fourth of july weekend

happy birthday, usa! the us celebrated its 240th birthday on monday.  july 4, 1776 - when the united states achieved independence from the tea-sipping brits. it's actually quite surprising how relatively young our country is (although it really has been around for many, many years). i'm proud to be raising penny in the states where… Continue reading fourth of july weekend

hurry up & slow down

penny is nearing her 10th month. 10! we are closing in on the double-digits here. she spends most of her awake time crawling and is ready to pass out by the time her nap time rolls around. now that she's more mobile and burning more calories, she's getting tired earlier. i tried to keep her… Continue reading hurry up & slow down

hearty chicken corn chowder

goodness, another snow day. connecticut got walloped by another storm. the accumulations varied by towns and mine supposedly received 7.5 inches but it looks like a lot more... one town even had 16 inches! waiting for word on whether there is a delay or cancellation tomorrow. luckily, my snow day coincided with dennis's day off… Continue reading hearty chicken corn chowder