Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the miracle of hope


lily's mom at A Perfect Lily is continuing to invite the miracle of hope into these little girls' lives this christmas... i want to help make this happen and invite you to be part of it too. please take it into your heart to give in whatever way possible... thank you!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Reece's Rainbow

Please be moved, inspired, disturbed and willing to take action.... please take part as so many are to bringing hope to where hope is needed. Reece's Rainbow helps families wanting to adopt a child with Down syndrome or other special needs.... Reece's Rainbow helps orphans who are desperately needing a family. Ultimately what's needed is funding.

So many others have said it better than I could, so read HERE or here or here to be informed and inspired and PLEASE make a choice of giving in whatever way is right for you.

And pass the word...

Thursday, November 25, 2010


we are grateful to life and to love
and for friends & family who circle their hearts
through our lives

and for small green elevators
on the way to speech therapy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

in honor of mothers

this is livia with her booby-nana, my mother, who came to be with us while her other grandmother mük, was dying... and died last sunday. thank god for mothers. thank god for their love and patience and willingness to travel across the globe for us. thank god for their ability to let go and say goodbye, with endless gratitude in their hearts. thank god for little girls who blow kisses to grandma's who are leaving us either for good, or for a little while. thank god that we keep them all in our hearts, always.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

big girl

lots happening in livi's world:

*kindergarten (full inclusion :-))
*great check-ups
*stubbornness, or loving to sit and NOT MOVE
(while signing 'eat', and saying 'stay mama'... as in: go and
get me lunch while i wait for you here on the sidewalk, mama)
*beloved papabikerides
*hangin' w bro...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

and june moves on

mama go! run me wait no swing! papa eat music no!

...and june moves on.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

canadian girls sleepover party

we had a blast last friday when livia's canadian cohorts- sasha, cara & hana, joined us for an evening of silliness and fun...
the highlight was dancing in our pj's to everything from rock 'n roll to disco, ballads and swiss rap. livia was absolutely the master of ceremonies- setting up chairs for everyone to sit in on the sidelines and telling us very clearly whose turn it was to dance... she was a riot! and all these girls know how how to boogie, let me tell you.

and i didn't know 4 girls could eat so many pancakes...!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010


at a danzfest today, livia and i attended a myriad of open classes (lindy-hop, flamenco etc), but the most fun was watching her balloon-dance in the shadows of the cafe...after observing this, i decided that no one can ever complain of not having a partner to dance with. there are always balloons...and shadows.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

livia stood in front of the fridge this morning and said
and happily ate pickle on bread
for breakfast


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010