Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Yuck! A rainy day here in the city! J and I went to his gym class this afternoon. He did great holding on to the rings and it wore him out enough where he actually took TWO naps! I've had Baby J on a 2 nap a day schedule since he was very little (he sleeps 7pm-7am and then would nap at 9:30am and 2:30pm, each nap lasting 1-3 hours, but averaging about 1.5 hours each.) However, since he has been sick I think he is trying to drop a nap. He is 14 months and I'm not ready! Any tips and/or suggestions to make it through this transition period are much appreciated. I am so used to being able to schedule my day and now it is just a mess because he is so off schedule! What's a type A Mom to do?

This past weekend we had lots of city adventures. On Saturday, we went to the Peanut Butter & Co. It's been on my list of restaurant in the city to try (there are so many of them)! Check out the pic of their menu. It is a tiny little restaurant, but we were able to grab a seat and they even had a highchair for the little one. I had the Elvis (peanut butter, honey and banana grilled) and A had the Peanut Butter BLT! Crazy huh? Baby J was recently cleared by his doc to have peanut butter, so he had the lunchbox special (a classic pbj). He LOVED it! It was so much fun. If you are a peanut butter lover, I highly recommend checking this spot out! You can even buy their peanut butter on their website, or here, here, here, here or here. They even a cookbook! We followed our lunch up with a walk in Soho and met a good friend from home for drinks. Then we headed over to Cozy's Kids for a much needed haircut for the little guy. He was getting a little bit of a mullet. =)

On Sunday we decided to do another "New York" thing. We took the subway downtown and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. I had done it once before, but the weather was perfect and J and A were first timers. We headed down under the bridge to grab a famous Grimaldi's pizza. It was quite delicious, but my favorite pizza in the city is still Lombardi's, followed closely by Totonno's and my local spot Roma. Such a fun weekend with my boys!

I went ahead and ordered J a few things for his Easter basket. I bought him this Chirpy Chick Roger Priddy book to add to his funny faces collection, this bunny finger puppet book , these quacky cups for the bath (he loves to stack right now), and this cute little egg set. What are you putting in your little ones Easter basket?
Question for y'all. So J is 24 lbs and 9 ounces and is 14 months old. He can wear some 12 month clothing, but mostly we are wearing 18 month clothing, even though they are a little long. I'm guessing this spring and summer he'll be in 18 month for most of the time. He's been in 12 month since well before Christmas and he really hasn't grown much since he started walking. What size would you guess he'll be in for fall clothes? After 18 is 24, but when will he hit that? That's a HUGE jump! I've found a few cute options, but I'm scared to buy. Also, can someone please explain the difference btwn 24 months, 1T, 2T, 3T. I think I get it, but really I need some good explanations as to when my child will be wearing each size. =)

A friend sent me this article about being Southern in the City, if you are from the South and live here...you have to read it!

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Melissa said...

Fun! My husband and I ate at Grimaldi's right before he proposed to be on the Brooklyn Bridge, so those are very special places for us!

Your PB sandwich sounds so yummy and J is too cute!

Trish said...

What a fun post! Love the shot of Baby J running, can't believe he is growing up so quickly! I've been reading your blog forever and it's just a joy to watch him grow up into such a cute little guy :)

Jane H. said...

Aww..I hope your baby gets better. I've noticed, as a mom, that babies never have normal sleeping patterns until they're around 3 years and up.

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Love Being a Nonny said...

Love the picture of him running!

Emory said...

oh, giving up the two naps! That was a sad day for me. When Emma first started giving up her morning nap I would still put her in her bed but give her a few toys too. Sometimes she would just play-if she wasn't fussing-I would leave her there for 45 minutes to an hour. Sometimes she would play for a while and then go to sleep! After a few months of this she started not wanting to stay in her bed so I guess that was when 2 naps was over-we probably made it to 18 months with 2!
I loved our schedule and wasn't ready to give it up either!

ASC said...

From one type A mommy to another...I love your blog :)

Mary Avery said...

From one Bama girl to another, I love your blog, but I live FAR from New York City now!

It took some time to "reschedule" our day once our little one dropped that 9 AM nap! It will just take some time to figure out how you're going to do things differently. It was a little freeing for me because it meant we could go ahead and get out and about and do our own thing right after breakfast. Now we just do our running around in the morning and make sure we're back home for lunch and afternoon nap!
Grimaldi's is definitely on my New York wish list!

Anonymous said...

I love the address sticker. I'm getting back into sending letters (what year is it again? 1990?)and so I want them as cute as possible.

Manhattan Mommy said...

I love peanut butter - I am going to have to go to that restaurant soon!! :)

Simply Me said...

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Melcy said...

i loved the article about being a southerner in the city. i love being from the south! :) We should start our own southerner's supper club !! Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

Hi. I just stumbled upon your blog. I have a 13 month old son and we're going through the same thing with the naps. I'm so used to him taking 2 naps a day, but he's trying to drop the morning nap right now. Everyone tells me that this is better because you can schedule your day easier???? Um...nope, I don't think so. Time will tell.

Cute little guy! Love all of the pics. And I love Grimaldi's too! I have to go there every time I visit the city.

Natalie said...

Wonderful pics!

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