Saturday, October 31, 2009


Zoe and I had our one day of NEW YORK FAME with our picture taken and printed in the Daily News on Sunday Oct. 24th! We were out in Central Park at the pumpkin festival and the photographer came up to me and my pretty little pirate and started shooting. The title of the picture was " Walk the Park, not the PLANK" The bottom of the picture says, " MaryLynn Thomas holds 6 month Zoe, who donned a pirate outfit for yesterday's annual pumpkin festival in Central Park." The picture if you can tell, is actually an entire half a page!

I actually forgot all about the photographer until my door man told me that following Monday that he saw Zoe and I in the paper! So of course I ran to every news stand I could find to try to get a copy. I found myself on a wild goose chase to find yesterday's Daily News, which is apparently really hard in a city that lives a mile a minute! Needless to say I found a copy and bought it after begging the store owner to sell his only Sunday paper to me and not the guy who had just called on the phone asking him to hold it for him. ( He actually called the guy and told him the story and the guy who wanted the paper conceded).

I guess whether we like it or not, we are officially real New Yorkers! Not only are we stopped by tourists on the street and asked directions in a city that can be an absolute maze for new comers, but we are photographed and printed in New York's Daily News!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Pajamas!!

So we got Zoe some Halloween pajamas, she has been wearing them all October. Scott originally thought she should be a skeleton for Halloween, but I insisted that she be something more feminine so she was a pirate! Ya, so much for feminine! Anyway her bedroom attire has been very festive to say the least! Oh and, I added the bow to make her a pretty little skeleton!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Silly Goose!

So Zoe is hilarious now! She is all about her new found voice, lots of ah ah ah's and ewwww's and hooo's! She is SO much fun! She giggles when I tickle her tummy and toes. She loves to grab my face and go in for a huge sloppy open mouth kiss! She really just likes to suck on everything! We love having her around, I have to say she is pretty pleasant.

So I have to come up with a costume for Zoe, Scott and I. I have some ideas but would love some more. If anyone has some good ones, let me know! I only have a week AHHH!


Some more pictures I took of Zoe in Central Park!

Pretty Little Angel

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just us!

So I was taking pictures of Zoe in Central Park and I guess I looked like I did not know what I was doing because two different people came and asked me if I wanted them to take our picture! One of the people ended up being a photographer!! Yeah I know, he probably felt bad for me, down in the dirt and all trying to get a good shot! Anyway, so he took our picture, I wish I had on a better outfit! He actually took some really good ones of Zoe, which I will post later.

Zoe is almost 6 months! We had a fun outing today, we rode the subway down to the lower East side with some friends and went to a Doughnut Plant. It makes really really good doughnuts! They are definitely not in my diet, or not supposed to be, but I thought gosh with all the effort (packing my back pack diaper bag, getting the baby bjorn situated, getting my self and Zoe ready) I put in to getting down there I gotta have at least one. So anyway we had a lot of fun and a lot of sugar, hey when in Rome right!

Central Park!

Fun in Central Park

Fall time!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sleep at last.. MAYBE!!!

So Last night was a momentous night for me... Zoe slept from 7pm-4:30am!!! Yeah it was awesome, but of course I went to bed late and didn't sleep cause I was wondering if she was ok! Tonight, though I will sleep!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mommy life in the City

So Zoe turned 5 months yesterday and I just wanted to blog about what my life is like now that I am a mom. So here it goes... My day starts early, sometimes REALLY early but I am always greeted with a huge smile! When Zoe wakes up she just plays in her crib until one of us gets her out. She is such a sweet heart. We have started solids, it is hilarious to watch her try the new foods. I have to remember that EVERYTHING is new to her and takes some getting used to. She makes funny faces when she tries new foods and textures, it is a crack up. SO far we have tried rice cereal, avocados, butternut squash, bananas, and beans. She LOVES bananas, she gobbles them right up. I recently read an article written by a pediatrician who said to introduce your baby to as many fruits and veggies as possible with in the "window" of opportunity meaning 4-6 months. That way babies will be more likely to eat their vegetables and fruits because they have been exposed to them at an early age.
Anyway, Zoe loves her new play yard, she does her baby calls which is high pitched screeches (cute of course), in it as she shakes the rattles and animals that hang above her. She also LOVES the Johnny Jumper, (thanks Kristina) she bounces in it really well. She is almost sitting up all by herself now with an occasional tip to the left or right. She also loves my jewelry, woman after my own heart! She is a true girl. She loves my silver watch and she has recently discovered my earrings. She will watch them as I change her diaper and then grab at them when I hold her.
I have had fun going to my playgroups with my friends in my ward. They are so fun, we meet weekly at different places in the city and just hang out. It is nice to chat with other moms. I have discovered that being a mom is a hard job, by the end of the day I am super tired but, I love it and look forward to it everyday.
Just to give you all a snap shot of my day cause I always wondered what moms do during the day with ALL THAT TIME!!! HA HA HA Now I am saying where did my day go? I don't even have a second to sit down.
Wake up around 7am by noises from the other side of my room, Zoe is so chatty in the morning!
Change, dress and feed Zoe solids and then play.
Nap time for Zoe- This is my time to work out- when it is warm out I will take her for a run in the park but lately I have been doing my work out videos with my new weight set!
Wake up and go for a run if I didn't already or go to playgroup or run errands.
NAP time again- take care of things and CLEAN- wow I swear things are never stay clean!
Wake up- GO OUT, run my long errands- grocery, shopping etc. (mind you, I walk everywhere with my big stroller, but I love it and thankfully Zoe doesn't mind it either).
Come home feed Zoe solids, bath, feed and sleep meanwhile cook dinner!
WOW, sounds exciting huh. Well it actually keeps me super busy and I love it. Some days I get discouraged cause I don't get everything done or I am exhausted from getting up at night with Zoe but most days I am loving it. So there you have it a day in my life.