‘Tis the holiday season. And while there are many great things about this magical time of the year, one of my favorites are the adorable holiday outfits for little ones. When it comes to Disney finds for little ones, Babies”R”Us always offers a special dose of Disney Magic. This holiday season, they are bringing us even more of it in the form of Disney fashions, some of them designed with the holidays in mind. Take a look at some of the new holiday fare currently available at Babies”R”Us.
Lola’s arrival changed my life in countless ways. Armed with some of the lessons navigating life with my oldest child had taught me, I entered this era of my journey through motherhood with a different outlook. With my oldest, my life was very different. While I enjoyed babyhood, I had no idea that it was as fleeting as it was. Plus, circumstances didn’t allow for me to slow down. I was hard at work trying to ensure we both had a fighting chance.
But this time around, I have slowed my pace. I have made more of an effort to live in the moments and take them in for what they are. To remember the way it feels to hold a sleeping baby on my chest — a simple joy that not only comforts the baby, but comforts the mama. To make a mental note of the giggles shared between sisters as their eyes meet and welcome the morning. To sit and take in all that is happening before my eyes. I’ve learned not to let my worries or dreams and hopes for our future overshadow the magic of the now.
One of the most magical parts of motherhood has been watching my mother interact with her grandchildren. I’ve written about the fact that I imagine the way my mother’s eyes light up when she looks at my children accomplish milestones and dance in their childhoods, mirrors the way it did when she watched me do those very things as a little girl.
I wonder if the sweet baby smell and the way Lola’s tiny lips lean close when she asks for a kiss, takes her back to the days when the sweet baby smell and tiny lips belonged to my brother and to me.
Our little Lola has become quite the copycat. It is so funny watching her mirror the things we do. And everything is so much cuter when she does it. Her behavior is a reminder of the fact that my little one is always watching, even when I don’t realize it. It also speaks to the fact that children tend to model what they see. Perhaps a subtle reminder to always carry myself in a way that I know they would be proud of. Here are some of the things Lola is mimicking these days.
This weekend Lola turned 15 months old. That means we are almost halfway to two! It seems like just yesterday we were watching her lick the icing from her birthday cake off of her fingers. Month 15 is sure to be exciting as the holiday season is well underway. I imagine this month will be filled with family, friends and a few special moments captured in photographs. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite photos from month 14!