Sunday, January 24, 2010

Baby Shower

Toni's work mates threw a baby shower for her this past Friday. Pretty good bounty to be had. One of the cooler things is that the shower had a theme, where each girl brought one of their favorite books from childhood. Needless to say, we're all set with Dr. Seuss and Sendak books. Meanwhile, I don't know what each of these items that she's washed are for and I've been asked to put them in the nursery in a logical order. Huh?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

So, Toni and I "interviewed" a pediatrician yesterday. We received a referral from a friend that said this guy was solid and a straight-shooter. It seemed a little odd, though. The kid's not even born yet. Heck, I don't even have a doctor. Toni and I got to the office just before our 5 o'clock appointment, which, it turns out, was 30 minutes before we really needed to be there. After a little while she turned to me and asked "Do you have any questions for the Doctor?" Nope. Are we already negligent parents? The Doc said he actually preferred no questions and went through his standard spiel. Solid and a straight-shooter - buddy was right. We'll take him.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


The temperature hasn't been above freezing all week. The Vermonters in the family will appreciative this photo. It's pretty slick out there.

Some of the Better 2009 Songs

Here's a smattering of some of the better tunes put out this year. I'll add more as the month progresses. By the way, for the uninitiated, you can right-click and save this sucker to your computer if you're so inclined.

Nursery Shots

Snapping a photo of Toni is like catching a glimpse of Sasquatch in the wild. The nursery photos will have to tide people over. Very girly theme. Obviously appropriate.

Got this rug online. Seems to tie the look together pretty well. Granny Russo upholstered the glider. Thanks, Diane.
The "craigslist" crib. Don't worry - it's sturdy and in good shape.
Putting together the mobile was more difficult than it probably should have been.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Toni is complaining of cankles (definition: no noticeable transition between calf and ankle) due to the pregnancy. Since she's still not allowing photos, I thought this one would make due. Still looking for the camera cord......

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Dogs

Toni said I couldn't send anyone the blog URL until I posted pics of the dogs. Again, with the dogs. I mean, I love them, but c'mon.

Not For A Little While

Here's a pretty cool picture of Toni at a transition for a triathlon she did last year in North Carolina. I wonder how long after the baby is born before she's back on the circuit?

Is this thing on?

Here's the first post. Not too exciting, huh?