June 4, 2020

Sisters and chocolate milkshakes—what could be better?

I had to delete the News app from my phone the other day. It was all too much! The world may be on fire, or maybe it isn't and the media wants us to believe it is, but I've decided it's all too much for me to take on.

My day to day is enough. If my focus is so outward-focused, my own household will fall by the wayside, which is counterproductive. The focus has to come back i...

May 30, 2020

I knew to expect complicated feelings with the last baby, but it's hitting me harder and harder lately, and I seem to have morphed into even more of a crazy baby lady than usual.

Historically, I have eagerly awaited most milestones with my babies. Especially the first time around, I couldn't wait for things like her sitting up for the first time, eating baby food, walking, talking, and especially sleeping through the night! I h...

January 29, 2020

Alice Elizabeth

December 14, 2019

8:23am

7lb 14oz

She is perfection and we are so grateful and relieved that she's here. Our sweet little caboose. 

My friend Anne came to snap some photos of our family just a few days before Christmas.

Eight days old! My sleepiest baby.

Four babies in six years! I feel very grateful for and undeserving of these little people. 

Our family of six! So much love, so much chaos, so little sleep. Life is a...

November 14, 2019

Checking in with some of the latest soundbites from around here!

ELOISE:

"Mommy when you lived in the olden days did Pop use a stone hammer?"

"Why are you more of a boss than Daddy because you tell everyone what to do and Daddy just lets us do our own thing?"

"When will all the years be over and all the people be dead? There has to be an ending!"

apartment building = "compartment building"

(after she learned to read and we took away...

November 1, 2019

Who needs to hack Halloween, you ask? When in prior years you've been known as the Grinch of Halloween (me), you (I) need a few tricks up your (my) sleeve to get through. I'm pleasantly surprised to report that we all had a wonderful Halloween, and I wasn't grinchy at all. 

George and I had a busy morning preparing all the things—candy bowls filled, dinner made, servingware set out, costumes and trick or treat bags laid ou...

October 10, 2019

Life lately is...

*Enjoying fall! The best season of them all. We've been savoring Eloise's days off and I don't think twice about keeping Mimi home on those days (since their days off never seem to coincide...) so we can have family time. It's been a treat to have Nick take a couple hours off on the mornings the girls are off from school and we've been able to do our favorite fall activities. We are soaking in these years, whi...

September 12, 2019

We're a week into school and I haven't yet caught my breath, but George is taking a longer nap and I have a few minutes before getting Eloise from the bus stop (which I'm still getting used to!) so let's see if I can do a quick summer recap.

First: Cutchogue!

This was our first time taking the kids to Greenport since Mimi was a baby, and the girls LOVED the old-fashioned carousel. And Lucharito's was a hit with all parties invol...

August 5, 2019

You know how at certain points in life, everything happens all at once? That has been this summer for Eloise—so many milestones within weeks.

First she lost her first two teeth. Then on our beach vacation (which I have meant to do a post about but blogging just isn't happening right now) she woke up one day and read half of Hop on Pop to me! A book that we rarely read, so it wasn't from memory. She also started to swim on that...

July 11, 2019

Summer is fast and loose. Three kids, pregnancy, and a couple weeks in a row of no camps—it's hard! We've had an adjustment as we've settled into being home all day, all together. It's been a bit rocky.

There has been lots of sibling fighting, lots of yelling, lots of noise, and very little down time/rest. The house is a disaster always. We've had two brutal summer sicknesses, and I'm in PT for some crippling pelvic pain....

June 28, 2019

(Last day of school photo! I can't believe Eloise is done with preschool forever!)

We are three weeks into summer and so far everyone's having a great time. The girls just finished up three weeks of camp at their school, which they loved and I am feeling smart for signing them up for because this will be the first year we're cruising into July without me feeling like I've already exhausted all my ideas (and energy) for the summ...

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