Monday, March 23, 2015


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It's a gray Monday and we're looking down the tunnel of a very long week ahead. M will miss out on family dinners around four times. He's working six days this week, in class two nights and has a long errand another night.

The babe had his two month check up today, he got three shots and has mostly refused to nap today. I'm attempting to cook up some rice and beans for a dinner I can only pray my girl eats. And the battle between the dog and the squirrels on a daily basis is making me slightly batty.

But, some laundry was tackled and I found a few quiet moments to sit and talk with L over Barbies and both kids were angels at the pediatrician. Some days I find myself repeating in my head "it's okay, this is the season of life you're in now" when I see people tackling goals or making plans and going on date nights and eating dinner with both hands or getting a good night of sleep. This is our season and we're just going to love it to pieces because it won't last. Nothing ever does - the good or the bad.

So, here's to this very long week and prayers of sanity and chocolate.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


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Lia: bright red lips from a Rita's frozen treat made her happy.
Nicolas: after bath squishy babe.
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.

Friday, March 20, 2015


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Reading... A Fault in Our Stars for book club. And, I'm excited to start this one for me.

Pinning... this piece of art.
Smiling... when N giggles.

Thrifting... all the wooden finds I can. Chunky candlesticks, frames and toys.

Excited for... Spring and tiny rompers and getting outside.

Putting away... tiny newborn clothes.

Wearing... Nicolas everywhere I can.

Binging... on Orange is the New Black during late night feedings.

Eating... peanut butter cups.

Planning... some fun things for Easter and M's birthday!

Listening to... all the funny and smart things my girl has been saying lately. Also, all of her tantrums and "I'm mad at you"s.

Feeling... tired and anxious and overwhelmed but still somehow at peace many days and so blessed. It's a weird mix of emotions.

Making... pizza for dinner on this Friday night.

Signing... L up for kindergarten and still not sure how that's possible!
Please feel free to link up any of your "currently" posts in the comments, xo!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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Harses, Harses, Harses. Because Meg Ryan is the best. Do you want to watch Sleepless in Seattle now too?

So, the Clydesdale horses came to our little town last weekend and we bundled the kids up and headed to the promenade to see them. M's new schedule gives him every other Friday off so lucky for us we got some extra time with him!

It was a rainy, gray day but somehow we timed it all magically and got there right before the horses paraded by and we had front row spots. Like, reach out and touch the horses close. But we didn't. Because they are huge.

Lia was thrilled and not the least bit scared. I thought she would be nervous. Nico had no opinion on the big guys.

And then we went home for bean dip and tostadas. Because what else could have topped this off?

Monday, March 16, 2015


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Lia: braids and red converse scream "childhood"! I hope we can keep her little as long as possible despite how much she's growing like a weed these days.

Nicolas: he's just the squishiest lately. And it's the best.
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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


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Two months...

He still loves to eat, sleep and poop.
Smiles are honest to goodness real ones these days.
Hanging out in 0-3 month clothing with a few newborn holdouts.
Is growing that belly. And those cheeks? Swoon!
Still a fan of babywearing.
Focuses on toys hanging in front of him.
Dealing with cradle cap.
Does this crazy bobble head move and inadvertently headbutts us constantly.
In love with his swing.
He's a drool machine some days.
Always grabbing at something. Usually my hair (ouch!).
Sleeps in his crib.
And can do 5-6 hour stretches at night.
Spends a lot of time in Target, guys.
Still adores his big sister.
Has mixed feelings on bathtime.
But he loves hanging out on his tummy.

This one's charming I tell you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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Lia: hanging out with her cousin and his dirt bike.

Nicolas: hanging out at grandmas. This guy's little personality is starting to show more and more and he's seriously the sweetest.
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.