this week

It’s cold. My snowboot broke. Em and I both lost a mitten. Winter, you win.

An apple a day keeps the doctor a way!IMG_0602 Mmm snow.IMG_0610 C’mon Wal, we got a lot of this stuff to eat.IMG_0634 Half birthdays call for half cakes.IMG_0660 1.5!eighteen months The poster child for winter. IMG_1013Such a fashion icon.IMG_0689 Being a good babysitter with her new BFFS.IMG_0695 Date night…in jail :)IMG_0716 Pretty amazing view from the former Charles St jail. IMG_0700


Greetings from yet another snow storm. We’re snowed in again. New England has decided to give us a great welcome winter. In case we wanted to rethink our decision to move back.

Fuzzy slippers make Em happy.IMG_0237 There’s a bow in my hair, I know it.IMG_0265 Being super helpful while I put the duvet cover on.IMG_0276 Grandma sent me my very own kitty!IMG_0292 Clowning around with Wallydog.IMG_0325 Working on her valentines.IMG_0345 Pockets!IMG_0377 Bacon banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and bourbon drizzle. Happy Valentine’s Day Nate!IMG_0392 Hey sister, did you get any chocolate in there?IMG_0410 Nate made me cherry filled crepes for breakfast!IMG_0422Smelling the flowers!IMG_1990Happy Valentine’s Day…2014-2015!IMG_0491 Happiness is licking the whipped cream beater.IMG_0502 Papa’s boots.IMG_0514 Watching Papa shovel Wally dog a path.IMG_0518 Finally…my very own cupcake!IMG_0522 Doing some cooking.IMG_0542 Little snowbunny.IMG_0555 Looks so peaceful, right?IMG_0576 Em working on some closet plans.IMG_0584

six more weeks of winter…

I probably shouldn’t complain about the snow and the ice and the cold since I don’t have to leave the house much, but two years in California made me soft. At least Em is enjoying the snow…when it’s warm enough to be outside.


Sister! Don’t eat the yellow snow!IMG_9984 Working on our snow angels!IMG_0009 Up to no good…IMG_0148 Look at those eyelashes!IMG_0248 Just doing a little Pottery Barn shopping.IMG_0038 IMG_0052 Working on her valentines.IMG_0070 She’s pretty cute when she sleeps…IMG_0088 Em’s favorite afternoon snack.IMG_0101 I had the pleasure of brunching with this movie star on Saturday.IMG_0129 Oh Em did you want that banana nutella crepe?IMG_0141 My first attempt at a lattice top pie. Made some mistakes but I know what to fix next time.IMG_0151 IMG_0166 Happy birthday Great Grandma!IMG_0211

winter wonderland

We survived our first snow storm of the year (or in Em’s case, first in her life). We had some fun but I’m ready for spring. Hopefully the groundhog has some good news tomorrow.

Always watching out for her Wallydog. IMG_9714We’re not in California anymore…IMG_9740Facetiming with Jinx.IMG_9744Cooking with Grandma.IMG_9753   Working on using utensils.IMG_9772Excited to be wearing her snow pants for the first time.IMG_9781Queen of the mountain!IMG_9808She’s a natural!IMG_9858 IMG_9854 IMG_9821   She had some help from her brother.IMG_9865Wally caught trying to steal the snowman’s nose.IMG_9870What? You don’t watch the puppy bowl in your boat?IMG_1942She cheered everytime they got a touchdown.IMG_9926

california dreaming…

Sorry to miss a week of updates. I flew west for a few days for work, and was busy playing catch up last week. But I returned home to a mostly germ free house (after Em shared with a couple more people).

Em is in full on monkey mode now. She can climb anything, and will. Pretty proud she can get on the big bed by herself.IMG_9449 First class ticket to CA…don’t mind if I do…IMG_9456 Didn’t know what to do with all my leg room!IMG_9461 Oh palm trees…I miss you so!IMG_9477 Meanwhile at farm camp….Em developed her love of legos…she doesn’t really have much of a choice in this family…IMG_1880 Visited her chickens…IMG_1881 Played tug of war with Woody.IMG_1886_2 And is now the proud owner of her very own boat! Completely handmade by GPop!IMG_1893 Back in California…I visited a brand new Whole Foods. In our old neighborhood. I may have cried just a little bit…IMG_9511 But I came home to this little superstar!IMG_9548 IMG_9560 Em having deep thoughts at the creek.IMG_9572 It was a sunglasses-wearin’ kind of week.IMG_9588 IMG_9600 Ready for snow!IMG_9620 IMG_9622 She’s got the look down…IMG_9664 It was a Henderson plaid kind of day…IMG_9702 A little light reading in her boat…IMG_1920

greetings from the house of germs

Not too much to report this week as the plague has taken over our house. Be thankful germs can’t spread through the internet. Little Em has her first ear infection/cough/snot factory and has shared it with both of us. Here’s hoping for a healthier week.

Meeting her new sidekick, Grandma’s new puppy!IMG_1930Sick, but still so big!IMG_9349Partners in crime.IMG_1872 Yes, I like Elmo, do you have a problem with that?IMG_9372 What static?IMG_9385 Watching for Walldog outside.IMG_9418 Em negotiating her bedtime.IMG_9425 Decorating Wally.IMG_9428

happy new year!

Welcome 2015! After a nice couple of weeks of time off, visiting, and celebrating, back to reality tomorrow.

Wally and Em, up early looking for birdies and kitties.IMG_9166 How big?IMG_9205 Getting our sparkle on for NYE.IMG_9221 My little sushi eater! So proud!IMG_9232 A quiet new years at home with sparkling sake.IMG_9233 Always a great napper when we have somewhere to go…IMG_9241 Twinsies!IMG_9256 It’s me Emme! IMG_9264 Best show ever.IMG_9290 A couple days late with the good luck New Years lentils, but this was a delicious meatless meal…red lentil curry with cilantro cashew pesto and roasted carrots.IMG_9299 Happiest girl ever.IMG_9303 Spotted…the easter bunny in January…IMG_9316