get ready for a billion photos! recapping a few days last week when my siblings were here and also some photos in-between. we have been dealing with a lot of sickness in our family lately and just as i thought we were over the worst of it, poor conrad’s fever is back and it’s breaking my heart. so we haven’t been as diligent at bringing the camera out since both josh and i have had a very sad baby in our arms for most of this past week when we weren’t sick ourselves. don’t you love how it slowly knocks out each member of your family one by one and slowwwwly?! e’ll probably be taking turns with all of it in shifts until december.
we had a great time with my siblings though during the moments we were feeling well and able to join in on their adventures. for those of you who caught my snaps of my brother playing the piano and have been messaging me, the answer is YES! he’s leaving on a mission next week but he will have music available to listen to in the next few weeks and since he’s the most humble kid on the planet and would never even tell anyone when it drops, you better believe i’ll let you all know when it comes out. he has been composing his own music since he was a little boy, and it is some of the best stuff i have heard. i am beyond proud of him and can’t wait to see him do incredible things with his special gift in this lifetime. so anyway, don’t worry, i’ll keep you posted!
and now, PHOTOS!
can’t even believe how grown this baby brother is. i was 12 when he was born and remember trying to sneak into the car with my sister hannah when my parents were leaving to the hospital to have him. it was still dark outside it was so early in the morning and we were just so excited and didn’t want to wait a minute longer to meet him. my parents made us go back inside the house and since we had rehearsal late into the evening, i remember the day feeling like 5 days combined because it just kept dragging and rehearsal just kept going forever and by the time we
got to the hospital, i remember hannah saying, “he’s already almost a day old!!!!!” and we were so distraught that we hadn’t met him and he hadn’t met us yet. lol.
i don’t know what they’re talking about but our family genes aren’t strong at all. ;)
absolute chaos! these pics are from back when we were being quarantined because we weren’t sure what we all had. (turns out, it’s just a virus and she won’t leave!!!!!)
i love how eleanor still draws conrad as a “baby” when she draws our family. :) also, i’m pretty sure i am winking in that pic.
early morning blueberry pancakes on a day last week…
our friend mari threw the cutest halloween party for all the kiddos yesterday in central park! we’re going through a couple of costume changes over here this week at our house because we had a hard time on deciding what to be. ;) so eleanor was a purple super hero giraffe (emphasis on purple!) and samson was an angler fish! samson mostly just loved putting the head of his costume down and walking up to people and then opening the mouth to show his face and say, “gotcha!” haha. i love him so. also, please note the spider his fish is eating. (thank you amanda for taking this photo!)
taking a moment to just process the fact that all my sisters got unreal thick hair and i somehow did not. just look at all that hair of bekah’s! it’s so pretty.
josh is the best and cooked a lot of great food for all of us when my siblings were here and we couldn’t go out because the kids were sick. i was joking the other week that i don’t know if i could ever leave new york because of all the great food and he was like, “babe, i’ll cook it all for you… ” and then i remember thinking, oh yeah. i forget he’s rather exceptional in the kitchen and has actually done pretty great at mimicking a lot of my favorite dishes around the city. so maybe it’s not such a scary thought. (IT’S A VERY SCARY THOUGHT.)
we got pretty lucky and our kids are seriously obsessed with both of my brothers in law. when ryan is around conrad goes to him before anyone else (sometimes myself included) and nelson plays so well with all three, they talk about him often when he’s not here and ask to call or FaceTime him.
telling a secret!
love them all lots!