a few favorite moments from last month, not to be forgotten.

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^^^because this *was* a really beautiful moment. and then sister decided to kick brother in the back. you know, siblings. ^^^

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^^^this box served as endless entertainment at our house for days … children don’t need toys. just tupperware. and a cardboard box. i swear. ^^^

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^^^handmade rings with my loved ones’ names on my ring finger.^^^

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^^^i don’t know where they get it from! ;) ^^^

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^^^watching snow fall outside!!!^^^

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^^^we are so obsessed with brussels sprouts this month. it’s crazy.^^^

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^^^our little artist. i hope her love for crayons and chalk and pencils keeps on growing this coming year.^^^

*i bought samson’s NY onesie from one of my new favorite baby stores in manhattan, piccolini. and i ordered my rings from silver promo.

 

  1. Erin

    So precious. Where is Eleanor’s crayon apron from?? It’s adorable! And I definitely remember those sibling moments :) Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

    Erin
    rtkce.wordpress.com

    • TAZA

      thanks! it’s from my mother in law. it was josh’s when he was younger.

  2. Megan

    Beautiful photos, Naomi. Thank you for sharing a little glimpse into your adorable life.

  3. so adorable! happy new year to you and your family! :)

  4. Madelyn

    Love those rings! Where did they come from?

    • TAZA

      the shop is listed at the bottom of the blog post!

    • TAZA

      it says where at the bottom of the post! :)

  5. omg… boxes and kids are like peas and carrots. i remember a picture of my brother and i when we were little with McD’s boxes upside-down on top of our heads using the arches as glasses…. we found more entertainment in the happy meal box than the toy. classic!!

    cheers to the new year :)

  6. Hilary

    I made a ton of brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving. Just added some balsamic vinegar, honey, bacon, salt, and i added cranberries to be festive. Samson makes the cutest little faces!

  7. Angelica

    love love love these! the babies are so beautiful, and i adore the box photos :) and i have to have one of those rings! thank you so much for sharing. i look forward to reading more of your adventures in 2013! happy new year!

  8. Irela

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable! The picture of E with her little apron full of crayons and color pencils is too precious <3

  9. Carly

    I was introduced to your blog ages ago by my sister. You have such a beautiful family. Your children are precious. Your blog is a breathe of fresh air. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Looks like that box is a winner! You guys have too much fun! Happy New year, and I love the new design!! Excited for what is in store!

  11. Melissa

    Beautiful moments captured by great photography. I’ve been wanting one of those rings forever, ordering one tonight! Happy new year!

  12. I wish I could still play in boxes! :)

  13. Ann

    When did Samson get so big? He seriously has grown overnight! And my, how E and S look A LOT alike. Also, those handmade rings are just precious. What a way to treasure your loved one : )

  14. Jessica

    I love this post. So cute to see daddys with their kids.

  15. Kris

    Where did you get these rings and your ring size?

    • TAZA

      please check the post! it’s listed at the bottom.

  16. nicole

    Love the rings!!! The font on those is absolutely perfect.

  17. wonderful moment ….. children don’t need toys right!! but we need our children ….. wonderful ring ….

    xoxo from Italy, xoxo from Lelli Family

  18. Billie

    They are just the happiest little bubbas!

    Happy New Year to your beautiful family!
    xx

  19. Zoe

    Your blog is such a source of positive energy! I just love it!

    Happy New Year! Wish you all the best!

    Greetings from Serbia!

  20. Lori

    Looks like you guys had an amazing Christmas! Presents at your house seem so much more awesome than a lot of children’s stockings (at least the one’s I know) which, these days, are filled with plastic rubbish from argos!!! Definitely taking a leaf out of your book :)

  21. bridget

    samson’s face from one picture to the next… ohhh siblings.

    those rings are beautiful! happy new year, naomi.

  22. Bea

    last picture –>i love baby knees they are so cute! g’awwwww

    also i think i’d like to sew my own art supply apron now! :D

  23. Camille

    I love that Elanor kicked Samson…totally something I did to my little brother Sam (ok ok, and my to my big brother Parker, too!)

  24. Danae

    Eleanor is looking at her Play Doh so nonchalantly in that picture of Samson crying. “what? i don’t know what happened.” Lol.

    Great pictures!

    Danae
    http://www.thistinyspace.com

  25. Kasia

    I cannot stop reading your blog! Just discovered today and it keeps me away from work for past couple of hours:)

  26. Such a sweet post! That onesie to adorable!

  27. Elin

    Hey!
    Have you seen this amazing video about a little boy who built his own cardboard arcade? I think it’s really inspiring; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U
    Greetings to your lovely family from Estonia!

  28. Amanda

    those rings! i adore them!

  29. let’s talk about how amazing your babies are! gosh! i can’t even deal with how stinkin’ cute they are, and how precious is samson, even when he’s crying! he is such a happy happy baby!!! a miracle baby, indeed!!

  30. Lorena Jimenez Lopez

    happy new year 2013 andwhere did you get these rings they are so lovely

  31. Sarah

    Your family is the cutest and it inspires me for our future family! Looking at your curious and creative children makes me wonder more about what I was like as a child, and what our children will be like! Thanks for sharing :)

  32. Cortney

    LOVING the name rings. Good alternative to the early 2000s name plate necklace craze.

  33. Carri

    Oh my goodness, Eleanor’s apron?! That is THE cutest thing ever!!! Love your nail polish color too!

  34. Taylor

    Oh, I love that little crayon apron! Did you make it or did you buy it somewhere? So cute!

    • TAZA

      thank you! my mother in law just sent it out to eleanor. it was something she had for josh when he was little.

  35. Teresa

    Love that little apron! And the rings!

  36. Court

    I couldn’t help but remember the show “Out of the Box” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCU0MrdI1Oc) when reading this post! I don’t think there has been a more SPOT ON tv show since then, there isn’t anything kids love more than playing with boxes! LOVE IT :)

  37. lovely photos, as usual, naomi. your house has beautiful natural light! i read your blog daily but rarely comment, although i do love your new comment system and will make it easier for me to comment in the future. your redesign is fantastic!

    today i just wanted to say thanks for showing us your new rings and including the link. i love them and am planning to order a couple – one for my husband and one for my daughter, rooney. have a great day!

  38. Kelley

    Taza, It looks like your kids had a blast with playing with a cardboard box. Maybe E would love the book “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis. Its my favorite children’s book. I am a preschool teacher and my students love it!

  39. Julie

    Happy New Year from London!! It’s so much fun to read you xxx

  40. This body I love NY is just amzing. I love it !

  41. Heather

    Oh how cute. And boxes are just the best places to play.

  42. Kylie

    Is your rings in the Monogram or Handwriting option? I have a Samson in my life as well and would love to get the same one!

  43. Judith

    gosh, eleanor looks just so much growing up…she´s such a big girl now. and sampson is just the cutest little boy in the world. every photo of them makes me smiling! i am looking forward so see a new video of your cutie pies! x

  44. That artist’s apron is such a genius gift for a little one! Lucky Eleanor ;)

  45. Calla

    I love love the ring :) what a great keepsake. looks like your having so much fun with your family- probably my favorite thing about christmas

  46. oh, these pictures are just precious. i love those rings and that little apron!! :)

  47. Mary

    So cute! I have been searching for cute letters to hang in my son’s nursery. Where did you get your e and s??

  48. Adorable memories… I love your initial ring, I would love to order one with my husband and daughter’s names on it,,, Thank you for sharing where you purchased it… I love all things Brussel sprouts too lately,,, Whatever you made in the picture looks delish, would love the recipe? ha ha…

  49. amy

    samson standing so merrily and then all of a sudden devastated is so cute. poor thing! :) xx

  50. Those two children of yours are just too adorable! I love your new rings too–they’re so pretty! Happy New Year to you and yours :)

    <3 Josephine
    http://www.champagnestar.com

  51. Joy

    Aah! Samson’s little face when E is snapping a photo..adorable!

  52. Paige

    The cutest little guys…

  53. Ji

    Try Brussels sprouts with garlic lemon juice salt and pepper AND sun dried tomatoes. AMAZING!

  54. Lynn

    Please share some brussel sprout recipes! I love them too but find myself always making them the same way…

  55. heather

    Ahhhh.. that apron.. where did you get??

    • TAZA

      thanks! it was actually something josh had when he was little. my mother in law just sent it over for E to use now…

  56. Hi Taza!
    Just recently started following your lovely blog, and I must
    say that I adore it. The colorful pictures make me so happy, and your creativity is so inspiring! All the best from J in Sweden

  57. TJ

    Oh my gosh, E’s little apron. Perfect!
    Samson crying, I think this is the first time we’ve ever seen him sad.
    A box is definitely the best gift for babes.
    I gave my older sister in law the same name rings. Adore them!!
    E taking pictures, she learned from the best!
    Love this post so much!!!
    xo TJ

  58. kim

    adorable pictures!! so glad you had a nice holiday. happy new year :)

    -kim
    midnight snark

  59. Jenny

    Oh wow… THOSE RINGS! Amazing! They are so beautiful. Might I also add that Samson was born for the camera? Look at that smile! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

  60. Julia

    love the new layout. brussel sprouts are a current favourite of ours. have you tried brussel sprout chips?

  61. Vix

    I love these pics! And that crayon belt from when Josh was a wee boy is adorable… I just got a sewing maching off my mother for Christmas so I think I may have to try and make one for my little boy!

  62. Amelia

    so so cute! especially love the ones of the E taking pictures of Samson. are you going to do a year in review post? those are my favorite :)

  63. lesley

    they sure are happy babies! love eleanor playing blogger. my little girl says “cheese” anytime she picks up something looks like a camera …including my phone.

  64. Rings = amazing. I think I’m going to have to pick one up for my best friend who just had her first child. I think it’ll make her day. Thanks for sharing!

  65. cat

    I love your new site, and i love your family! you look so amazing and happy together, but theres one thing it makes me sad..you delete all your pictures with your dog..it looks like you never had it,looks like you delete this period…so sad….

    • TAZA

      hi! i have not deleted any posts or photos of kingsley! they are all archived in the blog. he is currently living in virginia which is why he is not in any recent photographs with our family. we miss him every day but he is doing really well in virginia.

  66. Ida

    Lovely pictures! And I love your rings, where are they from?

  67. Alma

    Hi!Your Christmas days look lovely and you have an adorable family :) I love the ring and I have gone through their website and I was wondering what model you ordered to get the names like that because I’m afraid that if I write the three names I want I’ll get them one next to the other…
    Thanks for your help! xx

  68. Samira

    love the new design!! your family is precious!!!

  69. I love how many times you get asked where something is from… The picture of Samson before and after getting a “love tap” from E is too funny!

  70. love love love the new look! and yo us so right about toys and boxes!!

  71. Such sweet moments. You have a precious family! And I love your new layout. It looks really great. Do you design your own layouts?

    • TAZA

      thank you! breanna rose designed our new blog layout. she is amazing!

  72. Martha

    Beautiful, beautiful! I just loved this post so much. Wish you and your family a happy new year!
    Love from Brazil!

  73. Lurdes

    Your blog is the cutest on earth! What´s the name of your nail polish??

    • TAZA

      i’m sorry i don’t know! it was from a mani at the salon.

  74. kristin

    amazing photos, Naomi!
    what you said about children not needing toys?…SO TRUE.
    my little guy can spend hours playing with pot holders, spatulas, Tupperware…all the standard “toys”.

  75. Elizabeth

    Where is your cute baby push toy/walker from?

    • TAZA

      it’s from babies r us!

  76. oh boy. what great memories!
    onesie & apron both- so cute!
    and i really like your menu at the top of the page. interweb magic right there.

  77. Sarah

    Adorable!

  78. Carley

    you have such pretty hands… love the ring idea!

  79. Nicole

    That little apron is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! (aside from your absolutely darling little ones, of course)

  80. Barbara Smith

    Happy…Colorful…Sweet…Positive…Honest..Beautiful…Your lovely blog makes me smile…EVERY TIME! Babby in Park City

  81. Amy

    I am SO going to get me those rings as my Valentine’s gift to myself! And don’t worry, I won’t ask where they’re from because I actually looked for the link on your post! I bet you feel like a broken record answering that over & over ;)

    happy new year to you & your cute family!

  82. Laura

    Samson is soo cuuute! Eleanor too ;)! I love your rings!

  83. Jules

    Stop it with that little crayon apron! I don’t even have kids yet and I want to purchase one for the future!!

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  84. addtothebeauty

    Where is E’s cream top with the different color dots from?

  85. It’s so true that kids don’t need real toys..my kids find the weirdest things to play with and those are not toys..

  86. sarah

    I am so thankful you included the link for those beautiful rings! I just bought 3 for my loved ones in heaven. A great daily reminder! I cant wait for them in the mail.

  87. Sheree H

    These photos are fantastic. Especially the sequence of Samson smiling/crying after E hurts him! Oh siblings. Her little crayon apron is so practical!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  89. Jennifer Appleton

    I love those rings! I was wondering if you ordered them in Monogram font or Handwriting font? It looks to me like it would be Monogram, but I just wanted to be sure :)

  90. mandy boehl

    those rings are absolutely beautiful! thanks for posting the link! it will make a great gift for my sister in laws! :)

  91. Nico

    Hi Taza,
    Have just been on Silver Promo website. Just wondering how did you know what ring size to get?
    Thanks,
    Nico