Some delights this week*

Batman Ben, Canon Digital Rebel XSi 

Some highlights of my week of waiting for boy number two:
Trick or treating with Batman Ben.
Having ice cream with Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Samin today.
Pumpkin carving at a friend’s house.
Shooting a Cosmic Rocket with Ben and my cousin visiting from Toronto.
Finally hanging art and just generally fluffing our house.
Gifting Ben an awesome belt from My Baby Belts. Finally the poor kids pants won’t fall down. ;)
Having lunch at the new Vik’s Chaat house in Berkeley, millefoile and pan chocolat at Le Bedaine, all with no regard for calories!

And just a few minutes ago…



  1. Posted November 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Ben’s haircut looks terrific!
    Hooray for savoring your time.

  2. Posted November 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    totally love these photos. how fun. sending you love as you wait for number 2

  3. Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Ah… Vik’s chaat house! Makes me miss living in the bay area. Same feeling whenever someone mentions Zachary’s.
    Your positive attitude is inspiring!

  4. Melissa
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Love the pictures! Ben is fearless! Good luck this week.

  5. Rachel
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, I can’t even handle those pictures. I could just see the first one and I thought, “Wow, Matt is just so calm when he can clearly see that Ben is going to land on him.” Then: “Oh, he’s got pillows to protect him.”
    THEN, Matt’s face in the second picture is exactly what you would expect! And Ben has his head tucked against his daddy, giggling. I LOVE IT!

  6. Posted November 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Most awesome mid-air photo ever. I love it!

  7. Jan
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Well, he is Batman, after all. Very sweet sequence.
    Hang in there, Andrea. Can’t be much longer now.

  8. Posted November 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    this post + pictures just made my week.
    hang in there mama it won’t be long now.

  9. Posted November 2, 2010 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Oooo I love it!! I love these photos too! I love Vik’s (and Zachary’s too!)… Mostly I love YOU! xxoo

  10. Posted November 2, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    so delightful!

  11. Sommar
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I know it will be a whirlwind but please post when new baby gets here so I can tear up a little and be happy for you :)

  12. Kace
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    The combination of those two pictures actually made me laugh out loud! Crossing fingers and sending good vibes for baby #2!

  13. Jennifer
    Posted November 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I know that a lot of people these days are taking a BOAT load of pictures, and I’m glad you’re one of them! Seems like I don’t have a lot of pictures of myself from like birth until digital cameras came out, so I’m glad you’re taking lots of opportunities to take lots and lots of pictures (and great ones at that!)

  14. Posted November 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    oh my…I just love Ben.

  15. Posted November 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    i LOVE these photos! thanks for sharing! it sounds like you are doing lots of savoring before baby arrives! enjoy!

  16. Posted November 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Those pictures are crazy good!!!!

  17. Posted November 3, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Lovely pictures! Hope you are patiently waiting #2!

  18. Posted November 3, 2010 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    i wish batman ben could have met up with spidey and buzz during our halloween festivities… man, that kids is some cuteness. once little guy 2 is here, i suspect a cuteness overload. :)

  19. glo
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Little boys rock!!! You are so super duper lucky!! xo glo (Mommy to Joey & David)

  20. Posted November 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Those pictures are beyond words! Perfect joy (at least for Ben ;) .

  21. Posted November 5, 2010 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    I know this is really boring and you are skipping to the next comment, but I just wanted to throw you a big thanks – you cleared up some things for me!

  22. Posted November 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I keep popping in…still in one piece you are…thinking about you

  23. jennifer
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    hrm…no posts since the 1st. is the baby here? can’t wait to see the new addition to your beautiful family!

  24. Rebecca F.
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I think it is hilarious that Matt has the pillows strategically placed to protect all his vital organs. LOL.
    I too am waiting for your announcement of the new baby! Two kids will rock your world a little. Hang in there. Ask for help if you need it and know that this time next year, little Ben will not even remember that his mom was so busy with a newborn. All he will know is the adoring love of a little brother. :)
    Hugs and kisses to you.
    Rebecca F.

  25. Posted November 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh boy, that looks like it might have hurt! Pretty darn funny though. :)