Kayla – Pajamas: Old Navy; Socks: Old Navy; Evie Costume: Disney; Cat Boots: Target; Pumpkin Patch Outfit – Shirt: Festivius (Zulily); Tutu Skirt: Dancina Sparkle; Shoes: Mini Melissa; Pumpkin Tunic: Urban Smalls; Pumpkin Knee Leggings: Urban Smalls.
Cameron – Orange & Black Halloween Shirt: Tesa Babe; Jack O’ Lantern Pants: Urban Smalls; Shoes: Cat & Jack; Black Halloween Shirt: Monday’s Child; Pants: Gymboree; Pajamas: Old Navy; Halloween Socks: Old Navy Pirate Costume: Chasing Fireflies.
The Figueroa fam has been very into the Halloween spirit this year. Kayla wanted to start decorating in September! We ended up getting started the first week of October and she was so excited to help. She’s into all things spooky lately. She’s been singing a “spooky spooky” song she learned in school and re-telling us the Halloween stories they read as well.
Kayla has known what she was going to be for Halloween since she saw Descendants 2 earlier this year. She’s now seen both Descendants 1 and 2 at least 20 times. She loves Evie because she’s into fashion along with her friend Dizzy. She even has Evie’s fashion book and has us read it to her every night. Although Kayla likes her blue hair, she opted not to wear a wig or spray her hair blue (which is OK with us). It’s been fun watching her dress up as Evie and play the part. She insisted on holding the apple in her pictures and not smiling because “she’s wicked”. She’s definitely got a passion for dramatic play. I often have to pretend I’m Mal and she is Evie or Dizzy and doing my hair or showing me a jacket she “made”.
We’ve been pumpkin patch-hopping this year and it’s been fun watching the two of them take it all in together. Cameron loves the pumpkins and Kayla loves the games although he wants to do absolutely everything his big sister does. Which is adorable but also means double the tickets for every ride and game! Regardless, this season has been a blast and I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Top Left – Dress: Little Miss Fashion; Headband: Creations of Grace; Top Right – Dress: Gymboree; Headband: Similar; Flag Romper: Urban Smalls; Top Right Below – Kayla’s Swimsuit: Gymboree; Cam’s Swimsuit: Kanu Surf; Bottom – Star Sandals: Gymboree
I’m not gonna lie, I think Cameron had a better time taking pictures this time around than Kayla. He went crazy for the little pool and he loves anything with wheels so he was in heaven. Although not so much into the pictures, Kayla IS very much into learning about the United States. She’s learned the names of all 50 states and now wants to know who lives in each state and what’s there. Needless to say we do not know people in all 50 states so we’ve resorted to naming politicians. She keeps us on our toes with her seemingly endless questions but we love her unquenchable desire to learn.
As for the clothes, Kayla picked out her own Gymboree outfits so she of course loved those. And her love for headbands continues. The bow dress that I picked out was not her favorite because apparently bows are cute but only when they’re tiny. She hated the big blue bow on her dress even though it’s clearly adorable.
Kayla is excited to celebrate 4th of July this year and is so ready for red, white and blue popsicles and fireworks. I had thought last year was going to be the year she’d finally love fireworks but she didn’t like the sound! We watch them from about 2 miles away so I have no idea why the sound scared her but she’s let us know that she’s not afraid this year. We’re probably not going to let the little “zilla” as we call him stay up for the show as he needs every bit of sleep he can get! Until next year for his reaction.
We wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July!!!
One more because he loved it that much…
Top – Dress: Rebecca Rags; Headband: Janie and Jack; Shoes: Cat & Jack. Bottom Left – Cameron Shirt & Pants: Tesa Babe; Kayla Pants: Gap (Similar); Shirt: Gap (no longer sold); Shoes: Vans. Bottom Middle – Bunny Romper: Rebecca Raggs
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! Our lil bunnies are so ready for Easter. Eggs dyed…check, Easter outfits…check, torturous trip to the Easter Bunny…check. Poor Cameron did NOT like the Easter Bunny one bit (see below). Just like his big sister at that age. We dyed eggs today whilst Cam was napping so that “babyzilla” would not destroy the entire experience. He always wants to do whatever big sister is doing and that usually means walking or crawling up and sitting right on top of whatever Kayla is playing with. I can only imagine what it would have looked like had he done that with the 16 cups of dye in front of her. Kayla had fun meticulously dying and glittering each one of her eggs. We can’t wait to watch her find them all tomorrow!
Bedtime is usually a long, drawn-out ordeal. “I need one more huggy”, “I have to go potty”, “I want a cup of milk”, “tell me a story”, followed by 20 random questions and hours of singing to herself in bed. But tonight, she actually asked me to leave! She said, “I want you to leave, I need to go to sleep so the Easter Bunny can come”. That was it, she was out. She’s so excited and I love it. Can she stay like this forever?
Special credit to Kayla and Cameron’s Nonna for these Easter ensembles. Kayla loved her dress and rainbow outfit. She’s worn them both many times already. And let’s just say we’ve got some good bribery material for Cam when he’s older 😉
I don’t usually do St. Patrick’s Day photos buuuuuut, the outfits were there and I was feeling the holiday this year. So, literally on our way out the door to school we took some quick pics. They were such troopers, unusually willing to entertain their mamma. Maybe it was the unlimited Lucky Charm consumption that was going on.
Kayla loved her festive tunic and kept asking why only one shamrock was green. She decided it was because it was the most special one. At school, they were visited by little leprechauns. There were little green hand and footprints all over the room and even green pee in the toilet bowls! They had a hunt for shamrock coins and gold nuggets. She was very excited to share that she had found the most coins of anyone in her class. When I picked her up from school, she had a green donut waiting in her seat (which she quickly devoured). It was a very happy St. Patrick’s Day had by all 🙂
Top Left – Personalized Heart Shirt: Hallmark Baby; Pants: Circo; Top Right – U R2 Cool Shirt: Target; Shorts: Cat & Jack; Middle Left – Cat & Jack; Shoes: Mini Melissa; Bottom Left – Heart Shirt & Skirt Set: Kidtopia; Shoes: Similar or these would have been perfect too
Kayla is very into picking out her own outfits these days. I basically have no say in what she wears anymore. It’s like my worst nightmare! She literally picks out the least matching outfits she can find everyday and then tops off the look with mismatched socks encased in two different open-toe sandals. I’m not sure if people realize she dresses herself or think I am a crazed mom of two and can’t get my act together enough to pick out matching outfits for my kid! I need to do a post on one of her every day outfits because I’m sure my description doesn’t do it justice. Luckily, she was really into her Valentine’s outfits with the sparkly heart and tutu skirt which she loves so there was no argument there. We did, however, have a shoe disagreement so I had to compromise with the white socks sticking out of her boots.
Kayla’s new favorite accessory is headbands which she likes to wear atop her favorite hairstyle, the “Elsa braid”. She had a favorite pink, shiny headband that she recently lost at a birthday party. We searched all over and couldn’t find it (most likely lost in a ball pit). She keeps asking us to call the place to ask if they’ve found it but they have not returned our calls or emails. We have no idea why one of her 12 other headbands aren’t sufficient replacements but a quick trip to target has temporarily fixed the situation.
We had a very low-key Valentine’s Day because poor Kayla got a stomach bug the day before. Poor thing was down for a couple days and even had to miss her little exchange at school. She’s much better now though!
Hope everyone had a very happy Valentine’s Day!
Our Christmas cuties! It’s Cameron’s first Christmas and Kayla’s first as an official big sister. No doubt there will be some help with unwrapping presents once she’s ripped through her own. Kayla loves helping her little brother whether it’s feeding him adult size spoonfuls of food, picking him up every two seconds until he’s lost it or taking every toy he grabs while saying “I was going to play with that” (even if it’s a baby teether). Kidding aside, she’s really an amazingly sweet, caring big sister and I’m not sure what I’d do without her. She will make him laugh or sing to him when he’s upset in his carseat, she loves to read books to him and always makes sure to let him know that he’s “the best little brother in the world”.
We, I mean I went crazy with Christmas outfits as usual this year. Kayla enjoys the movie Elf so she got an fun shirt that says, “Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins”. And to compliment her silly shirt we got Cameron a “Merry Christmas you filthy animal” shirt. I think my favorite outfits were their matching PJ’s with the reindeer hats though. It really doesn’t get much cuter than that!
It is still incredibly hard to get these two to smile at the same time. Literally every time I get a smile out of one, the other one starts frowning. It’s like some evil toddler/baby plot against me! I still enjoy every moment though and really the best pictures are the candid moments between the two of them when they aren’t even looking at the camera.
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
So of course we are extra thankful this year, we have two beautiful blessings now! It was Cameron’s first Thanksgiving and unlike his sister, he loves food. He enjoyed sweet potato, mashed potatoes and pumpkin. Even with two kids, we managed to make three stops to visit family and friends. It was such a wonderful day filled with lots of love and laughter.
Kayla also had a Thanksgiving event at school where she wrote on her leaf that she was “thankful for her momma”. She just melts my heart. But if you ask her in person she says she’s thankful for her Daddy, Mommy, Cameron, Rocko and Nonna. She loves her little brother so much. She was so happy to see their matching shirts and loved that Cameron’s said thankful for his big sister and vice versa. She actually snuggles up to him and kisses him in our pictures all on her own, I never even ask her to. It’s the cutest thing ever. Although there are definitely times when she’s snatching his favorite toy out of his hand or singing extra loud when he’s sleeping in his car seat right next to her. But hey, that’s what big sisters are for…I should know 😉
Hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving as well!
Christmas pictures have already been taken and can’t wait to share!!!