Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I did a sort of photo essay for this weeks portrait. I'll admit I couldn't choose just one.

Lucy: In her element. She loves to help me in the kitchen and I try my best to almost always oblige her even if it does take twice as long. Today we tried our hand at {these} delicious muffins. 
Gray: is ever the observer. He's happy to study and watch from his little perch.  


Friday, March 22, 2013


Lucy: A typical moment in the day. Lucy goes missing and when I find her she's usually got some elaborate setup going on. This time her tea table runner was serving as a gymnastics mat and she was playing the role of a "crocodile."
Gray: will stand in front of the little play cottage and ring the doorbell all morning long. 

On a side note- I cannot wait until the weather warms and we can take prettier pictures outdoors!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

the way I am

This song makes me happy. Nick makes me sooo happy!

If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.

If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I'll make it better.

Cause I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

Cause I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

-"The Way I Am"
Ingrid Michaelson


Monday, March 11, 2013


Lucy: Exploring possibly our last snowfall of the season. She loves it and can't get enough. Too bad it all melted a couple of days later. I'm sure she'll find magic again watching the spring flowers bloom soon enough.
Gray: Celebrated his very first birthday Saturday with a little family party. He dug right in and enjoyed his traditional smash cake Lucy and I baked him. I can't believe it's been a year already! 

Gray 2012

Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Gray!

We had a great day with our little guy! It started with a quick photo op to get his monthly picture in the white rocking chair. Then lunch with daddy, grandma, mimi and of course big sister Lucy. 

We love our grill cheese and tomato soup in this family!

 Lucy insists on stripping down to her knickers every time she has mater soup which she plowed through to get to the cupcake.

Gray dug right in to his cupcake and began chattering non-stop while he was eating like he was having a serious conversation with a long lost friend- it was adorable

When daddy came back home again after work we dined on pizza and then opened presents. The kids spent the rest of the night on the floor hopping from toy to toy until they finally settled in to watch a little Peter Rabbit before bed. I can't wait to bake him his birthday cake for his little party we're having for him Saturday. It will be fun to watch him destroy it.

Happy 1st Birthday sweet Grayson Nicholas. I'm so lucky to be your momma!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Lucy: Is so happy when the dog doesn't run from her. Now that she's figured out she can buy Trixie's love with Cheerios they've become fast friends.
Gray: Catches me trying to take his photo while he watches his sister read the Sunday comics. A favorite tradition every week following breakfast. 

Have a beautiful week!