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Saturday, March 14, 2009





So to get into the actual city of NY I took a train for two hours to the town of Hoboken then I tried ( I got a little lost at this point but people on the subway were nice enough to help me) to smoothly transfer to a subway for a 45 minute ride to down town. This I found out is a normal commute to many working in NY @#@%*&%^&$%!!

Friday, March 13, 2009


As many of you know I went to New York to lobby Countries at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN. In short it was Amazing. I will be updating the next couple of days. But the trip started with a great friend at Law school giving me a ride into NY. John Shea was driving in to spend time with his family and he let me tag along. One of the many perks that came with this was that I got to meet his family and spend two nights in his home and he and his sis Monica serenaded me to sleep Saturday night. Here are the videos to prove it. Needless to say John has been invited to our home for dinner and for an encore performance.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm terrible at keeping a journay, so...

I thought I'd jot down some cute things Miles has done in the last couple days. This is mostly to remind me how much I really do love him because I could have sold him to the gypsies today:)

-Miles used to NEVER cuddle, but now he'll often ask to. He brings his blanket to you and says, "cuddle" with a real pouty lip. It's irresistible. My friend Lori brought by some cookies last night. We talked for a minute then gave each other a quick hug as she was leaving. Miles saw this and said, "cuddle" and ran up to Lori and gave her a hug too.

-I'm really trying to get Miles to not eat his food until after the prayer. He is really good at folding his arms, closing his eyes and saying amen, but he can't resist not eating. Today at lunch he folded his arms, closed his eyes and we started to pray. While we were saying the prayer he went for his yogurt, but this time he kept his eyes closed. It was hilarious watching him trying to put the spoon in the yogurt and then to his mouth. He totally missed and never once opened his eyes until the yogurt was all over his cheek. I could just see the dilemma going on in his head....."I know I'm not supposed to eat but I just can't wait. Maybe if I keep my eyes closed then it will be ok if I unfold my arms and eat my food."

-Tonight as I was putting him to bed he gave me a big kiss and then waived to me and said, "night mom." I think he knew that the gypsies were on speed dial and he needed to be extra sweet to me. Well, it worked. My heart melted and I gave him a big kiss back and said, "night Miles."

Here's a quick update on Eli too. He had his 4 month appt last week. He weighed 15 lbs 9 oz (83%) and was 26" long (78%). He handled his shots very well and was pretty pleasant during the days following.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

quick update

John has been enjoying his time in New York so far. He's at the UN this week meeting with delegates from the countries of Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, and Gabon. He bought them all chocolate bars from Godiva and said they were a big hit. He spends most of his day in meetings and not very much time with the delegates. I'm sure he wishes it was the other way around. He had a phone interview with a family law firm in Fort Meyers today for a summer internship and he thought it went well, with the exception that his cell phone kept breaking up.

We have been having what I call a miracle week so far. It could not be going any better. The weather, although freezing (actually with the wind chill it was -11) has been sunny, no snow:) Miles has been an angel!!! He hasn't had a nap yet this week so late afternoons are hard for both of us, but, because he's so tired, he's been going to bed by 7:00 pm instead of 9:00 or 10:00. I'm not a morning person so his waking up at 6:45am is a little rough, but I think It will get easier. Something fun and new this week has been the interaction between Eli and Miles. For the past three days Eli has been cracking up watching Miles do silly things. Today they were both laughing together in the crib. Miles is such a good big brother.

Thank you, Thank you to everyone who has said a prayer in my behalf that things would go well at home while John is away. It has definitely been a different week so far than what I was expecting. Much, much better in fact. Thank you for all the love and support.

That's all for now. John gets home late Saturday night so I'm sure we'll have an update with pics shortly after.