Wednesday, December 30, 2009


These are just some silly cell phone pictures from my phone of our christmas vacation. It's been a crazy december with both ben and Judah being hospitalized with pneumonia and trying to move in a few days and paint the new apartment and visit with our amazing family down south. We even got caught in a blizzard in Virginia

My hats go off to families who have to stay in the hosptial for months. It's heart breaking.

It turns out hilina is a real girly girl who is now obsessed with dress up and princesses.

13 inches in Richmond!

My sister's new puppy, frank!

Curry face.

Picking out the tree!

Saida covered in a trash bag because guess who gets carsick?! At least she smiles in her sleep!

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2010!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Playing in the leaves.

From my cousin, Alana!

Lowrider - making Poppy proud.

Looking down the line for his reciever.

Ridiculously excited to see the train go by.

Grumpily holding hands while snacking. Who knows...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walking home

I love how she shakes her little tushie.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Hilina had a big week last week with an ambulatory EEG to measure how many seizures she's having and where they are coming from. She was so brave and carefree about the whole thing, hardly bothered her except for carrying the machine around in her backpack. When it got too heavy I'd have to hold it which means we were inseparable for 3 days. Naps, meals, playground, bedtime, etc. Besides marking all her seizures (don't know the exact number yet but it was a lot) I had the added pleasure of keeping her baby brother from trying to pull the wires out. We don't know anything yet but it's over and hopefully they got all the information they needed. She is such a trooper and has more heart than anyone I've ever met...

In front of the museum.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


2 years ago, right about now we found out who our girls were. And 6 years and a few hours from now ben and I were really meeting for the first time at a little bar in shephardstown, west virginia.
This is time as an ingredient...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ring around the rosy?

Before bedtime tonight saida decided to pull her pants up as high as she possibly could. I thought she looked so funny that a video was needed but I ended up with a video of something entirely different...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Backwards crawling

This afternoon Judah was on a different schedule from the girls-I love when this happens because, well, its awesome to have one on one time. he's such a crack up and towards the end of the afternoon he was so giggly and he gets weak when he's laughing and tickled with himself. Man, I really love this guy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

judah taking the playground

judah started walking back at the beginning of the summer but i never posted anything about it because our summer was just crazy busy trying to take advantage of being able to be outside every day. so... voila! he thinks he's two, not just barely one.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I cannot get this tutu off hilina for anything.

Summer evening with the aplins

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

my oldest is two!

flying above coney island

my cancers having their birthday pancakes

her first ride

on our way to the wonder wheel

watching a rainbow from their room with poppop and gaga

sliding with dada and judah

cooling her feet

at the natural history museum

lunch in central park

two year olds have sass

summer evening picnic

prospect park carousel

the rose garden

Thursday, May 14, 2009

spring! easter!

this is an all picture post of the last month or so that's serving as a tribute to this thing from outer-space that landed in new york. yeah, yeah, i know it's probably old news to the rest of america, aside from maine, but maine's practically canada anyway. florida will recognize this as "the past," but it's still very, very special to us here.