bits + pieces

this past weekend, we enjoyed long walks, peaks of sunshine, chasing shadows, make believe, and snuggles. friday brought us sunshine and warmer temps which we welcomed with open arms + took advantage of since our days of winter bliss are near. 

. . . these days are all about simplifying, getting cozy, and preparing for the winter + holiday season


three months

92 days
2208 hours
132,430 minutes
7, 948, 800 seconds

and enjoying every moment . . . { even the tough ones }

miss kendi rayne is officially three months + she loves : to chew on her hands | to snuggle up on her sister's bed | to be held | to smile | music. especially tunes by Bon Iver | watching her sister play | hanging out in her swing | and kisses on the neck { which is her sweet spot to get her to giggle } 

our 11 pound + 12 oz baby girl is hitting milestones like no other and since there is no stopping this whole time thing, i am finding myself embracing each new phase with huge smiles while trying not to mourn those newborn days as much as i did the first time around. instead i find myself marveling in the now and studying every inch of her three month old self. 

and a rare moment with kaia actually looking at the camera . . . my girls side by side with nothing but sweet smiles 
sometimes i cannot believe my heart can love so much 


what fall brings

fall calls for cozy sweaters, winter coats + hats, and hot apple cider sippin' while snuggled under a warm blanket, especially after raking up what fall brings to our yard each year which is lots + lots of fallen leaves. every year our trees are the last ones to drop their leaves, which usually means we are out raking in the bitter cold or during the first snow fall. although there was no snow this year, the air was brisk and left the tips of our noses red and our bones cold. kaia was quite the helper this year and thoroughly enjoyed jumping in the endless piles of crisp golden leaves. the joy on her face screamed happy making every inch of my heart feeling full.  

bits + pieces of them together : 
kaia said to me the other night, "mom, i cannot wait for her to grow up tall like me." { and then my heart exploded . . . }