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.
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!
OK, a LOT of love! And we have even more love these days with baby #2 on the way. Soon there’ll be double the outfits and cuteness on here and I can’t wait. Kayla is very excited for her baby brother “Peter Pan” to arrive. I am so going to put them in match-y outfits before they can refuse and call me crazy.
I made a rare trip to the mall after Christmas this year to exchange some shoes I received as a gift. On the way out, I saw a store called Crazy 8 with super cute kid clothes. I’m glad I went because that’s where I got this outfit. That trip was a good reminder for me to venture out more often because I might miss out on things I wouldn’t necessarily find online (my usual shopping destination).
This shoot was made possible by ring pops, foam hearts and a balloon. Thank goodness for the simple things that amuse toddlers.
Coming in the very near future…3rd birthday outfit, newborn (boy) outfits and even some maternity/family photos. 2016 is going to be so. much. fun.
One of my favorite things to do is dress up and accessorize a staple item and make it look like a new outfit every time. This is something I try to do with Kayla as well. She can go day to night or summer to fall with just a few changes. Lucky for me she is pretty tiny. At 18mo she generally wears size 12-18mo but also fits into 12mo and even some of her 9mo clothes. This means she can carry over outfits from season to season and make them new by changing the accessories. Now if only I could figure out how to make her shoes grow with her. Sadly, she no longer fits into these cute TOMS.
What I did here was use the romper as the centerpiece and during the day she had a headband and cute socks and for nighttime I added tights and a beanie to create a fun, warmer new look.