Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby's First Easter

First of all, let me say, Easter is NOT about the baskets ;)
It is about the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!  How He lived, died, and rose for us!
Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays - the powerful story of Jesus, and the wonderful traditions my family had growing up.  

We were a family that dyed eggs, decorated cookies, went on egg hunts, and woke up Sunday morning to look for our baskets!  They were usually filled with things like Play-Doh, sidewalk chalk, crayons, stickers, and jelly beans or chocolate.  Nothing too fancy ;)

Now that we get to celebrate this Easter with our sweet baby boy, it gets me even more excited for the new traditions we will start as a family, as well as including those we had growing up as kids.  

I started hunting for a basket here, and found an adorable one that I got with registry credit.  This year, he obviously has no clue what is going on, so I threw in some gifts we have received from his birthday and Christmas - and also found a few special goodies for me to add.  

Here is some of his loot (bunny, onesie, teether, and book), as well as a few other fun items that are just too adorable not to share....
Baby's First Easter
Do y'all do baskets for your little ones?
What other traditions do you have, or plan on having?

And because I can't help myself, 
our lil sweetie....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Up in the Air

The day after I found out we were having a little boy, I scooped up this precious pajama set at a local consignment sale.  It just screamed little BOY, and I couldn't wait to see him wearing it one day. And they aren't just any old pajamas...they are covered in airplanes!  Planes are a quite special in this Dad is a pilot and has been for over 40 years.  We all love to fly and we hope that Andrew will have that same love of all things airplanes as he grows up :)

This one's for you, Dad!  

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hello, Spring

Spring has officially sprung!  Well, at least the snow here has melted.
I'm sure blooming flowers and warm temperatures are right around the corner ;)
Come on Northeast - get with the program!
I couldn't be happier to see winter go, and I'm definitely in the mood for bright, bold colors for fashion and beauty for this upcoming season.  

Here are a few things that have recently caught my eye....
{9 and 10 are on sale!}
Sweetest Spring
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

I recently purchased similar earrings, the blush, and these Tkees flops - and have been loving all three!  I can only wear the sandals around the house for now, but I know I'll live in them all spring and summer!

Have you done any Spring shopping yet?

(Sephora is having their 15% off sale for Beauty Insiders right now (code: ticket)!  Some of my must haves include this, this, this, and this!)

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy 3 Months!

Dear Baby Boy, 

You are three months old!  If only time could just slow down a little!  I am writing these monthly updates WAY too frequently ;)
But oh, how we love to see you grow and change!
Each and every day is a fun adventure and you are really starting to take in the wonderful world around you.  

You are such a smiley boy, too!  If someone smiles at you, you just smile right back :)
And you're starting to even smile at your toys.  It's the cutest thing.  
Lately, you love to watch yourself in the reflection of the mirror. You get shy, and turn away sometimes, like you're flirting with a new friend.  

Bath time is still a wonderful retreat for you - you are calm, relaxed, and soaking it all in.
Recently, you've started to splash your legs and feet a little, which is so much fun to watch.  You've become so into books lately, especially ones that you can help turn the pages or open the flaps - your eyes get so big and curious!

You are a great eater, and a great sleeper.  
Last night you slept for 9 hours straight!   There are still some nights when you like to cuddle with Mommy, but you're sleeping more and more by yourself. 
Also you're starting to fall asleep on your own - whether that's in your swing, the car, the stroller, or in the wrap.  I'm' so proud of you!

You are the light of our lives, little buddy.  You bring Mommy and Daddy so much joy - what a wonderful gift you are to us!  Daddy especially loves when you see him first thing in the morning - you smile SO big and you just radiate happiness.  You are a wonderful example of unconditional love - and of Christ's love for us.  Thank you for being the sweetest little baby.

Happy three months, my boy.  
I love you right up to the moon, and back. 

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