Sunday, February 21, 2010

build it and they will come...

right now i'm having a particularly challenging time balancing work/life/baby. it is hard to do anything right when there is so much competing for your attention. it's time to sit back and ask the questions that i always ask. if i close my eyes, what does happiness look like? a bike ride, sitting on the porch with my baby, a night swim, a warm home, family, a hug, breaking bread with friends, laughing until my cheeks hurt. what we have is right there, so close, but somehow so elusive. it's time to bring my vision into clear focus. how? intention, motivation, hard work and practice practice practice. here goes!

Monday, February 8, 2010

i love my little family

we had some family photos taken by our extremely talented friend max wanger. we were a bit nervous as elodie was on a bit of a tear right before he and his lovely fiancĂ©e margaux arrived but i think the sunny day kept the storms at bay. we love what he captured. 

to see more photos, visit max's website!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

my new birthday gift for toddlers

i came across the giant play and learn activity book at yolk, a local kid's store in silverlake. it has lovely line drawings of animals, vegetables and tons of stickers. i wanted one for myself but exercised restraint and just 'helped' elodie color hers instead. instead of all the crap toys you can give a child for their birthday, why not give them one of these?