This is (almost) 2.

March 28, 2017

Almost two year old (!) Maisie is talking up a STORM these days.  It’s so hard to keep up.  Every single day there are new words and expressions.  Having real, actual conversations with her has been such a highlight.  Here are a few of my favorite things she is doing and saying:

Yeah, Sure.

Me: Want to be Mommy’s helper?  I’m unloading the dishwasher.

Maisie: Yeah, sure.


Me: Should we go see Nana and Papa today!?

Maisie: Yeah, sure.

Snick DooJoe bought these snickerdoodle muffins as a morning treat one weekend and they were a huge hit.  So much so that Maisie now refers to any and all sweet breakfast food as “snick doo.”

Need Hug, Mama

Maisie is super attached to me these days.  Like when Joe takes her in the bathroom to brush her teeth she needs to be able to “see Mama” and as soon as he is done with the torture of it all she runs to me, clings to my shirt and says “need hug Mama.”

Her sleep has been a disaster for months now and she will scream from her crib in the middle of the night “need hug, Mama.”  That tiny manipulator!

Scary Guys

The world can be a scary place when you are little.  Like the snow monster in Frozen or the picture of a hand being x-rayed in her alphabet book and even the octopus in her alphabet book (who is smiling happily in his sea garden…we don’t get this one).  All of these are “scary guys” which actually sounds more like “ski duy” when Maisie says it.

Dada, what are you doing here?

Ending with my favorite.  As I mentioned, Maisie has been a real Mama’s girl lately.  Sometimes we will be doing something and she will ask Joe (who has been home with us all day leading up to this point) in all seriousness “Dada, what are you doing here?”


January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

My brother Kevin asked me to grab a few shots of him getting ready at my parents house with the groomsmen before his wedding yesterday.  I wasn’t initially planning on sharing any of these pictures here, but I’m loving some of these images of my 3 brothers so much that I couldn’t resist.  Can’t believe these boys.  All growed up!  Much love to Kevin and his wife (!) Brittany.  The party was epic and I’m paying the price today, big time 🙂

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