ezra’s tutti frutti party

ezra's 100th day party has come and gone; now we can all relax. the night before, dennis and i stayed up until 2am cleaning and organizing the house (him) and putting together last-minute details & decor (me). we knew we still had a lot to do in the morning (and still take care of two… Continue reading ezra’s tutti frutti party

thanksgiving & birthday weekend

[12:30pm] i love my birthday because it usually falls around thanksgiving weekend so the festive mood from the holiday continues on to my birthday. sometimes my birthday falls on thanksgiving day which makes it even more special. this year, thanksgiving got off to a rocky start. i got into a car accident on wednesday evening.… Continue reading thanksgiving & birthday weekend

celebrate good times

there have been many things to celebrate recently - two weddings and a first birthday party. although both weddings occurred in october i haven't had the time nor energy (mostly energy) to organize and edit photos for a blog post. the so family leaves for maryland tomorrow for a family vacation and that'll be another… Continue reading celebrate good times

boston, you’re my home

we are at the tail end of a heat wave. the low-to-mid 90-degree weather has been occurring since last thursday and today should be the last day before thunderstorms supposedly arrive on friday. it's not the heat that drives me insane as summer is my favorite season; it's the humidity. penny's constantly asking to go… Continue reading boston, you’re my home

summertime shenanigans

last saturday, dennis and i attended a wedding in norwalk, ct. he was able to get the day off so we could go, but he still had to work the next day... which was really unfortunate since it was a 1.5 hour drive each way. we left the party around 10:30 and came home at midnight.… Continue reading summertime shenanigans

fourth of july weekend

happy birthday, usa! the us celebrated its 240th birthday on monday.  july 4, 1776 - when the united states achieved independence from the tea-sipping brits. it's actually quite surprising how relatively young our country is (although it really has been around for many, many years). i'm proud to be raising penny in the states where… Continue reading fourth of july weekend

diy cake smash photo shoot

when you have a baby, the costs keep adding up. there are the necessary everyday items like diapers, but then there are also optional luxuries such as having professional photos done for your child. like many parents, we opted to do the newborn photo shoot because 1) we wanted high-quality images of penny, and 2)… Continue reading diy cake smash photo shoot