Wednesday, July 27, 2011

::peach picking::

we ate a lot of peaches today...

and lily loved running through the rows of trees pretending to find "all of the fairies!"

oh how i love summer!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

::little yogis::

exercising with three is not quite as simple as doing so with only two little ones.

i've had to get a bit more creative in my efforts.

and with the current heat wave, today seemed like a good day to practice some yoga.

i often save exercising until bedtime or nap time, but this morning, i decided to go for it with my whole brood wide awake.

lily and finn were both positive they needed their own yoga mats to accompany me and i could not believe that they truly followed along with the video for 20 minutes!  (and put me to shame with many of their poses!)

it wasn't quite the same as practicing in a peaceful studio, but the company was oh so adorable...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011


while we were at the beach, my mom received some genuine smiles from crosby.  

however, i had yet to capture them on film until now.

they are so heart warming...

Sunday, July 17, 2011


we just spent a beautiful week at the beach surrounded by family.

we celebrated welcoming samantha into our family.

 it went far too quickly and we wish we could have savored more time together.  we miss you all already!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

::beach bound::

we are headed to the beach for a bit to celebrate my cousin, chris, and his beautiful bride, sam's, wedding.  we cannot wait to be there!

congrats in advance, chris and sam!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

::hot days of summer::

we had a huge summer storm this weekend that knocked out our power for quite a while.

for the most part, we have kept crosby swaddled and warm to conserve energy.  but, our house was so hot through the night, that very little clothing was needed to keep anyone warm.  it was so nice to see his naked little belly for hours on end!  

and look at the chub he is gaining! :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

::full circle::

as we sat with crosby in the hospital, i noticed how he was wrapped in the typical newborn baby blankets you receive from the hospital.  and he weighs almost exactly what finn weighed when he was born.  and he had come out of surgery so well with no complications.  and he just looked like a "normal" baby.  

and it felt like we were really closing a chapter.  
the chapter of him being a preemie.

he is so strong and so tough.
and i have no doubt that his future is so bright. 

as we left the hospital just a mom and her sweet babe, it felt like we were closing a door and moving forward.  and it felt so good.   

and a huge thank you to my mom for coming to be with lily and finn while we were away!!