Friday, March 18, 2016


My daughter just turned 6! She of course got showered in love...and gifts, including a 'make it yourself' text bracelet kit from my boyfriend. She LOVED it and made bracelets for everyone (with extra love and extra special spelling). 

She made me 3. One that said 'John and Mom' one said 'Annie and Mom'...and one said 'Dad and Mom'.

I wore them all to her birthday lunch. She was so happy and proud. And that is the only thing I've been working so hard toward. Happy, healthy, well adjusted kids. 

(Full disclosure -- the Mom and Dad bracelet has since then disappeared.)

Friday, October 30, 2015


Arms don't bend like that. 

Kids aren't supposed to have to be so brave.

Bones heal. 

They only tears the entire night were mine. Such a big man in such a little body. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Dress

When I was pregnant with Annie, my sister bought her all sorts of adorable clothes in various sizes so Annie would be stylish (at least once per month) for years. 

And I mean years! 

The final piece was a sailor dress, size 4. Annie is now 6 and fits into it perfectly. She was so excited to wear it to picture day today. 
Following in Auntie's footsteps, she paired it with her awesome pink high tops. #redheadsrock

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Hunt

I know zombies don't exist. 

I really really think they don't. 

But just in case...

I'm willing to go on a zombie hunt.

I'm assuming pink is invisible. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015


It was a dark and stormy night. One babe turned to the other...and didn't say a word. 
There is something amazing about them finding comfort in each other. 

Monday, May 11, 2015


Happy Mother's Day from my Annie. 
Thank you for the lovely decorations... 

Access to clothing is highly overrated. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Extra! Extra!

My sister has many loves in her life. Two of the most powerful of course are John and Annie. Two of the most personal are reading and musicals. 

She's John's godmother, and plays an important role in his development and life (as with Annie!). And in the past few months she has changed his life. First with books (he literally read 21 books to himself and us one weekend). Then with Newsies. And the Newsies hat.

Annie may seem unimpressed, but she loves it. 

Next up: 7 year old Newsies birthday party. I'm not kidding.