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now it’s Zachy’s turn

now it’s Zachy’s turn

It’s Zach’s first time for a birthday video!


one

one

(HI WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT BIRTHDAYS IN OUR HOUSE! WELCOME TO OUR CRAZY MARCH AND APRIL!) This is what happens when Mommy tries to take a birthday picture first thing in the morning before my bottle. Mommy is not very smart. That’s better. Maggie is very good at making me smile. Morning birthday snuggles HELP… KEEP READING »


obligatory birthday video

obligatory birthday video

I’ve been doing the birthday video since Maggie’s first year and I still love it. Nobody else probably cares about 3-4 minutes of photos of my kids set to music, but man it gets me every time. Song credit: A Life That’s Good – Lennon and Maisy (Nashville soundtrack)


getting my videos in order with Yourkidvid

getting my videos in order with Yourkidvid

I take a lot of pictures. My Lightroom catalog has somewhere over 20,000 photos and most of those are just from the last 5 years. I’ve developed a fairly organized system of regularly downloading pictures from my phone in recent months (since that’s sadly where most of my pictures come from these days, I miss… KEEP READING »


The Blathering vlog, live from the playroom

The Blathering vlog, live from the playroom

Just over two weeks until I’m getting on a plane to spend time with my favorite ladies again, and I can’t wait! Pocket friends! They’re the best! And everyone is doing a video bloggy survey in preparation for the big event, so even though I HATE MYSELF ON CAMERA, I did it too. For the… KEEP READING »


three years goes FAST

filler post. now with more baby smiles.

filler post. now with more baby smiles.

I have a million things I want to write about in this space. School ending! Summer coming! My thoughts and feelings during this early weeks with my last baby! How I went clothes shopping last weekend and didn’t cry in the dressing room so I bought myself a necklace as a reward! (Clearly, all of… KEEP READING »


Maggie turns SIX.

Maggie turns SIX.

(I had planned on a long, sentimentally-written letter for my big girl this year because this year has been absolutely fantastic with Maggie and I really wanted to highlight that. But… this week has been slightly ridiculous and it just hasn’t happened. So. Basically, Maggie: you are amazing. We love you so much. Happy birthday…. KEEP READING »


he only has himself to blame

he only has himself to blame

In our house, affection is often shown by gentle teasing and picking on each other. For the 16 (!!!) years Dan and I have been together, we’ve joked around together, laughing at both of our faults and traits and we’re OKAY with that. It’s how we are. I can laugh at myself! I can take… KEEP READING »


sing-a-long

sing-a-long

I don’t even have an intro for this. Just watch. (Then watch Maggie a few months older, singing the same song. ha)


two videos

two videos

Lamest title ever, but I’m tired and feeling un-creative. Here, let me show you my cute kids in full technicolor action! Last week we surprised Maggie with tickets to this summer’s Taylor Swift concert. She was slightly excited (and I’m not gonna lie: I’m pretty psyched about taking her to her first concert!) Audrey’s new… KEEP READING »


concert in the toy room, 7pm. be there.

concert in the toy room, 7pm. be there.

The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, which means less time spent outside playing after dinner in the evenings. But don’t worry. Our girls are keeping PLENTY busy, what with all the fabulous concerts they’re performing for us throughout the week. (Watch till the end. Or skip to the end, whatever…. KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

1. Maggie is loving kindergarten. Her favorite things are the bus ride and recess, because DUH. She also loves computer class day and library day (but not so much gym day because all they’ve done so far is laps of skipping and hopping and stuff and she wants desperately to go on the exercise bikes… KEEP READING »


obligatory birthday video and party photos

pocket full of posies

pocket full of posies

I apologize for the motion sickness toward the end, but the giggles should more than make up for it. Happy Monday!


clearly we’re raising her properly

fingers, elbows, hips, & ankles!

fingers, elbows, hips, & ankles!

From what I can tell, this week has pretty much sucked for a lot of people I know. It was definitely one HELL of a week in our house for a bunch of reasons. So, as we head into the weekend, here’s a little bit of dancing and singing to lift your spirits, in case… KEEP READING »


run, Audrey, run!

run, Audrey, run!

(We’re slowly getting back to ‘normal’ life after last week’s craziness. Normal is of course in quotes, because who the heck KNOWS what normal is anymore. Audrey is doing well- her neck is still swollen but we’re hoping/pretty sure it’s just because of the surgery. We have a follow-up appointment scheduled later this week with… KEEP READING »


hanging out with Audrey on the couch

hanging out with Audrey on the couch

One of my favorite things to do these days.


our first baby is five

our first baby is five

I have so much I could say about this kid… she’s funny, smart, infuriating, silly, beautiful, ridiculous, wonderful. And today, she’s five. Amazing to think that she came into the world just five years ago. I feel like she’s always been ours. Like she’s always been bouncing around our house with her blonde curls and… KEEP READING »


Audrey’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Audrey’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We’re not entirely sure what prompted the start of the 20 minute tantrum. My best guess is that she spied the bag of Playdoh in the top kitchen cabinet at some point and thought it looked fun and shiny (even though she has never seen What It Is Or Does) and when we told her… KEEP READING »


Audrey snippets

Audrey snippets

Audrey is at that magical age of toddlerhood. She’s currently straddling the fence between baby and kid, where she completely understands everything we say, but can’t really communicate yet, and still needs just about everything done for her, but she is running around the house like a banshee at full speed from the minute she… KEEP READING »


So! Christmas! It happened! And I took pictures!

So! Christmas! It happened! And I took pictures!

fancied up for church brand new box of crayons. YES. Does this look like a kid who has hand foot and mouth disease? BECAUSE SHE TOTALLY DID. Thanks, Santa! (Thankfully she was in a pretty good mood, despite the fact that she hadn’t slept very well the night before, so Christmas Day happened as planned.)… KEEP READING »


a Christmas serenade from Maggie

Audrey video overload. You’re welcome.

Audrey video overload. You’re welcome.

Oh! Hi! How’s it going? Me? Oh, things are good. Wonderful, even! Just busy. Christmas preparations, shopping, baking, planning. Work, obviously. But mostly? THIS SMALL CREATURE LIVING IN MY HOUSE (and her big sister, too. But let’s focus on the Small One for moment, shall we?) We call her ‘the baby’ still, but you guys…… KEEP READING »


lunch nap

lunch nap

This is what happens when you wake up every hour or two through the night, and then wake for the day at 6:15am, and then play outside on a chilly day for an hour, and then try to eat lunch. Consider yourself advised.


a buncha stuff

a buncha stuff

First: I had an amazing weekend. Sam came to visit. We haven’t seen each other since we met two years ago when I went to see her in Chicago. And she is just as fabulous as I remember and makes me laugh so hard with her stories and she likes to watch Friends in her… KEEP READING »


so this is happening now

so this is happening now

Unrelated, I swear: does anyone have an duct tape? Or rope? Or a cage? I’m asking for a friend.


daily dose of cute

daily dose of cute

You are welcome. (That’s a lima bean in her mouth, by the way. Also: Maggie wore that shirt when she was three. CHUNKA CHUNKA.)


do yinz guys have an accent n’at? (an accent vlog)

do yinz guys have an accent n’at? (an accent vlog)

So I did it. I took a break from work, sat down in my living room on a Friday afternoon by myself, and talked to my computer. Like a crazy person. But it was all in the name of fun and sharing accents! Lyndsay and Sarah and quite a few others have done this as… KEEP READING »