Awe Struck

So a few months ago I posted photos of my cousin’s decor ideas for a baby shower, and today I had the honor of celebrating her daughter Kylie’s first birthday. She has a crafty, creative bug that has me in awe of…

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the Hungry Caterpillar Theme.

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I love the details

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the signs

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the walls

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the tables

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the colors

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the handmade parts

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the personalized touches

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and the boys loved the “dirt.’

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I love the favors being treats that said “thanks for shopping by.”

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So Kylie is one today…

Olivine is six months

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and my cousin David’s baby is 3 months…

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her hair is amazing!

 

 

King for a Day

Papa turned 34 today and in his honor we

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packed a full day.

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We went to the Discovery Science Center

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dinosaur hunted

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drank lavendar lattes

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enjoyed the shade

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and spent the evening 

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in the water

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cooling off

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before bed.

Timing

before we knew we were having a baby girl Joe decided to buy some oil cloth to update our highchair

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almost a year has gone by

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and last night he finally did it!

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A present for our baby girl who will be eating food now, any day!

Relish

the afternoon spent at the Bay.

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the outdoor breeze.

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the little girl who can turn around now to see what momma is grabbing.

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the ice cream dance.

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the eagerness in Paul to wear his free sunglasses.

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the loving and handsome papa.

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the togetherness.

 

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these last days.

Farewell to Summer

After spending the morning setting up my classroom and missing these little ones’ faces

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I am realizing that time has once again slipped away

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and an entire season is wrapping up

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which I am never fully ready for.

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I am so terrible at saying “good-bye.”

 

The Heat

and the humidity force little boys to play in their “undies.”

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Joe keeps them busy with painting 

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while I find a cool bath works wonders

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especially for a baby girl who doesn’t sweat well.

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We are hanging in there.

 

 

Half Birthday

for our little baby girl who has quickly become a six month old.

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Any day now we will try out some solids, but I will admit that I am clinging closely these days to a baby who I know will be my last. I want to hold her just a little longer at this size.

New Kicks

With the coupon Jich gave us

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plus “Back to School” sales

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we couldn’t pass up the chance to go shopping.

Uncle Chris

 has plenty of toys.

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The boys were having a blast today in his backyard

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throwing sharp objects

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and ignoring the heat.

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It’s part super hero and part cool sunglasses.

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Close

enough to sneak bites off of eachother’s plates.

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in age to play make believe and whisper so I can’t always hear.

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to fit together on a seat bulit for one.

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to flying off the slip n’ slide with Zahir pushing

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to figuring out how to play with older brother’s toys.

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to teething with everything going into her mouth.

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to admitting that summer is winding down.