Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baybay & Baybee: Week 91 (5/1-5/7)

91 weeks old!

I love this time of year. Everything is growing, so many flowers are starting to bloom and it's the perfect temperature to be outside in the day and nice to sleep at night with the windows open.

I found this wagon on Craigslist! I drove up to Shelburne Falls to get it. We plan to use it for pulling watering cans across the street to the garden. (When Maya and Ella aren't riding in there.)

Pretty Forsythia.

Sometimes a tub of water is so inviting that you forget to take your clothes off before getting in.

And if you're Maya, you have to copy your sister.

Apple blossoms.


Bleeding Heart.

Purple Phlox.


The main focus of this week, besides the garden, was the Willow Street house. We are moving along in the process of buying it, but it's gotten more stressful and since this house-buying-thing has been added to the mix, we've been feeling like there is just too much going on in our lives right now. It's hard to look at the big picture when we are feeling swamped and pulled in many different directions at once.  

Brett and I had this conversation over dinner one evening. I think it pretty much sums up how we've been feeling this week.

J: "Every day I think to myself, 'Tonight, I'm going to really DO something, like tackle a big garden project or spend a large chunk of time working on the blog.' But then, every evening I'm exhausted and I just go to bed! I must be doing something wrong here."

B: "Did you set the setting for two kids instead of one?"

We did accomplish a visit to the house one afternoon while Kathy stayed with Maya and Ella. We got to explore down by the river, look inside for the first time together and take some more pictures.

Brett, standing at the back of the yard.

Looking down, from where Brett is standing, at the river.

The backyard.

On Thursday night, the babies woke up a lot. For the rest of the week, we were all fighting off a little cold. Sometimes, things just aren't easy and smooth. 

Sleepy in the swing.

Sleepy #2.

Grandma brought strawberries to eat!

Acrobatics with Ba-ba.

Filling the water cans. Both girls can now turn the rain barrel on and off by themselves.

Picking the lilacs.


By the end of this week, the lilac blooms were mostly open!

Maya, Ella and me!

One morning we were reading books in the girls' room and Maya snuggled up and fell asleep.

Some swinging at the park.

Red shoes and blue hat.

These older boys who rode their bikes to the park were very fun to watch.

Reading with Selena.


  1. Ella always looks so different when her hair is tied up!

    Those colorful dresses are adorable (on those adorable girls).


  2. Okay, I know you SAY you're tired and stuff, but my goodness you have an ADORABLE family! And nobody looks tired, except in the photos where someone is asleep...

    Love from your friends in Ithaca who are never ever EVER tired and therefore don't understand why you could possibly have a problem (I mean, don't you guys "sleep when the babies sleep?!" --from the Most Useless Parenting Advice that People Ever Give Dept.),
    Sarabeth :)