Friday, April 15, 2011


stroller, originally uploaded by laurenbinghamphoto.

The last week has been a gift of sunny days wrapped with brand new daffodils and forsythia. Gwen and I have gotten out often and we LOVE it! Spring, you are so wonderful! Summer, we are racing to meet you!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Birthdays

In my family there are 3 March birthdays. I had the bright idea to marry into a family with 3 more March birthdays... and this doesn't count my or my husband's extended family which would add another 4 or 5. So the third month of each year is known as March Madness. Gwendolyn was born in September much to the delight of my calendar which could bear no more ink on the March page. But her half-birthday is in March... so she can continue to be part of the family.

I can't believe my sweet little baby is half way through her first year. The time has past so quickly. She is doing amazingly well adjusting to the world. She is happy about everything, always laughing and smiling. Gwen is a delightful baby and has reached so many milestones already! I am so looking forward to the second half of her first year. The major milestones yet to come: teething, which she has just started--or so says the bump on her gum, crawling, walking, eating solids, and talking--the one I am most excited about. Here is documentation of her first half-birthday:

Happy Half-Birthday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sleep or the Lack-There-Of

Now that Gwen is at the ripe old age of (almost) 6 months we (her parents) have decided to help her learn to get herself to sleep. Who knew this could be such hard knowledge to acquire? Just shut your eyes, lay still, and sleep! This goal of self-soothing to sleep is especially important at nap time. Since she cat-naps I had been spending all day coaxing her to sleep, at least that is what it felt like. So for each of her 4 naps I need her to just go to sleep in her crib by herself so I can get SOMETHING done around this place, dinner for instance. So far it has been a hard process but we are making great headway. She is learning the cues that mean Naptime and for the most part she is going down much more easily than previously. Yay, Gwen. Keep up the good work. Now for some photos that make it hard to believe this kid could ever be exasperating.




Here is a photo series of Gwen waking up. An adorable practice which dispels any exasperation immediately.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Photo Booth Charm

I have always had a fascination with photo booths and the cute series of photos that result from the quick succession of flashes. The other day there was some lovely winter sunshine streaming in through the bedroom window to where I was playing with Gwen. I took a couple of fast snaps and this is the result. I could look at her sweet expressions all day. These photos are quintessential Gwen, happy and pretending-to-be-bashful.


Thursday, February 17, 2011


I have been really neglecting this little blog. My daughter is 5 months old now. She is a wiggly, joyous baby and we love her to bits. Here is a photos of her so you can see just how darling she is.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friday, June 25, 2010