when all my babies met for the very first time.

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so happy to share photos today from when beatrice and madalena met their three older siblings for the very first time. since they were born just before midnight the evening before, eleanor, samson and conrad came straight from school the following afternoon and i don’t think any of us, the three of them or josh and me, could contain our excitement in that moment of everyone finally greeting each other and being reacquainted on earth....

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the 4th of july…

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hi hi hi! i’ve missed logging on here and sharing with you all! it feels really really really good to be back. thanks for following along on social media this last month and for being so supportive and wonderful with the arrival of our baby girls. i feel slightly out of order sharing a post from our fourth of july a few days ago when i have some photos and stories from the hospital last month i still haven’t yet shared, but we’ll just have to work backwards here for a minute....

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happy birthday to our new six year old, samson rex!

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today marks samson’s 6th birthday! which means it also marks the anniversary of one of the happiest days of my life. josh and i talk often about how much we lucked out with our samson. he came to us so easily, an incredible surprise we found out about when eleanor was only 7 months old. after a pregnancy full of craving raw vegetables (still shocked and confused by this!) and a mere 8 minutes of calm and easy pushing at the hospital the following May (something else i still can’t get over, normally my birth experiences are messy ordeals i don’t necessarily care to revisit), this little guy stole our hearts in ways i didn’t know mine was even available for stealing....

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a birthday party for our mister samson!

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over the weekend, we hosted a little birthday party for samson who will turn 6 years old at the end of the month. while his official birthday is not until may 30th, we decided to do the party a few weeks early because i have this fear of the babies showing up on his birthday and cramping it in a way a mother would feel guilty about....

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