in my life

Passing of Time: Five Faces Version 4

Summer.
Being a teacher and mama of young kiddos, my life is punctuated by June, July and August.  Like bookends, the summer months parenthesize the rest of my year. Before September rolls around marking a fresh start and back to school, I make sure to hold my annual Five Faces photoshoot of my kids and their [...]

Uncategorized, in my life, kids

First and Last, 2011 Edition

First, September 2010
A fading summer tan.
Crisp, fresh uniforms.
Room to grow.
Nervousness about the year to come.
Memories of a fun-filled 100 days of vacation.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last, June 2011
Pride and confidence for completing another year.
Excitement for the next 100 days of freedom.
Hints of a forthcoming summer tan.
Ready to turn over a new leaf.
Welcoming summer with open arms.
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in my life, kids, siblings

GREASE is the WORD

A 50s GREASE themed party?  Yes, please and thank you.
Friday night, Henry transformed into a tuff greaser.  It’s amazing how fabulous a little charcoal can be for faux facial hair (simply burn the end of a wine cork, and voila! instant charcoal).  I know this post is photo heavy, but sometimes stories are best told [...]

henry, in my life, shutterbug

0 to 11

A couple of weeks ago I previewed the puberty video at Alison’s school.  You know, the one that talks about all the girl stuff like: periods and ovaries and fallopian tubes.  As I sat with the other parents and watched the animated clip of how the egg travels through the fallopian tube, my memory segued [...]

alison, in my life, kids

Spooky Ooky

A little photoshop fun with my kidlets. I made these into little labels for their treat bags.
Countess Alison
Count Henry
Witch Kate
Wishing everyone a Happy (and safe!) Halloween!

in my life, kids

The Long Journey

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.

Kate + Henry, 2005
Our morning began with a flurry of passing time, one which required me to locate a missing shoe and sign a permission slip with seconds to spare.  As always, it’s a constant [...]

autism, henry, in my life

Littlest Bird

Here we are on the eve of new beginnings, and my little Kate, asleep in her bed, dreams of tomorrow: the first day of kinder.  My littlest bird, full of hope and anticipation for the future, is ready to take flight. And so it begins. The opening chapter of her book, full [...]

in my life, kate, kids

Snug as a Bug. . .

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn to meet my high school friend Ken for a photo walk of the canals of Venice, CA.  I love it when the kids are peacfully tucked in bed and the morning is still and quiet.  I love peeking in their rooms to see them, and sometimes, [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, kids, lazy days

Free to Fly

July 2010
So.  The other day Kate woke up and proclaimed, “I’m going to ride my bike without training wheels today.”
All three of our kids have proven to be quite different (varying personalities and varying learning styles), so Hank and I weren’t quite sure what to expect.  Kate is incredibly determined much like her sister (who [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, kate

First and Last.

First, September 2009
First day of school, September 2009.
Nervousness and uncertainty about the upcoming year.
Excitement about the newness of everything: new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, kicks.
Hints of a fading summer tan.
Grogginess from staying up too late.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last day of school, June 2010.

Confidence and relief after a long, rewarding year.
Boredom of the routine.
Hints of a forthcoming [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, siblings

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