Friday, March 28, 2008


There has been a new round of baby food making in our home. This was our afternoon creation.
He liked them. But not as much as he liked them in the can.

Want Ad

If I had to place an ad for today it would go something like this:

In search of one morning adventure for mother/baby. Close by, not crowded, parking not an issue. Charm and outdoors required. Stroller friendly a plus. Suburban monstrosities need not apply.

Downtown Annapolis answered our ad. Not super stroller friendly if you want to whip in and out of shops. In a few months I think a monthly lunch with Luke would be agreeable.

We visited this cute shop for kids.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Weekend Media

This weekend we watched a fabulous film, Amazing Grace. True story of William Wilberforce, a man with a strong constitution who ended slavery in the UK. We also started Sicko, the Michael Moore documentary on health care in the US. I had not realized the film was about people in our country who HAVE health insurance and what happens to them when they get sick.

The best part of weekend media was the resumption of Masterpiece Theater’s The Complete Jane Austen. Next Sunday is Sense and Sensibility so cement it in your schedule if it isn’t already.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter, Part II

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words.
Luke 24:-6-8

Our Easter was wonderful! We hope yours was too!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Hop By

The Easter Bunny came to our house. Little bunny left some chocolate for mommy too!

Then & Now

Luke is six months old today.



My (read: me me!) mental checklist went something like this:
Still standing. Check.
Still wear lipstick or fancy Bobbie Brown gloss, regularly. Check.
Shower, do hair and make-up every day. Check.
Can carry on conversation re: Presidential race. Check
Ok, Camille. You are hanging in there with grace and aplomb.
Keep it up.
Remember: Slippery slope to sweat pants and a mini-van.
Especially where you live, honey child.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Parade

In our little town there is an annual Easter Parade. We were very excited, Luke’s first parade!! It wasn’t what we expected but we had fun nonetheless.

The parade was actually us,
walking the boardwalk to the beach area.
Lead by an Easter Bunny of course.

The garden club gave out packets of Zinnias.

We enjoyed walking behind this festive guy.

Signs of Spring along the parade route.

Lots of Easter activities at the beach.

There was an egg hunt somewhere.
Best part of the parade?

This popcorn.

Yum yum YUM.
Finally the Easter Bunny!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

True Love

He loves me.
He really really really does.
How do I know?
Me: At home with sleeping baby…
in the middle of nowhere, USA.
Him: Fancy shmancy restaurant…
in the city.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse
From said fancy shmancy restaurant.
It was top five desserts
of my entire life.
Thanks, Coo.

Economics 101

A good read to help explain the current crazy economic world in yesterday's NYT. Don’t feel bad if you have been confused, apparently Robert Rubin, a former Treasury secretary and Citigroup big wig, has also been stumped.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

To Cut or Mousse?

F and I just had a hysterical conversation about Luke’s locks. You see, the front part (a.k.a. The Peacock) now enjoys resting in his eyes.

F asked me if I’d noticed how long Luke’s front hair had grown and noted that it now was regularly getting in his eyes. F decided we needed to cut it. I politely (or maybe hardily, I’ll never tell!) chuckled and said we cannot cut the hair of a six month old. Who ever heard of such a thing?! F hashed out which one of us should have the honor of making the first cut. He decided he should do the honors, proudly declaring he wanted to give the innocent lamb a bowl cut (In my mind I saw myself leaping -- bionic woman/Charlie angel style-- to prevent such an atrocity).

I jokingly suggested we use some mousse, after all a little hair product never hurt anything. My dearest husband’s response? “Well then we should use a silicone based mousse, we don’t want to clog his pores.”

Spring Shopping & A Toe

After meticulous study of NY Fashion Week, I was ready to take on Spring fashion. For Luke. Not moi. Luke needed a wardrobe shot in the arm for the upcoming season, what with this being his first Spring and official graduation to a bigger size (see below for more on this topic!). And since Linda (my mom) was on spring break we packed up and headed to a semi-local outlet mall.

Shop till you drop…or at least until your toe pokes out. Poor guy, his big toe poked out of this charming little blue number. Bigger clothes, I get it!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mister Potato Head

With enthusiasm, Luke entered the world of sweet potatoes.
He l-o-v-e-d them.


F singing to L last night at bedtime.
F singing to L this morning.

The baby monitor is wonderful. It deserves a present for allowing me to overhear F&L. Maybe I’ll get it some shinny new batteries.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Yesterday Afternoon

Yesterday afternoon it was windy but pleasant
so we went for a stroll.
We delighted at signs of Spring!!
A stop at Sweet Sue’s for a Turtle Latte and
a chocolate chip cookie.
I did not realize how big the cookie was.
Which do you think is bigger: Luke’s face or the cookie

The cookie wins.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


We had A LOT of groceries today.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Splish Splash

Ginger Chocolate Pound Cake

A Promised Update:
It has potential.
It was dry…desert dry.
My father-in-law said more ice cream makes it better.
(he kindly said the cake was good, though)
Maybe this is the best kind of cake…
The kind that needs lots of ice cream!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I’ve always wanted to be a super hero.
Or at least one of Charlie’s Angels.
(If that wasn’t going to work out then an ESPN Sports Center anchor.)
I made a cake from scratch this afternoon. Yep, SCRATCH! A ginger chocolate pound cake. Shazam! I’ll report back on its tastiness tomorrow.

A super hero in the kitchen would strike a pose similar to this.
I’m sure of it.

Yada Yada

a caretaker of a 5 month old
should never be without
morning coffee.
a daily elixir.
we trekked to Annapolis
to run a few errands
of course
i go to the only
shopping center
without a starbucks.
who knew that was possible?!

pit stop on the way home.
whole foods for the elixir, er,
i mean coffee.
yes, even organic coffee.
somehow i managed to
get the other items on my list too.

today i began to procure certain items
for a certain easter basket.
i think the bunny will
drop off toothsome chocolates
for a certain caretaker.

afternoon playtime
leads to
afternoon nap.
for the child
not the caretaker.

many things to do

Tuesday's Rising

Sun Rising
Son Rising
A beautiful way to start a Tuesday.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Weekend Adventure #4285013

My Aunt Genia came all the way from Mississippi to meet Luke! (Aunt Genia is Lindy's sister)We had lots of fun this weekend with Lindy and Aunt Genia, especially our Sunday afternoon walk. I really enjoyed your visit, have a safe flight home.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mathematical Equation

cherished husband + take out + netflix = rainy friday night bliss

Self Portrait

Mother & Son
Rainy Day
March 2008


Never met a potato I didn’t like. Mashed, boiled, baked, grilled, fried…why can’t people be as versatile and lovely? I think I might have a political button making fun of Dan Quayle’s spelling of potato. Did you know the United Nations declared 2008 the International Year of the Potato? Was thrilled to learn more about the potato here. We should all be a little more respectful the next time we dip a french fry in ketchup or dollop a condiment on a baked potato.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tuesday Tally

I don’t usually keep count of things but thought I would today. It is an interesting way to think about your day.

1: Teething baby boy
4: Costume changes teething baby required
1: Morning quite time for me
7: Loads of laundry sorted, washed, dried, folded and put away
1: Sheets changed and bed made
2: Costume changes for me, provoked by spit-up
3: Naps taken by L
2: Lunches made
3: Phone Interviews for CD
2: Dishwasher runs
1: Chapter read in J.I Packer’s book God’s Plan for You
1: Loaf of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread baked
1: Dinner made
1: Bath for little L
1: Blog entry
Total = Triumphant Woman

Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:4-5

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dr. Seuss Day

Schools all across America are celebrating Dr. Seuss today! This morning Faris was a guest reader at The Calverton School’s celebration of Dr. Seuss Day. Faris read Oh, the Places You’ll Go to a 5th grade class, students of Mrs. King…Faris’ 4th and 5th grade teacher! It was a happy reunion as you can see from the photo. Mrs. King brought the old quilt that Faris’ class made way back when.

Faris did a great job and looked dashing in the Cat in the Hat hat. His reading of Oh, the Places You’ll Go was outstanding, the room was captivated for sure.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Musical Fighter Pilot

Question: What do music and fighter pilots have in common?

Answer: Luke

Luke and Lindy made beautiful music this afternoon. Luke played fighter pilot with Uncle J-D and Daddy. We call it fighter pilot because Luke usually makes a direct hit with his drool bombs.

Weekend Adventure #182593

What a fun weekend we are having!! It is full of new adventures and old comforts. Oh, you might have noticed that the peacock feature is still with us.

We visited Tata and Cedo’s house for lunch on Saturday. Uncle Nader cuddled with Luke during the precious post-nap moments.

We had New York friends for dinner!! EJ, Tracy, and Emma were in Baltimore for the weekend and were kind enough to swing by for dinner. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and conversation.

A few new and exciting things for Lukealicious:
1. He is now old enough to face the world in the Baby Bjorn. No more facing mommy and daddy and chest nuzzling.
2. The Pod Chair. A new love for the little guy.
There is still more weekend fun to be had, lunch and Lindy and Papa Joe’s house. I hope you all are having as much fun as we are having this weekend.

Love from the Chesapeake Bay to our family and friends near and far!