November 21, 2014

Our brown eyed girl

On this day 6 years ago I went in to be induced which means tomorrow our oldest turns 6. Which is obviously a big deal, or so it feels. For some reason 6 feels like such a big kid age, goodbye babyhood, see ya later toddlerhood, we are about to embark on big kid life.

I remember finding out I was pregnant with her and all the emotions that I felt. She was such an easy baby and so cute it was kind of ridiculous.

She's always been so smart and sharp as a whip. She can definitely hold her own. She's confident, sweet, nice, and everything I hoped she would be and more.
She has been my little buddy through a lot. She has always been my right hand gal, and I hope that never changes.

This year she started kindergarten which was such a huge milestone. I knew she would do great and exceed all expectations. And she has.

top: Newborn, 1, 2
bottom: 3, 4, 5
Tomorrow when she's 6 she's going to wake up and look older. I just know it.
I love you, E.R.B! 

November 19, 2014

Snowmen and Rudolph.. in November?

The other day I was browsing Pinterest, like I do, and came across one of the most famous Winter Pinterest pictures there is. It's adorable, and there is a high chance that you've seen it. It's a baby dressed like a snowman in front of Christmas lights. Unfortunately I could not find the original source, so I didn't link it. I do know the photographers name is Danielle Brasher. Well I was inspired by the picture but since I have 2 kids and don't want to be a total copier I did a few things different.
First, meet Rudolph!

Cutest Reindeer I ever did see.

And now a Snowman!

Em was easy peasy. Maddie on the other hand was not. But I'm pretty satisfied with how they turned out! I love my little nuggets!

I'm having a huge Elf on the shelf emergency though. Our Elf is missing and after spending all day yesterday looking for the freaky thing I came up empty handed. So now we need to buy a new one before the 1st because Elfie has to make an appearance.

Do you do Elf on the shelf?

November 17, 2014

cheers to the weekend.. on a Monday


She's not crying, she was against Maddie being in any pictures
so she wouldn't look at the camera.

She'll be 6 in 5 days.

Well hello there, Monday. I'm actually not that upset to see you. Just means we are closer to little Em's Birthday, my parents coming, and the Holiday of food and stretchy pants!
And December, because everyone loves December.
Em finally went back to school after having croup and strep last week. Lots of sleepless nights last week. So happy that she is better and hoping none of us get it!
The weekend was nice and low key. I took Christmas photos for a friend, and we froze while taking them because Northern California is all about those seasonal temps.
Taking their pictures just made me even more excited for our Christmas pictures, and all the other Winter themed photo shoot ideas I have. Be prepared, you guys. There's about to be a whole lotta cuteness!
I've finalized my Christmas shopping list and am sort of surprised I haven't bought anything yet. Totally lagging this year.
How was your weekend?
Have you started Christmas shopping yet?