Friday, July 31, 2015

once in a blue moon

Getting to see an extra special blue moon with my little family was the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Everdeen stayed up waaaay past her bedtime, but it was worth it. I think it was really one of the first times she really paid attention to the world above her.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

an evening of multiple personalities

This evening, Everdeen came up and asked if we could go for a walk. We usually go out after dinner and after the blazing heat has subsided a bit.  As we were heading down the stairs she said, "Mommy, I want to go in the sling." I was surprised, but I didn't question it for a second! I thought my baby wearing days were over (although being only 24 pounds she could most definitely fit in there for a while longer!)  We walked around the neighborhood...taking the same route we take every day.  She shushes the dogs who bark as we walk by and we see the same friendly neighbors out and about.  I snuggled her close and she called me her baby.  She kissed my shoulder and told me again all about her new spiderman socks.
Our summer days have been filled with so many peaceful and beautiful moments, but also filled with three year old behavior in all its glory.  As soon as we got home from our walk,  I walked into the bathroom and saw she had dumped out all 750 cotton swabs on the floor and was putting them one by one down the floor vent.  I told her she was picking them all up and she sternly told me that I wasn't listening to her listening ears.  Ahhh toddlerhood.  Multiple personalities at its finest :)   

Friday, July 24, 2015

Everdeen is 3!!!

Oh my sweet girl! I don't think I'm ready for this post.  How did three come so fast? I think if I start to write anything I will become a large puddle of sappy I made you a sappy video instead...:) 

We had a little celebration last weekend with our families. Everdeen now thinks because she turned "three" last Saturday that today she is turning "four" and all of her friends will be back! :) I'm glad a year doesn't actually go by that fast!
Today is just about spending the day with my little girl.  Today is her day...we'll watch an extra episode of Curious George, tell her all about her special birthday, eat special birthday pancakes for breakfast and most definitely hold her a little tighter :) 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

6 years

Today marks six years of marriage to this handsome fellow! We got to go out on a really nice date last night (thanks Nana and Grandpa!) We don't go out just the two of us very often and it was just what we needed.  I truly feel like such a lucky lady that Martin chose me to spend his life with. Here's to many more adventures together! 

Sunday, July 5, 2015


"a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2015."

Everdeen Kate: Taking your job of collecting eggs very seriously :)

Linking up with Jodi