happy happy halloween! or as lily sang at dinner "happy birthday, dear molll-lllie"

more pictures on the photo blog, but for fun, look at how much they have grown! its hard to believe they will have a third partner in crime next year.


can't we all just get along?


i remember going to buy lily a 'big sister' book when i was pregnant with eve. she loved it, she still loves it. we hadn't read it in a while and she picked it out tonight for her bedtime story.

i pulled eve and lily onto the bed to read it all together. i read the page:

the baby is too little to walk.
the baby is too little to talk.
the baby is too little to play with toys.
the baby is too little to little to eat pizza or apples or ice cream.

then i said 'lily is eve a baby?' and she nodded 'yes'. i asked, 'does she walk, talk, play with toys and eat pizza?' and a puzzled nod followed.

i said 'she's not a baby anymore is she?'

lily called out 'awwwwwww!!!!!' and gave eve a huge hug.

even my 3 year old is nostalgic.
i just sneezed and lily yelled 'BLESS YOU' through the wall. its nap time and i'm at my desk in the office next to her room. it really makes me want to run in and play with her (since she clearly is forgoing her nap today anyway).

i have 7 more weeks with my girls before our world gets rocked again. i am quickly getting to the super uncomfortable phase, still have not chosen a name, rarely sleep and am finishing up the last few weeks of work. as i get more uncomfortable, cranky, and tired i am trying to listen to good music to improve my mood and spend time thinking about what i'm thankful for.

afterall, thanksgiving is just around the corner. i'm so thankful for my husband. so so thankful for my girls. i'm thankful to have learned my limits this past year and chosen to stick by them as much as possible so that my girls and my husband know they are my priorities. i'm thankful for my family and the support of my friends.

i'm thankful that i've refrained from killing my dog no matter how annoying i find him these days. i'm thankful that despite my frustrations lately, i haven't added any curse words to lily's vocabulary. i'm thankful for my housekeepers since i can barely manage to straighten up the house every 2 weeks for them to deep clean.

i'm thankful that in 48 days i get to meet my baby.


Eve counting

we were having breakfast at my parents' house this weekend and eve just started counting over and over 'ooooone duuuuuu'. now i'm fairly certain she learned this from me threatening her sister

"lily! get over here! one... two........" she always seems to make it JUST before 'three' so eve may never learn to count past two unless i get off my lazy bum and teach her :)


saturday morning play in our pajamas. this is about as exciting as it gets around here.


sniff sniff. she's growing up so fast.


more life lessons for miss lily. i have a feeling this is still just the tip of the iceberg.

as you have seen from time to time, lily has some serious style. the other day she had dressed herself in a purple shirt, khaki skirt, one knee-high pink sock & one knee-high gray sock with brown shoes. we were at the park and another little girl a few swings down started pointing at lily calling out 'that's funny!' and laughing.

lily looked bewildered for a second, then an expression crossed her face that broke my heart. i watched her cross her legs to try to block her mismatched socks from view and she sheepishly looked up to me for direction. i was quick to say 'sweetheart i love you and i love your socks'.

to be fair, the other girl wasn't intending to be mean, just had a genuine reaction. but seeing my baby be self-conscious for the first time was more than sad. it really made me dread her getting older and being more concerned with what others think.

her amazing dad sat her down at home and gave her a pep talk 'if other people don't like something we like, that's their problem! if YOU like your socks, that is all that matters to me.'

i'm sure lily hasn't given that moment another thought but i'm not sure i'll ever forget the look on her face and her little crossed legs on the swings.


Eve and carl

lord help me with one iphone and two girls that love it this much


some serious styling by lily with a dash of 'monkey see, monkey do' this morning.