. On top of that, one of the actors ended up in the hospital and had to be replaced halfway through the run. It was pretty eventful, but Richie was really happy to put that show to bed.

Now Richie is on spring break and we had made big plans to go to a beach in Maryland, not that it is that warm, we just wanted to go to the beach. Friday Ric…

It's snowing

It is snowing here today, and while it is very beautiful, I am a little annoyed. Last week we had some really nice, early spring-like days, and it got my hopes up. We got a nice arctic blast yesterday and today it is softly snowing. I know it is only March, but I am feeling anxious for better weather.

So I recently had an interesting experience that I think other moms will relate to, maybe. Last week I got a babysitter so I could go to the opening of Richie's show. It is a very rare occurrence for me to be alone in the car, so as I was driving to the theatre, I kept assuming that Little Richie was in the back of the car with me, because he always is. It has just become second nature to say something to him or look back at him and I would actually be a little surprised when I remembered that he was at home and not with me. The weirdest part was that it kept happening. I was driving along, just thinking or listening to the music and I would think he was with me and then I wo…

Little Richie

I don't have a list of 100 things about Little Richie, but I do have some things to share about him.

*His favorite word is "NO".
*He likes to say "walk" and then take a walk outside, but not in a stroller, he wants to be in controll. When he wants to go for a walk he stands in front of the door and says "walk" over and over until I take him out. The weather has been nice enough lately that we can actually take short walks outside, and it has been good to get out of the house, even if only for a couple minutes. We just walk around the parking lot and around the apartment complex.
*He loves to eat goldfish.
*He loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
*When I ask if he wants to take a bath he pats his belly and says "bath" as he heads down the hall to the bathroom.
*He can identify his nose, ears, mouth, eyes, belly button and toes.
*He LOVES books, and can say "book". One of my favorite things is when he sits down with a grownup book …

Sweet Moves

These are not his best moves, but I wanted to share a sample of Richie dancing. Enjoy! Just push play.