This morning, I announced a surprise “little something” we’ve been cooking up…a BABY! That’s right friends – we are expecting Baby number two in early June and we are over the moon about it. We announced the pregnancy with a fun baking themed photo shoot and i love how it turned out. Caroline Dahlberg of Coeur de La Photography captured our family in such a fun and beautiful way and I thought I would share the photos here as inspiration for those of you with a pregnancy announcement in your future. It was a fun way to incorporate family photos with the pregnancy announcement and I’m seriously smitten with them.
My daughter is completely and totally head-over-heels for Mickey Mouse and his friends. She requests that we watch The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse at least eight times a day (more like 80 really). Because of this my Christmas shopping list has become quite Disney-centric and I am super excited about these cute plush Mickey and Friends characters that are on-sale right now at the Disney Store - buy one get one for $1!
Two of my daughter’s favorite things on the planet are reading books and Disney anything, so I’m quite certain that she would think this Winnie the Pooh Interactive Story Buddy was pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. I actually didn’t know she knew who Winnie the Pooh was until yesterday when we were watching a YouTube video a Disney parade and she suddenly said, “Pooh! Tigga!” Apparently she knows who Tigger is too. But I digress…more about this super cool story buddy.
I have so many friends with tiny, little newborn babies right now. It seems like everyone is popping out new babies. And in true mama fashion it has made me a bit nostalgic for my own little’s baby days. Now that she is nearing 22 months of age, Fern is undoubtedly a toddler…there is no denying. I couldn’t wait to get to the toddler stage, and while I do love it and it is my favorite so far, I have to admit that I get a bit sappy over the tiny baby memories sometimes. There are just certain things that come with those early baby days that are so sweet. Here are a few that I miss terribly.
Walt Disney was a brilliant and inspiring man. He has given the world a laundry list of wonderful quotes that can inspire in business, relationships and life. But, many of these quotes can also be applied to parenting. Disney was all about tackling challenges head-on and overcoming adversity, which is something I love about him and something that many parents, myself included, can relate to. Parenting is full of challenges and sometimes hearing a good quote can change your perspective and offer encouragement. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Walt Disney that have helped and encouraged me as a parent.