the nanny

We have a live-in nanny this summer. Her feet aren't much larger than Emma's, but her shoe collection is larger than mine and Emma's … [Read more...]

five months

Higdon at five months: is on all fours, scootching and so close to crawling. sits independently fairly well can go from all fours to … [Read more...]

the return of running

Earlier this winter, a friend texted to let me know that she and her sister were running a half-marathon in May and invited me to run also. … [Read more...]

Good morning brothers

Emma and Aedan have been waking up earlier than normal the past few weeks.  It has been nice to have a little help doing the dishes in the … [Read more...]

The rain, rain, rain

Came down, down, down   Finally!  Finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel; the windows are open, the kids are outside and … [Read more...]

Four Months

Can you believe it?  Baby Hal is 4 months already!  He has quite the personality - almost always smiling and laughing and talking. He has … [Read more...]

Companions on a Journey

Emma made her First Communion last Saturday, attended by all of her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. We stepped outside for a … [Read more...]

Ten Square Feet

Higdon's favorite place (other than in my arms!) is about ten square feet of carpet along a wall, within reach of the rocking chair and … [Read more...]


She had so many outfits picked out for her "photo shoot", but we only made it through the first set.  After the plaid jumper, I fed Higdon … [Read more...]

Six Weeks

Emma at six weeks:                     Aedan at … [Read more...]