Pizza to Pork Pie

August 18, 2014 | 11:32 AM | 21 notes

With no plans yesterday, we decided to take an impromptu trip down to NYC. Fergie’s old rugby team was playing some touch rugby in Central Park so that’s where we headed.

My brother and his girlfriend met us in the park (hence the Heineken in a brown paper bag that Gemma took a liking to).

It always seems like a bit of a schlep loading us all in the car and packing her diaper bag full of food, drinks and snacks but every time we’ve gone down to the city we’ve been impressed by how well behaved she’s been.

It was also fun to take her to Central Park since that’s where Fergie and I had our first date 5 years ago on Thursday!

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August 16, 2014 | 01:50 AM | 31 notes
I try not to give her sweets, but this lollipop prevented a meltdown at Trader Joe’s. Well worth it.

I try not to give her sweets, but this lollipop prevented a meltdown at Trader Joe’s. Well worth it.

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August 15, 2014 | 01:04 AM | 26 notes
Mullet bed head. 

Grow some hair in the front, child!

Mullet bed head.

Grow some hair in the front, child!

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August 10, 2014 | 03:18 AM | 17 notes

Gemma is off for her monthly sleepover with Grandma where she is apparently saying “mama” (which she never says) and “cheese!” as she takes selfies (yup, that sounds like my daughter).

Fergie and I took advantage of Stamford’s free Harbor Point trolley (so cute!) to head down to Aaron Sanchez’s new restaurant, Paloma. Yay for being responsible adults who don’t drink and drive!

Highly recommend the pork chop, which I never order but was delicious, and the Paloma margarita.

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August 03, 2014 | 10:02 PM | 24 notes

Getting some more use out of that Stepping Stones membership!

Now that she’s walking, we were able to explore Tot Town and her new favorite area, the water play area.

She looks like a little mad scientist in coat!

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August 01, 2014 | 01:50 PM | 22 notes
Fergie came home shitfaced last night after an outing with his coworkers. What do I find in the hamper this morning? His shoes.

Fergie came home shitfaced last night after an outing with his coworkers. What do I find in the hamper this morning? His shoes.

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July 29, 2014 | 09:25 PM | 19 notes
Just trying on some sunglasses from Grandma’s lost and found. And yes, my mom has so many people in and out of the house, she started a lost and found box.

Just trying on some sunglasses from Grandma’s lost and found. And yes, my mom has so many people in and out of the house, she started a lost and found box.

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July 25, 2014 | 09:58 PM | 20 notes

Today was for swimming and yesterday was for my friend Ann’s annual Stamford artwork tour. This year it’s benches placed around the city and of course Gemma had to climb on one.

And yes, she is barefoot. It’s a battle I choose not to fight most of the time.

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July 22, 2014 | 05:08 PM | 25 notes

I’m going through my limited pictures from our way too short time in London, and I can’t help but crack up at these pictures. She is obsessed with phones at the moment. She puts it up to her ear and goes “Da da?”. Anything can be a phone too, including a banana and her foot most recently.

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July 22, 2014 | 02:34 PM | 17 notes

Before I forget, if you’re ever flying out of Heathrow, I cannot recommend the Family Lounge enough. We went in there on a whim expecting it to be a room with chairs where you could let your kids run wild and we were pleasantly surprised. As you can see from the pictures (stolen from someone’s blog because I didn’t want to get in trouble for taking pictures, which was against the rules).

The family lounge is free and you must have a child to be admitted (to keep the creepers out). Be sure to pack some socks, but if you forget, they have some free socks available and the socks for 3-8 year olds will fit a 33 year old man with size 11.5 feet. There’s no time limit and they have separate areas for babies, kids and bigger kids. There’s also a baby changing room and a nursing room.

Wish this was available at all airports!

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