Bringing up Baby in a Brooklyn Shoebox

"I got my rocks mommy. Let’s go." #toddlerlife #greenpoint

"I got my rocks mommy. Let’s go." #toddlerlife #greenpoint

Throwing rocks into the East River. That’s what he does best. #toddlerlife #soserious

Just when I think I can’t stand living here anymore, this happens. #sunsetsovermanhattan

Just when I think I can’t stand living here anymore, this happens. #sunsetsovermanhattan

So when Charlie woke up early this morning and crawled into bed with us, I didn’t blink when he grabbed my phone to “watch shows” because it meant we could sleep a little longer (in fact, I didn’t even open my eyes at all). HOWEVER, according to my camera roll, he did a little more than just watch shows on my phone. #footselfies #toddlerlife #saturdaymorning

So when Charlie woke up early this morning and crawled into bed with us, I didn’t blink when he grabbed my phone to “watch shows” because it meant we could sleep a little longer (in fact, I didn’t even open my eyes at all). HOWEVER, according to my camera roll, he did a little more than just watch shows on my phone. #footselfies #toddlerlife #saturdaymorning

This is what Saturday morning looks like around here these days. Washing trucks and dishes and setting them out to dry. This was right before he pumped some hand soap onto his sponge and proceeded to squeeze it all over his feet, then suck on it. #toddlerlife #nocharlie #learningfromthemess

This is what Saturday morning looks like around here these days. Washing trucks and dishes and setting them out to dry. This was right before he pumped some hand soap onto his sponge and proceeded to squeeze it all over his feet, then suck on it. #toddlerlife #nocharlie #learningfromthemess

This one’s for you @ambervanderzee!!!! John’s Ice Cream. Cookie dough. Montauk. Yeah buddy. #amazeballs

This one’s for you @ambervanderzee!!!! John’s Ice Cream. Cookie dough. Montauk. Yeah buddy. #amazeballs

Talk about the best week of my life! It started with a surprise party Thursday night (planned and executed by my hubs @ktsterling // @bushsmarts), another surprise Wednesday morning—finding all my mom friends at Blue Stove (thanks to @halesstudio) and then a TOTAL SURPISE GETAWAY to Montauk with Kevin (without Charlie)! I was—and still am—in heaven. I feel so loved, so refreshed and so thankful for all the people in my life. Thank you to all who came out and all who helped Kevin execute his plans…it was perfect. And Kevin: You did it. You “surprised” me for my birthday and no one could have done a better job than you. I LOVE YOU!

Here’s our view of the Atlantic just a few blocks from where we stayed. #glorious #onlyinNY #brooklynfriends #brooklynfamily #happybirthdaytome #thebig30 #thankful #hashtagblessed #holycow #montauk #longisland

Painting and stickers in “art class” this morning. #toddlerlife #rainydayfun

Painting and stickers in “art class” this morning. #toddlerlife #rainydayfun

"Wa-wer here, mommy." #toddlerlife #kuksa

"Wa-wer here, mommy." #toddlerlife #kuksa

Kevin explaining to Charlie what these cooler temps mean for our jar of coconut oil. #fall #toddlerlife #brooklyn

Kevin explaining to Charlie what these cooler temps mean for our jar of coconut oil. #fall #toddlerlife #brooklyn