Not sure if Naomi's expression had to do with the fact we were on our way to the dentist, or her tights were itching her. 😲#3303growthchart
I keep making these hats, thinking I'll start an Etsy shop and donate half the profits to the CF Foundation. But then I put them on this kid and end up keeping them all. 😄😍#everycolorishercolor
Doing Asheville with only one kid in tow, who seems to be thoroughly enjoying the life of an only child.
On top of Sassafras Mountain yesterday, just before a thunderstorm rolled in.
Right before we had to leave because I got baby poop all over my shirt. 😮💩
Baby licking a rock is pretty funny.
This expression--when he's wearing it I could say his name fifty times and he wouldn't hear me. Sometimes this is infuriating, but when he comes out of it all dazed (and completely confused at our impatience or irritation), it's hard to feel justified in bringing him back to this silly reality when wherever he was is probably brighter and more beautiful. Of course, I don't feel so badly about it when he's just been watching tv, but even for that I sometimes just end up feeling like a hypocritical old nag. Last week he explained his absorption to Will in this way: "Sometimes I can't stop when you ask me to stop watching because I just get so ... connected, you know? Plus, there are so many things I haven't sawn yet." ❤
Orange poppyseed shortbread with raspberry jam. Trying to keep these babies fat and happy. 😊
We had one of the worst weeks ever. It culminated yesterday in Naomi having a complete meltdown downtown and me hauling her on one arm kicking and screaming (with Esther strapped on my chest) for two blocks. Jude was almost beside himself every time I stopped for a rest and to try to talk her down because he was so afraid she'd run into the street and get run over, a very real possibility at that point. I hurt my back in the process and came pretty close to having a complete meltdown myself. And this wasn't even the worst part of my week. So yeah, we're glad to say goodbye to this week. And spending half a day making a ginormous cake we can't possibly eat by ourselves felt like a good way to say goodbye to it. Happy Saturday!
This little girl has mastered the pensive pout. ❤
They get so excited about all the different flowers in Duke Gardens. And insist on smelling them all. ❤🌷.