Our Sweet Valentines

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Kayla Grace is the sweetest big sister we ever did see. She takes such good care of her little brother. Whether at school, in a store or even getting my eyebrows waxed she is there to carry him, pick up something he dropped, tie a shoe, give him a boost, kiss his boo boos and correct his grammar. These photos say it all. I don’t ask them to hug, kiss or look lovingly at each other they just do and it melts my heart. We love our sweet valentines more than words can say.

Kayla is having her first Valentine’s show where her little class will sing some songs for us. I can’t wait to see it!!! She has been singing all the songs in the car and around the house and she is always so surprised when I know the words. I have become the parent who annoyingly says, “I know everything”. Kayla picked out little tchotchkes for her friends, filled goodie bags and signed 24 cards for her classmates. She made a special one for her bestie and can’t wait to bring them to school!

Cameron is transitioning to a new school this week and is doing so well, I can’t believe it. I’m so proud of him and the little man he’s shaping up to be. He is the sweetest, snuggliest lil guy I know and I can’t get enough of it. It will be sad to say goodbye to friends and teachers but at least he gets to spend this day with the ones who have been with him since he was just 4 months old. We’ve been talking a lot about Valentine’s Day and he’s also getting excited. He can’t believe his friends will be giving him cards and treats. He’s going to love it!

I hope both kiddos have a Valentine’s day to remember 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!




Pumpkin Patchers

Once again, miss Kayla Grace knew exactly what she wanted to be months before Halloween and stuck with it. I’m not sure what made her choose Alice since she hasn’t been watching the movie lately but she looks adorable! She’s convince Steven to be the Mad Hatter and myself to dress as the Chesire Cate. She really wanted Cameron to be the white rabbit but he refuses. His costume is no surprise as he’s obsessed with all things vehicles. He wanted to be Thomas the Tank so I got that costume but added a conductor/engineer costume for him to wear underneath. Well, he wore the Thomas part once and won’t touch it again. But he loves the conductor costume so much he wore it to school the first day it came in the mail about a month ago.

We went to 7 pumpkin patches and/or parties this season! Kayla was very into decorating pumpkins this year. She even won a contest with kids ages 2-13 entered. She was so very proud and we are so proud of her. This girl also loves a good corn maze, unlike her mama. I always end up wanting an emergency escape route. She likes to read and find every clue and try every path if she has to. I do, however, enjoy watching the kids run around squealing with excitement when they find a path that is not a dead end. Cameron has become quite the candy fiend, he is SO ready to trick-or-treat. He does not like chocolate though which first, makes me wonder how we’re related but second, yay for me!

We have been driving around the burbank hills for weeks now looking at all the fun decorations. Our favorite spot is down on Bel Air where there’s a Star Wars themed house, a clown themed house and houses with skeletons and zombies galore. We drive by just about every day and stop and talk about all interesting things going on at each house. We’ve decided that’s where we will actually go trick-or-treating this year. I can’t wait to see what they think up close, in person. It’s going to be so much fun!

We hope everyone has a very happy, safe halloween



Happy Hearts

 Kayla (top, right) – Tunic: Lady’s World (similar); Pants: Cat & Jack; Headband: Gymboree. Kayla (far right) – Romper: Beebay; Heart Sunglasses: Gap. Kayla (third row, middle) – Dress: Cotton On Kids; Molly Cat Boots: Cat & Jack. Cameron (top, left) – Shirt: Festuvius; Pants: Cat & Jack. Cameron (top, middle) – Shirt: Urban Smalls; Pants: Cat & Jack.

Our hearts are oh so happy! We had so much fun taking Valentine photos this year. It’s actually harder to get the solo shots these days because either one wants to be in the other’s photos. The love these two have for each other is real. Kayla is the best big sister I’ve ever seen and it melts my heart daily. She takes such good care of Cameron whether she’s helping him walk up and down stairs, getting his shoes on or running to say, “what’s wrong buddy?” when she hears him cry. I don’t even go running anymore because he’s happy two seconds after she gets to him. And Cameron wants Kayla to join him in whatever activity he’s doing. If he wants her to come play he yells, “come on, KAYA!!!” and when he wants her to ride his Thomas train he pats the back and says, “sissy sit here”. Kayla is also the only one he listens to most of the time. I can ask him to get in the car and be completely ignored but if Kayla says, “come on, Cams, let’s get in the car” he comes running. Let’s be honest, I do get to use this to my advantage quite a bit. 😉

I’m excited to say the annual birthday pics and St. Patrick’s Day pics have already been taken. Now to get them posted in a timely manner…for once.