Sunday, August 30, 2009

proud as punch...

looking in the mirror.


this little girl is something else again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

popsicles and friends...

leah and her kids came and hung out with us today. we had a fancy lunch, and visited for hours... we even got the littler ones down for naps. leah was a really cool mom and went to the store to get popsicles for the kids and maybe i gave her the worst directions on the planet and she got lost... sorry leah. but while she was gone i tried to get a decent photo of isaac and estee, that took a while.

i was all like, "hey guys sit on the orange couch and let me take a photo"

first they did this ------------------------ then they laughed about how funny they are


then they were like "hey, take a picture of us playing the clapping game" so i did.


and then finally this one... don't they look 10?


and then when she got back from the store baring many gifts, the kids were very excited. simone and lucy even woke up for the party.


also, leah brought all kinds of garden delights, i even made a very gourmet marinara from her fresh basil and tomatoes for dinner tonight.

leah, you made my day a million times better... lets do it more often.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

first day...

it's me! i'm back! i think for good this time :)

i have so much to share.

estee had her first day of her last year of preschool yesterday. she was adorable (in one of her new crewcut outfits) and so excited and loved every minute of it. when i picked her up she got in the car and said "holy cow momma everybody loved my skirt"! i rolled.



i think i will post a photo of her going to school everyday this week. her new school clothes are real cute. i had lots of fun. :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

mini me...

the other day at the doctors office the nurse told me that she was a mini me. i looked at us and just laughed... we were both wearing juicy suits and had our hair back in messy buns (it was a rough morning!)

i am not sure we look all that much alike but she is for sure all me.
i love it.

and what a compliment... :)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009



dear moanie,

i am amazed that you are just barely two and already it is so apparent what a sweet and kind and peaceful spirit you were blessed with.

i have adored our time together while estee is at preschool. i love how you just talk and talk every second of the day and the inflections in your voice make you sound just like a little cartoon character.

you are so special and i am certain you will do great things...

love, mommy

p.s thank you for being the best sleeper ever. it makes your mommy really happy.

p.p.s can you please maybe think about starting to let me take photos of you? please?