Ellis and her friends

It’s been so sweet to see Ellis develop relationships with her friends. I know this is just the beginning, but their little conversations amaze me and their laughter is infectious. It’s also nice that there isn’t much drama beyond sharing a toy for preschooler friendships.


Mike’s visit

My two favorite things about Mike’s new job are seeing him so happy and challenged in his career and the fact that his work takes him to the NYC area a few times a year. We had a wonderful weekend together over Father’s Day. Mike rented a bike and we all road down to Pier 6 in Brooklyn. We ate at some great neighborhood restaurants, enjoyed a stunning sunset by the water along with a picnic in the park, and played endlessly with Ellis.


Ellis figures out my camera

And takes some surprisingly great portraits.