Sunday, January 10, 2010

Babes who brunch

My favorite thing to do on the weekend is go to brunch. Yesterday my friends Kara and George drove into the city with their ridiculously cute baby, George Danger, to have brunch with a group of us at the tot-friendly restaurant, Sweetiepie, in the West Village. 

Right when I walked in, I saw this little birthday party going on in the birdcage. How cute is that? The next thing I see when I walk in? Bobby Flay! He seemed to be by himself, so I don't know what he was doing there, but it was exciting. Of course I was too flustered to whip my camera out in time!

Danger held it down at the head of the table. 

My boyfriend started winking at Danger, and then when Robin played peekaboo with him, he winked at her! The kid is a genius. Hmm, or maybe just a ladies' man? 

Danger couldn't stop looking at the mirrors on the ceiling, and Thea (who's holding him) joked that he'll be a natural porn star. If I was that cute, I'd be looking in the mirror, too!

There were tons of fun things on the menu (including tater tots!), but I got the egg white veggie omelet and wheat toast. I like brunch because it's the meal that's easiest for me to eat healthy at. I can order this every time and always feel satisfied. 

No one at our table ordered dessert, but the table next to us go the "piglet" which consists of: sponge cake, whipped cream, bananas, strawberries and six scoops of ice cream! 

The crew!

Kara's so sweet, she got me this T-shirt that says "Gangster-ish" because I mentioned one time I wanted it. I know I'll be wearing it soon, so you can see it up close then.

Of course, I was the only female not to hold Danger. I really want to get over my fear, and I totally talked myself into holding him, except right before he was about to be passed off to me, he started crying. Er, maybe he knew what was coming? Next time I'm doing it, damnit! How hard could it be?!

My boyfriend thinks it's a little weird that I'm not super-comfortable with babies, but I know I'll get over it eventually. Is anyone else the same way? Any tips on how I can ease into this?!


  1. I visited a friend of mine this weekend and held her 7 month old. I think if you hold them when they are old enough to sit up/hold up their heads, you are less worried about breaking them. Also, if they are tiny, try using the "Boppy", the big cushion that moms use to help them nurse. As with many things, practice is key. Start by holding the baby while you are sitting down. Then if you get more comfortable, try standing and swaying with the baby. It is oddly soothing for both of you.
    I am the only child of an only child, so I didn't start to hold babies until my friends began having kids. A little fear is good.


  2. Oh my gosh, Elle, I'm right there with you. I'm so scared to hold little ones, which is funny because I babysat newborns when I was 13 yrs old no problem. I don't know when I started being afraid of them.

    I'm actually going to meet my girlfriend's new baby this week, and I'm nervous just thinking about it.

    I'm sure I'll get over it one day...let's hope! :-)

  3. Ha, Luke has already volunteered you for baby sitting duty when the Frankland tot arrives. We'll see you through the baby fear!!

    I think the main thing to remember is that babies are like dogs...they can smell fear so show none. Well, maybe I made that part up...but the best thing to really remember is that they're a lot tougher than they look and you seriously won't break them. It'll be like riding a bike, after a few test runs you'll be a pro!

  4. Love the pics! The wink is awesome. We haven't gotten him to do it again -- Luke has the magic touch. It was fun seeing everyone yesterday! I'm cracking up that you have babyphobia. G mentioned that you didn't get to hold Danger -- but honestly, he's a good practice baby because he's so chill! We'll have to meet up again in the spring before #2 arrives :)

  5. i LOVE sweetiepie! next time you go you have to order the tater tots...and the french fries there are some of the best in the city!

  6. Yes, Shannon, I need to start practicing! I think I mainly feel self conscious about other people watching me for some reason??

    Al, let me know how it goes this weekend! I bet you make great baby voices :)

    Haha, Rain, I'd love to babysit your babe! Umm...maybe after 5 months or so...

    Yes, Kara, I need to practice on Danger! I was pumping myself up for it, but then it didn't happen! We'll have to plan another play date in a couple months.

    Sara, I need sneak a few fries, and yes, they were delicious! Next time, I'll try to the tater tots! I was bummed that no one ordered dessert bc it looked so good. I was thinking, this is not the place to be healthy!