Baby Memories

Your baby grows up quicker than you think, and you'll want to remember every memory. These easy scrapbook and memory-making ideas will help you record every milestone.

Our Fall Bucket List

It’s no secret that autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year. From cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets to apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, I have always loved the fall season. With kiddos in tow, it has become even more fun. We love family hikes on our favorite trails, decorating the house for fall, and dressing up for Halloween! To celebrate the season, I thought I’d make a fall bucket list – all things I hope to do with my family this autumn!

An Adorable Set of Amani's Newborn Pictures

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I am so grateful to have been able to hire a professional photographer to take Amani’s newborn pictures. I didn’t have to put any effort into creating the gorgeous images besides making sure Amani was fed and happy. Though our newborn session was scheduled a little later than usual, Amani was one month at the time, I loved how it captured her so well. Alert and wide-eyed, she was absolutely adorable in her pictures. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you all because really, who doesn’t love newborn photography?

Baby's Adorable Newborn Photos

Adventures with Lola: Celebrating Two at Happiest Place on Earth

This weekend we celebrated Lola’s birthday by having a small celebration with family and friends. But before that, thanks to the generosity of a family friend, we headed to the magic kingdom. Each time we go it is even more exciting for Lola. She couldn’t wait to go see Mickey Mouse! Here are a few iphone photos from our day:

On Recreating the Magic

Ever so often we are presented with a chance to recreate magic.

This month I was given the opportunity to do that. Our family traveled to the Magic Kingdom in celebration of Lola’s second birthday. We were dressed in smiles as was she. But she was also dressed in her big sister’s Minnie Mouse dress. The dress she wore almost 8 years before when we went to Disneyland to celebrate her second birthday.

My Favorite Time of the Day with my Toddler

My mornings keep me grounded. They remind me that as much as I think I am or would like to be, I’m not in control of everything. But they also remind me that grace abounds in all things.

Like in my husband who wakes me up gently because I ignored all three alarms on my iPhone (hello snooze).

Or my oldest daughter who comes and gives me a hug and tells me she loves me and sits and stares lovingly at her sister before anything else.

And my littlest love who lays beside me or makes her way into my arms and lays there for a few moments, while I listen to her breathe and reflect on how precious this season is.

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