Thursday, August 29, 2013

first day of school.

so our little girl's first day of kindergarten finally came, even while i was sure it never would. denial indeed. i mean we had the WHOLE summer right? what happened to that? 

we are now coming up on our first complete week of full days, and so far she is loving it. I really think I am the one who is having the hard time. admittedly I have been holding back the tears and forcing myself not to go there in my thoughts, b/c i know the saddness is more than i can handle. i really am happy for her; seeing her happy and knowing this change needed to happen for many reasons. its just knowing that this is the beginning of growing up and kind of the end of that era of doing our own thing all together at home or wherever we wanted to be. for now, i will just long for weekends, breaks, summer, and every week day that rings 3 o'clock when i get to see her smiley face greet me, and ask "what are we doing?". plans, plans, always. 

and many thanks to my sis emily for being with us that day (the first day). it made the haze that was that day so much better. it is so great to have you home/back for now. we color with the new fancy hip hello kitty pencils almost every day. put that on 'my' christmas list:) thanks again em!

three cheers for kindergarten! i think. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

bread baking.

these pics are pretty outdated, but I had put them up a while back and just found them. i was really getting into an attempt to make delicious bread, as one of the greatest things really must be fresh bread, butter and my opinion.
so, with a few oven glitches and the hot weather i have put it off for now. looking forward to starting back up again once things cool down. a 500 degree oven is not ideal in 106 degree weather!

summer days.

just one of those lovely summer days spent out back sweating, shooting bow and arrows, jumping, and if you are dec...falling off the bar of the play structure trying to do cool tricks. 

lucky for us, we still have a couple more months of summer (weather that is). looking forward to a break soon when we are off to Maine for Al's wedding. I dont think I am going to want to come home. the pictures look to beautiful to be true. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


 { a portrait of my children...on occasion}

ruby: sitting back with a book outside on a lovely august summer day
dec: enjoying a strawberry snack while wearing some old gigi glasses found in the house
mikey: having a snack, wondering why i am snapping photos of his cuteness

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


{52 project revised...a portrait of my children on occasion}
ruby: painted toes in various colors and leggings, her fave
declan: pursed lips concentrated face. my absolute favorite
mikey: caught trying to do some business at the computer again. ahh!