Thursday, March 28, 2013

happy mail.

i received the happiest of packages in the mail recently...making me nostalgic for the days when my friends and i used to write one another and send eachother some pretty intricate items (ahem. Dosa Megan, Barb, and a few other gals I have completely lost touch with from the old days). I do indeed miss the art of letter writing, and whatever it was we did filling those envelopes with treasure. 

so thank you so elan photographie for this incredibly sweet treasure. it meant more than you know!! 

karen, from elan photographie took the wonderful photos for emma magazine that i recently spoke of. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

5 yrs old.

the big five arrived. things are officially changing around here. kindergarden next year? ahhh. its going to be rough, but good nonetheless. this big girl is growing up. 
we had a nice little post st. patty' day party for ruby, starting the day off right with over 50 balloons. ed just couldnt be stopped. 
the cake request this year was chocolate and turquoise frosting. better than last years bright yellow cake request i guess. she told me 'mom, pink is not my favorite color anymore; its turquoise'. so thats that. sorry pink, you're old news. 
big on the birthday list this year were an ironing board...which as you can see below was pretty exciting to open, and a piggy bank. so big big thanks to all of you who were able to come and make it special for our ruby girl. it meant a whole lot to her! 
cheers to being five!!!

{opening the iron}

{thanks gina and jason...great pic!}

{science experiments...fireworks in a jar...thanks tim and sara!!}

Thursday, March 7, 2013

cant believe it.

this ruby girl is turning the big five this month and i am struggling a bit with her growing up on me. soaking it all up while it lasts, before a major change next to kindergarden; i can hardly believe i will not have her with me all day. not going to think about it. its a hard knock life turning five (ahem, 15). even harder when you are so sassy.