i love these photos that nicolaus snapped of me and nielsy on the beach. it's sometimes overwhelming how much i love that not-so-little nugglet. and every now and then, when i get bummed about my stretch marks and wrinkly belly button from pregnancy, i look at that mischievous, adorable little face and remember that it was all worth it. plus, it helps that there are awesome companies like albion that make high-waisted swimsuit bottoms that perfectly cover up my granny belly button. ;)