Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

It has been six weeks since our trip west, but summer is not over yet, so write about it I will! Our trip was a tad…intense, I guess.  It involved a lot of hauling around two tiny kids and all the junk that goes with them.  Good.  So fun.  Love it.  But oh, we were […]

Lucy at Seven Months

Lucy at Seven Months

Dear Lucy, If six months was a milestone, seven months is a blur on the way to your first birthday.  All of the sudden I find myself thinking about what kind of big girl car seat to get you or how you need 18 month-sized pajamas for the winter or how much I will miss […]

A Handful for July

A Handful for July

A Handful for July So, the past two weeks started with jet lag and a very poor decision to try and potty train Henry, and they ended with me at the gym at 9 pm trying not to yell at everyone around me.  Not pretty.  This morning, however, both of my kids slept until 7.  […]

Lucy at Six Months

Lucy at Six Months

Dear Lucy, It has been half a year.  The other day your chubby legs and splashy arms filled up the baby bathtub in the sink.  I was soaked and laughing when I pulled your giggly self out to dry off, and I remembered giving newborn you baths in the sink with snow piling up outside […]

Midsummer

Midsummer

The past week or two have been kind of unpleasantly exhausting.  We’ve been on the go, I’ve spent too much time working, and Lucy has managed to wake up exactly 30 minutes before my alarm has gone off every morning.  Even the day my alarm went off at 5:20 a.m.  I’ve been am trying to […]

Closing Out May

Closing Out May

It’s 10:04 on the first night in five months when I haven’t had to feed a baby before bed.  I could have gone to bed an hour ago (!!) and yet.  Here’s a few things I have loved at the end of May: 1.  Jam.  I’ve been wanting to try canning for a few years […]

Lucy at Five Months

Lucy at Five Months

Dear Lucy, When people say “it goes so fast,” I tend to look at them like they are crazy—the little baby phase does not go fast to me.  Until now.  Suddenly you are five months old and such a little person, and I can hardly believe that I will blink my eyes a few times […]

Mid-May Nonsense.

Mid-May Nonsense.

I have literally seven (seven!) blog entries awaiting postage.  Seven.  Spring, with activity in hyperdrive, is hard on my blogging habit, and having two children may actually finish it off.  There are so many things I want to do with the precious time I have when someone doesn’t need me–go running, clean my floors, do […]

Henry at Three

Henry at Three

Dear Henry, Three!  You are such a super awesome boy and a real little man.  I see so much growth and change in you, and I love watching the person you are becoming.  What a blessing you are in our lives! Let me tell you a little story about you at three:  we went to […]

Easter Eve

It’s Saturday night and I have three drafts of blog posts sitting here, waiting to be finished, matched with pictures, and posted (why? Why is this so impossible for me??).  But this Saturday night is the one before Easter morning, and it begs to be acknowledged. Like my lead up to Christmas, my observance of […]