pre-k 2014


Today, this happened. Em started her big girl school. Going daily brings a new routine for both of us. She was very excited this morning though she got a little sad when it was time for us to go and her to stay. Ah, little girl. Four years in a blink and I have a feeling it’s only going to speed up.

dance recital // year two

dance review

dance review

Speaking of dancing, Em had her dance review yesterday! Pink, polka dots + tap dancing. Super cute.

valentine’s day cards

valentine's day cards

Last year, we gave out goldfish to Em’s classmates at school. This year, Em had fun making Valentine’s cards for her friends. She’s a big fan of puffy stickers!

happy heart day // 2014

valentine's day 2014

Happy heart day. Hope your Valentine’s Day is a happy one!

pumpkin patch // 2013

pumpkin patch 2013

This year, not only did we hit up a local pumpkin patch, we also drove out to Bastrop for the Fall Fest + Corn Maze. We promptly got rained out but had a blast nevertheless. Looking forward to trick or treating tonight! Em’s going as her favorite fairy.



We bought some new watercolors for Em today. She had been using a little kiddie set with a little cheap brush. We only had one brush and she wanted us to paint together as a family [aka at the same time]. Plus, she paints every single day. So after her dance class, we made a little pit stop at Jo-Ann’s. I didn’t intend to get watercolors too but these were so pretty! Bonus – a nice, new brush inside.


I also picked up a sketchbook filled with paper specifically for watercolors. We spent much of the afternoon watercoloring together.


Here’s the first one we completed. The colors are so vivid. Love.

in the clouds


I was clearing out pics on my phone and came across a couple dozen beautiful cloud pictures that I took within the last week or so. I thought they were too pretty not to post!

This may seem a little strange. Especially for those of you who see clouds everyday. However, here in Austin, most days the skies are clear blue. Clouds are nearly as rare as the rain we get.

My favorite is the big rain cloud in the middle. What’s yours?

preschool 2013

first day of early preschool 2013

This happened yesterday. She’s been going two days a week since she was 16 months old. However, yesterday she moved up into what we had been calling the four year old class [which it's not, oops!]. She is very excited. Ah, this is all happening so quickly!