Tuesday, July 15, 2008


The general consensus seems to be that I'm 'nesting'. I cleaned out all our closets including the three year old junk boxes from our last move, so I guess it's true. I also Cleaned off my desk to set up my new computer (Yay!) and we are finally getting rid of the 8 year old monster of a monitor that has been taking up way too much space for way too long. (Double yay!) It's so huge it takes up the same amount of space as my entire new computer. I decided I needed to take a picture to show baby how technology looked before he was born.

I also built the new Ikea dresser we got for baby. Check out the cute fishy knobs I found
at Job Lots in CT!

3 weeks left, I think I'm just about ready.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Big Weekend

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted anything here, but I had such a great weekend I feel inspired to share!

Chris left for Chicago Thursday night for the annual Applied Behavior Analysis conference where he was presenting his dissertation research. (Go Chris!) Rather than spend the whole weekend in the basement by myself I decided to go out to Sag Harbor to hang out with my Mom. My Dad was also away, so it was a girls weekend.
It started with perfect weather on Friday and a stop at Tanger Outlets where I found a great deal on comfy sneakers. I left Tanger expecting the usual Memorial Day weekend traffic nightmare in Southampton, but they've finally opened that second lane, and there was none! After 32 years of avoiding that stretch of road it felt like a miracle.

We spent all of Saturday checking out yard-sales, and found some great baby stuff. Highlights were a deluxe travel stroller, a brand new baby gate, and these cute little Adirondack chairs for the deck. (They need a little paint, but for $2.50 each how can you complain?)
Sunday was beautiful again so we went for a walk at the ocean, and ran into Rose's sisters. I've never run into someone from Queens in Sag Harbor before. Ended the day with much napping, and some potentially exciting news from Chris. (More about that later I hope.)
Of course there was the mandatory entitled obnoxious rich person encounter when we went in town for a movie, (how dare we sit in front of them) but I managed to get home Monday night with almost no traffic again, making it the best weekend in Sag Harbor I've had in a long time.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Damn Toasters

My parents' new toaster totally looks like a Cylon!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's a boy!!

We just got back from the doctor and I'm so excited! I don't think I'll be able to sleep until Chris and I finalize a name choice. I wish I could have an ultrasound every day. I was in heaven seeing his little kidneys, and eyeballs, and the valves of his heart. So much fun!
Chris' exact comment when they told us the sex was "What do you know, modern medicine turns out to be more reliable than Chinese astrology." Hehe.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The first ultrasound of baby Benavides! I can't believe how cool it is to see it moving around already. Hooray for modern technology!!