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" A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013. "
Sofia: Sweet thing, we've had a rough week. We've both gotten sick, you've fought me over naps, and thrown yourself on the floor to prove a point more times than I can count, unfortunately. This is an age where I keep seeing myself over and over again with my own mother, butting heads like there's no tomorrow yet loving each other unconditionally through it all. You are a challenging little squirt, but you are full of so much endless love that sometimes I just don't know what to do. I love you to the moon and back, even when you're mad, especially when you're sad, and will forever be chasing after you.

Alba: Squishy toes, wrapped in your papa's arms. You, my sweet little lady, would prefer to be carried for 90% of the day, pulling on our clothing, grabbing at papa's watch, (a thoughtful gift from RedEnvelope) or drooling to the point of multiple outfit changes a day. S…

happy weekend

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Hope it's a great one.


" A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013. "
Sofia: Looking over at my Polaroid camera longingly, you beamed with joy when I let you push the shutter button over and over.  You didn't even care that film wasn't popping out anymore, the simple joy of the flash firing was enough for you.  We spent the next twenty or so minutes taking pictures of each other and practicing our best "say cheese!" PS- every time I hear the phrase, "say cheese!" I can't help but think of this and laugh.

Alba: Sweet, newly-turned four month old.  I can't get over how much you're changing daily.  It has been so exciting to see bits of your sister, bits of me, bits of Papa shine through.  It's like a surprise daily to see what's in store for us next. You've been drooling like a water faucet and everyone thinks it's pretty darn hilarious - I'm wondering if this is the precursor to some brand new baby teeth?

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35/52 | why I'm not concerned over being a good blogger

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."
Sofia: Those weren't your toys, but you stared at the little boy until he offered to share them with you.
Alba:  Our dark-haired spring child has turned into a proper strawberry blonde. You sure enjoy your Papa's company. I do too.

Girls:  I've been soaking up every last bit of the two of you lately, so much so, that I have completely neglected this space here. To be honest, this "blogging" world can sometimes bring so much unnecessary stress and anxiety over the simple joy that it once brought me.  I think a lot about that very day I started this blog, pregnant with a bouncing, tiny babe dancing around in my belly for the first time.  I was nervous, and I was looking for a way to document my own transformation into young motherhood.  I never dreamed I would get to a point where it wouldn't just be me and my family reading over my past entries, getting a peek into our life, reading a…

mum + bub skincare review + giveaway!

Happy Wednesday to all of you!  It's my favorite day of the week. Today, I spent a lazy day at home with the girls and one thing we all enjoy doing when we get a little stir crazy is to hop in a bubble bath together and relax for a bit. I've always bathed with my girls, its an experience I know I'll cherish looking back on forever.
When the wonderful people at aden + anais asked if I would review their new mum + bub skincare line, I immediately responded with a resounding "YES!" If anyone knows me, you know that I've already purchased every single swaddle they've ever made because I think they are the best things ever. I use them for everything under the sun: nursing covers, sleep blankets, sun shields, carseat covers, play blankets, and yes of course to swaddle Alba up at night. Knowing how much I already loved this company, I just knew that any avenue they pursued would have to turn out amazing - I was right.
Today I'm going to highlight on a few o…