Tuesday, July 31, 2012

One year later.

I miss you. Every single day.

Thank you for loving me and caring for me and guiding me. Thank you for showing how to live a noble and purposeful life.

I so desperately wish I was sitting on the counter in your kitchen, chatting about the day with you while your grandchildren ran circles around your feet. I love you.

in loving memory of my mom

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I have been practicing the ABCs with Juliet while we drive in the car.

Instead of singing the ABCs, she just repeats the letter back to me. And every single time, she does the cutest damned thing. It goes like this:

Mom: "A"
Juliet: A!!"
Mom: "B"
Juliet: "B!!"
and so on...

And then we get to this part:

Mom: "U"

Juliet: "Me!!"

It kills me every single time.

Friday, July 13, 2012

a conversation in my house goes like this.

J: "Mommy!"
(I'm in the back of the house, putting my contacts in. I ignore her.)
J: "Mommy?"
Me: "Yeah, baby, I'm back here. I'll be right there."
J: "Mommy!" (gets louder)
Me: "In a minute, my love. Mommy's getting ready so we can go to the park."
J: "Mommy!" (louder, more insistent)
Me: "I hear you. I will be right there."
J: "Mommy!" (louder)
J: "Mommy!" (louder)
J: "Mommy!" (at top of lungs. Not angry, but LOUD)
J: "MOMMY!!!!"

Me: "WHAT?!" (exasperated)

Juliet: "Hiiiiiiiiiii!" (in sweet, sing-songy voice)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

special memories

It's amazing how many wonderful moments happen every single day that are so precious and memorable. These are just a few from today:

Juliet and Audrey giggling like crazy together while they jump on the bed and take turns getting tossed in the air.

Juliet farts loudly. We both erupt in laughter, and then I tell her, "It's okay. Everybody farts sometime." Conversation ensues:
"Dada?" Yes. Dada farts!
"Baba?" Yes. Baba (grandpa) farts!
"CeCe?" Yes. Cece (aunt christy) farts!
"Uncle?" Yes. Uncle farts!
"Doggie?" Yes. Doggie farts!
We laugh and laugh as we go through every family member who farts.

Audrey's first carousel ride. All smiles.


Nursing Audrey to sleep while Juliet sits quietly in the chair rubbing Audrey's head.
Putting Juliet to sleep, kissing her forehead, and walking out the door as she blows kisses to me.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Audrey put these necklaces on all by herself. Taking after her sister!

4th of July

Classic Juliet face.

Licorice on the safari tram.

Naked baby. Dog. Life is good.

Playing in the blanket fort.

Audrey is such a happy baby. I am so lucky.