Sunday, June 29, 2014

Baby Closet Staples

We all have our go to outfits for our babes.  Here's mine :)  I think this look works for both boys and girls.  For girls, accessorize with a bow, for boys accessorize with a baseball hat or beanie :)

White Carters Onesie Pack// I love these.  So simple.  Unisex.  Can be bleached... They're just an all around win :)  Like I said above pair them with some cute leggings & a bow or hat and you're good to go!

Jcrew Leggings// $12 might seem like a lot for leggings, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  Buy these a size up.  The elastic in these leggings is the best out of any I've tried. They're also meant to be quite fitted, so basically, they'll fit your babe twice as long if you use this little rule as guidance. 

Added bonus, these leggies don't lose their elasticity like other leggings we've tried and we've worn and washed them all A LOT  :)

[here Ellia is wearing our new Pale Gold Glitter Bow on velvet elastic]

Next we accessorize with a glamorous bow.  I'm obviously biased towards our Jumping and Jellybean glitter bows :)  If you buy a neutral color like gold, pale gold, silver, or white, the headband can be worn with just about anything!

If you need a cute hat and not a bow, easy has lots of fun beanies for boys :)  You can also find cute hats at H&M, Old Navy & Gap! 

So simple, so easy & so cute :)

Happy Sunday sweet friends! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Family Pictures: Beckett turns 2 & Ellia is 6 Months

I'm so excited to share our family pictures!  We skipped both maternity & newborn with Ellia.  Between the pregnancy complications and not knowing exactly when E would arrive I just never got around to planning them.  

We were graced with wonderful weather, shockingly!  Colorado's spring was pretty rainy and we had storms roll through on almost a nightly basis.  I'm so happy mother nature was on our side & we could have our pictures done at one of our favorite parks ;)

Lora from Swinson Studios has once again stunned me with the beauty of her work!  She does such an amazing job capturing the moment!  If you're in Denver she is worth checking out, you won't regret it :)
I cannot wait to have this hanging in our home :)

Michael and his mini me

It's so hard to choose favorites out of the bunch, but this definitely a fierce competitor!

Sweetest little bean :)

This is going up in Ellia's nursery


Lora captured Beckett's signature move :)  
He's very expressive with his hands when he talks haha 

Basically, my heart is overwhelmed with excitement and happiness :)  Thank you Lora for capturing our family so perfectly!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

7 months of Ellia

Cheeks for days!

I swear the months go by more and more quickly as you grow!  How can my tiny little 4 lbs girl already be 7 months?!  It simply doesn't seem possible!  Yet, here we are :)

Little Ellie Bell you are growing into the sweetest little lady and we couldn't love you more!  Your smile is absolutely infectious and your laugh nearly sends me over the edge, it's so sweet!

Your brother is with out a doubt your favorite person in the world and is also the only person who can get you to giggle uncontrollably!  Your favorite is when he sneaks up & says "BOO!"  (We're just getting you prepared for the best holiday of the year ;))  

Just practicing for her future modeling career ;)

Weight: I'm guessing around 15-16 lbs?

Height: No idea... I'm going to go out on a limb and say a little bigger than last month ;)

Clothing size: 3-6 months & a few 6-12 months 

Diaper size: 2-3's

Feeding: You love meal time... & by mealtime I mean real food.  You're so over your bottle.  You love sweet potatoes, pears, peas, broccoli, apples, pumpkin... So far you don't like peaches and you don't like beans... & you weren't a fan of potatoes (which is interesting, mommy has disliked potatoes since she was your age too ;))
5am- 4oz
9am- 1 tbsp cereal, 1 tbsp baby food  (you love all the Ella's pouches!  So far the only thing you're not crazy about is peaches... If I remember correctly, your brother wasn't too big of a fan of these either!) 
11am- 4 oz before 2 hour nap
2pm-yogurt or some fruit & a 2-4oz
5pm- 1tbsp cereal and half a packet of Ella's
8-9 pm-  4 oz

You're sitting up!  And moving ALL over the place... you'll be crawling in no time!  You're also mimicking sounds, pretty sure you'll be one chatty little lady!

-You lalaLOVE your big brother!  He never fails to put a smile on your face :)
-You're a huge fan of your jumperoo just like your brother!  If I need to do dishes, laundry, or anything else, all I have to do is put you in your jumper and it buys me at least 20 minutes.
-You love your routine!  No breaking the routine.   
-You love your ring toys, your chirpy flamingo (our favorite toy on the go), and anything else you can chew on like Sophie and other similar teething toys.
-You love your ballerina bunny.  You rub her arms while you fall asleep :)

-You really let us know how unhappy you are when we mess with your bedtime routine.  Bedtime  is not something to be reckoned with. 

Adventures: You went on your first trip to the pool with Gram Gram!  Can't wait to take you :)  

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: The boogy sucker... Allergies have been beastly this season.

Like I say every month, I can't wait to see what the future holds, my little love!  Watching you bloom brings us so much joy! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Outfit Fav's For The Little Man

 How cute are these two together?? :)  Elephant tee is one of our favorites!  You can find it here.

There are so many cute outfits to choose from this summer, I just can't get enough!  I have to say, I enjoy 'boy' shopping so much more now that B's a little older.  Maybe it's just me, but I feel like there's more to choose from?  Anyways, here are a few things I've added to Beckett's closet this Summer :)

The fedora has become a bit of a staple for B... He wears it with EVERYTHING.  Basically, it's replaced his previously favorite Hunter boots.  (I'm guessing it has something to do with the amount or sand that filled his boots since he now spends 90% of his time in his sand box ;))

If you haven't already, check out FromAshWithLove on etys!  She makes the cutest tees and onesies! 

Another one of Beckett's favorites?  His new Gap slip ons!  He loves that he can put them on himself and I love that I can just rinse them off if they get dirty!

As for the other chosen outfits, they're all my current favorites :)  I'm pretty certain Beckett would wear his Disney Cars Tee every. single. day. if I gave him the chance, so it's nice to change it up! 

Happy Monday sweet friends! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Little Lady Summer Picks

headband available here 

I'm all about cute rompers and onesies this summer for Ellia!  I mean honestly, when it's hot & you're feeling lazy... what's easier than picking out an adorable one piece for the day??  Here are our fav's for summer so far:

Stripe Onesie//Floral Stripe Onesie//Striped Romper//Eyelet Romper//Star Onesie//Tassel Top//Palm Tree Onesie//In Kisses One Piece (I can't wait to pair this with one of our Jumping + Jellybean glitter bows! & I may have bought the matching adult version for myself... ;))

I plan on putting E in the tassel top with some bloomers underneath... I mean, that shirt is just too cute to pass up! 

Crewcuts really has some of the cutest onesies :)  Make sure to check out their factory store, I can't tell you how many times I've found something for more than half off while they were selling it for full price in stores! 

Happy Sunday friends!