Monday, December 27, 2010


got a semi-big post coming up soon- i'm going to do 'a life with baby in pictures' post that will cover everything that's gone on since lil' easy (as teek calls her) has come home. we've had a pretty easy time of it (knock on wood) and we've been spending lots of great family time together. both baby and big sister have been on their best behavior and are getting along swell. swelly. swollenly? anyway, an update post is coming...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ba ba ba na na.

sometimes, if i'm quiet enough, bebe will get so into whatever she's doing that she forgets i'm sitting there, across the room, snapping pics of her. a good zoom on the camera helps. here she is sharing her banana with baba:

Monday, December 20, 2010


bebe and i spent the late part of the afternoon watching the snow begin to fall:

so when mommy and e-lo went down for a late nap, we suited up.

when i first got her dressed, i had her jacket and snow pants on when i asked her to sit so i could put her boots on. she looked at me for a second and said "i can't sit down in snow pants." and then did this funny little bend at the waist that turned into a ninety-degree turn onto her bottom. when she looked up at me, she started to laugh, and then i started to laugh. we have nearly thirty-five years between us, but in that instance we both found the same thing naturally funny. these are the moments i cherish and save.

kind of like walking on the moon.

we headed over to the little playground. i thought it would be fun to check things out in the snow. it was.

we had the whole place to ourselves, it was awesome.

bebe decided to tackle the curvy slide. it's a pretty fast slide even when it isn't covered in snow.

yeah, that's her- way down in the left-hand corner. she beat the camera, with the flash on. needless to say, she was covered in snow and scared shitless, and so was i, truth be told. i quickly picked her up, cleared off her face, and held her to me to warm her up. but by the time we left a few minutes later, she was smiling in my arms and telling me how fast she went. that's my girl. well, one of them.

me and my girls

in case you didn't know, my daughter Eloise McCarter was born on saturday morning! she was a scrappy five pounds, three ounces and a lean, mean eighteen inches long. she has beaten all the odds for someone her size and was allowed home from the hospital early because of how healthy (and gorgeous) she is! we're happy to welcome her into the family fold, and no one is more excited than her big sister Beatrix. my goal for the immediate future is to get up as many pics as possible, but i probably won't have too much time to write. i'm sure you're all upset about that. anyway, i thought i'd start today with a post of my girls, Beatrix and Eloise:

first up, first born. or, first born, first up:

El Mac is a little more subdued, only being two and a half days old. she's got some spunk though:

more to come...