7.01.2013

LOOK TO THE COOKIE! AND ETC.


here is huck, bubble boy extraordinaire, enjoying his black + white cookie. as a mom you have to do a lot of strange things to appease your two-year-old, such as blowing on lukewarm bites of chicken so he knows they're not hot and "opening" black + white cookies before they're eaten so that the flavors stay separate. i feel like jerry seinfeld would feel terribly disappointed by this.

so today it was very rainy. 

we woke up and sleepily opened yogurt cups and entertained texts from husbands about "flash flood warnings" and then we walked through the rain to the gym at the church to play with some friends. if there is one thing i've learned about rainy days in the city it's that it is always too hot out for rain boots.

huck is the smallest big boy of his big boy friends and sometimes it's hard for him to keep up, but he sure tries hard. after a particularly emotional plastic truck tug-of-war i asked huck to give his friend a turn. poor huck sobbed out "ohh-taaaaayy" and then slowly unclutched his fingers from the plastic wheels. he never did get the truck back but that's life, isn't it? i was so, so proud of him. he's got such a sensitive spirit, and sadly in this life there's really not much justice for us big-hearted fools, that's what i've learned anyhow. i'm trying to teach my baby to be the bigger person always and to expect nothing in return, but that's a hard lesson to learn when you're two. it's still hard when you're 30. 

later huck face planted on the hardwoods and then requested a hot dog. so that is exactly what we did. 

and now LET ME JUST TELL YOU. so i've been watching pretty little liars, the holbzombie has been watching the walking dead, both of us after huck is in bed at the same time on our various tv watching devices, and both of us sitting together on the couch and jumping at various scary moments and then saying things to each other like "wow this show is really great!" and "oh my gosh this show is so dumb why can't i stop watching this?!" huck has been going to bed early(ish), but also he enjoys watching toy reviews on youtube, in case you were wondering. it's really strange, these videos are really strange. who are these people. i'd like to thank them for providing such odd entertainment for my child. he is doomed, by the way too. many nerd genes swimming in this family pool.

and not that it's not obvious but i am SUCH a spencer. and the walking dead, from where i'm sitting, looks an awful lot like tremors. 

the end.

41 comments :

  1. Your baby is your twin in that photo. Also, my husband tells me to cut my hair all the time. He's counting down the days until I chop of my 3 years of growing this madness out into a pixie. He is dying for that pixie. So, I feel you.

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    1. my husband loves short hair too. he begged and begged for a pixie and i finally did it! short haired sistas unite ;)

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  2. ha! i can understand your husband's crush on lisa loeb, because i mean...she's a little glasses-wearing, soft spoken sweetheart. but those bangs? not so much...i'm not siding with him on this one. i believe they are reserved for zombie fighters only.

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  3. Westside Market!!!!!! By far the best black & whites on the UWS . I recommend the mini ones. Much better than Starbucks (and Zabars - way too dry).

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  4. Haha! Spencer mixed with a little bit of Aria over here!! So funny! Want to stop watching...cant stop...wont stop... :)

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  5. Seriously, I could read your stories all day long... I mean, the holbzombie!? Stop it right now. Your stories are my favorite stories.

    www.threesixtyfiveblog.com

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  6. Now that you mention it.... It totally resembles tremors in that cheesy-horrible-but-can't-look-away type of way. I will drop whatever I'm doing on Sunday nights to watch walking dead. Lame.

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  7. Ah Spencer - I'm a good mix of Spencer + Aria. I think my style is more Spence/personality more Aria - I can't believe I just made such a long comment on PLL characters. I've been hooked since Season 2 and it'll probably be my forever, guilty pleasure. My embarrassment runs deep - I stooped low enough to read the teen-drama series... What can I say? It's addicting.

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  8. I love your posts! I've never had a black and white cookie (maybe it's just not an English thing) but I have to agree with you about face size being about right for cookies.

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  9. Can I just put it out there that the very first time I ever tried a black and white cookie was from good ol' starbees.....I fell in love, naturally, and THEN they stopped making them. At least that's what I thought. I've been to quite a few Starbucks in Illinois and I can't find them anywhere...

    So I've settled.....for wal-mart black and white cookies, and guess what? They are surprisingly not that bad!

    But that still doesn't change my jealousy toward you and that beautiful son you've got yourself over there because there is nothin' like a black and white cookie from Starbucks.

    xx
    Katie
    ohheybabyblog.com

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  10. I am so happy to hear that I don't have the only two year old in the world who loves to watch toy reviews on youtube! But seriously. Who are those people?!

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  11. anything & everything in life can be related back to seinfeld, precisely why that show is the greatest show to ever grace a television.

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  12. OK on the Starbucks thing. I am ALWAYS so ashamed that I love their new pastries. Just so good and so convent yet not chic to drive through the good ol' bucks every day. Oh Well...Worth It!! Enjoy your black & white cookies!

    PrettyWednesday.com

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  13. the whole time her bangs were like that I wanted to punch her in the face. say no to the bangs nat. just say no.

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  14. Huck is so cute. Cookie segregation :) Hanna Marie

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  15. I say do it -- the bangs -- being a stylist myself, im always a fan of change (bangs in particular) and natalie? serious, you can pull it off.

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  16. i'm raising a good friend for huck over here. two years and two months in. we're all large hearts, hot tempers and warm fuzzies, who share without blinking twice, but never seem to get a hold of that popper toy, unless mom scrambles to collect it for us, when it gets dropped.

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  17. also, i feel your pain on that bangs... i feel it. i'm all blunt bangs on the inside, but on the outside... it's just a tragedy.

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  18. Tell your husband that you want nothing to with anything that has anything to do with Horrible Lori. (that's what my celebrity gossip has named her in their recaps of the Walking Dead.) I guess it could be worse...he could have told you to cut your hair like Stupid Shane. :)

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  19. I can't get over how cute your big-hearted Huck is! And, Pretty Little Liars is totally my jam. I, too, am a Spencer, but mostly because of her amazing clothes.

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  20. Pretty Little Liars is the best/worst thing that's ever happened to me.

    Also, I love what you said about Huck being big-hearted and sensitive. I feel like it's a sucky lesson to learn that yes, there's very little you get back from being sensitive...but it sure makes like more beautiful in those lovely moments.

    I'm newish to your blog and just can't get enough! xoxo

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  21. Does he watch the Australian dude who reviews.all the different types of trains? We watch him a lot.

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  22. I cannot even describe my love/hate relationship with my bangs. When I have them, and they're perfect, they're so stinkin cute. Then they grow out and I have to trim them once a week and oh yeah, there's the added bonus of people thinking I'm 18 when I'm actually 24. Not okay either. Down with bangs.

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  23. Huck is lookin a lot more like you now.

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  24. You are totally Spencer! I so see it ;) Bangs are such a hit and miss...I can't have them because I have this really terrible cowlick that parts my hair so much that it makes it impossible to have bangs. I've just come to accept it. Plus bangs are totally a winter thing anyway. My friend actually cuts hers around winter and calls them her "Christmas bangs".

    I just love the look of pure happiness on Huck's face...isn't that just the best??

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  25. I'm all for bangs - rocking a fringe of heavies myself; but Lori's bangs? No way man - Lori is the worst and her wisp-bangs are not much better. Tell your husband to get his act together on the Walking Dead front. On another note, you sort of do look like the Loeb (Natalie Loebrook?).

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  26. I like bangs in general, but those bangs?? A big fat NO.

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  27. my niece is 6 and her new favorite thing is to watch foreign youtube videos. anything in another language and she loves it. kids are so weird. weird and awesome.

    you could probably pull off the swoopy side bangs...I love those blunt bangs, but my face isn't right for them.

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  28. God I love PPL. I've been watching it in order on Netflix. I'm currently on Season 2 episode 16. As A would say they're horribly addicting b*tches! :) I'm more of a blond Aria myself.

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  29. PLL is one of two shows I actually watch... I love that it's set in PA. Love the fashion, and I'd say I'm a mix between Aria and Spencer... It truly is such an addicting show!

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  30. I love/hate Hannah, and am quite glad that whole Aria/Fitz thing is over. Spencer going crazy? complete awesomeness. But I am like none of those girls. Perhaps Maya, but if she'd made it to 35, married a german dude, and made a lil' biracial baby boy.

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  31. I am definitely a big-hearted fool too :) Very well put!

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  32. welp, i just love you natalie. that is all.

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  33. Don't worry...that girl gets zombiefied so maybe his obsession with her bangs will go away? :D

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  34. I watch the Liars too and always wonder why, but can't help myself. The walking dead is way too sacary for me and my 6 year old loves toy reviews on You Tube. I feel like I need to monitor them more than his tv shows. I find so many of them creep me out! Raising kids to be appropriate social beings is the hardest job that I find only getting harder. It's so hard when you think one way and other parents think another way and you always are the one pushing your kid to be the bigger person when most times I want to just knock the other kid down myself; in a loving I'll teach you sort of way:) Life! Enjoy your cookies!!!

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  35. I'm obsessed with PLL, obsessed! And i'll even admit it, if i watch it when i'm alone in the evening i find it a bit scuury at moments (they always go exploring in that darn forest late at night when it is pitch black - whaaaaaaaat?!?!) I'm definitely going to try one of those cookies when i'm over in NY in July!
    That's randomly cute that little Huck likes toy reviews : ) And I can only imagine how hard it must be for a 2 year old to grasp the notion of being the bigger person and never expecting anything in return - but it's a valuable lesson and with parents like you two there's no doubt that Huck is going to grow up to be a wonderful person : ) (no pressure!) xx

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  36. I've loved your blog for a while, but never yet commented. I just welled up over your comment about big-hearted, sensitive Huck. My eldest is 10, and was always the same- he'd share even if the other kids didn't, get cut in front of in line by child after child at the bouncy house...He literally just couldn't see why they weren't taking turns, but wasn't about to turn into one of them and push back. These years later he's learned to hold his ground, but is the sweetest kid I know, is liked by all of his classmates and has a firm, unshakeable sense of justice that nobody seems to mess with. There's a really good chance that in a few more years, for a few years, he'll get a little trampled on. It'll break my heart into a million pieces. But after that, he'll be a man that everyone can see is the right sort of man. I think that's the sort of justice the big-hearted fools get to look forward to. Huck is lucky to have parents who will help him preserve that for the long haul.

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  37. Let's look at the layout of the essay. Let's make it as easy as possible by dividing the essay for me into three parts.

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  38. I was watching a re-run of sex and the city yesterday and saw Carrie Bradshaw eating a black and white cookie and she had hers broken into the white half and the black half.. lol

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  39. Su bebé es su gemelo en esa foto. Además, mi marido me dice que cortar el pelo todo el tiempo. Está contando los días hasta que me cortaré de mis 3 años de cultivo de esta locura a cabo en un duendecillo. Se está muriendo por ese duende. Por lo tanto, te siento.
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