Friday, June 28, 2013

Now and Then v.3

Emmitt: June 11, 2013

Jake:  May 14, 2011

Oh my, cuteness oh.ver.load.

This is something i definitely need to do more often...
Check out the other "Now and Thens" HERE!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

7 Months

Dear Emmitt,

we are officially over the hill, more than halfway to a year.
it seems so old when put that way, so dramatic. lets call it something else...
something smaller, something less. 

yesterday you started crawling.  totally. blew. my. mind.
i knew it was coming, but still... this seems so soon, so sudden even.
suddenly one day you were up; hands, knees, 
backwards and finally, forward motion.

such a short short time ago you were so impossibly small. 
your tiny world filled up with me.
now that world is movement and motion; buttercups, building blocks and green beans.
and though we will revolve around each other endlessly, 
i already feel a lengthening. i prepare myself as i watch you crawl away.

 it startles me, this headlong rush of yours.
how quickly your babyhood is seeming to fly. how fleeting this is.

so i try to remember these things;
how your hair looks so blond in the light, the way a wooden block looks in your small hand,
your toothless smile, the way you light up when i come back to you.
all these things. these little things.
my wild little love.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Let it Rain

Just because the sun won't shine....

...doesn't mean you have to stay inside!

{ all photos taken with my iPhone - seriously! }

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beach Bummin' It long last....

 the fact that i managed to drag a toddler, baby, and dog all the way back to the beach
- on foot might i add - is a feat all in itself.
that the sun was shining, the tide was low, and the beach was sandy
is a beautiful gift from mother nature.
and that nobody - myself included - had a major meltdown
is simply a miracle.

makes me almost think i am kicking the crap out of this 2 kid thing.
but i'm sure at some point tomorrow someone small will prove me wrong : )

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Two Point Five

In this house (much to dr. nails' confusion) we celebrate half birthdays.

We might not have a big party, presents and balloons, 
or maybe we will, who's to say....
....but we definitely have cake, oh yes, there's always cake : ) 

Because it's not everyday that someone turns 2 and a half
 (even though that day was ahem, last week; to say i am a little behind around here would be
 the understatement of the year.)

Happy Half Birthday to my biggest little!