It was a really wonderful weekend. And now it is Tuesday and Huck is wearing his Halloween Ninja Turtle costume and standing by the front door, insistent that we are about to buy some play doh so we can have a play doh / play dough challenge, wherein he will decide whether the store bought stuff is better than the stuff his mom makes. I kid you not. So I'll make this one quick. 

(Earlier today while I was on a phone call, Huck managed to get stuck inside one of our lockers. All those locker-echoes made it impossible to know which locker Huck was shouting at me from, so it felt like it took me about forever to find him. "This one? Nope. This one? Nope. This one? Ah-hah!" I pulled him out heroically and kissed his sweaty forehead as we sat on the floor, hugging each other in comically exaggerated relief, and laughing mostly uncontrollably, until Huck got terribly serious and said, "You know it's not funny, Mom. Lockers are scary." Oh gosh.) (ANYWAY)

You may choose to note if you must, that this photo was not actually taken over this weekend. However! I feel it is still rather indicative of the weekend at large, if for no other reason than because this is exactly what I wore all weekend long, minus a slight shoe discrepancy. To brunch on Sunday. To needlepoint through Game of Thrones. To the grocery store three times for milk because we've reached Code Red status on the living with boys / running out of milk situation. Also, I still haven't cleaned that mirror since this photo was taken, so in essence . . . !! And yes, you may congratulate me on that. That takes a certain amount of stick-to-itiveness.

It's starting to look like a thing!

Later that night Huck managed to cut his lip by dropping the toilet seat lid on his face.

We did have a space man / insane woman roasted marshmallow party though. That was fun.


I swear on my holy gel pens that I will force myself to get excited every time it snows because I REFUSE to become grouchy about winter. It is just so clich├ęd! So, Brooklyn snowed over the weekend, and it was pretty!!!

(What you see above is a view of a snowy Brooklyn out the dirty window of an N train as it crossed the Manhattan Bridge, and it was ALSO not taken this weekend, but what are you going to do, life is disappointing like that.) (But these next ones were taken this weekend, so things are looking up.)

I managed to wear theeee stupidest shoes on Sunday for our snowy walk to Carroll Gardens. But it was 42 degrees out and I got overly excited and forgot that half of my hood don't shovel their sidewalks! It was goofy. I handled it pretty bravely, I was such a trouper you guys. 

Our brunch companions this weekend were comprised 50% of Huck Whisperers. My friend Julie took the first photo, and then handed a seemingly endless stream of blank notebook paper to Huck and asked him for drawings of all kinds of crazy things. Each time Huck would nod somberly like you'd just given him instructions for saving the world, and each time as he drew I'd become a little distracted from the conversation, watching his tiny fingers bring to life all these amazing animals in his imagination. The above is a T-Rex. I wish I had gotten a picture of the penguin wearing a superhero cape.   

We're doing our best to spruce up our place for more photos, make final (ish) decisions on where things should be for the time being. Huck's getting a mini room makeover as part of it, thanks to Land of Nod, who also happened to make ALL of Huck's dreams come true when this rad penguin sleeping bag showed up on our doorstep. 

Okay. That's it. One more Huck? It was a Huck kind of weekend, apparently.

Blammo. Valar Marghulis, kids.


  1. sounds like the best weekend ever.

  2. I love your little family and the pictures. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ummm, I think I need that penguin sleeping bag in adult size... ;) Great photos, love reading about that sweet little fam of yours.

  4. This is such a cute post! I love the sleeping bag haha


    Records of my Troubles

  5. Hi Natalie,
    Where are those brown boots you're wearing from?

  6. And then I wanted your life even more so.

  7. Looks like a wonderful weekend! And good for you for not complaining about the snow... some of us miss the seasons and wish we had some snow this time of year! The grass is always greener, huh?

  8. Best weekend. Any weekend is the best if Game of Thrones is watched. Seriously so many boobs and blood but that's okay. Bodies are cool and all that blood is fake anyway. :) Best parents? yes you are.

  9. Just wanted to let you know that first photo is adorable :) -Hanna Lei

  10. Sounds like the perfect weekend! What amazes me is that you have managed to keep your cacti alive....I myself have killed 4 of them.

  11. whenever my husband calls me "mother of lizards" i slither/snarl, "i've been called worse!"

  12. Love your photos, love your stories! You have the most darling family :)

    Circus & Bloom

  13. I love the mommy and space man pictures. You guys are dolls!


  14. When you wrote, "I swear on my holy gel pens" I read, "I swear on my holy gel penis." And I was really extremely super confused for about ten seconds. Gel penis? Should I be concerned that I've been married for three years and still don't know what that is? But then I realized it said PENS. Totally get it. Also, when is it NOT a Huck kind of weekend? That kid is unreal.

  15. Where oh where is that lovely blanket on the back of the couch from? (Last pic). So cozy!


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