Weekend: Subway Workout & Food Blogger Fail

Saturday we went to a birthday party in Brooklyn. Before a complete meltdown from not napping enough Simon and Daddy did a little workout on the train.

Then Sunday we went to Queens Comfort for breakfast. I’m a terrible food blogger, I was enjoying the food so much I forgot to get pictures of the pretty. But we are Captain Crunch crusted chicken fingers with chili powder and caramel sauce, Deep Fried bologna sandwich and oatmeal banana pancakes, can you blame me for forgetting? If you visit – we MUST go here to eat.

There was a party and it was grand.

Since Simon’s birthday is on a holiday weekend, we celebrated the day with three little friends and some cupcakes. Then a week later we had a PARTY! At the Beer Garden, because really this one is all for Mom and Dad. Next year the party will be all about the kid.

There was beer. There were babies. There was good food – and the eating of rocks. There were friends, and presents and lots of love. Thank you to everyone who came. You made Simon’s party great – and your love and support this first year means more than you know.

Long Live Summer Photo Contest

We’ve had a busy summer thus far. Two trips and lots of park time, and lots and lots of picture. I’ve also been working so not a lot of time for blogging, and picture processing. I kind of need another vacation.

Enter Shutterfly – from photo books to Christmas cards, they’ve got you covered. And now with their summer photo contest, YOU can enter to win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot while you’re there.

The sweepstakes runs for 5 weeks – just finished week 2 – but that leaves three more weeks to enter. And at least three chances to win!

All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  In addition to the grand prize you can get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! And there are weekly prizes to boot.

There is a theme for each week. And I think with the busy summer we’ve had, I have at least one picture for every theme. It’s kind of hard to choose just one. (As I’m trying to choose the just one, I realize that it’s not only about picture quality – little mover and shaker makes for some cute but blurry pics)

Week 1(7/9): Americana

Mr. Independent celebrates Independence Day.

Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors

The waterfalls really were fun. I promise he loved them.

Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun

“I think I can touch it” Someone is getting brave.

*I couldn’t choose just one for this category.

Water water everywhere.

Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities

Early morning Elmo. Watchin’ wid my friend.

*this one either…

Learning to eat like a big boy.

Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

Someone knows how to party hard.

These are some of my summer faves. What about you? Happy entering. Use the links above or this one – http://bit.ly/sweepS – to enter. You must have a Facebook account to enter. You can read complete official rules HERE.


*I was compensated with a Shutterfly photo book for blogging about this contest.

Little Mr. Has a Lot to Say

You’re still going to have to wait for the party pictures. I will get to them. Soon. I hope. Until then, here’s a little video to tide you over.

What do you think he’s saying? Telling us how much fun his Beer Garden Party (the day before) was? How much he misses you? How his parents need to take him to Brazil? Listen and you decide.