Posted by Mary McBride
On Tuesday, Elvie turned two. We will have her party later in the week, so we just had quiet little celebrations throughout the day at home. I put chocolate on her pancakes, and we went for a walk when she insisted that it was time to go bye-bye. I let her choose what shoes she wanted to wear, and I sent a favorite snack with her to the park when our sitter came for a few hours. We sang Happy Birthday repeatedly, so much that by the end of the day, she would break into song herself, crooning, “Happy day you!” at every opportunity. After she was in bed, I scrolled through photos of her life. Though we adopted her when she was four and half months old, we have photos from the very beginning of her life. So I selected my favorite from each of her twenty-four months, and that is what I am sharing with you today. She has done so much in her first twenty-four months. I can’t wait to see what the next twenty-four will hold.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
This Monsters University 1st birthday party that I get to share with you guys today is seriously amazing! But, I guess those are the perks of having an event planner Miriam Corona for a mama. When Miriam’s little boy Matteo turned one, she pulled out all the stops and put together a true extravaganza. One of the most creative and detail-filled events I’ve ever seen. When asked about her inspiration Miriam says, “I was inspired to create a Monster Bash 1st birthday party because his birthday is so close to Halloween. I knew I wanted the party to be a costume party and with the release of the new Disney movie, Monsters University, I imagined how fun it would be to see the entire crew of adorable baby monsters dressed up for the occasion! After taking a trip to Disneyland to celebrate Matteo’s actual birthday, I was more than ready to create some magic at his birthday party!” Check out all the adorable details!
Posted by Martine Foreman
When the seasons change and fall rolls around, the days get shorter and most of us miss the sunshine. And although I miss those rays of light too, I also happen to love the early sunset. It gives me more quality time with my little ones. We spend more evenings indoors when the sun sets early, and I cherish those moments because I know how quickly the years will go by. Before I know it, the early sunset won’t keep Jada home. She will have plans and I will be left with wonderful memories of what we once did during our special evenings together.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
I’ve never been crazy or over-the-top when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but I do love the idea of pausing to think about the people and things that I love and taking the time to acknowledge them. I’m pretty excited for my daughter to celebrate her first (memorable) Valentine’s Day as a toddler and can’t wait to make all kinds of heart-shaped foods for her to eat throughout the day! And in honor of the day of love, I made a fun little Story about the little things she loves!
Posted by Casi Densmore-Koon
On February 1st, Grayson turned 16 months old! It’s so hard for me to believe he close to being a year and a half. I feel like I just had him yesterday! Time flies.
Grayson is all about smiling and laughing. He defines “bundle of joy” and is so happy all the time! He hardly ever cries unless his sisters are driving him crazy or he is tired. He loves to dance and eat and is growing so well. After being 5 weeks early, he is catching up now and weighs 22 lbs. Still a little guy for his age group, but he is a big guy to us. Every day he makes me laugh, and I feel so lucky to be his mom! See just what we’ve been up to this month!