my firecracker is one

July 10th, 2013

my firecracker is one

my firecracker is one

my firecracker is one

my firecracker is one

my firecracker is one

It’s so hard to believe but my baby turned one on July 4th! I don’t know how it’s even possible because it feels like we just left the hospital with her and now her she is a babbling, trying to walk one year old. I don’t think there is anything better than celebrating your birthday on the 4th of July. The parades and fireworks must feel like they are just for you. Izzie wasn’t that into the parade this year but the girl loves some fireworks. I thought for sure she would be scared of them but she just sat on our blanket in amazement.

Happy 1st Birthday my little love.

together.

June 12th, 2013

mama and daughter

mama and daughter

mama and daughter

We are two peas in a pod, Isley and I. Three peas if you count her amazing father. We are both incredibly blessed to work from home. So, aside from those few showers and nap times, we are always together.

I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve left her in the past eleven months. Some people give us a hard time for not getting out more etc but I am so happy to spend my days with this little lady of ours. Even the nights (which lately is every night) when she wakes up at 2am and thinks it’s party time.

I don’t mind at all because as she gets closer and closer to turning one I am reminded that she will not be this little forever. She will not always want to snuggle me in the middle of the night and she definitely won’t want to chase her father and I around our tiny apartment, giggling like crazy at 3am. For now, I’ll happily take the sleepless nights and the bags under my eyes.

days spent swinging

June 5th, 2013

baby swing

baby swing

baby swing

Oh the swings at the park. This baby lives for them. I don’t think I’ve ever known a baby that loves to swing as much as Isley. Every week we take her to the park as many times as we can. Nothing is better or more fun than listening to her giggle and squeal in delight as she gets pushed higher and higher.

our clubfoot journey : world clubfoot day

June 3rd, 2013

world clubfoot day

Today is World Clubfoot Day and in honor of that I wanted to say how proud we are of this little girl of ours and how far she has come. Ten weeks of casts, a surgery, 3 months of wearing a brace for 23 hours a day and now wearing it every night without a fuss. Isley has been so brave and tough through this entire journey. I cherish every moment with those perfect little feet and am so thankful for Dr. Ponseti and his treatment.

Please take a moment to visit Ponseti International to learn more about clubfoot and its treatment. Also, to read more about our journey click here.

happy friday!

May 24th, 2013

happy friday

happy friday

Today is dreary and chilly and these photos of Isley’s nursery are so bright and happy I had to share. We’re looking forward to a weekend filled with fun, family and lots of photo editing on my part. I was honored to shoot my oldest friend’s maternity photos after her shower last weekend and cannot wait to get them finished so that I can share them with her. Happy Friday!

you are my i love you.

May 2nd, 2013

you are my i love you

I just had to share this little image I created for Izzie’s baby book. The poem is You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano and is a real favorite around our house.

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