Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Super Duper

The kids received coordinated superhero costumes for their birthdays. Tate still needs to grow into his but West's is a perfect fit! As you can see, he is ready to save the day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Le Petit Prince

Tate's school made him a crown for his birthday. His was the first birthday for the new center and they went all out in the craft (and snuggle!) department, coordinating a group card and everything. No wonder he likes it there so much.

Kings for a Day

What birthday party would be complete without the proper headgear? West and Tate had their own toppers and wore them to great effect at their joint bash this weekend. Even though they shared a party, they each had their own cake (a zebra ice cream cake for West, strawberry whipped cream cake for Tate). Many photos were snapped, most of whom will appear in future posts. For now, here are a few featuring the kids and their festive accessories. I make a brief appearance as well, thanks to Aunt Andi.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

52 (Er ... 34) Weeks of Tate

Remember this? When Tate was born 51 Sundays ago, I decided to take on a weekly photo project in the same spot every Sunday to document his first year. After the first photo (above), I added another element - a knit bear, for scale. And, while I failed to catch every Sunday due to vacations and, well, having two kids, a spouse with an insane work schedule, and a full-time job of my own, I think 34 out of 52 isn't half bad. Some of the shots are better than others, some have me questioning what I was thinking (and wishing I'd varied his wardrobe a bit more), and one week I apparently switched locations to the sofa, but they do a decent job as a series capturing our year of Tate. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Tate enjoyed his first banana immensely. Or maybe it was the game of peek-a-boo we played behind the coffee table. I'm warning you, there is a whole lot of cuteness after the jump. Seriously, you might want to put on some protective gear.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Some outtakes from our bubble/wagon/walker adventures outside. Ahhhh ... brothers.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


We decided to celebrate summer with a little en plein air finger painting. Tate decided to join in too. The result was a true masterpiece. Or, mess-terpiece. Complete with popsicle break.