Sunday, June 30, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Dashiel- Rainy days and pretending were at the beach. sigh.
Nona- Watermelon sherbert for the little lady. 

Favorite(s) from last week- Mummy Karma, Alligator is for best, and little wild moose!
Following along with Che & Fidel with the 52 project!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Friday, June 21, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013"

Dashiel- Having a serious case of the sillies.
Nona- Waiting for her smoothie. She went from happy to sad in a matter of seconds. I think she was just ready for her afternoon nap.

Favorite from last week- this little squish!

Following along with Che and Fidel with the 52 Project

As I find that my time here in Birmingham drawing to a close, Im feeling just the slightest bit sad.  I cant help but think that I was really closed off to my current city. Perhaps it was a defense mechanism or maybe knowing we wouldn't be here long, but I didn't really seize all opportunities to explore and make new friends here. 

Today, we visited Red Cat Coffee House. I discovered this little gem a couple weeks ago while visiting Pepper Place Farmers Market and I must say, what a great cup of joe! The kids smoothies were totally yum, too! We didn't get to stay long, as miss Nona was not enjoying herself, but I very much suggest you visit if you are ever near!

Oh, and don't you love Dashiel's felt crown!? If you want one for your little one, you can get one online from TREEHOUSE -Kids and Crafts. I love this store so much!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


"A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013" 

Nona- My little bird watcher.
Dash- He's come a long way from when he was little...he just didnt like grass. "Im relaxing here."

I really wanted to get in as much outdoor time before the crazy heat kicked in this summer. 80 degrees is tolerable but really...any hotter then that and I think everyone gets a bit crabby. I made the kids a little picnic outside and blew bobbles. Nona collected rocks. Dash spotted a lizard. Really nice day!

Following along with Che and Fidel with the 52 project!


"A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2013"

Dashiel- Running ahead, he paused to let us catch up. I promised him a Steel City Popsicle and apparently, I need to "keep up" with him ;)
Nona- On her tip toes...trying to smell the wild flowers.

Wow, it only took me 6 months but I found a farmer's market. Im not sure why it took me so long but Im glad to have some fresh farmer's eggs, sweet potatoes, strawberries and green beans in my fridge. I still really miss the Athens market as we built our saturday tradition there but Im glad we have a new place to build more memories.

Following along with Che and Fidel with the 52 project!