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Margot Turns Four

We brought the party to the shop this year with a bbq, family, and friends. It was such a beautiful day and a nice way to celebrate Margot turning 4. She picked out her balloons, piñata, and cake, and decided to wear her birthday tutu she opened up that morning from Gigi. She’d been looking forward to this party for about a week, and def partied hard. It’s the day after and she was still exhausted from all of the excitement. She had such a fun time. I thankfully got photos of the kids before everyone got there—I was so busy during, I hardly shot. But I thankfully got a couple more photos of some small details throughout the day to help me remember #4. Happy birthday to our smart, funny, determined, sweet Margot!

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Pride Parade

The Pride parade was today—an event I love being a part of. It’s a colorful celebration of joy that honors self-expression and standing up for what’s right. Being loud and proud. It’s easy to get emotional at these things—not just for the cry baby that I am, but for anyone watching all of these people celebrating themselves and their loved ones. I wasn’t able to make it this year, so these are photos from last year in honor of today’s festivities. Happy Pride, y’all! I stand with all of you!

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An Evening in the Backyard

These were taken on our first evening in the backyard this summer. The days have been strangely cold—summer’s been off to a super slow start. It was nice to get out, breathe in some fresh air, and chill out back before the kids went down for bed. I’m looking forward to more quiet, warm evenings like this.

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Eliot Turns One

We strapped on the same party hats we wore for Margot’s first and celebrated Eliot turning one. Matt got donuts, Margot helped me make muffins and whipped cream, and we all watched Eliot eat his birthday treat. His birthday came out of nowhere—I felt like I’d just given birth yesterday and suddenly he’s 1! It makes sense that big events like this come around quicker for the second child. It just serves as a reminder to take these days slowly; fully savoring all of his baby goodness while it’s here. Happy first birthday to my sweet, baby boy!

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Eliot at Ten Months

10 months. You’re playing games now. You scoot around on your bum, and when I call you to come back, you look back at me, smile, and forge on even quicker. You’re still very well-mannered, but don’t like to be left alone—we’ve set up the bouncer in front of the bathroom so you can sit there while I shower. We have conversations now—I’ll ask you a questions and you answer in varying tones…it’s the cutest. Oh and my favorite thing? You’ve proven to really love music, and dance the minute you hear your jam. You’re a lot like your mama and I’m loving it.

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Halloween 2018

Another Halloween of family costumes and candy-collecting—besides Christmas, this is so my holiday. Super spooky photos and drawing on Margot’s widow’s peak…that’s all I wanted and I got it. Gigi, Tita Sam and Tita Gab came out to form Margot’s Trick or Treat posse on a perfectly cool night. Margot was called “buddy” by multiple candy-givers and Eliot made the cutest last minute monkey. Another Halloween in the books and I’m so happy!

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