a letterpress date!

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a few saturdays ago, josh and i had an early morning date at regas studio in midtown manhattan. we thought we’d enjoy doing something new together like learning how to work their letterpress and print our own stationery, which we designed with them the month before. regas studio doesn’t usually let people print themselves, but josh actually went to the same high school as the regas letterpress master herself, meredith, and her husband who also rowed at columbia!...

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it’s beginning to look a lot like halloween!

so i’m still not sure how i feel about halloween in general, but the holiday this year is proving to be much more fun since eleanor and samson are at ages where they can enjoy it more.  we have been prepping all month about “trick or treat-ing” and costumes and all of that. eleanor wanted to be a lady bug and then a monkey and then last week she said, “actually…....

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inside the teepee!

a little over a month ago i put the littles’ cribs into storage and had them start sleeping together on their crib mattresses on the floor. everyone’s sleep situation is different, but our kids do much better co-sleeping than on their own. and since it’s too difficult to have all four of us in the same bed (family bed!) the next best thing for them has been sleeping beside one another.  ...

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my favorite stage is now.

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the other day i was sitting on the sofa with both eleanor and samson when eleanor asked me, “mama, can samson talk?” i explained to her that he is learning how to talk right now. every time he makes noises and sounds… he is trying. i told her that she is his best teacher. because samson tries to mimic everything she does and says throughout the day more than anyone else.  ...

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