Saturday, July 26, 2014

30/52- On the move

We are all thoroughly enjoying summer. The morning hike used to be our everyday start to the day but lately we've been, for different reasons, skipping it. I only realized this morning how much we all missed it.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

29/52 - Gone Camping

A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
Joining in with Jodi over at

Went camping this week and we had a blast- thus the bizzilion pictures below.
Reed-morning in the camp
Siena-exploring her first cave

exploring caves with friends

lots of climbing to be had

kids of course were as excited about hanging out with each other and eating s'mores as they were about camping

staring contest

Saturday, July 12, 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
As always joining in with Jodi over at

So behind on so many posts that are floating in my mind. But I guess the fact that life is getting in the way is a good thing:)
Two very simple in-your-face-pardon-the-pun portraits this week. But in a way they symbolize how I feel this summer: not working and more free time means I am more present and I see my kids- actually see them- and I love that.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

26/52 and 27/52

A short trip back home to Serbia and a stopover in Paris means I am behind. I went alone with Siena so I have no pictures of my baby boy, instead there is a little phone/Skype shot of my handsome boys. We only Skyped once because each time we tried Reed got super sad crying "I go in" (as in 'I go in the computer') successfully breaking his mother's heart. Then Siena would try to make him happy by showing him a toy or something and when that failed she'd start crying "I can't make him happy," making said mommy even sadder:) Not being able to even see our boys made us miss them even more- so even though we had an absolute blast (more about that soon), we are also very happy to be back.

Siena turned 6 last week. Traveling means she got to celebrate her birthday twice. On her actual birthday she got a low key birthday, but exactly what she wanted- a visit to baka and deda's (grandparents) mountain house where she was picking apricots and sour cherries and went for a swim. Once we got back to the U.S. she had a birthday party - we had these big plans for a nature scavenger hunt, which we prepared weeks in advance only to be rained out:( The pictures below are from her "two" birthdays.