We recently celebrated Graylyn's 2nd birthday at our home with my family. My sweet baby turning another year older was a tad bittersweet. She will always be my sweetest girl and while I'm so very thankful God has given her a love-filled two years of life, I wouldn't mind if it all slowed down a bit. I cherish every single day being her "Mah-eee" (Mommy) and love her with every bit of my being.
We celebrated allllllll day. We opened gifts, took a break to go outside and blow bubbles (her favorite part of the day) where she blew some all by herself for the first time. She checked out her new outdoor toys including the water table Daddy and I got her, her bubble lawnmower from Nana, and her Cozy Coupe from her (Aunt) "Fer." Back inside for cake, singing Happy Birthday (I thought she'd cry but she loved it!), and opening the goodie bags. It was truly the best day I could have imagined for my sweet girl's 2nd birthday. It was also quite memorable for her also as for the following week she requested "MORE CAKE!," bubbles, and sang "Happy Birthday" to herself every day. She's such a mess!!
Graylyn's Gray Party Dress - Jillian's Closet (TJMaxx)
Our June was made up of many sweet memories. Our daughter's second birthday, evenings running through the backyard sprinkler, splashing in her little pool, playing in her new water table for her birthday, and all things summer. I actually made trips to Michaels to gather supplies for crafts I'd pinned on Pinterest, made a (few) batches from my mom's delicious homemade fudge recipe, and spent a lot of time together outside with my little family. Our daughter's personality continues to GROW WILD (in the most wonderful way) and she keeps us on our toes. My pregnant belly continues to grow and our crazy boy, Eli, spends his nights cracking us up with his wildness. Pregnancy is truly amazing and has held the most precious moments of my life. Literally. We really loved our month of June.
first time playing in the dirt - on her 2nd birthday / flower bouquet for her room / my heart
used her corkboard to decorate her party / she snuck gum and thought it hilarious / two candles from her cake
we love sweet frog / afternoon walk with her new baby doll & stroller / she always stands like this - we love it
a teachers gift / sweet cousins / perfected my first batch of mom's homemade fudge recipe
her turn to count for hide-and-go-seek / LOVE tiptoes / posing with bunny for a quick picture
somebunny likes sneaking mama's clinique chubby stick / we love to swing / "hi airpane!"
Instagram is truly the best and my most favorite app by far for myself and for glimpses of some of my favorite people, bloggers, and artists.
My number one go-to clothing rack for my daughter's wardrobe has always been BABY GAP. Like, I keep them in business and I admit I may actually have a bit of a problem. Online 40% off is a dangerous late night habit of mine. So, when we found out this baby I'm currently pregnant with is a BOY I, though a bit nervous about finding cute items I'd love for a boy, went straight to BABY GAP. I have added many of their sweetest baby boy items to his closet and can't wait to fit them on his little newborn body. These (above) are some of my favorite items I've bought for him so far. Obviously I have a blue and nautical theme going on.