life lately, according to my iphone pictures.

…and some from josh, too.

ps. my baby girl turns ONE tomorrow. ONE.
i can’t believe how this year flew by.
so i’m off to go stare at my beautiful baby girl
who is napping right now
while she’s still a “something-month old”
for a few more hours. xo

happy birthday, husband!

happy birthday to my love!
i loved you so much before,
but watching you take on the roll of “papa”
so naturally this past year,
i can’t believe how much more i love you now.
looking forward to seeing you as a “papa of two” soon… ;)
i love you. xo taza
*polaroid from a trip to mexico a few years ago.

this week.

i’m not sure if it’s the sleep training thing (which is really just code for mama and papa getting no sleep), the fatigue of my current pregnancy (i could fall asleep standing up, i swear), or a combination of both, but this week hasn’t been my best.
today i feel how kingsley looks in this photo:

it’s been hard staying on top of things this week and when i fall behind i begin to feel so overwhelmed. do you ever feel that way? what do you do pull everything back together?
a few things that have helped me out this week are…
making time for yoga helps my tired body feel like myself again (even if i only have time for it at 10:30pm before bed… like this week). i’ve also been enjoying a nice big cup of tea right after we put eleanor to sleep and try to sit quietly without checking my iPhone or having a computer, book or magazine in sight. and as always, talking through my frustrations or worries with my husband helps. he’s really good at making me feel like i’m heard and coming up with solutions or ideas to solve my worries.
i’m hoping to take the longest nap of my life this weekend and make this coming week a great one. hopefully you have had a wonderful week so far, and if not, i wish you a better, more productive and happy weekend!
ps. panda got a bath! this photo made me laugh so hard. he really has become part of this family. ;)


…was just beautiful.
55 degrees and sunny.
we tried to spend as much time
outside as possible.
after all, panda told eleanor
his face is too pale and needs some sun…

feet on the table.

probably the only one in the world who can get away with having her feet on the dinner table, in my opinion. i can’t help but giggle at her desired sitting positions as of late. these little ones sure know how to bring lots of smiles to the dinner table. :)
ps. we’re on day two of sleep training (again) at our house. this means day two of no shower or sleep for this mama. i would really love a nap, today. but gosh, i’d also really love a new mint green colored fiat and these shoes, too. i’ll just keep on dreaming.