an end of summer day in our house...

this baby wakes up before anyone else... which means I do too. she likes to come into our bed and cuddle for a while.

the big kids sleep in.

she has tummy time, while I do this:

iced coffee, looking at our day planner schedule, checking orders and emails, bookmarking stuff in the new ikea catalog... kenji will be thrilled :)

everyone else wakes up. we have breakfast. they watch madeline. 

while I fold laundry.... and then someone knocks it over and I fold it again.

Akemi colors.

I make lunch...

and eat the kids' crusts one handed while standing and holding the baby, because that's kind of a mom lunch.

we go shopping. Naomi picks out corn on the cob for dinner. 

we have cupcakes with papa...  he loves his girls.

naptime for the little ones.

quiet time for the older kids.... spent reading nature books.

playtime. dinner. dishes. walk.

the kids love seeing the sunset. Violet gets nice and sleepy on walks.

we have baths and read bedtime stories. Akemi says MORE JUWIET ROMEO! MORE TYBOWT! 

it's her favorite. 

we read it 5 times tonight.

the best part of the day... bedtime.

or maybe not?


  1. Look at those eyes! You guys make the cutest babies! xo

  2. Oh my goodness, I feel like I just enjoyed your day, too. What a beautiful family and how beautifully you captured it all!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post ... am signing up as a new subscriber!

    Oh, and thank you for linking up at the blog hop I co-hosted at Cassie's this week. So glad to have found you!

  3. Your baby is heart-breakingly beautiful! Thanks so much linking up with the Photo Show at Tell at http://dosmallthingswithlove.blogspot.com. Here will be another challenge up and running tomorrow. This week's theme is "Family". I can't wait to see what you've got to share!


  4. Um I have to get that Romeo and Juliet board book....... This English major is thrilled to have spotted it on your blog!


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