Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Fun!

Halloween has long been my favorite holiday, not just for the fun that it entails itself, but for the fact the it's the beginning of Fall/Winter festivities :)

Beckett is finally old enough to enjoy all that Halloween has to offer and it's Ellia's very first Halloween, making this year all the more fun!  

Friday we went to a Halloween party where Beckett premiered this years costume, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective!  He hated the tutu... I may have bribed him with a jellybean or two to keep it on for pictures.

The beach shirt and cut off shorts are from baby gap a while ago, we used a plain white tee from H&M and used a homemade tutu.  We used gorilla snot for his hair, it worked like a charm... In fact, 2 washings later & it's still holding its grip lol 

Ellia wore this lion costume that Beckett wore for his first Halloween :)   


Saturday we ventured to Boo At The Zoo, it was too much fun!

Paper!... Snow!... A GHOST!!
Ellia is wearing a white glitter headband, a Carters onesie and a homemade tutu.  So simple, yet so cute :)

Beckett had a run in with our coffee table right before we left... the welt on his forehead just adds to the costume, right?

Note to self: if you go to the zoo late enough, you get free beer & pretzels. (win!)

We can't wait for pumpkin carving/painting, cookie decorating, hocus pocus watching & of course taking the kids trick or treating!  What are you all doing to celebrate this week?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Planning Ellia's First Birthday

It's hard to believe my little Ellie Bean is going to be ONE.  Good gracious time flies!

My extent of party planning hasn't gone further than her outfit:

headband//skirt//fur vest from ON, sold out online check out target or zara for similar vests//moccs

As of now, I think her party colors will be pink, white, and assorted metallics.  I'll share more as I come up with it :) 

I've got a better handle on the gift front!  I'm not one for adding more clutter to the house (I swear toys multiply while we sleep) so I've picked out a few somewhat practical gifts for our girl:

moover baby carriage:  I had hoped to reuse the wooden walker we bought for Beckett BUT it broke and shortly after was recalled, so that was a bust.  I like that this doubles as a toy to care for dolls/stuffed animals as well as a walker.  My hope is that she'll love this for years to come... and she certainly better for the price ;)  (if you follow us on IG you know we've already broken into this gift... oops!)

mini melissa kitty shoes:  I've been eyeing these adorable shoes since long before miss E was born... or maybe it just feels that long since I've wanted them so badly.  We haven't purchased them yet, *cough* Mom & Sally *cough*  just kidding, kind of ;)

doll: Because she obviously needs a doll to put in her carriage! 

I'm sure we'll pick out a few more things before her big day, I'm never opposed to adding more books to our collection and that seems to be a gift staple at our house.  Any recommendations are appreciated :)

Happy Hump Day, Molly