Monday, December 17, 2012

Our Christmas Ballerina

Grace Taylor had her first dance recital a couple of weeks ago. I kid you not, she was the cutest, most precious thing you have ever seen! I literally had to fight back tears, all of the girls were so adorable. They did there dance to a piano version of "Mary had a little lamb." They did it three times, and then did some individual stuff across the floor. Poor Daddy was in California for work, and had to miss it. :( Lolly and Pop came, and we went out for a cupcake afterwards. I gave sweet little Grace a pink ballet slipper ornament for doing such a great job! It was a magical morning! Library - 20591 Library - 20593 Library - 20597 Library - 20601 Library - 20596 Library - 20606 Library - 20609 Library - 20628 Library - 20621 Library - 20633 Library - 20635 Library - 20636 Library - 20638

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bennett at 11 Months

Bennie Bear turned 11 months old on the 11th of this month. I can not believe he has been with us a month shy of a year! I do not know where the last few months went. It's funny how time flies, but at the same time it feels like a lifetime ago that Grace was an only child. I do know one thing for certain, our family would not be right without the B-Man. Now for updates on our meatball! He is 22 lbs and finally has a tooth, with another on the way. He says Dada, Mama, Hi, bye-bye, and has the sweetest coos and giggles. He pulls up, and stands on everything including the dishwasher! He is so quick, it's insane. TJ watched both kids for a couple hours the other night while I volunteered at the church, and he called me lecturing me about how I must baby-proof our house, yada yada, yada, yada. I caved, and we are turning our front room into a playroom, complete with a 94inch baby gate to keep the rats, sweet doll babies in. :) My dreams of a beautiful study/formal living room are over. It will now be a kid-friendly safe space. Since it is adjacent from the dining room and the first room you see when you walk in, I am still going to try and make it look as nice and normal as possible. We will see how that goes... b

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Turkey Day Recap!

Sorry I am soooo behind... Just when I thought it was going to be a nice and slow Christmas season with nothing on the calendar, we were slammed with 1st birthday celebrations, neighborhood parties, ballet recitals, engagement parties, sickness and I was hired to work on my first design project!! So much has been going on with the Little family that I have lots and lots to blog about. Hopefully, I can catch you all up! For starters, we had a lovely Thanksgiving with TJ's parents. The perfect meal, company, complete with an afternoon tossing the football and jumping in leaf piles. Here are a few pictures from our day. So much to be thankful for. My heart is so full, and I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Lord. Last Roll - 131 Last Roll - 129 Last Roll - 132 Last Roll - 138 Last Roll - 141 Last Roll - 162 Last Roll - 163 Last Roll - 160 Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bennett at 10 Months

My precious Bennie Bear is 10 months old!!! He is the most wonderful,now very active, sweet, smart, lovable, cuddly bear. He is 22 pounds and crawling everywhere and very, very fast. He straightens his legs like he is going to stand, or do downward dog. He is pulling up on drawers, stairs, you name it. Also, he is getting much more vocal. He is turning into quite the copycat. It's really pretty funny how he mimics, and on command too. I really need to tape it. He is so so bright, and sweet and I adore every second with him and every squishable, pinchable ounce of him. I swear he is going to be my bear forever. A true Momma's boy. Watch out future daughter-in-law. :) The pictures are getting harder to take, since he can escape now. Last Roll - 153 Last Roll - 155 Last Roll - 156 Last Roll - 157 Last Roll - 158

Monday, November 12, 2012

House Updates for Fall

Well before I put away all the Fall decor and trim my house in evergreens and holly, I thought I would share with you some of my Fall updates. I've also changed up some rooms in the home by pretty much shopping from other rooms. I will totally be decking my halls in exactly 11 days! Can't wait!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! Oh, and Bear turned 10 months yesterday! I will have his 10 month post up next! Last Roll - 143 Last Roll - 145 My Pottery Barn fur throw from Craig's list!! Last Roll - 140 Last Roll - 141 It's the coziest blanket ever! Last Roll - 142 Last Roll - 144 Story time and hot chocolate Last Roll - 146 Last Roll - 147 Our Princess room with a few more accessories Last Roll - 148 Last Roll - 151 Last Roll - 149 Last Roll - 150 Last Roll - 152 Not much changed in my room, but I finally got a 3rd Euro pillow! This was kind of a joke between TJ and I. Also, switched lamps around again so my lamps match! Lastly, I may have swiped the two white pillows in front from the Princess room. :) Last Roll - 159 Last Roll - 160

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Little Happy Halloween!

I know we are a week late, and onto the next holiday but I had to share these. Miss Grace was the most beautiful (and sparkly) Cinderella I have ever seen, and Mr. Bennett was the most adorable pumpkin. The kids were so excited and Grace had so much fun handing out candy to the trick or treaters. We did go to a few houses on our street, but I honestly think she had more fun giving out the candy... Bennett's pumpkin costume is the same one Grace wore Halloween 2010 (she was 13 months old), and the same one T.J., Greg, Will and Alex all wore. So special... The Cinderella costume I purchased at a church consignment sale, and then completely made over. I took off the plastic Cinderella head/button, the three giant silver bows, changed the skirt, the sleeves, added all the white tulle and covered it in Martha Stewart glitter. I used spray adhesive but Cinderella did leave a glittery trail behind her this Halloween. 2 3 She also wore a pink tutu underneath so it would be extra puffy. :) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 We had some friends over for some chilli and witch's brew. My last minute Halloween decorations turned out somewhat cute, I do think. :) 1