summerrrrrrr!

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this is most certainly a summer i won’t ever forget. although…it might be a bit foggy when it comes to remembering it all, from the lack of sleep we’re getting. ;) but i’ve been trying to be better at documenting it all for that very reason. through writing things down (even just small things in the ‘notes’ section of my phone at night, to taking pictures with either my big camera or iphone....

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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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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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in which she complained.

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i’m starting to think the hardest part of pregnancy is the waiting game you play at the end. especially when you’re in discomfort while waiting. i feel like i’ve been standing in line for 3 days straight trying to get tickets to some hot concert or broadway show. standing in line while having to pee, naturally....

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