Life in List Form (Brought to you by my iPhone camera.)

1. The Whoorl household is illin’ this week. All three of us are drowning in Trader Joe’s tissues, although Wito seems to prefer using his sleeve/toys/sofa arm/remote control/pillow as a snot receptacle.

2. The fact that we all fell ill during Wito’s week off from preschool makes me want to cry, considering I was truly looking forward to the playdates we had scheduled for the week. For instance, tomorrow’s playdate will be held at my friend’s pizza parlor. Good friends, fun kids and ALL YOU CAN EAT FREE PIZZA. Do you realize how wonderful that 2-3 hours would have been for this here pregnant lady? DO YOU?

3. Speaking of being pregnant, I am 21 weeks as of last weekend. Halfway there, my friends, and about 2 photos to show for it. (The second one sure gets the shaft, don’t they?)  Here I am this morning in my (rapidly becoming too snug) Andrew Bird tee.

Interesting how I choose to take a photo of myself on the day that I feel like death. Revel in my natural beauty, folks! REVEL.

4. Many updates are currently going on at the house, and I promise to post some photos in the near future. It’s just that I’m more of a Before/After Photo kind of girl, opposed to a Check Out The Progress We Are Making Today gal. Although, there may or may not be a lovely man named Carlos painting our downstairs powder room navy as I type this.

5. Hell. While I’m randomly busting out my iPhone camera, here’s a shot of my favorite room in the house. Our upstairs loft, aptly named The Treehouse. I could sit here all day.

6. Finally, prepare for utter sweetness. We are big fans of The Sound of Music over here, and my nighttime duties usually consist of a four-song medley of sorts for Wito after D reads his bedtime story. (“Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Edelweiss,” “Doe Re Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” in case the suspense is absolutely killing you…)

Yesterday afternoon, Wito was feeling pretty crummy so he decided he wanted to sing “My Favorite Things” in hopes of feeling better. I think it may have helped a tiny bit. (Or maybe it was the ice cream.)

My Favorite Things from whoorl on Vimeo.

  • Rachel

    February 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh hell that little boy is beyond adorable. You are raising one heck of a stud girl. CONGRATS!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..What happened you say? My Top Ten Tuesday version of Laughter =-.

  • Kimberly

    February 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, my heart.

    p.s. Your kid’s pro – didn’t even miss a beat when he coughed. Respect.

  • Leah

    February 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    That video is by far the cutest thing I’ve seen in I don’t know how long. Plus, aside from being cute, your kid is a freakin’ genius. That’s a lot of lyrics for a preschooler, yeah?
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Juxtaposition =-.

  • Mandee

    February 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I die.

    He is adorable.
    .-= Mandee´s last blog ..Miss Connie =-.

  • Heather

    February 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    that was possibly one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. For. Reals.

  • annie

    February 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    You may feel awful, but you look great! I always look 9 months pregnant already @ 21 weeks.

  • samantha Jo Campen

    February 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Uh, I don’t know if I’m PMS-ing or what but I got TEARY watching that video. Because he’s obviously not feeling well but he’s just so darling when he sings. And then he sucks his thumb at the end? MELT.

  • Mama in the City

    February 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Melt my heart with that couch sniffly singing and the thumb! Your new house looks awesome and the tree window is too cool. Way to go.
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..Fun Fabulous Giveaway From Purl Mama & Baby! =-.

  • Beth B

    February 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    oh mannnn; he is the CUTEST!!! holy moly!! :-) the sniffly snuffly little voice and the coughing…. waaaahh!! and the thumb goes right back in at the end. :-) thanks for the smile. hope y’all get to feeling better SOON!! by the way – i’m impressed he knows all the words!

  • Leslie King

    February 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    That video!!! SO. CUTE. Beyond words. He totally deserves some ice cream after that! I hope you all feel better!
    .-= Leslie King´s last blog ..wedding mag(nificence) =-.

  • Maura

    February 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Oh my lands. He is perfection!! And to think there will be a Whoorlita to double the cuteness. I am not sure how you will handle it.

  • C @ Kid Things

    February 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Belly! Your treehouse looks delightful. Being sick does not. We’ve had assorted colds/ear infections/almost pneumonia here for almost 2 weeks now. It sucks. I hope everyone feels better soon.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Chainsaw: A Love Story =-.

  • Kerri Anne

    February 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    (I’m sorry your casa is le sick(a), but!) The Treehouse! It’s AMAZING, and I just realized that’s why I love my living room so much in the spring/summer/fall. I have a huge maple tree sitting right outside both south-facing windows, and I’m happily sitting next to lush canopy during those seasons.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..Noteworthy =-.

  • Trinity(of haiku tofu)

    February 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    yeah, i’m sitting here squealing at my girlfriend, “he’s sooo cuteee!” and forcing her to watch the video while she’s trying to work. no shame.
    .-= Trinity(of haiku tofu)´s last blog ..Tofu Udon Soup =-.

  • Sarah, The Ohana Mama

    February 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    You looks great!

    The treehouse room looks awesome!

    And oh the cutie singing in between coughs, yawns and sniffles was to die for. Melt your heart goodness, right there, Sarah.

    Feel better.
    .-= Sarah, The Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Cool Find! Crazy Dog T-Shirts =-.

  • rachel

    February 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Wowza! I am so jealous of your tree room.

    And oh my, your son somehow keeps getting cuter.

  • Sadie at heymamas

    February 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    So ridiculously adorable!!

    Sadie at heyMamas
    .-= Sadie at heymamas´s last blog ..My funny valentines =-.

  • sarah

    February 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    cutest video ever!

  • zizi

    February 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I got everyone sick, I am so sorry. I love the video.

  • Design Mom

    February 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Oh. I think you need to back that video file up a dozen times because that’s pretty much the most precious thing I’ve ever seen.

    Feel better soon! Your belly looks adorable.
    .-= Design Mom´s last blog ..Everything I Have =-.

  • Tina

    February 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    MAN! That tot is cute! And you look great. I am officially coveting your “treehouse”.
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Bedtime routine =-.

  • wishcake

    February 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I’ll admit something: I’ve been avoiding your blog for two reasons.

    1. You are the cutest pregnant person in all of humanity, and it isn’t exactly helping my baby fever. Nor is the adorable Wito videos! Oh, my lands! The cuteness!

    2. Your new place is the most adorable freaking condo I’ve ever seen in my young(ish) life and it is making me bitter and want to buy Lotto tickets on a weekly basis.

    And it doesn’t help that you are such a peach because I can’t even hate you for it! I swear, I’m working on getting over myself. One of these days.


    (Um, that treehouse room is my fantasy. And now I’m going to go eat a cookie to feel better about myself. The end.)
    .-= wishcake´s last blog ..on some current thoughts… =-.

  • Melissa

    February 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    The treehouse? Is amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest of it. And I’m dying for my kids to have the patience to sit through The Sound of Music. And you’re adorable. There, I’m done.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Oh look at that, another post about snow =-.

  • Grace

    February 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I’m a long-time reader finally coming out of lurkville to say that that video is the CUTEST thing I have EVER seen. Seriously. EVER. What a peanut!

  • Allison

    February 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Oh for crying out sakes… I simply can not stand the sweetness! I just want to scoop him up and snuggle him and feed him all the ice cream in the land! Amazing.

    Also amazing? Your tiny little belly (Lita – that’s my “name” suggestion for Baby Girl Whoorlita. Wito and Lita – fun, no?) and The Treehouse.


  • holly

    February 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I DIE!! that video reaches new levels of cuteness. congrats on having the cutest son in the world!

  • Angella

    February 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Aw, I miss that little dude in all of his (crazily intelligent) adorableness.

    Also! You’ve popped even more in the last two weeks. Go…Whoorlita!
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..On Forgiveness =-.

  • lucy

    February 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I just showed that video to my husband. Whoorlito is amazing!

  • lucy

    February 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    p.s. sorry, that sounded creepy. I showed it to him because our daughter loves that song, but she ain’t got nothin’ on Wito.
    p.p.s. sorry for calling wito whoorlito…. I am sure baby whoorlito will be amazing too!!!

  • Michelle

    February 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    He is quite possibly the cutest thing on the planet.

    And you are SO teeny tiny for being halfway through. How is that possible?!?
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Tough Days. =-.

  • sizzle

    February 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Wito pausing to cough during his song? My god the cute. Poor snot filled boy. Still adorable.
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..The Things We Did =-.

  • slynnro

    February 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Cute child, and cute t-shirt Sarah!

  • Lisa

    February 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    he’s absolutely priceless — with a tremendous knack for pretty complicated lyrics! Clearly a genetic genius! And love your tree room — do any of the windows open?

    Yes, they open! It’s like being outdoors. Love it. :)

  • Berlin Hair Baby

    February 17, 2010 at 12:52 am

    love the image of the whoorl family singing sound of music in the treehouse! great job on all the progress, looking fabulous!

  • krista - urbanite jewelry

    February 17, 2010 at 5:56 am

    okay i am DYING from cute overload. this kid kills me!
    .-= krista – urbanite jewelry´s last blog ..moscow, russia – necklace =-.

  • Korinna

    February 17, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Poor buddy with the coughing and yawning mid-song.

    And, shout-out to your orange Rody in the Treehouse. We have a green Rody and the poor thing is dragged everywhere.

  • beyond

    February 17, 2010 at 8:11 am

    you and your belly look great. wito is cute when sick. poor kid, i hope he feels better soon.
    .-= beyond´s last blog ..love =-.

  • Karmyn

    February 17, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything as adorable as that. Seriously. That was the most precious little singing I’ve ever watched.

  • Heather

    February 17, 2010 at 8:48 am

    That video is more adorable than a basket full if kittens. So what’s the new baby’s nickname going to be? WhoorlitA!?

  • Lyndsay

    February 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Holy shit that was so cute – the cough, the yawn, the ice cream request. Love it!

  • Amy in StL

    February 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Okay, I really don’t like kids. And kids that are sick and snotty – Ew! But damn girl your son is totally adorable. Absolutely melted me…Even made me want a child – for a moment.

  • To Kiss the Cook

    February 17, 2010 at 9:59 am

    That was just the most absurdly cute thing I’ve seen. It has muddled all previous memory of “adorable.” And to think there is another one coming who will know every word to the Sound of Music songbook. When you start taking requests, “A Spoonful of Sugar,” please.
    .-= To Kiss the Cook´s last blog ..Smashed Salmon Salad: A Tribute to Kona/College =-.

  • estelle

    February 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

    So cute. And your new house looks amazing. Love that loft. So I too, LOVE the Sound of Music. My all time favorite movie. My husband surprised me with a drip to Salzburg and proposed to me in the gazebo from the movie. It was amazing and freaky and so romantic. I love to hear about other people who appreciate the movie. And I have to say Salzburg is one of the most charming little cities.

  • jones

    February 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    melted. i am.

    your house looks like a pretty nice place to be (even if you are all feeling under the weather) congratulations!

  • Lynne

    February 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I am melting — your son is too much!

  • Hip Hip Gin Gin

    February 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh little Wito, poor sick little man, so so adorable!! I am extremely jealous of your treehouse room, it looks like heaven! I would definitely be in there all day, every day.
    .-= Hip Hip Gin Gin ´s last blog ..Lovely Sunday =-.

  • Rebecca (Bearca)

    February 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    That video was beyond precious, Sarah. He is simply darling. I especially enjoyed the intermittent coughing/sniffing/yawning while he sings!! I DIE.
    .-= Rebecca (Bearca)´s last blog ..I can’t believe I’m posting this =-.

  • Barb @ getupandplay

    February 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Man, next time I’m sick, I’m going to watch that video and I’m sure to feel better!
    .-= Barb @ getupandplay´s last blog ..Lucky girl =-.

  • Amanda

    February 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I think that video just made my day…heck my week. What a cutie! Can’t wait to see before and afters!!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..The Olympics Come to Canada =-.

  • Lisa

    February 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I always love his singing, but this is the sweetest ever……
    so sad that we can’t see you this week :-( We are on alternating sickness schedules! xoxo

  • elaine

    February 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    That’s just about the sweetest damn thing I’ve ever seen. Love it when he yawns and then keeps right on going.

  • Michelle

    February 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I love when he sings, “Schnitzel with noonles”, and the cough, the yawn, and then he sucks his thumb! Adorable! And you look awesome! Where did you guys find the carpet on the floor of the treehouse? Really cool :o)

  • Caroline

    February 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Awwwww, sniffly schnitzel. I lovvvve that video! (Also, that tree house is SO my camera’s dream. Prepare yourself for copious photos.)

  • Kristabella

    February 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Man that kid is so adorable!

    I love your loft area! That is AWESOME!

    And your little baby bump is adorable!

    Feel better!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Kerfuffle =-.

  • Samantha

    February 18, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Are you kidding! How can you be 21 weeks preggers? It’s ridiculous how tiny you are! : )

  • Daily Cup of Jo

    February 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    You think the 2nd one gets the shaft? Wait until your third. Oh and you will have a third. Don’t know you but I’m sorry you’re all sick – because of missing out on the pizza. That’s just the saddest part.

    We were obsessed, driven to madness, with The Sound of Music a few years ago. I believe after about 60 viewings, the tape broke and we had to spring for the DVD. Brigitta lives up the street from us and when the girls finally met her, they were so confused. She’s over 50! Love the video. I’ve got a few just like it.
    .-= Daily Cup of Jo´s last blog ..Wednesdays with Wendy: do you know you have dirt on your forehead? =-.

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  • joslyn

    February 19, 2010 at 9:51 am

    holy hell the cuteness that is wito…that cough right before “packages” pretty much melted me.

    and i’m still dying over your house.

    .-= joslyn´s last blog ..Blogger’s Favorites — Danni of Oh Hello Friend + A Giveaway! =-.

  • Mary Sue

    February 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    He is the cutest thing ever. I can’t believe how well he knows all the words. Genius boy!
    .-= Mary Sue´s last blog ..Luck and Asian Pork Stir Fry =-.

  • amy Wright

    February 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Maria Von Trapp would be so proud. Do you remember when we played “sound of music” while babysitting your cousins? We were re-enacting the dining room scene and your aunt came home and I dropped the silver, making a raucous and busting us for playing with the “good” silver?

  • janet

    February 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

    i just want to give him a big hug. i wish i could sing like that when i’m sick! what a champ. and i love how he just sucks his thumb afterwards. reminds me of my daughter. hope he gets well soon. you too!!

  • Tess

    February 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    That movie was my ABSOLUTE favorite growing up. All several hours of it. :) Glad to hear “kids these days” still love it, too.

    His rendition just slayed me – what a sweet boy you have.

  • Ashley

    February 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    That’s all sorts of sweetness and cuteness. My 3 year old is in love and is begging for more videos, lol.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Surprise! =-.

  • Chandra

    February 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I have never shown my husband a video from someone’s blog until sweet little Wito made me melt with his soft, sweet voice. How do you not gobble him up? He is too precious, thanks for sharing :)

  • Jen

    March 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Wow the cuteness! Also am about the same weeks pregnant as you with my 2nd and I am amazed at how small you are!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..22 Weeks =-.

  • kimberly loomis

    March 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Holy smokes. Super ultra mega adorables. And the Tree House? Super cool!
    .-= kimberly loomis´s last blog ..LIGHTENUPALREADYJEEZE!!! =-.