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THESE DAYS...

Posted on: Tuesday





These days... these days are flying by.  These days are stretching into weeks, which are bundling into months, and, honestly, I am struggling to keep up.  Although the city is in full holiday swing, I keep telling myself that we still have a month until Christmas.  We have plenty of time to make decorations, decorate cookies, and snuggle on the couch drinking peppermint hot cocoa... Plenty of time to send out cards, go see the the holiday windows, and walk down the lit-up avenues. And then I see a calendar and realize that whoa, Christmas is three weeks! And Hanukah begins in just a couple of days!

The thing is, these days have been really full.  Full of adventuring through the city with a bundled toddler.. full of riding subways, singing songs, cooking meals, and reading storybooks.. full of witnessing one baby turn into a little girl while another steadily grows in my belly, and watching as their Papa falls more and more in love with both of them.  These days, Biet has been smitten with music (Bob Dylan, to be exact), and has taken to putting on albums all day to listen to whilst having dance parties with herself in the living room.  Aside from "playing" guitar with her Papa, this is her favorite thing to do.  After witnessing her love of movement and music, I took it upon myself to find her a mini pair of ballet slippers. She loves them.

These days have been long, and full, and tiring, and happy. I'm not quite sure just how we are going to fit even more adventures and food and projects into our lives, but, by golly, we must. Because the most wonderful time of year is upon us, and I have an inkling that Biet will simply adore the holiday festivities.  These days are about to become even more hectic and energetic and wonderful, and I am excited. After all, these days come but once a year.

21 COMMENTS:

  1. It's been too long since I was last year - how exciting that you have a new bub on the way! Congratulations to you and your family!!
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Thank you! Congratulations to you too! Five boys-amazing! I think we are only due about eight weeks apart too. :)

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  2. Those feet in mini ballet slippers...so precious!

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    1. I can't get enough! I put them on her all of the time because it is hilarious and precious at the same time!

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  3. Her tiny ballet shoes kill me! Happy soon to be Holidays!
    xx,
    Kate at ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kate! Happy Holiday season to you too!

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  4. Those ballet slippers SLAY me. The cutest!!!

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  5. Does your family celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas?! If so, would you be willing to share your holiday traditions : )

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    1. This is the first year that we will be celebrating Hanukah. Gaby was raised Jewish in Israel (after leaving Argentina), so it is a big part of Biet's heritage. I will share about it as it happens, for sure! I am not quite sure how the celebrations will play out yet, since I will be learning the Jewish traditions from Gaby along with Biet.
      We do celebrate Christmas as well, although we don't usually begin the festivities until mid-December.

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  6. Belle-
    I've read your blog for a while, but haven't commented yet. I found you on Circle of Moms when I was pregnant, and though I suffered a miscarriage and am not yet pregnant again, I still find myself coming back here and enjoying your blog. Your family is beautiful, and I love the glimpse of your NYC life. ( I feel like I need to introduce myself before I comment too much!)

    I agree with all, the ballet slippers are to die for. The holidays are going to be so fun this year, since Biet is older now and will be able to take in some of the magic of the season. Have fun!

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    1. Thank you Erin! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I truly appreciate you commenting here and introducing yourself. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words! xx

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  7. you're the most precious pregnant woman ever ever ever!

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    1. Awww you are too sweet! (no really, stop it!) :)

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  8. Could you guys be any cute? Adorable pictures. I hope you can find time to relax and enoy this magical season!

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    1. Thanks! Its tough, but we are trying to take time out to enjoy the magic of the holidays. I wish time would slow down already!

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  9. The picture of your little one and your pup curled up is just so sweet. What a great photo :)

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    1. I find them like this ALL OF THE TIME! They hang out together and take over our big bed. It melts my heart!

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