July 29, 2013

.The last shots.

A few last shots from the day before darling Mila joined us just 8 weeks ago.  What an exhausting, sticky and sweet day it was.  So far, Dylan has adjusted better than I ever thought possible, and a lot of my worries seemed to have been in vain.  Which happens often, and I'm thankful for that.  Life would be so boring if you're always right about it all.

Happy two months Mila girl!

July 24, 2013

.This summer

I've never had a summer like this.  A summer away from work and school, devoted just to child-rearing and whatever else I please.

Now, granted I've never been much good at the whole relaxation and leisure thing, and trust that there is no sleeping in involved, but there's been a whole new type of enjoyment and fulfillment here with the littles.

This two year old stage, what an incredible ride full of funny toddler logic and crazy meltdowns, and she has so much to say and it's amazing to understand most of it.  Although I know I only have a few more weeks before going back to reality, this reality has been pretty wonderful.  I don't stress about the mornings Mila just wants to be held, and relish the moments when they want to cuddle.  It's going to be over so soon.  Dylan starts nursery school in August and while we are all super excited and I know my kiddos are in the best hands, I miss them while I'm away on the front lines.

This summer is exactly what I needed (minus all this ridiculous rain).

July 10, 2013


I didn't mean to be gone so long.  Lately, life has been flying with lots of visits, and then slow and steady when it returns to us four.  Each day there is a routine, full of have-to's and just cause's, but we're getting better at the balance.  I am so enjoying getting to spend this summer with my girls full-time with lots of activities, play, cuddles, and home projects that have been on the to-do list for a year or so?  

It's a simple summer, but this is a happy home, with out-of-town family in and out to meet the newest Tyler.