Monday, October 13, 2008

It was all about the kilt

We had the best week.

It all started when the little man and I spent Tuesday afternoon with Khaliel at the Met and walking through the park. Then Nana Purdy and Grandma Walborn arrived on Thursday, spent the afternoon fawning over the little man and then treated Cameron and I to a night at the theater to see 39 Steps, which I highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Jane for babysitting at the last minute.
Friday, Grandma and Grandpa B. (my parents) arrived and we all headed down to Gray's Papaya for some hot dogs and Levain Bakery for cookies. Then it was off to Soho for some shopping. Grandma Walborn had a great time in Uniqlo buying a fabulous purple coat, some sweaters and who knows what else. She also treated me to a brown corduroy pencil skirt and a hot pink turtleneck. She rocks. She and Nanette (Nana Purdy and my stepmom) bought purses, little kid sweaters and jewelry on the street before we headed home for some napping. We met up with Cameron at Patsy's Pizzeria for dinner and ended with a movie at our casa - It Should Happen to You, an old Jack Lemmon film. The little man did pretty well the whole day only having one minor meltdown on the B train, but then again, I can often have a meltdown on the B line so who can blame him?
Saturday, we all met up with the Dawsons and Cam's parents in Central Park for a little picnic action and to enjoy the lovely outdoors.



It all led up to Sunday, the big day. We blessed the little man at church in his kilt and had a lovely time with family and friends afterwards eating butternut squash soup, salad, cornbread muffins and Liza's amazing cupcakes.JHK's newest cousin Clara Jane...



JHK and his birthday buddy Norah Bowen

Sadly, we have said goodbye to all of our family until another time. We find ourselves somewhat exhausted from all the excitement and adventure but missing all of our family already. I often ignore how much I miss my family when they are away and it isn't until they come and go that I find myself wishing they could stay longer.

Oh, and I quit my job.

13 comments:

Tristen said...

Woo hoo!! About the Kilts and your job!! Such an adventure, isn't it? It is the weirdest feeling but it is so worth it! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Emily said...

Nikki, I want to thank you for your lovely blog. We don't know each other, but I found your blog through Stephanie Sonkson's. You are so thoughtful in your musings, and after reading them I try to examine my own life through a new lens. I have really enjoyed reading about your relationship with Cameron and your new son. I recently went through a terrible breakup (that included a broken engagement) and have been feeling so negative about relationships and marriage. The way you describe your relationship with Cameron takes my breath away. I hope someday I will find the kind of happiness you write about.

The blessing looks like it was joyful and the kilts are so fun. And "congratulations" on the freedome from the job.

Thanks!

Kristyn said...

Congratulations...weird thing to say for quitting a job, but I'm so happy that you guys can work it out! I didn't want to give opinions/advice while you were still up in the air, because the decision is so unique for each family, but I know I couldn't imagine leaving my girls on a daily basis. I'm glad I have my degrees and can work if I want/need to, but I love staying home and have NO plans on entering the workforce anytime soon. Yeah for you...I can't believe you just stuck that news as a little end note...I've been checking almost daily to see if you'd made a final decision!

Ashley said...

I know it's scary, but yay for stay at home moms!!! It's sometimes been really hard for me, but I know it's the best thing I can be doing with my life. Can't wait to see you more once John Henry gets to playground age...or before if you're bored!

Michelly said...

I am so happy for you! I know this decision was not an easy one but I know that everything will work out for the best. You are so talented that I KNOW whatever you set your mind to will be achieved.

Melissa C said...

Congrats on quitting your job! Yeah for you. I know you won't regret it. Also, I LOVED the kilt pictures. I am sure Ryan will love them to once he sees them.

Rebecca Smylie said...

A couple of things. 1.) Cameron looks so much like his Dad! 2.) I thought JHK was little, until I saw him next to little Clara. When did he start getting bigger? 3.) The kilts. I can't get over the kilts. WEll done Kellys...

Sarah L. said...

I love the kilt. I bet you feel so good now that you quit your job. Our little babies deserve the best of us:)

whitney williams said...

Congrats on the blessing! Such a special time for the whole family isn't it? I can't believe how much older he is looking!! I'm glad you get to stay home with your little man...some days you may WANT to go back to work, but most of the time it's just great to be with the kids! Love ya!

naomi megan said...

we really couldn't be happier for you guys.

Stanton & Rubi Jones said...

that kilt was the cutest thing stanton and i had ever seen!

Nicole Cave said...

I haven't been following blogs too well lately...that is what 4 kids does to you. But, the one thing that jumped out at me was that you quit your job. I think I have said this before to you....if you are able to stay home...do it. It all goes by so fast. In many ways I think I am right where I thought I would always be in my life...in others ways I wish I could do different things. But I do know that my kids are growing up so fast...it is a short season that I do not want to miss. I say "good for you". Either way is hard, but life is about choices...I think you made a great one!!

Beth, Cody and Morgan said...

I am also really excited for you guys and loved, loved the kilt. We were sorry we didn't get a chance to say "hi" to Cameron's parents but we're glad you guys had such a great time with all the family around. Great times! We also look forward to hanging out with you this winter if you're ever in the mood to venture out:)