new sisters

new sisters
Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Friday, July 20, 2012

This Moment, Friday, July 20, 2012

 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Penelope is Five!!!

First Day

6 months

6 months

First birthday Morning

First Birthday Cake

1 1/2

1 1/2

Second Birthday


2 1/2

2 1/2


3 1/2

3 1/2



4 1/2

4 1/2

5 !!!

5 !!!!

Onward and Upward!!!
My baby turned five yesterday! Sometimes it seems like time has flown by too quickly, but when I look back at photos of when she was born it seems like that was twenty years ago. In these five years she and I have both grown so much. I have found motherhood to be the most confusing, frightening, exciting, joyful, and really fun experience of my life. It surely has been the biggest learning experience. I love being a mama and this is the girl who made me a mama. This silly, smart, interesting, funny, complicated, fabulous girl of mine.

As we lay in bed snuggling on the night before her birthday, I told her the story of her birth, the story of bringing her home from the hospital, the story of her tiny newborn self. She said "you know Mom, sometimes it seems like I was just a tiny new baby just a little while ago and then POOF! I was a big five year old, just POOF!".  I had to agree. Then she said "next thing you know, POOF! I'll be six, then POOF! I'll be seven, then eight, then nine-" I had to stop her there, goodness! Let's just be five for this year. Happy birthday Sweet P. I love you so, so much!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Things That Made Me Smile This Week in July

The girls eating bagels at the bagel shop, sharing the kid table.

My baby eating raw bok choy at the farmer's market.

Penelope painted like an aquarium at a homeschooler's picnic.

Violet painted like a butterfly.

Steve, Pen, and Vi watching relay races at the homeschool picnic.

Hula hoop at Toe Jam.

Violet approving of the new window seat I made on the trunk in our living room.

Blueberry picking with Pig and Bunny Num Num on the girl's backs.

Kids getting lost in wild asparagus fields.

Pig and Bunny Num Num having a turn.

Baking a blueberry pie.

The pie.

The pie with ice cream made by Steve. Mmmm.
Homemade lemonade.

Vi having some lemonade with her pie.

Decorating sunglasses at the library.

Starry eyed baby.

Girls at the kite festival.

Another fun filled summer week, with a homeschool picnic, where we met so many other homeschool families and had lots of fun, our weekly trip to the farmer's market, blueberry picking with friends, and pie making afterwards, homemade ice cream and lots of lemonade, reporting on books at the library for the summer reading program and making crafts and getting prizes, a children's concert at Blithewold that I didn't bring the camera too, and an amazing kite flying festival with kites of every shape and size - many bigger than our house! And a jumpy house too! Fun, Fun.