sunday bloody sunday

posted on: 7.21.2014

sunday bloody sunday

sunday bloody sunday

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sunday bloody sunday

sunday bloody sunday

we met a few friends at the rookwood yesterday for brunch on the deck. the swings entertained the kids while we entertained ourselves with the best bloody mary's i've ever had. and then suddenly naps were required all around.

highfield discovery garden

posted on: 7.15.2014

highfield discovery garden

highfield discovery garden

highfield discovery garden

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highfield discovery garden

highfield discovery garden

highfield discovery garden

sunday's are our family day and this past one we decided to try something new and headed to the highfield discovery garden. ten years ago i used to meet my old roommate at the park where the discovery garden is located to hike its beautiful paths but i never knew this amazing place existed. there was a fairy garden, a treehouse, a frog and toad pond, a butterfly garden, a vegetable garden, a scent garden, and a train. the kids had so much fun, pumping water into buckets, using collected rain water to "make it rain" on the plants, and eleanor even experienced her first tea party complete with costumes. at the end of our time there we were able to pick some of the veggies from the vegetable garden. eleanor pulled a carrot and beet straight from the ground, picked green beans, and cut a bunch of swiss chard. we definitely need to put in some raised beds at the house since she's been asking ever since if she can eat the vegetables. i can't wait to take them back!

28+29/52

posted on: 7.14.2014

it's been a really crazy couple of weeks for me and so i've slacked a little on the portrait project. but here they are weeks 28 and 29.

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almost three

posted on: 7.02.2014

eleanor's welcome packet from her school arrived today with a letter from her teacher, a school supply list, and drop-off/pick-up instructions. imagining my little girl with a little backpack on walking into a new place away from mama and papa and felix, the beginning of her cultivating her own life, and i was a mess. i'm not worried about her. i know she's ready and that she will do great. i am confident that we chose a place for her where she will be encouraged, well cared for, and ultimately thrive. i think about the days when she was helpless and needed me for everything and now i look at her and am in awe of the little lady that she is. i sometimes wish i could go back and hold that baby eleanor again but then i lay with her in her bed before nap time and she entertains me with all her cute and all her personality and i tell myself that i am ready too. that we can do this. my baby girl is growing up oh so very fast and i am desperately trying to cherish every moment because these moments are wonderful. here's my girl, almost three.

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eleanor faye, you are joy, my child.

27/52

posted on: 6.29.2014

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."


a few things about eleanor:
any day that is in the past, no matter how far it is in the past, is yesterday.
tonight when i was putting her to bed she said, "mama, we forgot to make pupcakes!"
last week she told me, "i have my brother right here. i don't need another brother. you're freaking me out."(ps i am NOT pregnant)
she loves pink and she loves to dance.

a few things about felix:
favorite word of his right now is copicle (popsicle)
he is in love with his big sister. he goes to find her in her room when he wakes up in the morning and says, "night night sissy at night."
he pushes just about any toy across the floor saying vroom.
such a love bug, this kid. he buries his head on my shoulder or chest to cuddle and i melt

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posted on: 6.25.2014

halfway!

nashville
nashville


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."


exploring a dried up creek in nashville this weekend