Scarf: American Eagle
Earrings: American Eagle
Top: Old Navy
Tank: Old Navy
Cords: American Eagle
When I wore this outfit a week or so ago it was freezing, and I felt like color would just be too cheery. How can you be cheery when it’s frigid in May? You can’t. So I was all anti-color and wore every shade of black, white and gray in my closet. But for reals, I do like this outfit. This scarf from American Eagle is so pretty and I had to find something to let it stand out. Hence the real reason for lack of color.
Luckily it has warmed up significantly today and looks good for the rest of the week at least. So maybe next time I wear this scarf it will be with something light and bright. :) Hope your week is off to a great start!
It’s been quite the big month for you, big girl. Not only are you looking more and more like a little girl all the time, instead of a baby, but you’re acting like one too. This month you moved out of your crib and into a toddler bed. You’ve done so well with it! Surprisingly so. It makes me so happy to check on you and find you snuggled up under your covers. I have plans for a real twin sized bed for you later this year, but for now, we’re all happy with the toddler bed and how well you’ve adapted to it. I think it helps that it’s really your old crib, converted into a bed. It seems familiar to you.
This month we also finally got your little ears pierced. And they look adorable! You seem to really like them too, except when it’s time to clean them… that’s another story. It’s funny to me though, how you immediately recognize when I get the cleaning solution out. You run to your bed laughing with your hands in little fists covering your ears. Then it’s a game of “Where’s your ear hiding??” while you giggle and squirm.
Your manners continue to get better and better. You’re saying please more often now (thank you almost all the time), and you’ve recently started saying ‘no thank you’, and ‘bless you’ when anyone sneezes. Including yourself, haha. Speaking of things you’re saying, we’ve had a few nice days lately and you’ve gotten to start playing outside again. The neighborhood kids who haven’t seen you in a while are all fascinated by your big vocabulary. My favorite thing is watching you learn words and what they mean. The other day you were looking so sleepy, so I asked if you were ready to lay down for a nap. You told me “No, I still playin, Mama.” I responded “Are you sure? Your eyes are looking pretty heavy.” Which prompted “Yeah, my eyes too big.” I couldn’t stop laughing. :)
Your favorite games right now are coloring in your coloring books and hide and seek. You’re a terrible hider, but it’s really cute. (I have a video of this, but I think it’s on my old phone, so I’ll have to search for it and hopefully add it later…)
We gave you another little hair cut this past month and it’s finally starting to look almost like a style- pixie cut! The front is coming in more and more, and soon we’ll have to worry about actually fixing your hair to keep it out of your face. Not yet though. So I guess maybe you’re not too big yet after all. :)
Love you so much V,
Well hello there! I am still alive, yes. Just so busy lately. I seem to be burning the candle at both ends and the blog has been suffering as a result. But I’m not giving up!!
I realize I didn’t get Vera’s 26 month post up on the 25th, so that is on its way this week instead. And we’ve been working on some landscaping over the past few weekends, so if we don’t get the snow that’s predicted this week (yes, I realize it is May! Apparently Mother Nature didn’t get that memo…) I’ll hopefully be able to show that to you in the next week or so too.
Oh and before I get into today’s actual post, I have to give some quick love to the hub. It’s our third wedding anniversary today and I do love that kid. :)
And now… over two months later, I thought it was about time for me to get a post up about Vera’s second birthday party. It’s probably safe to say that it snuck up on me and I didn’t do nearly as much, decor wise, as I did last year. Which turned out to be just fine in the end, even if a little mom guilt (or maybe creative guilt) trickled in.
What I did do was run to Costco the morning of the party and pick up food and cake. And my biggest whoops was spending all year taking monthly photos, only to forget to print them out for the party (smh). Oh well. It turned out to be a fun day nonetheless, and Vera will never know the difference. Unless she happens to read this one day… Well on to the party!
It started with aunt Dania coming over early to help me clean up and get V all prettified for her big day. She felt so special!
After that, we welcomed a whole bunch more family over (we kept it to family since that alone fills up our house!) and had the usual birthday rundown of socializing, eating, singing, and gift opening.
Vera’s present from Mom, Dad and Grandpa this year was her own little kitchen, and she loves it:
She even got matching food, pots and pans from Aunt Dania and Uncle Chad and Uncle Cody (aka Uncle Taco). She has been having a blast with it and uses it every day.
She also got her own little recliner from Grandma and Grandpa Sailors, which she loves, and too many other toys and gifts to count! Including an adorable wooden makeup set and her own little pink rain boots which she’d wear everyday if I’d let her. :)
We were so grateful to everyone who could make it to celebrate with us! It was a wonderful day.
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Gap Outlet
Pretty much everyone in our neck of the woods is really really tired of cold weather and so ready for the warm up that we usually have had by now. I am no exception. We’ve had a few nice days here and there, but when they’re a week or more apart, it’s such a tease. :(
There’s a saying that if you don’t like the weather in Nebraska, you just have to wait 10 minutes and it will change (we really can have 70° on Monday and snow on Wednesday), so hopefully soon we’ll start a real spring, but until then, I’m trying to trying to pretend its warm with fresh spring scented candles lit around the house, and denim espadrilles on my feet.
I felt like there was a lot of blue going on in this outfit, but I’m ok with that. I’ll just call it simple and monochrome. :)
Hope you had a great (springy) weekend!