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posted on: 3.30.2015

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we're getting a little excited for our hawaii vacation and someone couldn't wait to be on the beach so she decided the rug was sand and we had ourselves an indoor beach

a very happy little boy caught after throwing a ball right at mama's head. man he's got good aim.

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posted on: 3.22.2015

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eleanor: every saturday stijn packs a lunch and brings the kids to the shop to visit mama. yesterday's weather was perfect so they ran and played in the parking lot for a few hours. since the super bowl, eleanor has been saying, "i'm going to run like a girl." yesterday she took off towards me with this look of pure joy running as fast as she could, arms pumping, and hair blowing.

felix: he's been all sorts of two years old lately and it hasn't been the easiest but then he puts on a lion hat and roars through a smile and i just can't...

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posted on: 3.15.2015

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and then it's spring

doesn't spring make you love your life. after the long suffering winter spring always arrives as the hero and this weekend we gladly welcomed her. sunday was the perfect day. we woke up and had our usual sunday pancake breakfast, the kids built a tent on the living room floor and read books, i folded the mt. everest of laundry, and then we packed lunch and headed to the park. afterwards we stopped at the neighborhood creamy whip for the first cone of the season and on the way home eleanor asked if she could ride her scooter. at this point i wondered if we should jump all into the nice weather activities or if we should enter this next season slowly so as to avoid shocking our systems. i opted for jumping all in and we topped it off with some sidewalk chalk coloring. we may have outdone it yesterday but man was it lovely and i cannot wait to do it all again. spring, you are wonderful and i will love you always.






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posted on: 3.09.2015

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posted on: 3.01.2015

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eleanor has been really into knock knock jokes lately and entertains us regularly with some pretty cute ones she learned in a book. yesterday in the car she made this one up:

"knock knock."
"who's there?"
"mashed potatoes."
"mashed potatoes who?"
"mashed potatoes all over your face!"

oh the mind of a three year old.

felix turned two on tuesday and i cannot believe it. my baby boy has been with us for two whole years. we celebrated his day with our traditional birthday pancakes, lots of balloons, and at his request, dinner at skyline.