Maggie {28 Months}

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Maggie is 28 months today. The photos are a little blurry, I know, but this girl is in constant motion!

We recently converted Maggie’s crib into a toddler bed, and she has been sleeping really well in it, while enjoying the freedom to get in and out of bed on her own. Next week we start potty training. She is so ready. Maggie’s vocabulary has exploded in recent weeks, and we can have pretty fluid conversations with her now. She is so grown up, and as all you mamas know, it is bittersweet.

We will be leaving for our Disney adventure really soon, staying at Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort. The girls are super excited, and so am I! Disney World, here we come!

*Maggie’s Snow White dress is from the new Disney Artist’s Collection at Target.

Blueberry pancake face.
We’ve been enjoying a bit of a slower pace lately. With Amelia out of school, our mornings aren’t so rushed, and I don’t have to argue with Amelia to hurry up and finish your breakfast or WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE!
I’ve had time to make blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and we’ve been able to stay in our pajamas a little longer. The dishes & laundry are still piling up, but I am better at ignoring them this time of year. After all, they aren’t going anywhere. Right? High-res

Blueberry pancake face.

We’ve been enjoying a bit of a slower pace lately. With Amelia out of school, our mornings aren’t so rushed, and I don’t have to argue with Amelia to hurry up and finish your breakfast or WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE!

I’ve had time to make blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and we’ve been able to stay in our pajamas a little longer. The dishes & laundry are still piling up, but I am better at ignoring them this time of year. After all, they aren’t going anywhere. Right?

Maggie’s 2nd Birthday Party

We celebrated Maggie’s birthday this weekend with a brunch for our close family. We had quiche, my mom’s famous hash brown casserole, croissants, fruit tart, and oj (spiked with champagne for the adults). We used vintage melamine plates that I found on a recent thrift, and cut sunflowers from the garden to use as table decoration. It was a very laid back party, where we ate outside with the chickens, who also got a special treat. Our white chicken decided that she would like more than salad, and hopped up on the table after we were done eating to sample some of Maggie’s leftovers. These hens are spoiled! Maggie had fun eating the cupcakes I baked and tearing through her birthday packages. All in all it was a great day for our very special girl.

*pinwheel cupcake toppers are from this Etsy seller.

Maggie {23 Months}

Today, Maggie is 23 months old. She has been battling a cold all week, so I only snapped a few photos of her this morning when I went out to check on the chickens. Maggie is such a big girl now. I seriously don’t know how this little on is almost a two year old. Part of me is excited to be past the baby months, but another part of me is sad. I suspect most mamas feel this way.

* My Rebel is now off of manual! I attended a photography workshop last night, and I’m excited to play around with my camera. Next up is to start editing my photos, something I’ve never done. What editing programs do you use? I would love any tips or advice on how to get started.