family photos in central park!

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sharing the photos katie rain took of our family in central park a few weeks ago! so many in this batch that i really love, because she captured all seven of us – pulling the faces and the sass and the rarely ever holding still – perfectly. it’s such a big feat to take on – taking photos with this many people (and littles) to be in the frame....

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3rd grade, 2nd grade and kindergarten, here we go!

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these three beautiful babies of mine started school the other week, and we are officially 7 full days into the new school year! josh and i were able to tag team their curriculum night for parents a few days ago to meet their new teachers and learn more about what they have in store for the coming year....

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favorite children’s books, for all ages!

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today i have compiled some of our favorite children’s books for all ages – from board books for babies to chapter books fitting for eleanor’s age group! these are some of the books that we have gravitated towards over and over again with each little one over the years and also the ones my kids want to read again and again....

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helping your little one transition into the new school year

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eleanor and samson on their first day of 1st grade and kindergarten, two autumns ago in 2017.

eleanor’s first day of kindergarten in autumn 2016. 

samson’s first day of kindergarten, 2017. 

eleanor and samson’s first day of second grade and first grade, 2018.  and below, eleanor and samson’s last day of second and third grade,2019. 

helping your little one transition into the new school year…

next week, schools in new york city (and lots of schools everywhere) begin up again!...

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family camping in grand teton national park!

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in july, our family camped in grand teton national park (we also explored yellowstone for a day since it was about an hour drive from our campsite- photos below). camping was high on our list of something we wanted to attempt this summer together, and since we were planning to see family in wyoming towards the end of july, we figured it was a great excuse to tack on a national park out west to our itinerary and explore the grand tetons together....

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