Hi. I’m going to start with a picture. This is my family:
this is us.
Meet Jess, James and Julian (no, we didn’t name him with a “J” because we had “J” names). I’m fairly certain, you’ll like us. We’re fun. You’ll hear a lot about us here.
The Littlest War is a long time coming (more on that soon). I’ve written a few blogs in my time – about different things. I’m a pretty typical kind of lady. I love food, and cooking, and looking a pretty things, and music, and making things with my hands and fun having. This will be a lot of that. After spending a long time taking things for granted, I’m committed to seeking out time in my life and pausing, even for a moment. Pausing for the sad ones, the happy ones, the ones that make me laugh and the ones that make me cringe. I just want to take those moments, bottle them up and know they happened. I want you to know they happened too.
Signing off for now. Toodles.
It’s still strange that someone celebrates this day with me in mind. We had a lovely picnic in Prospect Park and recalled the picnics we used to take in Paris and dreamed of taking Julian there someday soon…
Tiny Toms mean it’s summer time.
You were born at this exact moment 1 year ago.
Your party was this weekend. So many people came to see you. Here’s a picture of your first letterpress invitation. And your homemade cake. There were lots of felt banners and many noisemakers. You deserve it.
God, I love the holidays. Looks like he might get tangled up in them too! (I promise, that hurt me coming out just as much as it hurts you to read it).
It’s my favorite holiday. And now that I have a little guy to celebrate it with, it makes it all the more fun. Hello, homemade costumes! (until you want to be a Power Ranger and then that will kill a little bit of my soul).
For his first celebration, I made him a Narwhal – but everyone thought he was a unicorn. Oh, Brooklyn.
Yes, we’ve not been doing much…but we’ve been busy parenting. I’m much better trained at it now so hopefully (fingers crossed) things will pick up again.
In the mean time, happy spring!
I’m so excited about Julian’s Birth Announcements. They were made by my dear friend Jane of Foxy & Winston. She’s the most talented illustrator I know! And she even made him his own custom stationery for all the letter writing he’ll be doing very soon! I love that the stork is flying over the clock tower with the time set to his arrival!
Happy first Christmas, Baby Boy. Man, were you hungry, you almost ate a whole mommy!