it warms my heart… ~to see how much you two enjoy one another. ~to find you reading to one another ~to find your dolls wrapped up in my scarves after a morning of play ~to hear you giggling in bed in the morning ~hear you hug and kiss at night and say i love you. [...]
hannah :: you are determined to run the media 5 miler again this year. you started training this week. :: you have been spending a lot of time drawing and writing in your journal. you drew the most beautiful picture of papa sitting in a tree today norah :: you told me the other day [...]
inspired by this lovely lady i think i’ll give a go at a “portrait a week” of my girls. i am a bit late in the game but here goes. 8/52 norah you wanted to invite a friend over for dinner this week and you had me help you put together a winter picnic on [...]
pancakes and pjs is what norah suggested for a birthday party this year. hannah and her friend were the waitresses and took orders for different shaped pancakes and toppings. it was norah’s star birthday this year. 7 years old on the 7th. happy birthday to my spunky girl who embraces life at it’s fullest each [...]
we woke up to a chilly morning with nothing but shorts and tee shirts in their drawers. i went up to the attic to see what i might find. i threw down some pants and long sleeves for norah that hannah once wore. and the pants i found for hannah turned out to be floods. [...]
first year on the swim team. first swim meet of the season. first place for back stroke (norah). first place for breast stroke (hannah). first time i felt like a sports mom.
when the girls caught wind that chris and i had written a summer manifesto they wanted in too. last night as the four of us were lying in bed ready to drift off we began to create a family summer manifesto. since i am usually the first one asleep this is what i can remember. [...]
last night hannah and i took our first appalachian clogging class and i am in love. i couldn’t stop smiling and giggling. i love love love to dance and this style of dance feels like it grows in my bones. so natural. like i have done it before. maybe i have. and check out [...]
it was so darn hot last night that charlie bean told norah he wanted to sleep nude. can’t blame him!
yesterday as i was trying to figure out dinner norah asked to go on a picnic. i thought it was a great idea. we made some iced mint tea and packed a loaf of bread, some humus and a few clementines. we headed to the park to find the skunk cabbages peeking up as well [...]