this backyard of ours…

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i hope you don’t mind this ginormous photo dump, because i have over 40 photos in this blog post and that is a lot of scrolling! i just get so camera happy this time of year when we get to enjoy the outdoors again, and central park is absolute magic right now.

we might live in a concrete jungle, and we might not have our own private front yard, or back yard, or garden, or whatever it might be that many elsewhere are fortunate to have… but we do have central park....

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worth celebrating.

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if there’s one thing i stand in complete awe of, it’s this powerful human body each of us has been gifted. and seeing and feeling mine go through such an extreme transformation during the past 8 months, carrying life times two, has been an incredibly humbling experience for me. it’s brought me to tears on multiple occasions, out of pure discomfort and pain, but also tears of complete joy and excitement and gratitude....

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making macarons with eleanor!

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when eleanor and i went on our mama-daughter trip to paris in february (blog post recaps here and here), you might remember how hard she fell for the raspberry macaron while we were there. i lost count of how many she ate, but they somehow trumped her love for nutella crepes during our time there and if you know eleanor, that is saying something!...

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splish splash!

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one of the things i’ve always been impressed with when it comes to seeing my husband as a papa, is the way he’s always encouraging our kids to pause and explore… or wear that knight in shining armour costume outside… or splash in that puddle… from a very early age! basically, he’s just down with letting them be kids!...

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the littlest of gestures.

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i found a folder on my desktop with these photos in it from way back in january last night that i had completely forgotten to post! i think the pregnancy brain thing people talk about really is a real thing! or in my case, it is! a few nights ago, i walked into the kitchen to get a cup of water to take my iron with, and ended up coming back into the bedroom without any water…....

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