Sunday, April 18, 2010

portents of the apocalypse


A ravening ash cloud spawned by a subglacial volcano! An eerie ball of fire in the midwestern skies!

And, for about half an hour yesterday, Cole and Ruby asleep at the same time!

Obviously, I haven't quite got this one toddler + one infant thing completely figured out yet. But I'm working on it.

33 comments:

Tash said...

Wait, has ANYONE figured that one out?

She looks like a sage already. Give her a blog!

Kymberli said...

It gets better.

But just in case it doesn't, better keep digging that nuclear fallout shelter.

a- said...

Nice to "see" you in the thick of it all. Just strolled by to give you a holler. Looks like the universe has been kind to you while I've been kept occupied by it's treachery. :)

three minute palaver said...

beautiful. just simply beautiful. again, congratulations on Ruby's arrival Niobe and congratulations on getting Cole and Ruby napping at the same time. You're a genius I tell you.

k@lakly said...

Naps, rock. Always.

Can't believe she's here. But so happy she is:)
xxoo

edenland said...

Oh heavens, that photo is absolutely gorgeous. She's all, "Don't bother me now. I'm sleeping."

That hand. Wrinkled, old, and new - all at the one time.

Congratulations, Niobe. I have been thinking of you heaps.

XO

Calliope said...

been thinking of you guys and so happy to see a post! The photo has me swooning. love it.

Trish said...

I don't know that I ever figured it out. My kids just eventually got older and things got easier.

I hope that it's the first of many shared nap times!

Caro said...

If you figure it out I'll be grateful for tips.

Nice to see you.

diana said...

At the time I was bending the infant's schedule to follow the toddler's (kept the infant awake until the toddler's nap/bed time). I mastered it in about 2 weeks. But I was also grateful for one-to-one time.
I envy you...

tree town gal said...

beautiful... just beautiful.
The NYTimes had up a contest (?) of sorts, wanting photographs with mixed prints. Wouldn't this be just perfect, as is Ruby. Still just tickled that she is here, causing sleeplessness and joy.

tree town gal said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/fashion/15COLOR.html?WT.mc_id=ST-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-RPP-041810-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click

ok, related NYTimes article b/c really, you have nothing better to do... mixing prints and patterns with success... that is what Miss Ruby has goin' on. This photo of Ruby is best in the bunch of those they gathered:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/04/16/fashion/20100418-printsUG-slideshow_index.html?WT.mc_id=ST-SM-E-FB-SM-PIX-RPP-041810-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click

Jacinta said...

Little Ruby, it's hard for a little baby! You are so gorgeous!
Niobe, she looks well dressed given how stocked your cupboard was!

Betty M said...

I feel for you. Mine wont sleep anywhere except with me at the moment which is not helping with life. It will pass.....

Life in Eden said...

ah, she is just lovely. those wrinkly little hands! mwah!

Rachel said...

Is there anything so delicious as the smell of a newborn's fuzzy head? Give her a little nuzzle for me.

I have no doubt that the chaos will turn to a tolerable state of normalcy soon. Hang in there.

areyoukiddingme said...

Hahahaha! Figuring things out! You're so funny.

Love the perspective on the photo of Ruby! Adorable.

Magpie said...

Look at those wrinkly little fingers!

christina(apronstrings) said...

awwwwwww...... i want to nibble her little fingers.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

So with you on this. If by chance you do get the toddler+baby thing down be sure to let me know, would you? My sanity is hinging on it! ;)

She's a cutie! Congratulations again!

diana said...

Since reading it I couldn't get it out of my head. Cole and Ruby, Ruby and Cole, compadres in mischief! Do you have a picture of the two of theM, the gang, TOGETHER?

after iris said...

She's a mini-Niobe protecting her anonymity with a strategically placed hand!

Furrow said...

Yikes. I am a-scared. That's me in 3 months. And that gives you 3 months to provide me with THE answer. I'm counting on you.

I second the request for a Cole and Ruby shot. How is he digging the sister thing?

melka said...

That cloud of volcanic ash is messing with me in all kinds of ways. Yesterday there was short spurt of hail. Next, I expect locusts.

That Ruby of yours is just gorgeous. Congratulations to you, Niobe.

x

Azaera said...

Let me know when you figure it out, I hope to have an infant and a toddler at some point in the near future.. Though I'm sure I may have to actually get pregnant or find some means to obtain said infant first.

m said...

Wow - the planets aligned! x

Kami said...

Let me know what you figure out. Yesterday we were all in tears and no one was getting what she needed.

Delenn said...

Love this picture--look at those wrinkly hands!

Bon said...

half an hour seems like a remarkably small window of time for mummy to sleep in...?

but those sweet hands. on that sweet girl. i get a little pang.

leanne said...

Love the photo!

The fireball passed over my city. My building's rooftop camera caught a snapshot of it. And the conference I was at this last week or so in California... well, many of my European colleagues are still in CA due to that volcano. What a trip. The conference organizers are thinking of holding a contest to see who has the most interesting adventure to get home.

And I think Trish is right... eventually, the kids get older and life gets easier. Or at least new challenges emerge.

Angela said...

Ahh, still wrinkly! Darling.

Karen said...

Ha! Almost lost the tea out of my mouth on that one. My boys are 22 months apart. It was 100% zoo here for a while in terms of sleep. Now it is 100% zoo in terms of percentage of toys to walking space in my apartment.

nonlineargirl said...

When you work that out, let me know, will you?