Little Man’s First Day

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You guys. Something big happened yesterday. Like, really, really big. My Little Man, who is getting less little by the second, had his very first day of kindergarten.

If you can’t tell, he was pretty darn excited.

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All set with his Cars backpack and, most importantly, his Paw Patrol water bottle. Any other adults out there who have seen every episode of the Paw Patrol? Solidarity.

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Obviously I took a picture of his very first lunch, too, because I’m a dork. I made him a pasta salad with these fancy rainbow noodles he suckered me into buying. I’m a big fan of this lunch container, though. It fits perfectly into his little fire engine lunch box. Find them here, if you’re interested. I’ve also gone crazy pinning lunchbox ideas to a new Pinterest board. Feel free to give me a follow! I’m officially a school mom now. It’s weird.

I’m thinking of doing some posts on quick weeknight meals. Anyone interested?

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And as for Little Man? He had an amazing time at school, and seemed to love every minute. Even though the kid next to him at his table was wearing the same shirt. Yay, Target! Haha.

(Total side-note to this post: Not sure if you noticed, but my profile picture got a serious upgrade, thanks to my friend Laura. She’s an amazing photographer based out of Tucson who has been featured in different magazines and even an episode of Major Crimes. She’s a big deal! And she was up here in Minnesota over the summer photographing a wedding and took some time to get some shots of me and my family. She’s seriously amazing. If you live anywhere near her, you should check her out! She travels, too! For real, just look at her fantastic website! http://www.laurakmoore.com)

Woodland Birthday Party

 

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Last month was Miss Bean’s second birthday. I can’t believe that two years has passed since that sweet girl entered our lives. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she was in it!

Since she’s still a bit too young to tell us what kind of party she wanted, I had to figure out a party theme that I thought she would enjoy. One of her favorite things in the world is animals, so I decided on a Woodland theme, complete with cute little woodland animals. Continue reading

Secret Agent Birthday Party

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We had an awesome little shindig for Little Man’s 5th birthday (how the heck is he 5 now??) and I’d love to tell you all about it.

This year we had a little more trouble figuring out what kind of theme to go with. So I perused Pinterest (like always) and saw some ideas for spy parties and knew that as soon as I suggested it to Little Man, there would be no changing our minds!

And while there were plenty of ideas for decorations and food and activities on Pinterest, I was feeling like I needed something a little more cohesive. Since Little Man is the oldest of most of his friends, I was concerned about making it accessible and fun for 4-year-olds. Last year we planned fun games for the kids, but they weren’t that interested in them. So this year I knew the party needed a bit more structure to work.

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Burlap & Lace 1st Birthday Party

Well, hello friends.

I’ve legit been working on this post for a couple of weeks. It should not be that hard to write a blog post! I thought that after the party, things would slow down, and they just didn’t. So here we are, like several weeks later, and I’m finally getting this darned thing up.

Miss Bean is 1! I can’t even believe it. How does my life go so fast? Ok, before I go off on an existential crisis here, let me tell you about her party.

Since Bean isn’t old enough yet to pick what theme she wants for her party, it was up to me. When I thought about what I wanted, I didn’t know specifics, but I knew for sure I wanted to get good pictures! So I did what anyone would do, and I turned to Pinterest.

Pinterest is pretty much my best friend & worst enemy. It’s so great for inspiration, but it’s way easy to get out of hand. I recently read this article on the struggles of those with my Meyers-Briggs personality type and one of the things it said was “Constantly biting off more than you can chew… and then chewing it out of stubbornness.” So me + Pinterest = setting the bar too high and then killing myself to reach it. Haha. I quickly set on the Burlap & Lace theme, which is girlier than we will likely ever do again, but I knew the pictures would be awesome. Once the theme was set, I let inspiration run away with me. Continue reading

Baby Girl Is Here!

Hi Friends!

If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been conspicuously absent for a while. That’s because on May 8, my perfect little girl was born.

 

And life hasn’t been the same again.

Anyhow, I thought I’d write a quick update to let you know I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth. I do hope to get back to regular blogging at some point, but I’m guessing the next few months my posts will be few and far between seeing as this little girl basically insists on being held 24/7.

I do have a couple of posts in the works, but I’m not sure when I’ll be allowed to get them up. ;)

Meanwhile I’ll just be staring at (and smooching!) this beautiful face.

Blessings!