mid afternoon cat naps
mint green sink baths + pink roses
sound asleep after nursing, always
following daddy on a sunday morning walk to the farmer's market
she smiles so much it physically hurts me
(we received a dock-a-tot for gus, for which he's become obsessed with, and we call it his "cozy pod" - aka, the cutest thing in the entire world. "hey mommy, can i watch curious george in gussy's cozy pod?")
haircuts, bananas + pajamas + cozy pod
checking her diaper at the park while our boys play
winnie + stringing a dried rose garland
sunday afternoon loot
getting through laundry with the help of a sparrow mobile and the softest blanket
friday evening date night. i ordered rose champagne and steve ordered cabarnet. he gave me a long kiss across the table.
holding my three month old primrose
red jumper + hand knit bonnet from my dear friends
eating bananas in bed, what else
the said $5 bag of jelly beans. and like my least favorite flavor, too.
feb 3, 2016. evening cuddle with daddy
waiting on steve to get home for his birthday + his random sock on the table ?
the morning of his birthday. gus was throwing a fit and ripped all the petals at my bedside. two year olds, man.
my beautiful man wearing our beautiful girl.
still my baby, always and forever.
sunday afternoon on a day that felt like spring. steve went in looking for records while i wrote with rocks on cement that gus gathered into a pile for me. did you know rocks turn to chalk on cement?
birthday cake + things on the table
we snuck out for two hours on his birthday to have some time together and enjoy a sushi meal, his favorite. here he is opening up his birthday gifts, fireside. a brian eno + peter gabriel record, a horowitz cd and secrets. he is the most grateful man on earth, my steve.
steve's birthday cake. light pink frosting, decorated with thyme.
it was steve's birthday this week and it was so much fun getting to celebrate him. he brings my heart and life so much utter joy and happiness that it's hard to find presents or think of ways to celebrate him. nothing ever seems enough, really. but i did manage to string a garland made of dried pink spray roses and hang it above our bed upon his waking. i tried to turn it into a heart but i had a baby who was refusing to be put down so i just looped it naturally onto the wall. i made him a list of all the things i love about him that coincided with his age and getting to stare at him while i read it felt so damn good. i also managed to get my parents to watch our babies on a week night so we could slip away for a few hours together. we had drinks fireside and then sushi after before i got the text from my mama that fiorella just needed her mama.
we drove home together, really, really, really happy. it brings my heart so much light to show the man i'm deeply in love with just how much i love him. and to show it, every day. we also talked about how we need a date at least twice a month.
gus is eating his leftover chocolate cake by the window this morning and humming to himself. there is chocolate frosting above his ears and he's put down his fork and is now shoveling it into his mouth with his hands. fi is in my arms nursing and the yellow candle's wax we lit last night needs to be scraped from our table. my coffee is finished and we are heading to the snow tomorrow.
steve just walked in to check on us before he leaves for work today. he kissed fi's forehead, then mine, and is dishing out more cake for gus.
"gus, this is your last piece," i hear him say.
"okay, daddy," he says and runs off to his little white big boy table in last night's pajamas that are now covered in chocolate and paint.