around this apartment…

messy pigtails.
lots and lots of popcorn being popped.
this wiggle worm wearing his papa’s wide grin.
mama and her baby boy. 
blueberry muffins (made from a box).
my favorite candle (malin + goetz dark rum) burning in the bedroom.
a lace collar on little E.
piles of tiny books in the nursery.
and these two cute faces that belong to me.
god bless them.
  1. Abi

    your babies are the cutest ever! such beautiful pictures! xx

  2. emily o.

    Oh my goodness! Your kiddos are the sweetest ever. :)

  3. love it all so very much.

  4. Zoë

    I love those last two of e and samson together! Love her pigtails and love her as a big sister! Where did her lacey collar dress come from?

    p.s. that shot of you in the mirror with samson…totally looks like your younger sister!

    waiting for kittenheart

  5. eploch

    so cute!

  6. You kids are just too perfect! God bless them, and your pictures so tasteful as usual,
    Love, from France,

  7. Jessica

    Seeing your darling little ones make me want kids SOOOO bad!!

  8. Kirsten

    SO darling.
    You have two precious children.
    And it looks like you have such fun being their mommy!


  9. Jocelyn

    I love catching glimpses of these two growing up. They are beyond precious. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Megan

    Cute cute cute!!!

  11. Andrea

    you and your husband are beautiful and your children are gorgeous! how fun to have them so close–they are going to be the best of friends!


  12. You seriously have the most adorable children. And that photo of you and Samson is precious. I love it!

    <3 Josephine

  13. marie

    the last photo is beautiful! They are so cute !

  14. Such adorable photos! I love your 2 children hugging each other – priceless! They are beauties!

  15. mollyluc

    Love E's pigtails! Gosh, Samson is looking so much like Josh!

  16. so sweet and S does have his daddys smile!

  17. Your babies are adorable with their little happy faces! Can't wait to have my own babies, I really think kids are a blessing!
    It's always a pleasure to follow your blog!
    Kisses from Switzerland!

  18. Lovely photos..How's Kingsley doing?

  19. Such sweet babies :) This post made me smile lots!


  20. Sarah

    Funny, I'm eating popcorn right now as I read this =) Fall days putzing around the house is the best!

    - Sarah

  21. Lauren

    What beautiful, happy children! Such a joy to follow along with your family, Naomi!

  22. holtkamp

    This is perfection!

  23. mayi

    So lovely the last photo!
    And i like the piles of books in the nursery!

  24. so far, looks like your kiddos are gonna look like TWINS!

  25. Natali

    You're such a lucky woman! Them two are super sweet and it's the only thing that matters, to have these little people in your life to love you and you to love them :)

  26. Your little tots are ever so perfect.
    God bless.

  27. Jean

    Oh Taza! You guys really warm my heart. Such a beautiful family. I love the love your children have for each other… they get it from lovely parents. Thank you for sharing such your family w/ us! <3

  28. I Lelli

    This is one of my favorite post. Beautiful couple of brother and sister …. beautiful kids… beautiful family.

    Have a great Sunday!

    xo Lelli, italian family

  29. Faith

    Gorgeous images!!

  30. freaking adorable! I love the lace collar and your pile of jewelry.

  31. carli

    I die. This post is perfection. Fabulous Naomi!

  32. Briseidy

    this made me smile! love the letters on top of the books…and now I want pop corn!

  33. Megan

    Samson is such a cute baby. I love all the photos where Eleanor is so loving towards her little brother. Priceless! That candle looks pretty lovely.

  34. 2busy

    Enjoy every moment with those sweet little ones, they are so precious and grow way too fast. I make muffins from a box sometimes, too. No judgement here…

  35. kwistin

    so there i was, reading along this post, thinking of how it read like a lovely little child's book.

    until those last two photos and that caption, when all the sudden, i got a little teary-eyed. came out of nowhere.

    gosh, i'm so grateful for the hope your blog brings.
    someday, i'll have my own little'uns.

    just have to find a mister first.


  36. Your little ones are absolutely beautiful! And I love that picture of you with your little man. I think it's your smile. Being a mother is pretty freakin' awesome, and your smile says it all. :)

  37. Coryann

    I love the sweetness that is going on between E & S : )

  38. What an adorable kids you have and they are the sweetest! God bless your family.


  39. Norbyah

    your little ones are growing up so quickly. love those baby smiles.

  40. Melissa


    Okay, I know that this will sound really paranoid and strange coming from a complete stranger, but I just had to share something, one mom to another, that I did not realize until recently. Popcorn can be a choking hazard for little ones. We love popcorn and we let our little guy (4 years old), eat it, but I keep a close eye on him when he does. We have six kids, and I knew that things like hot dogs and grapes could be potential choking hazards, but I never thought that popcorn could be.

  41. Rachel

    these are precious as always! love the messy pigtails and the cute piles of books, and the candle, and… the babies of course!!! <3

    rachel x

  42. megan h.

    Checked out that candle…$52. Seriously??!

  43. So beautiful. Those two are going to be the bestest friendssss

  44. Kristina

    The last picture is so adorable! The funny thing is that I kind of do the same thing to my husband. I like to stick my face so close to his that he can't focus. It must be a toddler in me.

  45. Dimitra

    Lovely lovely lovely!!! I love your posts!

  46. Kathy

    aww they're bonding so well, and e is going to be the sweester sister ever! they're definitely going to be best friends when they're older.I love your jewelry collection! :)

  47. lilla.u

    love your blog! LOVE!

  48. Saar

    Those two last pictures made sure my heart is completely melted. So sweet to see how they get along so nice and they're being so cute to each other!
    You have lovely kids! :D

    Love, Saar

  49. just discovered you blog, i really love it! you go directly to my blogroll

    love form spain!


  50. kelli

    Adorable photos. You have the sweetest children! Born models :).

  51. So adorable! How is little kingsley doing?

  52. kristyn

    your babes are just too precious :)


  53. you're babies are super adorable! and so are those letter initials on books! so cute!! may have to steal it one day!

  54. rtkce

    That last picture just put me over the edge! Adorable!!


  55. Alexis

    your children are the CUTEST children I have ever seen!!!! And I have two young children of my own! I LOVE the sibling love and you can definetely tell they are related. Keep on posting pictures of these two! I LOVE IT!

  56. DARLING!

  57. Omg Eleanor is the cuttest! she's the most beautiful baby I ever seen for real.
    I hope the best for you all :D

  58. You talke the most adorable photos!

  59. Beautiful Images and that candle sounds delicious, will have to give it a whiff sometime ;-)

  60. jackie

    Samson is getting so big! I love that your babies look so much like you guys :) And the last two pictures should be treasured forever :)

  61. Marie

    The last 2 photos are too adorable!!! Eleanor and Samson are like the perfect siblings, do they ever fight? Haha just wondering. Anyway E's pigtails are getting long! :)

  62. Emily

    You're children are so precious! I hope you keep this blog until they go to college or something.

    I was wondering where you got your ring in the mirror picture. I love it

  63. Around this apartment there is so much joy. I am jealous, sorry :)
    P.s : Samson is getting big !

  64. my heart is melting! your apartments is filled with the most wonderful ordinary magic and i love the way you capture it x

  65. ALI&ANG

    Ah the children look great! I love how you and your baby boy match! And those candles are great. I spoke about them briefly in post. That is a great line.

    Ali of:

  66. ALI&ANG

    Ah the children look great! I love how you and your baby boy match! And those candles are great. I spoke about them briefly in post. That is a great line.

    Ali of:

  67. ALI&ANG

    Ah the children look great! I love how you and your baby boy match! And those candles are great. I spoke about them briefly in post. That is a great line.

    Ali of:

  68. ALI&ANG

    Ah the children look great! I love how you and your baby boy match! And those candles are great. I spoke about them briefly in post. That is a great line.

    Ali of:

  69. lisa k

    lovely blog! just found you and… digging through your archives…so sweet! just wondering if you might be able to dig up a brand for the snowsuit e wore last winter (the gray/white one). it's so pretty! thanks!

  70. Beautiful!! Every one of those pics makes me smile. :))

  71. My son is a little younger then yours and my daughter is a little older! I love when I find blogs with kids that are similar in age to mine. Makes it seem like they are growing up "together"

  72. Natasha

    Maaaaaan!!! they are sooooooo adorable!!!!!
    Love your blog and pictures!!!! =))

  73. They are such little cuties! love the messy pigtails :-)

  74. Olivia

    LOVE those pigtails!

  75. A.M.E.N. for the last pic and comment.

  76. oh so cute *–*

  77. Love the sweet little hands in the popcorn bowl! Can't beat it.


  78. You're so blessed to have a sweet family! God bless.

  79. So cute. Where did you get those letters?

  80. So cute. Where did you get those letters?

  81. So cute. Where did you get those letters?

  82. So cute. Where did you get those letters?

  83. That candle is $52. That is absolutely insane. Also, Mormons don't drink alcohol but it's OK to burn an alcohol-scented candle? Talk about mixed messages.

  84. I find it crazy that as soon as I put my baby down for a nap, I head on over to your blog to fawn all over YOUR babies! They are just as sweet as can be.

  85. Camila

    I spy a book we love at our house! "One berry, two berry pick me a blueberry…" :)

  86. Jane

    these are precious photos and i'm so glad to have found this blog. i am a late bloomer! you have a lovely family~ we also used to live in new york and moved to the dc area two years ago. i miss new york terribly. seeing your blog has re-energized me. and i love your life lately posts and decided to replicate it. thanks for the many happiness and joys~ looking forward to becoming a follower! <3

  87. You are always surrounded by such beautiful little treasures. Your kids are just too perfect for words!!!
    xo TJ

  88. Samantha

    They really are adorable! I thought my picture taking obsession couldn't get any worse, but if and when we have a second child…I foresee it getting infinitely more out of control.

  89. sarah

    they are so adorable!

  90. Your blog is so great! Baffles me why I never commented before. Reading your blog makes me happy and appreciative of life so thank you! Keep on writing. :)

    Francisca, xox

  91. Karin

    I love your photos! What camera and lens do you use?
    Your kids are just too cute.

  92. Teresa

    So sweet and cozy..

  93. Sooo cute! I love the dark rum candle too, it's the very best, YUM.

  94. steph

    absoluely adorable!

  95. so cute, love that picture of you and samson!
    xo, cheyenne

  96. Laetitia

    SUCH PRECIOUS CHILDREN. You are so blessed! (: by the way, where did you get the 'e' and 's' blocks from?

  97. gorgeous photos and uber uber adorable!
    just wondering about the 'e' and 's' block letters in the nursery – it's a far fetch that you got them from a store and i could easily go buy some for myself… but thought i'd check??

    much appreciated !! they're great! x

  98. Corinne

    ahhh….what beautiful little moments you have captured! made me tear up. :)

  99. Hailey

    they are too cute :)

  100. oh my goodness, those last two pictures just kill me! could they be any cuter?! perfect babiesss.

  101. Have been reading your blog for quite a while now (you only had a lovely bump and no kid in sight), but never left a comment. Until I saw these photos- utterly insanely cute is an understatement when it comes to those 2 midgets of yours! And though motherhood can put our wits to test ( ohh how many times a day?!, it's well worth it when you have moments such as these to capture.

    All the best from the grey London

    Alex x

  102. Your children are so, so lovely! X