Sophie’s birthday party turned out to be so much fun. I’ll be honest, we got off to a rocky start. We woke up Saturday morning and walked outside to find that it was chilly (in the 50’s) – definitely not pool party weather – so we moved the party to our house at the very last minute. It was so fun having our family over to our new house! Some of our grandparents had not seen our home yet, so we enjoyed giving them a tour. The kids had so much fun playing outside with their cousins and it turned out to be a perfect day for bubbles – which is basically what we did most of the afternoon once her party was over.
This week, my kids have all had big milestones! Sophie turned TWO on Monday! I can’t believe my baby girl is two. It doesn’t seem right. My baby boy turned 6 months on Wednesday. How has it already been half a year? And my Hampton had his end of the year spring program at school yesterday! He did great! Did you catch my video on IG stories? We were SO proud and made fools of ourselves ooo-ing and ahh-ing over him the entire performance while also videoing and taking a million photos. It was hilarious.
Happy Friday, loves! We have had a very busy week with work and the kids, so we are SO ready for the weekend. I will be playing catch up around the house and Ryan will be getting ready to go to the Masters. I know, I’m jealous. I’ve got some really excited things coming up on my blog and Instagram next week, so make sure to follow along here if you don’t want to miss it!
Mornings with my Sophie have been so special these last couple of weeks. After I drop Hampton off at MMO, I love to spend quality time with her. It won’t be just the two of us for much longer, and I don’t know how often it will be just me and my girl after the baby comes, so I’m trying to take advantage of every moment with her.
Our sweet little Sophie girl is 15 months old! How is the time going by so quickly? She is a little firecracker and kills us with her sweet and silly personality. She is constantly making us laughing makes the funniest faces. She is running all over the place and into EVERYTHING. She is talking up a storm and try to repeat everything I say. Scary. She is definitely a little talker and has a whole lot of sass, but she is precious beyond words.
This past weekend was my baby girl’s first birthday and we celebrated by throwing her a pink lemonade party! It was so much fun and turned out really cute! Read more about her birthday here.
Banner: c/o Liquid Stars
We kept her party very simple with fun added details like this banner from Liquid Stars on Etsy! It looked perfect paired with her name banner that we painted on a simple burlap garland that we found at a craft store. I bought most of her decor from Hobby Lobby last year when it was on sale, so that saved us a lot of money on decor.
As far as food, we kept things really simple. We serve chips and salsa and cupcakes. I cut pink straws in half to stick in the cupcakes and cut up lemon slices to garnish them with. These details made the plain pink cupcakes look really adorable and perfect for our pink lemonade theme.
Cake Garland: c/o A Fete Beckons
I used Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink as her sign in book because it was all about pink lemonade and she already owns another Pinkalicious book that she loves. We bought her a baby doll for her birthday and it was the perfect gift for her because she has toted it around all week. It is kind of adorable.
All in all I think the party turned out great! It was very simple and we invited a smaller crowd this year which was nice. The older I get the more I like simple. Even thought everything was easy and stress free, it was still a lot of fun, but I think the company had a little something to do with that! 😉
This past weekend was one filled with lots of joy and tons of emotions for this momma! My precious baby girl turned ONE. I still can’t believe it! That first year went by so fast. Even faster than Hampton’s first. I have definitely been feeling all the emotions as she has been taking more and more steps and seems to be really growing up quickly all of a sudden. We had so much fun celebrating her first birthday with family and close friends. We also welcomed my precious baby cousins into the world and I am so thankful and happy to announce that they are healthy and absolutely perfect. Zana, my cousin and best friend is doing well and I am so proud of the mother she is to these precious babies. I honestly can’t imagine having twins because having two, 18 months apart was very difficult, and I am so amazed at how well she is doing it. She is super mom!
I literally can not believe my baby girl is 10 months old. I can’t believe am planning her party already. It is really surreal. When I think about it, I want to cry sometimes because I feel like it has al gone by way too fast. I feel like I have hardly enjoyed her as a baby. She is already crawling and pulling up everywhere. She is getting into everything, talking more and more (and very loudly), and she brings our family such joy. While I do not feel like our family is complete yet, I can say that I can’t imagine life before our little Sophie. She turned our lives upside down and has been making us laugh and smile every day since she was born.
Well, that was the fastest month of my life! I can’t believe it has been a month since we were in the hospital welcoming our newest angel into the world! To say I was excited to have a little girl is an understatement! I have had so much fun (probably a little too much) dressing her up and putting all these bows in her hair! I also can’t wait to be a dance mom! haha No, but really! The day we found out we were having a girl, she has been my “little dancer.” The girls in my family dance. It’s just what we do. She danced in my stomach for several months and already loves music. She definitely has some rhythm and is showing real potential. 😉
These leggings and matching turban are so cute for summer! I am so glad that I stumbled upon Autumn Nicole Designs on Etsy! They have the cutest leggings, turbans and so much more for your littles! I am loving this mommy and me pineapple romper/shirt!
Be sure to check out Autumn Nicole Designs on Instagram!
My beautiful little girl, Sophie Raegan, was born on Friday May 1st at 11:43 A.M. She weighed 7lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is absolutely perfect and we are so blessed to have a healthy baby girl! Big brother Hamton is learning what “gentle” is and absolutely loves her. Just a little too hard sometimes. He is doing great. We are so happy to be home! Here are a few pictures from our first 2 days as a family of 4!