To our sweet girl,
Watching you grow this past year has been incredible. Two was such a wonderful age as I watched you become more independent, yet still cautious as you explored the world around you. Continue reading
Last year we started off Miss Lace’s second birthday with purple, pink and turquoise pancakes with whip cream and sprinkles on top. She loved it, so we decided to make that a tradition and do it again! I used a silicone circle mould meant for eggs to make the pancakes the same shape. I had had people ask for the pancake recipe on IG so here it is. It’s super easy to make, tastes delicious and my favourite part is how fluffy they are!
In late July we celebrated Emsley’s third birthday with our close families! I started bugging her a couple months earlier as to what she wanted her theme to be so I could watch out for decor items that matched. That way I didn’t have to panic and rush a couple weeks before the big day. She originally picked a cat theme and I was purrfectly okay with that! Continue reading
I have had many people DM me on Instagram to ask about what we do as part of our bedtime routine with our kids. I think they ask in hopes that it might help them with their children’s sleep patterns as both of our kids have slept really well at night since the beginning (well at least so far for Everton – knock on wood!). Continue reading
Just before Christmas I had the privilege of having Belin of Belin Rodikli Photography in our home to capture some shots of our recently expanded family of four. She was so sweet and kind as she worked with us and our little ones. Her passion towards photography really came out as she spent hours with us making sure she captured all the perfect images of our family! This was not only our first Christmas with Everton but it was also the first Christmas that I could really involve Emsley in the holiday festivities. Continue reading
Miss Lace no longer an only child? This thought was absolutely terrifying for me. How would she feel when she first saw her new sibling no longer in mommy’s belly but rather now magically in mommy’s arms, leaving much less room for her? I was very worried about this transition. I would run through this moment in the hospital in my head frequently. The moment when Ems would first meet her brother. How would she react? Would she be happy, excited, upset, confused, or sad? I prepped myself and her for this moment as best I could, both mentally and physically. Knowing that she would need to feel important in her new role as a big sister, I collected a few items that I knew would make her feel special. I gave some of them to her at home and brought others along to the hospital.
Thought I would share what we did on Emsley’s birthday this year as well as do a little 2 year update since I haven’t done anything since Emsley was one. I had always intended to do an 18 month update but the months and days flew by around that time as we were getting ready for Hawaii and had just found out we were pregnant! Continue reading