Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wall Art

Wade loves to draw. He is quite the talented scribbler and spends lots of time with a crayon in hand each day. I can not write in front of him with out him running over to me screeching with excitement about taking my writing utensil out of my hand and taking over.

Wade has drawn on our wall for the first time. I did not even see him do it! Im a actually glad that I didn't because I would have told him "no." Anytime I tell him "no" now he just laughs at me and does it again. Our walls would probably be covered with scribble by now. Cant wait for the terrible two's.

Im sure this wont be the last wall art to grace our walls.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wade at the River

Michael took Wade to the River last Friday afternoon. They had the best time together. I love these boys!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

16 months already?

I REALLY can not believe Wade is 16 months. I mean REALLY! It makes be so sad to think he will only be this age for a short time, but I also absolutely love watching him grow, learn and start to understand the world. I love this boy more and more everyday. He is such a blessing.

What has he been up to? Well, Wade is definitely "my little helper." He helps me do everything. Feed our dog, Charlie, mop the floors, fold laundry, empty the dishwasher, make lists, throw diapers away, put on his clothes...he can not actually do these things by himself, but it sure is cute to watch him try. Clap clap. Yeah Wade!

He has not really started talking yet, but we have heard lots of words once. He has said: hot, out, light, truck, dog, and some others that I cant remember. Oh, he once said "Mother, may I request a warm bottle of milk to accompany these chocolate chip cookies," but no big deal.

Im not sure if he knows that he is supposed to be talking since he has become quite proficient in sign language. He knows about 20 signs and that just about covers the basics to where talking is not needed. He is even making up his own signs and also remembering signs that he has never done before that I taught him months ago. Some of his newest signs include blanket, help, play, friend and bath.

Wade LOVES: milk, his binky, Charlie, books, airplanes, cantaloupe, his blankets(anything soft and snuggly-he is a snuggle bug), tickling everything(including Charlie and paintings on the wall-a little strange), being outside, sign language, watching the school bus, garbage truck and mail truck, pointing, and sitting in the bushes.

Oh and he will be starting school in the fall. Only twice a week. Big boy.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Keller Design Studio Website Update

I just updated my business website, so check it out.

Keller Design Studio

It looks a little bit like this:

What do you think? Im developing a Flash website now for Wade, so be on the look out !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Cards

Below are Valentine's Day Invitations that I made for a Handbag and Jewelry Party that Home Studio Interiors is hosting this Wednesday, Feb 11. Stop by and check it out if you are able...always a good time..always good to support local artists and businesses. Info on Home Studio Interiors' website.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Baby Yoga

Future Yoga Master...well maybe not, but he sure does look like he has been practicing for years. I guess babies are just very flexible. Wade has successfully mastered "downward dog."

But I think he just likes to be upside down.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New York, New York

A few weeks ago Michael and I took a quick trip to NYC. We had the absolute best time together in the city.

It was our second time to visit to New York together. In college, we took a trip over our Christmas break with some friends and my sister. I should really dig up some pictures.

This trip was just as much fun!

We started out our trip by dropping into Whole Foods for wheat grass shots and sushi. I was amazed by how large the store was...any by how many people(& babies) were there. Now, that store is a good spot for people watching, which is one of my favorite past times.

We did it all; we went to the Central Park Zoo, ice skating in Wollman Rink, the Museum of Modern Art, Mamma Mia!, and walked just about everywhere. It was extremely cold the first day we were there(~20F) and snowed the second day. It was so nice just to explore the city without a plan, schedule or agenda. And there is something refreshing about walking around the city in a huge warm jacket with freezing air lapping your face. Maybe it was just refreshing to be on vacation.

A restaurant recommendation: Scalinatella risorante @ 201 East 61st Street, Corner of 3rd Ave. Excellent! But save it for a special occasion. It is the type of restaurant where you can spend more money than you think very easily. Oppsie. Anyway, it was totally worth it. We were recommended the restaurant from a bartender in Times Square. She said it was a "real" Italian restaurant with "real" Italian waiters and chefs who even had accents. Sounded authentic to us. We were sold and immediately called for reservations. The restaurant was underground in an old cellar with brick walls and was very dimly lit. Definitely a sweet romantic setting. Sure enough, I could hardly understand our waiter due to his thick Italian accent. They served us homemade bread and sauteed mushrooms upon arriving at the table. For appetizers we ordered the buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes. Michael ordered the Lamb and I ordered the Chilean Sea bass. Yummy. Scalintella is definitely a place that will be remembered and hopefully revisited.

So that is out trip in a nutshell. Check out the pics below.