a photo by marlowe. 

patience learned at two. 
As mentioned, Alex came into surprise Marlowe and get some extra family time in before he starts a new work gig in just a few days. My sister (step-sister, it gets confusing, but sister, she’s awesome. did I confuse you more?) planned a mini party celebration for Marlowe. She made a taco bar. We brought vegan cupcakes. The kids played outside. I ate chips. Everyone got presents. It was a great day for everyone to celebrate an almost three year old…. who is apparently very nervous about people singing her happy birthday and other kids blowing out candles (yes, she is my child). 
We’re off for one more lunch date with old friends, maybe a science center trip, and then wooosh back on a plane. It’s been a short vacation, but a good one for sure. 


  1. I love how you sometimes feature photos by marlowe. Absolutely adorable :]

  2. Looks like such a fun time! That is so awesome Alex got to surprise her. Happy birthday to her!

  3. Aaaawww love these photos! Your girl seems happy to be with her cousins! (erm those are her cousins right? hee.)

  4. Oh, how terribly cute! I love seeing all of this green, it makes me feel not so locked in a concrete city. So lovely.