babies + kids

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the besties + the babes.

another perfect girl’s weekend for the books. this time with a dose of extra love & excitement since we brought the husbands & babies along….

rainbow donuts

sunday morning sugar high.

we spent sunday morning with miss makaela at mimz & papa’s place. we had rainbow donuts, played lots of boing! boing! and brushed our…

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new baby love. blair tatum.

while in california, we headed up to huntington beach so we could finally meet this sweet sleeping angel, miss blair tatum. at just 3.5 months old,…

summer sprinklers.

when the temperatures hit hellº there’s only a couple things to do: hit the mall or play in water. danny and i did a…

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saturday swim session: a mini video.

Summer in Arizona requires a pool. Luckily, there are lots of them to choose from, but our favorites are the ones filled with friends…

aunts vs. uncles :: part II

remember this photo series spotlighting mine and danny’s polar-opposite interaction with niece makaela? here we go again… just two girls eating raisins, looking at themselves &…

sunday afternoon tea with makaela.

miss makaela whipping us up a delicious meal and pot of tea in her new kitchen from santa.  high five!  both her and uncle…

a new baby & bottle of bubbly.

one month ago we sat on this couch with steph, ryan & kelsey (here) as a family of three. the very next day colton…

bockting christmas brunch.

last sunday was the day we celebrated christmas with danny’s family. d and i hosted his mom and dad, sister and makaela (earl was…

eatin’ turkey in tucson.

we spent this thanksgiving holiday doing exactly what you should be doing… eating, lounging and chilling out with family. we spent lots of time…

baby interaction: uncles vs. aunts.

we spent some time with our niece miss makaela this weekend. our interaction with her couldn’t be more opposite.  time with uncle danny went…

woah, baby!

it was weddings weddings weddings and now it’s babies babies babies. in may and june, four of our dear friends have welcomed their first child into…

makaela’s first time on the beach.

danny’s sister tricia, our brother-in-law earl and sweet makaela flew out to california to keep joe & vicky company at the sandbox after we had to head back to…

belated mother’s day celebration.

last sunday we got the fam together to celebrate the phoenix moms postino style. a sunday brunch with plenty of bruchetta, beer, wine, sangria…

miss makaela in may.

saturday night we had the fam over for greek food & playtime while makaela’s parents boogied at a wedding. here’s what we learned… {technology and babies mix. makaela already knows…

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makaela’s first christmas eve.

a lil family iMovie i found during my computer clean-up. made earlier this year for Makaela’s First Christmas Eve.

adorable alert.

my mother-in-law recently texted me this photo of our niece, miss makaela, and i about died. isn’t she a doll? and to top it…

makaela turns one.

can you believe it’s been a year since miss makaela was born?  (her first day in the world seen here)  we’ve had so much fun…

celebrating christmas in tucson.

we really stretched the christmas holiday this year with a christmas eve family party, a full christmas day followed by a trip down to…

makaela’s first christmas eve

danny’s sister and brother-in-law hosted both of their families for makaela’s first christmas eve. at almost 10-months old, she was surprisingly super into the…

holiday card bursting with love.

I absolutely love getting holiday cards in the mail. The holiday season makes checking the mail much more fun. I tend not to play favorites…

box play for kids.

sometimes kids really do love the box more than the toy, huh? well, enter box play for kids. uber creative friends of ours have…

more miss makaela.

…because she’s just so darn sweet. {playing with mimz and the squaking hippo} {why do kids love phones so much?} {just chillin’ on aunt…

sweet lil chipmunk cheeks.

us bockting girls spent some quality time together this weekend. it’s hard to believe makaela is almost nine months old. she’s so sweet with…

just because she’s so sweet.

how beautiful is little miss makaela? she’s growing up so fast – our niece is already 7.5 months old!

impromptu family dinner.

Now that Tricia is back to work, Vicky is watching Makaela during the work week. Lucky her (and them)! Vicky ended up taking Makaela…

everyone look at the baby.

Before Tricia heads back to work, her and Earl decided to get away for a weekend. Grandma Vicky and JoePa were more than happy…

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two mom’s in the house.

Danny and I hosted Mother’s Day dinner for his mom and sister. It was a big one for the family – Tricia’s first as…

a princess turns four.

Little Miss Jayden is four today! Our sweet niece is getting more and more fun every day and I love our little phone chats…. “Hi Aunt…

we had a really good weekend.

Friday night’s happy hour turned into Jenga game night at the local brewery. I started Saturday with a crazy reformer Pilates class while Danny fixed my…

st. patty’s :: part two.

Look at the adorable photo Tricia just sent me of Makaela on her first St. Patty’s! Our lil Irish girl. For the past week, I’ve…

tickled pink.

We spent last night ooing and ahhing over Baby Makaela. Only 9 days old and she’s already stole our hearts. She loves to be…

and baby girl’s name is…

makaela faye Isn’t that such a beautiful, feminine name? I think Tricia and Earl knocked it out of the park. Here’s a peek at princess Makaela’s perfect nursery….

welcome to the world baby girl.

Our hearts filled with love this morning as we welcomed Tricia and Earl’s first baby into the world. Tricia did wonderfully, and as expected,…

the last supper.

Well, kinda. Last night was probably the last supper we’ll have with Tricia before she’s a mama. Yup, less than a week and we…

a baby’s birthday.

Over the weekend we celebrated Kelsey’s 1st birthday. Stephanie and Ryan hosted a wonderful princess themed party for the little lady who turns one…

bon voyage.

It’s official… they’re moving to Australia. Tonight Shmer, Dan & Dyllan will board their 17 hour flight to Sydney and begin the next chapter of…

tricia’s baby shower.

Saturday was Tricia’s Baby Shower (Danny’s big sister). One of Tricia’s dearest friends, Tiffany, hosted the wonderful shower for almost 40 woman. Vicky and…

the last day of 2o1o.

If I’m being honest, 2010 was good – not great. Don’t get me wrong, we did and saw many wonderful things together. It was…

diva in the making.

Um, check out my sassy little niece, Jayden, on Halloween. Is she not the cutest, girliest kitten you’ve ever seen? Can’t wait to cuddle…

brunch, baby.

If there are two words that go absolutely perfectly together, they are sunday and brunch. I spent Sunday afternoon catching up with Rachel, Kristina, Stephanie…

uncle d & auntie t.

Let’s kick off the week with some exciting news… Danny’s gonna be an “official” uncle for the very first time. Hooray! His older sister,…

ladies brunching.

This weekend, I had the chance to catch up with my girlfriend Stephanie and her adorable little one, Kelsey. I brought the sangria and…

baby fig.

A baby milestone this weekend… Dyllan Grace is six months old! Its still crazy to think about the day she decided to join the…

hot mamas.

Fact :: I’m obsessed with Forever21. It’s true. Why? Its cute. Its trendy. Its affordable. And, if you shop it right, it doesn’t look cheap and can…