Rebecca is my neighbor and has become a good friend. One night when Acacia was about 5 months old I didn't have the milk to nurse her, nor did I have any bottles or formula on hand (why would I? I wasn't going to do that). So, in my bare feet, I ran to her house; a naked Acacia in tow, crying, and said, "My baby is starving, will you please feed her?" This is a true story. She helped me calm down, Iris is her third kid and she's past the overwhelmed first-time mommy phase. She lent me a bottle and some formula. We gave some to Acacia right there, she drank about an ounce and then wanted to play with Iris. Obviously not starving. Anyway, that's my history with Rebecca, Iris turns one next month.
Jonna and little miss violet. Jonna's another neighbor, I met her through Rebecca. Violet is her third as well. We're all part of a playgroup.
Dominique with baby Mattis and Lodi with baby Eli (pronounced El-lee), short for Elizabeth. Both are very good friends that we have known for years from church.fu-nny. Hannah, Jade, and Zoe. Notice the cupcakes... anything strange about that? Yes, the harvest cupcakes were a hit... with the parents. Brandon, being the thoughtful papa that he is, picked up some "real" cupcakes at the grocery store because, "the neighborhood kids are coming over expecting a birthday party. They're not going to want bran muffins disguised as cupcakes." Thanks, babe. You were right. Besides, now I can eat leftover harvest cupcakes for breakfast... I just tell myself they're bran muffins!