Beach Life

As soon as the summer sun hits New England, the car is loaded with buckets, shovels, and dump trucks galore and we’re off to beach.  There’s nothing quite like the first steps onto warm sand after an especially long winter; I will never tire of it.

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The New Mr. and Mrs.

2013 is off to the best start ever!  My sister got hitched earlier this month at my parents’ home upstate.  It was a cozy and festive affair and I couldn’t be happier for the newlyweds.  It’s going to be a busy year for our family.  My brother’s 1st of 2 weddings is coming up in a few short weeks.  So fun!

The dress

The dress

The sparklies

The sparklies

The niece

The niece

Homemade favors...of course

Homemade favors…of course

The baby

The baby

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Sisters

Sisters

Stylist to the stars

Stylist to the stars

Lovely lady

Lovely lady

Dad greets the Barat

Dad greets the Barat

Sibling huddle

Sibling huddle

Go time!

Go time!

Here comes the bride!

Here comes the bride!

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Party girl crashes

Party girl crashes

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Post-wedding clean-up

Post-wedding clean-up

What a night!

What a night!

Back At It

I don’t know why I’m choosing the busiest time of year to post again.  Actually, I’m a glutton for punishment so it makes perfect sense.  I have to start posting again; I must.  The kids are growing like weeds and the boys have me in stitches daily with their  crazy kid ways and I’m positive that if I don’t write it all down somewhere it will be lost forever.

Nora, my love

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Perfect Sunday

On Sunday I knocked on the bathroom door while Riz was showering and announced  I was submitting a motion to declare a”No Naps Day”.

“Motion denied”.

Man, he didn’t miss a beat.  Fair enough.  The kids all still very much need to nap.  On days that Arman misses his he’s barely human come 5 o’clock.  But the blue skies and sand were calling, and so, because I’m the boss, we were off to the beach.

The little guy prefers the sand

This one couldn’t get enough of the ocean  even swallowing a decent bit of salt-water.

The youngest ones didn’t quite make it through the outing which was kinda wonderful because I never get to cuddle this little guy anymore.

A perfect little Sunday.  It’s good to be boss 🙂

2 Months

Nora-Bora is 2 months old.  I’m amazed.  I’m amazed that it’s only been two months because it really feels like she’s been a part of this family for much longer.  Oh, sweetness.  I find myself saying that a lot these days. “Oh, sweetness.”  It’s really the best way to describe her.

2 months old and she’s already stolen everyone’s heart.  Maybe not Zeems so much, but he’ll get there.  He’s mommy’s boy so it’s been the roughest on him.  And really at 2 years old he’s still a baby too.

2 months also marks 2 months of being served breakfast in bed.  It’s kinda awesome.  Riz reminds me each day not to get used to it.  I’m so used to it.  The only thing better than coffee in the morning is someone bringing you coffee in the morning.  I’ll never go back.

Uncle Fuma was here last weekend which was such a treat for everyone.  We don’t see him nearly enough and the kiddos just adore him.

Can’t get enough of that grin.   Oh, sweetness.