Monday, July 25, 2011

a day at the park

the weather in California is incredible! just about 10 mins from where we live is a beautiful park called Lacy Park. we spent a few hours there just laying on a blanket with Cora, throwing the frisbee, and walking around the park.
for about a week now Cora won't stay in this position on her belly (see below) for very long. she is rolling from her stomach to her back and we celebrate every time she does it, which she seems to love!our time in California is coming to a close. i'm packing up this week as Geoff finishes things up at work. we have enjoyed our time here and we have especially enjoyed watching Cora change and grow since we first got here in May!

Friday, July 15, 2011


there are so many things to be grateful for...
here are a few i can think of today:

-my family
-my faith
-my health
-my baby's health
-the sun that is shining
-my innate mothering abilities
-a loving husband who supports us
-the long walks Cora and I are enjoying together
-airplanes that get me from here (California) to New York
-Geoff's work ethic and the job that he has
-a smiling baby that makes us smile

i love this pensive picture of Cora.
i think it is so important to stop once in a while and think of all the things you are grateful for, to write them down even, and to express your gratitude to the One who gives us everything!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

happy 4th of july

Cora and i were lucky enough to celebrate independence day twice this year. once in New York and once in California. we just got back from a 3 week visit to my family in good 'ol Brewster. we sure did miss Geoff (daddy) though and i know he is happy to have us back as well!
Cora in her Red White and Blue. I love this outfit from Stacie (Geoff's sister). This was taken Friday the 1st when we had a BBQ and went to fireworks that evening.

sitting at fireworks with grandma Liza and cousin Olivia. the fireworks scared Cora a little bit so she and I got up and watched in the back as i held her tight and rocked her. she did like looking at the flashing lights though!
fireworks in California on the actual 4th. Cora fell asleep in the Bjorn with Geoff. Geoff turned Cora around when the show started so she could see because the loud booms woke her up, but as you can see below she fell right back asleep thanks to the much needed earmuffs that Geoff created with his hands!