Sweet Little Baby {Thorton Lane}

I finally had the chance to take some pictures of the newest addition to Thorton Lane. She's such a sweet little baby.

My Cousins {Mom & Me}

I recently had the joy of going to see my cousin to celebrate her 30th birthday party in Chicago. I was having a hard time coming up with something to give her for her birthday. One day she sent me a text message asking me to take pictures of her and her daughter. In a nutshell, my cousin is an amazing graphic designer and artist, and I felt honored that she would even want me to take her picture! Happy Birthday Megan! I hope you love the pictures as much as I do.

Caption for photo below: "Check out my mom's rock!"

Miss Personality {It's a Girl}

Two years ago today, Chris and I found out that we were having a baby girl. I'll never forget sitting in the parking garage of Fairview Hospital right before our sonogram appointment, and I asked Chris what his final prediction was. He of course said boy and I said girl. The whole time I was pregnant up until that point, I thought I was having a boy. However, I had two dreams throughout my pregnancy about the baby, and each time it was a girl.

That baby is now a little girl with one heck of a personality coming to life. We love you P Lily!

The Feast {Little Italy}

Warning, this post has pictures of delicious food. You may get hungry. 

P, Chris and I tagged along with our good friends Maggie, Joe and their son Nico to The Feast in Little Italy. Talk about some good food and a good time. 

I'm mad I didn't take note of where each dish that I took a picture of was from, but with an 18-month-old in tow, it was a miracle I was able to get the pictures in the first place.


I had two pieces of pizza from two different places. At first I was bummed I didn't take a picture of a certain piece of pizza from a so-called, world-famous pizzaria that will remain nameless, but it wasn't as good as this piece. 

I felt like Julia Roberts in "Eay. Pray. Love."


P was enjoying all the different types of pasta and pizza as well. See the sauce on her chin and cheek?

Had to wash it down with a fresh-squeezed lemonade.

 Look at those eyes. 

I love this picture of the two of them. 

Chris telling P for the 100th time that she cannot tilt the stroller back on two wheels to push throughout the street. 

Jumping. One of her favorite things to do. Chris looks so happy!

Hanging out with her buddies. 

"Mama! Up peez!" I see this look and hear these words several times a day. I love her so much.  

Our make-shift timeout. Again, she couldn't push the stroller, and one thing led to another and she was sitting on the stoop laughing at us for putting her there in the first place. Oh the joys of parenting. 

After we calmed down, we got to eat some awesome homemade Gelato, and it was so good. 

Of course I shared with P. She loved it!

Dancing with Daddy!

Helping Nico with his bottle. Such a sweet little mama. 

We had a blast! Thanks for inviting us Maggie and Joe! P.S. To Maggie, we only made it out of there with full bellies and no Flash Mob. ;) 
Little Italy, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

Hoops and Flowers {Thorton Lane}

Our neighbor's Mark and Michelle purchased a basketball hoop a while ago to put at the end of the street. These are pictures of most of the neighbor kids on one of many random nights on Thorton Lane. 

I tried to get a picture of P and Echo. This was the best one.

Then she wanted to hug him! He's such a good doggie brother. 

She would actually look at me and smile for the camera without me asking twice. A photographers dream! :D 

The newest addition to Thorton Lane!

The girls! Notice how P is trying to eat a flower?