Posted by: mommytoo | August 20, 2008

jiggity jog

when we pulled up at the house, my dad used to always say “home again home again, jiggity jog.”  no idea where it’s from, but it’s what i think whenever we get back from a trip.  which is often these days!  we just got back this afternoon, it was an easy trip but we don’t have much down time now that we’re back.  we just had dinner with our favorite philly people, there’s a new indian restaurant in our neighborhood that we LOVE.  hung out at home for a little while with nate’s favorite aunties, and we got to see him laugh harder than he’s ever laughed before.  apparently j has a very funny face, because he was laughing like i do when i watch seinfeld.  now my stomach hurts from laughing at him laughing!

we went out for dinner last night with d’s mom and the friend whose house we borrowed for those two weeks.  we got a little dressed up, but nate was a total fashion plate:

happy family! by you.

look how dark those eyes are!  they are becoming totally brown, little by little.  not sure if you can tell in the picture, but his resemblance to d is fantastic.  i like to say it’s because she made him by herself, just for me.  not to worry, i’ll stop saying that once he understands and wants to know where he came from.

so, we’re leaving friday for another week out of town.  it’s gotten kind of crazy with the traveling, but one of the things we really wanted was to spend time with family and friends.  i was a little homesick during this last trip, mostly because this house is my very favorite place in the world.  we’ve been planning this last trip for months — friday we are going to my mom’s house overnight, then saturday to martha’s vineyard, with friends and their little girl.  i’m really excited for nate to spend time with another baby, and for us to spend time with other co-moms.  and it’s good for me to get to talk about my experience as a co-mom.  it makes a huge difference just to see people in similar roles.

i’m off to watch project runway.  what a great show.


  1. Such a beautiful family, I love how his face is just lit up with joy!

    The phrase is from a nursey rhyme:

    To market, to market, to buy a fat hog.
    Home again, home again, jiggity jog!

    To marktet, to market to buy a fat pig.
    Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

  2. Your little man is getting so big! That’s a lovely family photograph, too.

    We basically watch three television channels in our household: Bravo, Logo and C-Span. So, I also feel the love for project runway.

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