Wednesday, October 27, 2010

my lovely lil pumpkin

Today we went to our mommy & me group, where all the babies dressed up for Halloween. little o was dressed up in a pumpkin outfit my mom bought for her!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday, little o and I went pumpkin picking in West Hollywood. My sister Lisa and Aunt Joanne joined us as well. Joanne was visiting from NY and this was her first time to meet little miss o. By the end of her stay, little o really seemed to be enjoying her company and we were all sad to see her leave-it was such a short trip! Here are some more photos of our day:

Aunt Joanne, little o, me

little o, her auntie Lisa

little o, Aunt Joanne

All Photos by Lisa Levine

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

It is my first birthday as a mom-so exciting! Not so exciting was someone cooing to me at 3:30-4:30 am - hmmm I took it as little o's way of singing happy birthday mama:) Even though I was super tired, I couldn't help but smile.

To celebrate, Nat and I went out on a date to FIG restaurant. It was so yummy!
We started out with mussels and bread with Arugula butter.

I love how the fresh bread came out in individual paper bags with the FIG logo on it-so cute! It was hard to decide what to order-as there was so many veggie friendly dishes choose from, so I decided to get 2 small dishes:

Perogies and snap peas with mint and basil. Both were delish, although I think the perogies were a bit oily.

For dessert was apple tartin.
Thanks again to my sis Lisa for watching over little o!

Tonight I will enjoy a nice dinner at home with Nat and enjoy some cupcakes from my fave bakery, Vanilla Bakeshop!

Family Vacation

This week we flew to Sacramento for little o's Aunt Danielle and Uncle Chris' wedding. It was the first time little o met most of her daddy's side of the family. It was fun to see her interact with everyone (that is when she wasn't so overwhelmed by all of the new faces) especially her great-grandmother "Nonna".

She was a bit fussy with her at first but once she warmed up to her, she was full of smiles and I am sure made Nona extremely happy! This was also the first time she met her aunt Nicole, Uncle Adam and cousin Addison-they got a chance to spend a few days with us before we all traveled to Sacramento. Addison is 2 and super cute-her favorite program is Yo Gabba Gabba and I still get the tune "meet my family" suck in my head for hours!

We all got a chance to have an amazing dinner one evening at La Sandia at the Santa Monica Place. I ordered fish tacos-yum!
I have to say little o was such a good sport on the airplane - she slept the whole time on both flights. Even though it was only an hour flight, prior to boarding, I couldn't help but remember my pre-baby days in flight when I would give those moms with babies dirty looks, thinking "oh why me!" getting stuck sitting next to them...well now I am on the other side and I can sympathize with anyone traveling with kids. I used to be a minimalist while traveling-avoiding at all costs checking bags- trying to fit everything in an overhead bag. I guess those days are over, seeing that only for a weekend away, I had to bring my largest roller bag!

What would little o have done if she didn't have all of her cutest outfits to choose from?

Friday, October 1, 2010

Nana's Visit

We just spent a lovely visit with my mom, aka "Nana Kathy" who was in town from NY. little o was so happy to have her Nana read and sing to her each day!

Mom, little o and me by the fountain at The Getty Villa

Me and Lisa

One day we took a trip to The Getty Villa, which featured beautiful Greek and Roman sculptures, architecture and lush gardens. It was so much fun and little o seemed to enjoy it- that is when she wasn't napping!