Today, five years ago, was Edmond’s due date, and though Edmond wasn’t actually born until December 13 (almost a full two weeks late), in so many ways, it feels like this is the day I became a mother. It was the day I learned that you can have plans and expectations, but that your child…… Continue reading 5 Years of Motherhood
I cannot believe that Oliver turned 1! We celebrated all week long with a small party for family complete with a smash cake he showed very little interest in, a family date to the zoo, and a walk to Red Bicycle in the cold for crepes and muffins. Oliver continues to be such a wonderful…… Continue reading Oliver is One!
I cannot believe our sweet Oliver turned 11 months old yesterday! He is cruising all over the place and getting so close to walking, and has eight adorable teeth. The only food he has yet to like so far has been dill pickles: he likes chili and zucchini and will just eat and eat and…… Continue reading Oliver at 11 Months
Oliver Joseph turned 10 months young this week, and he is just so wonderful! He now claps, waves, and attempts to blow kisses. He can make a great rolled ‘r’ sound and does it when imitating our cat or just for fun. He is getting so, so, so close to walking and coasts all over…… Continue reading Oliver at 10 months!
Oliver turns 9 months old on Monday! At 9 months, he pulls to standing constantly, crawls everywhere, loves babbling and interacting with friends and family, and remains the sweetest, cuddliest little snuggle bug around! In the last month, Oliver took his first trip to the beach and his first trip to Michigan! He was, all…… Continue reading Oliver at 9 months!
Our sweetest Oliver is 8 months old today!! He has changed so much in the last month! He sits up on his own, constantly pulls to standing, and just started belly-off-the-floor crawling! He has two adorable teeth and smiles for days! He waves often, and says “hi,” “mama,” “dada,” and “Ed-da” (edmond) when he wants…… Continue reading Oliver at 8 months!
I cannot believe Oliver is 7 months old (so much so that I forgot and am writing this belatedly!). At 7 months, Oliver has just started being able to get to a seated position on his own, does a weird army/belly-off-the-floor hybrid crawl, has said ‘mama’ and ‘dada’ with a little consistency, and continues to…… Continue reading Oliver at 7 months!
Hello all! I’m writing a second novel — it’s the one I hope to publish first, since I feel my first novel, Sparrow, warrants a major re-write at this point. So I’m releasing my new novel, The Child in the Garden, in serial form on my new website: thechildinthegarden.wordpress.com! Please follow along there or through my…… Continue reading I’m writing a new book!
Oliver turned six months old last Sunday, and I cannot believe a whole half year has gone by since he joined our family! He remains the sweetest, happiest baby. He recently really got the hang of rolling, and now rolls all over the floor — he’s no longer stationary! He spent one beautiful day saying…… Continue reading Oliver at 6 months
Alright y’all. Friday is Jonathan’s last day as a professor at Belmont University, and then we will both be stay-at-home-parents/self-employed musicians/writers/woodworkers/farmers. It was our plan to be self-employed by the time we were 30, and here we are at 29, and it’s happening! In turns, we feel delighted and anxious about this. We have chosen…… Continue reading Living a Less Ordinary Life