Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A little "Honest Mom" moment...

I'm going to take a break from the photos for a minute.

Yesterday, when I pulled into the driveway after picking up JJ, some of the neighborhood kids across the street were outside playing. They are older kids, probably 11 or 12, but they were running around and playing basketball and JJ wanted so desperately to play with them. You should have seen his face when he got out of the car and saw the other kids. He was so excited. "Play! Play!" he said, his face lit up with joy at the prospect of playing basketball. My heart melted.

Of course, 12-year-olds have no desire to play with a 2-year-old. He didn't know that and ran across the street ready to join in the festivities. (side note: we live on a quiet street and I held his hand. I didn't let my kid just dart off into the street unsupervised.) One of the kids was getting picked up by his grandparents, so he left. The little girl (she was probably closer to 8) went inside the house and the older boy continued to play basketball. JJ was clearly in the way, but was so overjoyed to be watching this kid play, it probably never even occurred to him that he wasn't actually playing himself.

The boy kept playing, careful not to let the ball hit JJ (he missed a lot of shots), but other than that, pretty much ignoring him.

I had to take JJ back and he cried. "Play.... Play..." he said through the tears, much less joyous this time around. He tends to get over things pretty quickly and by the time we were back at our house, he was fine.

But I was not.

I know kids that age don't want to play with toddlers, and I didn't expect them to, but still. It was my first experience watching my son want to play with someone who didn't want to play with him and it stung. Visions of a future where this happens to him at an age where he gets that it's happening to him came flooding into my mind. I was heartbroken.

I know it's crazy. He's very social and is so much fun to be around, but he's also pretty shy at times. I know he'll have friends and I'm hoping for reasons bigger than this blog post his K-12 years are more like his father's than mine. But I'm not totally off here. This will happen. Kids can be awful and at some point he's going to be told "You can't play with us." And he's going to know exactly what that means.

And that breaks my heart. Even more so, that there is nothing I can do about it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Photo of the day: March 26, 2012

It's back!! I love this show!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photo of the day: March 25, 2012

Our guard dog... Guarding the shower!! :0)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Photo of the day: March 23, 2012

Proof! The hubby not only cleans but he does windows too!! :0)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photo of the Day: March 21, 2012

Today's photo is actually a video...

He could definitely use some practice :0) Hopefully the hubby will mow the lawn this weekend and he can play outside.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Photo of the day: March 20, 2012

First time making gnocchi and pesto. Not much to look at but it turned out yummy!

I love trying new recipes and learning new cooking techniques!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Photo of the day: March 19, 2012

JJ's new game: Surprise!

We play every day when we get home!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Photo of the day: March 18, 2012

One of my most favorite meals ever.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photo of the day: March 17, 2012

It's a cold-and-windy-stay-in-jammies-and-watch-TV kind of day

Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo of the day: March 16, 2012

I jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon... Mostly because it was free with my Kindle Lending Library

(yes I know I missed yesterday)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photo of the Day: March 13, 2012

Getting in the St. Patrick's day baking mood with Green Velvet cupcakes and Lucky Charms treats!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo of the day: March 12, 2012

I love snacking! I've always been a bit if a grazer, a nibbler... If I didn't stop myself, I'd probably just eat snacks all day and no real meals!

I'm also not opposed to sharing my snacks with a certain little hand that likes to steal my snacks :0)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Photo of the day: March 10, 2012

Banana Pancakes for breakfast. I love making food for my family!!

Photo of the day: March 9, 2012

Last August they filmed and episode of the new NBC show "Awake" at our house. It was such a fun experience!! And I got to meet Jason Isaacs, better known to me as Lucious Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies! (I was totally geeking out!)

The episode aired tonight. They ended up using a different house for the outside, but the bedroom scene inside was actually my living room!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photo of the day: March 8, 2012

Newsroom with a View.
My view from my desk. If you scan a bit more to the right, you can see the Getty and to left is Santa Monica. On really clear day, the view to Santa Monica is GORGEOUS!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo of the day: March 7, 2012

Today's picture is blank paper... Because I feel like that's what I've been staring at for days!! Serious case of Writer's Block going on here!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Photo of the day: March 6, 2012

Flowers outside my office building. I don't know what they are (maybe some kind of rose?) but I think they are lovely.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo of the day: March 5, 2012

Today's picture is brought to you by reality. My son is going through the phase where dumping everything out and then moving on to the next thing to dump out is playing. I like to think I keep a pretty neat house, but the truth is, most days, my living room looks like this...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Photo a Day: March 4, 2012

So happy Daddy is home...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Photo A Day: March 3, 2012

So apparently I totally missed the entire fact that this Photo a Day thing is actually a real THING. Like someone actually started this as a little "game" on a blog and there are "assignments" for each day.

In my head it was just a little glimpse into my life one photo at a time. I guess I wasn't too far off, yesterday's word was fruit and my picture was wine, so that's pretty much the same, right??

Well, I'm just going to go with my original plan of whatever picture I want to post that allows you to see ME a little more. I hope that works for you!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo A Day: March 1, 2012

I'm jumping on the band wagon (a day late. So be it). Let's see if I can keep this up. Hopefully this will give you a little glimpse into my life, one photo at a time.

Photo a day: March 2, 2012

"Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Here's looking at you, kid."