November 8, 2009 |  Category:   life





It’s what we did for half of our weekend after a hectic mad dash on Friday that actually left us no time to spend with Claudine on her actual birthday except for a quick dinner with my parents. We spent most of the weekend in Long Island, which is what we do when we need to escape from cookies, and opened presents Saturday morning. Miraculously, aside from being run down with occasional headaches, Mark and I were able to fight off being full blown sick, but the kids have been lethargic with on and off low grade fevers and napping a lot. It’s been a low-key weekend and we were even able to get away, sans kids, to see a movie (This Is It) late in the day Saturday. It’s funny that we have to schedule days off like this.

It’s Sunday afternoon. The kids are missing a birthday party because of sickness. Mark is back in the kitchen. The week already begins.

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  • ChantaleP November 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Hang in there Jenna and family! This is really the season of sickness. The only good thing about our kids being sick is… they spend all the time in bed. I took advantage and painted. whoo & hoo. Hope you all feel better soon. btw, I love the kiddie chopsticks and the cute mini “claudine” bag!

  • Ann Marie November 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    just stumbled onto your wonderful blog. so glad i did. thanks for sharing such lovely images and words from you life. it’s all so charming and real.

  • Sooshi November 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Get well soon! I’m a new reader and I’m hooked 🙂

  • Chai Ling November 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Hope the girls feel better by now.

  • Annie From Seattle November 9, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Oh, we’re really into winter now, aren’t we? I send good health juju your direction. PS Your photography just keeps getting better and better. Love it!

  • Mary-Ellen November 9, 2009 at 8:57 am

    My kids and husband are sick too. I am so glad that I have been able to avoid feeling sick myself. Who else would do everything? Glad you had some times just to do nothing. Wishing everyone a quick recovery!

  • Renee Alam November 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I just wanted to say that I really love your blog,pics are fantastic & your daughters are so cute…you make me want to move to New York.Oh yeah,also love seeing your baked goods…yummy!

  • Joyce November 9, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I hope everyone is feeling better. Happy Belated Birthday Claudine! xo

    P.S. Guess what I had at The Backdrop? Yummm….

  • Dinah November 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Aww, I hope Mia and Claudine feel better soon. That little bag with C’s name on it is ridiculously cute!

    Saw your tweet (still haven’t broken down and made my own account) about not knowing about the Saveur mention until you happened upon it. I was curious, so I looked at the writer’s blog. She also mentioned you in September– Maybe she’s shy.

  • Jenna November 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    wow, thanks for that saveur link. We had no idea!

  • leslie November 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Hope you’re all on the mend soon!