dear hunter {year 4}

I remember the evening you were born. After a tiring 24 hours of labor, the most beautiful boy was laid on my chest. The instant love for you was strong and just keeps getting stronger. Yesterday on your 4th birthday, I held you close and laid your head on my chest. I told you all…

nova’s birth story {part 2}

If you haven’t read the first half of Nova’s birth story, be sure to go back and check that out and then come back here for more. I left off with us heading down from our bedroom to leave for the hospital.  When we got down the flight of stairs, I decided on one more…

nova’s birth story {part 1}

I’ve had almost a month to collect my thoughts and emotions around Nova’s birth and I’m excited and ready to share Nova’s birth story!  Today is part one, next week will be part two.  I love that each of my kiddos births have been different and unique, and Nova’s most definitely was! It all started…

and then there were five

{{check out the end of the post for the Aurorae yoga mat flip flop giveaway winner}} Our family changed in the best way possible 10 days ago when we welcomed Nova into our world. When she was 2 days old we brought her home and our life as a family of 5 began.  She figured…

welcome baby girl nova sienna!

Yesterday we welcomed the third addition into our family – Nova Sienna!      Nova, you came into this world in a flash.  Much quicker and sooner than I was expecting (1 day before your due date!), but I am so glad to have you here in my arms snuggling you close and getting to know…

dear zoe {year two}

Dear Zoe, Yesterday you turned two.  HOW are you two already now? We spent the morning at your two year check up (sorry for the shot).  You were incredibly snuggly and shy and I loved holding you and keeping you safe and close.  You are also growing so well!  75% percentile for weight and height…

how to feed your toothless baby real food

At 16 months I don’t really think of Zoe as a baby anymore.  She’s walking, talking, independent and already sharing her opinion (loudly) whenever she gets the chance.  She is so full of personality!  The only area that’s still baby-like is her mouth.  The girl only has one tooth!  She had her first tooth (a…

on your third birthday {Hunter}

At 3…. You love being outside, picking up rocks, sticks, flowers, dirt and whatever else you can get your hands on. I love that I get to see your adventurous side and that you choose nature over TV any day. You love your sister and call her your best friend.  You share with her and…

that moment you find out you are pregnant

As Mother’s Day rolls around tomorrow, I begin to think more about when I became a mother.  I love being able to go back and read through all my pregnancy posts to remember what it was like being pregnant.  So many of the details about how I was feeling and seeing all the changes happening…