Out one Door


Today was Sam’s last day of daycare.  I am confident in saying it was more traumatic for me than it was for him. We have been amazingly lucky to have wonderful daycare providers who have invited my kids into their home and their hearts.  They have loved and nurtured both my boys and given them a safe place to grow from the babies they were carried in as to the kids they will walk out as. They threw Sam a wonderful party today – complete with his favorite lunch (Tania’s homemade rice and beans) and cupcakes and took picture after … Read more

Clickin Moms Blog Circle – Through Glass

It’s blog circle time again!  This month we were challenged to shoot through glass.  I tried a couple of different concepts but really wanted to capture the boys getting ready for bed and some night time snuggles.  I was finally able to set up the images tonight. These little boys are growing so fast.  We are going through a particularly challenging phase with them – but one day I’ll look back at these images and long for the days (and nights) where they demanded so much of our attention.  (And hopefully I’ll forget the yelling and biting and temper tantrums)! … Read more


I swore my kids would not be the ones walking around with iPhones in elementary school.  What on earth do kids need with such fancy technology anyway? Right? Right!!?!?! Yup, that’s my 3 year old.  With his very own iPod Touch. Well in my defense it’s an old one that we owned and stripped of everything but their favorite trucks game and the PBS Kids app.  Did I mention that Will has a matching one? At this rate, by the time Kindergarten hits, these kids will have better electronics than me!

Our Long Weekend In

We had a three day weekend this past weekend thanks to President’s Day and I was just a wee bit excited that we had no real plans.  A trip to Little Gym Sunday morning and an impromptu brunch date with friends on Monday were the only things that got us to leave the house. While that much time cooped up in the house tends to make us all a little cranky, I was really looking forward to just locking myself up with the family.  We are finally getting to a point where weekends don’t feel like ALL work.   As the … Read more

Just a Little Every Day Magic

Last night we took the boys to dinner and a movie at a local pizzeria. We had a day full of stress and just needed to unwind with our two favorite toddlers. It was raining pretty good when we got to the restaurant. By the time we left it was snowing.  Not just snowing but big, huge whopper snow flakes snowing. Normally I would grab the nearest kid and rush them into the car.  Keep warm.  Keep dry.  And I started to do just that but as I stepped outside holding Will he started laughing at the snow.  His laugh … Read more