Saturday, July 4, 2015


I'm writing this early so by the time you read it, we'll be spending our weekend in North Carolina with our sweet girl back in our arms!

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We had the best weekend last week. Babies run on a different schedule than 5 year olds. I miss our silly girl running around, chattering about all kinds of things and never ceasing to ask us to play with her. But, spending a weekend with just the boys was pretty nice. It was quiet and slow. We grabbed burgers together, picked up paint swatches and watched TV together after the littlest was asleep for the night. The babe and I layed in bed chatting with M while he prepped our room for paint.

And, our week was short and sweet. Errands, laundry, dinners together. I finished up Orange is the New Black and cracked open a new book. Simple things really.

I'm excited to start next week with our girl back!

Happy weekending and Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 3, 2015


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Lia finished up her second year of ballet last week with a production of Peter Pan. She was a pixie dust fairy! Girl rocked it. She was only one of two girls in her class that did two shows that day. Which is a big deal, I think! I was so proud of her that I cried, of course. Keeping a little one occupied for an hour between shows in an itchy costume though is another thing. A bag of pretzels and a toy taxi did the trick and after a few more tries of styling that hair and we were in business for the second show.

Two ballet productions is pretty exhausting for a little one and a late dinner only added to all of that. But, this girl was amazing! All she can do is twirl around the house and flutter her arms like a fairy now. She's itching for ballet classes to start again!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Lia is at her grandparents house in North Carolina this week and I'm missing her so! Lots of big things have been happening for her - graduation,  her ballet recital, new glasses and prepping for Kindergarten. I feel like growth comes in full spurts and leaves you begging time to slow down. So, it seems like a perfect time to catch up with some posts all about her.

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She graduated from pre-kindergarten last month! We had a little party at home after the ceremony and my sister and nephew drove into town to celebrate with us. There was pink cake and we finally gave her the scooter she's been begging for. She's, of course, ridden it only a handful of times since :)

I love seeing her grow up. A big part of me is pretty bummed my side kick is going to school full-time this Fall but she's ready for the next step. And how can I not be excited to watch her grow?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


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It's our last full month before Lia starts kindergarten! And while all of these too close to home shark attacks are basically scaring me away from the beaches, I'm still pretty excited about how we're going to fill up the rest of the Summer.
I'm looking forward to...
NEW YORK.  Hot pretzels, tree lined streets, central park and family time, oh my.
Picking our girl up from her grandparents.
And kissing her cheeks off.
Spending the 4th with my family.
Fireworks and dressing the kids up in red, white and blue.
Reading this book.
Crossing off a few things from our summer manifesto.
Giving our bedroom a fresh look.
And, celebrating Nico's half-birthday!

Here's to you July, xo!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


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The color green sparks creativity. Here's to our newly painted emerald bedroom!

You can undo sent emails now!

Just ordered these sheets. I'm hoping they are a winner!

And, Inside Out got huge thumbs up from my little crowd!

Enjoy, xo!

Monday, June 29, 2015


I'm really late with this post. And when I finally got things together, he kept rolling out of the shoot. The life of a babe on the move! But, here we go anyways...

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Five months...

Weighs 15 lbs.
Has cheeks for days.
And, a dreamy smile that makes me weak at the knees.
Eats 6 ounces every few hours.
Likes bananas, pears and sometimes avocados. Does not like organic sweet peas.
Is a happy, calm baby.
Still loves to be worn! 
Rolls over. And over, and over, and over...
Loves his jumperoo.
Size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes.
Is a fan of his stuffed taxi, Sophie the giraffe and squishy balls he can grasp in his hands.
Still flails around in the bath tub.
Still a big fan of being outside in the big, bright world.
Loves to stand up (with help, of course!).
Has all the heart eyes in the world for his big sister.
Big belly laughs!
Naps in his crib again.
Gave us a few weird days where fevers, viruses, screaming and not eating were involved.
And, drooly, open-mouthed mouth kisses are pretty popular.

He steals my heart every minute of every day. I swear, we're all obsessed! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015


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Lia: taking a warm bath in mama's tub brings a tiny bit of magic to a morning run by a stomach virus.

Nicolas: this jumperoo brings all kinds of magic to his day.
I'm doing this series - a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015. Follow along, link up & find more from this project here.