Big Five

In keeping with our tradition, Annabel woke up on her birthday to a floor full of balloons: Next, she opened a few small presents in bed… …because her big present was going to lunch at the American Girl Store: (with her American Girl, too, of course.) Annabel and I met Mike and his parents at…

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Surfing Sunday 01.25

It has been a jam-packed week here thanks to Annabel’s birthday. In addition to party prep and doing a lot of work around the house, I also decided the day before the birthday party was the perfect time to redecorate Annabel’s room. I am the queen of taking on too much! But it all worked out, and…

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The Fifth Year Of Annie

Annabel is five years old! What a wonderful year it’s been. If you can’t see the video above, click here.  I love the tune Mike wrote this year! Every day we say how lucky we are to have such an amazing, thoughtful, hilarious, generous, clever, darling girl. Happy birthday, Annabel. We love you! Annie’s Fourth…

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When I’m Five…

Annabel has been obsessed with turning five…pretty much since the day after she turned four. To her, five is a magical age where just about anything can happen. Almost every day she started a sentence with, “When I’m five…” and the words that followed were always adorable and sweet. I started writing down what she said,…

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No Candy Valentine: I Like You This Much

Whenever Valentine’s Day is approaching I start checking the dollar aisle at my local Target. Annabel’s school requests the parents not bring in candy treats, so I always try to find the cute little toys before they all get snatched up. This year I found these cute stretchy hearts with arms that came six to a package….

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