Sunday, July 21, 2013

baby shower!

My fabulous sisters and sister-in-law threw me a baby shower this weekend, which was wonderful! So many thanks to Carmel for hosting, to Laurie for coordinating, Celine for providing food, and activities (advice books!), to Florence for making adorable party favors, and to Simcha for her chairs and being the kind of awesome "kid" I hope I have someday. Also thanks to everyone who came, there were a lot of happy women from 9 years old to 90, just what pregnant women should be around, in my opinion. We missed my Mom, and sisters Angela and Regina, who couldn't be there, but I got to see them in June and it was like we had a mini-shower that lasted all weekend when they were here, so it's ok.

Here are a couple pictures from the always wonderful and nurturing Judith Thorpe, another role-model mom.
Laurie, the awesome cake she brought, and me.

The present-opening marathon, much helped by Paloma.

Me and Carmel, the amazing hostess.

Me, Carm, Celine (sitting on floor)
(and Carrie Strine all the way from Queens, NY and Janet Pritchard all the way from Mansfield, CT are in the background. Ladies also came from New Haven, Worcester, Wellesley... 
I have such wonderful friends and family!)

Since I was the one opening presents I didn't get much of a chance to take pictures, but this is the crazy amount of gifts I received -- so many it required the dolly to bring them  upstairs! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Northampton relaxin'

For Jon's 50th birthday we went to his favorite hotel, the Hotel Northampton, in one of his favorite towns. I took advantage of the balcony just outside our room. The morning was quiet, the view was lovely. This was right after the heat wave broke and it was actually possible to be outside!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

exhausted artists

J.R. Uretsky had a killer one-woman performance of her new piece "Bromance" at the RISD Museum as part of the huge "locally made" show going on this summer and fall. There were cannons, pom-poms, costume changes, huge video, puppets..... It was epic. And this picture is what happens after an epic performance -- you crash -- at 10pm. Emmy and Jamie, ready for sleep.

my kick-ass niece

As part of the RISD Museum's "Locally Made" show, my niece Simcha Davis (remember that name, she'll be famous someday soon) designed and made 12 of these benches as well as tables, to be put around the museum. Not a bad thing for your resume when you're merely 19 years old. To be fair, she did have major help in the construction phase, her old mentor and friend Jeremy, from AS220 and now RISD.

Yeah, that's a Cy Twombly on the wall.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

new bikini

I've never had the confidence to rock a bikini just any old time and place but since being pregnant I no longer care about my belly looking fat. After all, there is a baby in there, it's supposed to be big! I now wear a bikini with pride. So I asked Jon to take a picture of me wearing it, in the ocean. Unfortunately, I-phone cameras can only get so close... Haha