Category Archives: family

halloween came early

My girls were so excited to get going on their costumes this year. Last year was such a huge hit that we weren’t quite sure we could top them….but I think maybe we did!

With that, I present to you: Captain Marvel!

Stella as Captain Marvel

and her sister, Squirrel Girl!

Anya as Squirrel Girl

We had a lot of help from a friend with sewing this year. These costumes wouldn’t have come together so nicely without her.

They were both such a huge hit at Sac-Con this year. We are excited to enter a couple of costume contests and to hit the streets to keep them safe on Halloween!

first day tradition

I think it goes without saying that I love tradition with my girls. I love taking pictures of them on the first day of school. Always on the porch. Always with backpack and lunch bag. It’s my favorite. I do the same thing at the end of the year too.

Anya looks so grown up all of a sudden.


Stella picked this dress my friend made for her with superhero comics fabric as her first day outfit. Love it.


They had a great first day and couldn’t be happier with their teachers.

And these three. Still friends. Since pre-school!


I love this time of year!


You keep me on my toes. You make me laugh. I can’t get enough of your squeezes. I love hearing you sing with total abandon. Your compassion astounds me. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you…but could you just slow it down a little bit? Happy birthday to my sweet, smart and sassy Stella Grace. How did you get to 6 so fast?


last day.

They made it – kindergarten and 2nd grade are done and done! And, of course – it wouldn’t be me without a little documentation of the last day!



I love how put together they look on the first day of school – and the scrappy mess they become on the last day. LOL!


You are an old soul. You think about everything before you dive in – but you are fearless. You love your little sister. I love how you just come up and hug me – for no reason, just because. I love that you still love to snuggle. Happy Birthday, sweet girl. I love you a bushel and a peck…and a hug around the neck.


both. in. school!

i really am so excited to have both my kids in school.
they need it.
they are at each others’ throats lately – which in turn makes me kind of a mean mommy. the first week couldn’t have gone better. and for that, i’m so pleased.
big kid is in 2nd grade and littlest kid is in kindergarten.

kinder, 1st, 2nd. whoa.

pals since before preschool

super excited to see what this year holds for my girls.
and i’m so happy to see them getting along.

i love you both very much!


she is 5

5. five. V.


this kid makes me laugh daily.


she makes me proud to be her mommy.

she gives the best hugs.


she challenges me. she’s funny, smart, compassionate, giving, and will always be my baby girl.


happy birthday stella! we love you to the moon, around the stars and back! ♥