Tuesday, May 31, 2011


his royal cuteness attempting to eat on his own

Monday, May 30, 2011


max right where he belongs, squished in the middle.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


today was a tough one, this view from my window as it came to a close made it seem just a little bit better.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


today wasn't our good day (as cohen likes to say). cohen had an accident at the local swimming pool during his lessons and banged up his lip and gums. we went for an emergency dentist appointment and the root looks fine, for now, but it is going to be touch and go as to whether or not his tooth is able to be saved.

Friday, May 27, 2011


time to transplant the seedlings, good thing i have two hole digging experts on staff!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


first tooth! let the grouchy begin

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


ada keeps bringing this doll to max telling him that they can be friends, so she was incredibly pleased to see him not only go in for the hug, but bring her to bed too!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


colouring quietly as the rain fell outside

Monday, May 23, 2011


I have been spending many hours outside watching the kids play while I toil away at restoring our amazing garden to it's original beauty. Today I managed to clean out all the invasive plants/vines in and around this fern so that it could reach it's tendrils with confidence up to the sun!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


cowboy cohen

Saturday, May 21, 2011


who's the toot? you the toot? yeah, you the toot.

Friday, May 20, 2011


just looking at this makes me smile! these are my kids?! mine? really? how about that.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Ada: Mom can you take my photo here on the stairs?
Me: Sure! (click, click, click)
A: let me see the pictures! (looking) wait, I am not smiling in any of these? I need to be smiling!
M: it's true, they would be better if you were smiling
A: hold on! (runs back over, posed herself like this)
M: click
A: (looking at the photo) ahhh that's much better, I have such a nice smile!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


crazy for feelin'

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


hi-ya! max and mabel practicing their kung fu moves

Monday, May 16, 2011


That is a little Ada sitting up on the hill waiting for her "slow pokey" Mom. I should have squished her head between my fingers.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


my view from cohen's bed as the four of us snuggled up for another rainy afternoon

Saturday, May 14, 2011


i am in love with our view, and the eggs aren't bad either

Friday, May 13, 2011


life with three (aka "not boring")

Thursday, May 12, 2011


oh ada, why so serious?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


pretending the playroom is a movie theatre

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

one hundred and twenty nine

five months today and he tried his first taste of cereal. other photos from today are here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

one hundred and twenty eight

mother's day portrait with my brother elton, his two daughters, reidun, and kyla, and my two little humans (max was inside asleep!)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

one hundred and twenty seven

early mornings spent downstairs in our playroom. can you see max?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

one hundred and twenty five

21 weeks! (time she is a flyin')

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

one hundred and twenty four

it's a tight fit, but the sink will work in a pinch

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

one hundred and twenty three

first self portrait in the new house

Sunday, May 1, 2011

one hundred and twenty one

i took two dozen photos and none of them turned out! some were more cheerful than this to be sure, but i think this one is more true to the mood. today was silvija's last day with us :-(

we miss you baka! (and we're sorry that we couldn't sit still and smile, but i suppose you got used to that)