Married with a toddler. A nurse to the littlest babies around, some days I love my job and some days I want to be a housewife. Born, raised, and living in the bay area but I miss thunderstorms in Chapel hill on a regular basis. Tar heel basketball, Giants baseball, wine and food are among my favorite things.

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I’m crying my way through the fault in my stars and thinking I should’ve stuck to my idea to watch a silly action movie so I didn’t spend my evening sobbing. 

Splash zone! (at California’s Great America)

Splash zone! (at California’s Great America)

This handsome guy is back to getting much less attention than he deserves since the baby came along. The occasional walk, a head pat here and there, and Miles trying to ride him like a horse is his life these days. Part of me feels bad and part of me knows that it’s ok. We’ll get back into a rhythm soon and until then I’ll keep sneaking time with my favorite furball in the off moments both kids are quiet. Like right now, he’s in my lap despite being 80lbs and I’m snuggling him and writing this post and loving every minute of it. I’m so glad I randomly decided that I had to get a dog in college. One of the best things I’ve ever done.

This handsome guy is back to getting much less attention than he deserves since the baby came along. The occasional walk, a head pat here and there, and Miles trying to ride him like a horse is his life these days. Part of me feels bad and part of me knows that it’s ok. We’ll get back into a rhythm soon and until then I’ll keep sneaking time with my favorite furball in the off moments both kids are quiet. Like right now, he’s in my lap despite being 80lbs and I’m snuggling him and writing this post and loving every minute of it. I’m so glad I randomly decided that I had to get a dog in college. One of the best things I’ve ever done.

We both love this game.

I love these two #Maxwell #miles #brothers #lookhowmuchmileslovesmax

I love these two #Maxwell #miles #brothers #lookhowmuchmileslovesmax

Max noticing the fish for the first time. I love his look of wonder.  (at Steinhart Aquarium - California Academy of Science)

Max noticing the fish for the first time. I love his look of wonder. (at Steinhart Aquarium - California Academy of Science)

This is what someone posted on one of the local mom boards. She’s trolling, right? How can someone ask how to protect their poor special snowflake who has never been vaccinated from those dirty, dirty kids who have viruses shooting out of their skin from those horrible vaccinations? It’s also hilarious to read the reasonable and well thought out responses and see the crazy person’s response (the second picture). 

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He took the bottle! So darn happy. My mom said it was a struggle but he took it!

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First day back at work and Max has refused a bottle for over two weeks. I’m sure my friends love coming to my house right now since they get to have the super fun experience of trying to bottle feed my baby. I’ve still had the best luck of anyone, meaning he doesn’t instantly start screaming as soon as the bottle gets near his mouth, but I haven’t been able to actually get him to eat anything. I’m hoping he surprises us and takes one for my mom but I won’t be surprised if I have to leave work early.

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I’m spending a wild Friday night on my couch so I’ll play. Thanks for tagging me aclikeslater!

Ten books that have stayed with me:

Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag some friends and make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. Mazalan Book of the Fallen-a series of 10 books that I find myself thinking about on a regular basis

2. Bel Canto-it’s just so beautiful

3. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

4. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius-the first book husband gave me

5. Feed

6. Snowcrash

7. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

8. How to be a Woman 

9. Dune-the first sci-fi book I read and I’ve been hooked on the genre since

10. Dragon Prince 

Anyone want to do it? I would love to see books that have stayed with you, I’m always looking for a good book!

Here’s a few tags just to follow the rules of these things for once. I usually get too lazy. togetbackhomeward sotheresthat ohheyitsmeyourbestfriendstewart bardy-has-wanderlust curtncurly nyclust