Thursday, May 21, 2015


Wait, what?  It's almost the weekend again?  And you say it's Memorial Day Weekend?  Yikes!  I'd better post pictures from LAST weekend before it's a distant memory.

We went to Philly!  And played with the cousins!

And shot rockets through hoops in the air!

And rode carousels...

(some of us for the first time)...

We were brave in sprinklers...

And painted beautiful frames.

...and then fell asleep like three angels on the ride home.

Thanks Mary and Chris, & Bill and Cynthy for a super great Sunday!

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mira's 9 month stats

Mira's 26-1/4 inches long and 17 pounds, 5 ounces.  That puts her at 5th percent for height and 25th percent for weight.  The little monkey is all thighs and grins.

For comparison's sake (we only have multiple children so we can compare them, right?) Ellie was 26.9 inches and 17 pounds, 11 ounces at 9 months.  And Gabe was....(frantically searching the blog history....ummmm....crickets....) apparently I didn't write down Gabe's 9 month stats.  Oops!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mothers Day Picnic

This may be my favorite day of the year...

Daddy multitasking.

Off on an adventure!

My new favorite picture.

Our Mothers Day Buddies.  Long live tradition.

Let's play ball!  (Until he got bonked in the nose with the wiffle ball.  There may have been tears.)


Gabe making the hard decisions.

Firewood!  You should have seen him trying to make a fire.

My other new favorite picture.

The kids were STOKED they had carte blanche to eat as much bread as they wanted.

Dad and Gabe coming back from their adventure walk.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


A shot taken by a friend at the FIRST party last weekend.  There was a pony.  Of course there was a pony.  And now someone wants a pony.  Say it again, PONY!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Surprise Day!

Our  nanny called in sick, so we get to play!

Photo Booth Hilarity

Well, that was a weekend.  We started with a Saturday morning birthday party, then straight to a Cinco de Mayo party, then I hopped a train in to the city for an evening work event and stayed overnight in Brooklyn because I had to work another event early Sunday morning.  Then, on to the LIRR out to Ronkonkoma where Brian and the kids met me for yet ANOTHER party.  Phew!  But this party had a photo booth!

And look, ma!  All five!

Friday, May 1, 2015

More Fairy Madness

The fairies really need to get a mail box.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9 Months!

Happy 9-Months, baby!

(of course, I didn't get to take this picture today.  It was sent to me by our nanny, which makes me want to sob at my desk...but look how happy she is!)

Monday, April 27, 2015


We had two beautiful spring days this weekend, and we celebrated in style.  Saturday was Betty's birthday party, and Sunday we sat out on the street all day.  Nothing better.

(I was so proud of Elle on the playground...she really pushed herself and had a ton of fun.)

...and my love affair with our street continues.

The Occasional Joys of Sharing a Commute

Train Beers on a Friday!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Morning Selfie

Bri took this at 6am this morning.  Bless their sweet, little, not-sleeping hearts.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tooth Fairy Time!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Gabe and his Girl

I love this picture of Gabey and his best bud from school taken at a birthday part this weekend.

So This is 40...

...and it's much better than that craptacular movie from a few years ago.  Honestly, I had invested so much emotional energy and anxiety to the transition back to work, that I had nothing left in me to care that I'm now officially old.  It was just a really fun couple of birthday days.

My new boss let me off work on Thursday, so I got to stay home and play with the monkeys all day, which was awesome.  Then Friday night Brian and I had a date night that involved wearing heels and drinking champagne.  Saturday night some of our nearest and dearest came over to play charades.  And it was a pajama party because Brian ROCKS and took seriously my comment that I was so tired and "if I could just make everyone come in their pajamas, I would."  Then, because everything else wasn't enough...Sunday dawned glorious and Spring finally arrived and we all played outside all day and got our first sunburns of the season.  Huzzah!

Mira was THRILLED to find out that winter ends.

I LOVE this picture.  Not only does E looked thrilled, but you can see how we drag all our porch furniture into the street on sunny days.  We're so ghetto.

FIVE!  (in pajamas!)