Thursday, March 27, 2014

52/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: waiting to go to school.  so old, still so sweet.
lucy:  rainbow loom fever is still in full force.
finn: baabee taught him how to twist his spaghetti. 
dot: still loves her swing and still insists on a "blue dress" most days.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

51/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: lots of catan played while al and mary were in town. (you guys are such good sports...)
lucy:  my cute little irish girl.
finn: the packers won the championship and this guy was on cloud nine for the next few days.
dot: she just started sitting crossed legged.  so sweet. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

50/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: showing his charger colored rainbow loom bracelet lucy made him for his birthday.
lucy:  being a goof.
finn: go dbacks.
dot: early, early morning bath.  still half asleep and yet she didn't want to sleep :(

Thursday, March 6, 2014

49/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: my take-out-the-trash guy.  
lucy:  my cute little basketball player.  one of these days she'll make a basket during a game...
finn: after-school snack and homework on the front patio.  living the dream.
dot: having a bit of an identity crisis these days.  "alice blue dress." "blue dress, ruby slips, dorothy gale." "umbrella, mary pottins." these are her characters of choice lately.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

48/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: "let's play sit down catch."  lazy...
lucy:  i'm still not used to how she rushes to change and hurries out to "shoot some hoops" in the driveway.
finn: baseball season has begun for this cute face.
dot: the nap of a fourth child.  you take it where you can get it.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

phoenix in february: clothing optional


here's a little peak into the life of a phoenix baby in the middle of february...
limited clothing, no shoes, outside all day, messy face, eating snap peas off the vine.
it's a pretty good life, i must say.


if you are somewhere snowy or cold, feel free to come visit.
we'd love to have you :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

47/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: celebrating after making a trick shot in a game of HORSE.
lucy:  my sweet goose.  love her in her uniform and braids.
finn: finally getting one of those top teeth. not sure we'll recognize him with teeth...
dot: this little lady is getting too big, too fast.  and i'm not ok with it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

on why that post-nap time of day is one of my favorites.


the first reason is obvious.  post-nap would imply that a nap was actually taken and that right there is a good enough reason to make it one of my favorites.
however, i really love post-nap time because it is one of the only times my usually active little baby will let me snuggle her and just be still.  she is happy, but still a little sleepy and usually a little goofy. 
she has taken to sleeping with her bunny annabelle these days, which is super adorable, so i guess i will add that to my list of reasons, too - listening to her wake up and talk to her stuffed bunny.  "hi, annabelle!"


dot insisted that annabelle needed to be held up, so she could see harry bunny out the window...

there you have it.  post-nap deliciousness. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

46/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: another day, off to another soccer practice.  
lucy:  teaching her little sister a song in the backyard.
finn: he can't not smile.  seriously.  even when he's getting in trouble sometimes...
dot: mismatched shoes and a scraped up nose.  life is never dull with this lady.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

45/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: if he's not playing soccer, he's playing foosball.  this gift won christmas this year.
lucy:  a desk in her room, a desk in the playroom, a kitchen table... and this is where she does her homework.
finn: drooling over catan. (in finn's case, literally...)
dot: a baby bonnet, blue chalk and a mini chimi... the randomness that is dot's life.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

44/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

jack: cracking up at something lucy said. (he really needs a haircut)
lucy:  snuggled in her bed with the next mysterious benedict society.
finn: its official.  we have another little bibliophile on our hands.  he couldn't put this book down.
dot: saying the rosary with all the school kids.  trying to be cool for timmy baska.