Joseph on Father's Day

1. Joseph has had a couple of trips to the pediatrician since last Friday due to some eczema flare-ups on his chest and belly… poor guy! It’s slowly starting to improve and he’s been a trooper about the endless moisturizing. He’s still so happy and giggly, I just want to squeeze him all day long (and I kind of do).

2. I complained a few weeks ago about the sheer quantity of landscaping that the previous owners had installed in our house. While I still loathe most of it, the one bright spot is the line of 10 hydrangea plants that sit against the fence in our backyard. They’re starting to bloom, and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous…


3. These images are amazing >> What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars [WIRED]

4. Oh my gosh, this list of toys that kids from the ’80s played with… I had almost every one of these and now I miss them! The Snoopy snow cone machine may have been my all-time favorite. Maybe my mom has a few in her attic that I can resurrect for Joseph :)

5. Sweet potatoes… do you eat the skin? I always thought you weren’t supposed to, but now I’m seeing recipes that call for cutting up the whole potato, skin and all. I guess I you DO eat the skin??

6. Joseph is grabbing at everything lately, including my hair, so I’m basically in a ponytail 24/7. I’ve contemplated chopping it off, but I think I would regret that immediately after having done it… So, any suggestions for cute ways to wear hair up that isn’t a ponytail or a messy bun (my layers are still a little too short for that after having my hair cut in April).

7. Love this post on slow parenting… I try to do this every day, but sometimes a reminder is helpful! It’s so true that the days are long, but the weeks and months go by in the blink of an eye!

8. It took me long enough, but I finally finished watching the last few episodes of Scandal last weekend, and oh my gosh, the finale! It was the only season finale that I actually loved this year!

9. The NHL schedule came out yesterday and tonight is the draft, so it’s sort of getting me excited for the upcoming season, even though the Stanley Cup playoffs just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago.

10. TGIF! Einstein knows how to relax (and hide from Duke…)!