Top Left (Kayla) – Dress: Fantasie Kids (Similar); Shoes: Mini Melissa. Cam – Sweater: Cat & Jack; Jeans: Cat & Jack. Top Right – Dress: Pippa & Julie; Shoes: Mini Melissa. Family Pajamas: Lazy One. 6th Down, Right (Kayla) – Dress: Gymboree; Shoes: Ositos (Similar); Cam – Shirt: Gymboree; Pants: Gymboree; Shoes: Gymboree. 11th Down, Right (Kayla) – Tunic & Leggings: Unique Baby; Red Bow: Gymboree; Cam – Shirt & Pants: Tesa Babe. Cam, Bottom: Shirt, Vest, Tie and Pants: Just One You; Shoes: Gymboree.
This holiday season was crazy, hence the after-Christmas post. I also may or may not have gone a little crazy on pictures this year as well. I can’t help it! They let me have so much fun, I can’t stop. Miss Kayla has really gotten into this over the years. She wants to help with everything and be in every picture. However that usually comes with the price of a ridiculous face, pose or prop. Cameron, on the other hand, is more into destroying anything we set up and being bribed to sit still for what feels like a millisecond.
Although busy, it has been so fun seeing them get into all things Christmas and holiday. Kayla has been singing “Oh Hanukkah” all over the place, we visited the holiday train and the enchanted garden at Descanso. She asked every day to go by the house on Florence and look at their lights. I love that house too but Cameron doesn’t understand why he can’t ride the train. When I told him we couldn’t ride it he started crying, “touch it! touch it!”. Poor thing. Needless to say Santa came through for him with some trains, cars and airplanes. Kayla also loved waking up every morning to find her elf (on the shelf). A few mornings it was way earlier than normal wake up time and she’d come running excitedly into our room asking us to come see. Cameron really got into it too, even finding him before her a couple times. We started a new tradition this year with a mailbox (this one). She “mails” her letter to Santa and for the 12 days leading up to Christmas she gets a tiny surprise like a piece of candy. On Christmas day she stopped during the festivities to tell me that this was the best Christmas ever. She still really wants My First Fashion Designer (whatever that is) but she’s beyond happy which makes my heart smile. That’s all I could ever ask for.
Quick fashion note – I was pretty obsessed with Kayla’s Christmas dress. I don’t remember noticing the hi-low rise when I bought it but it photographed beautifully! She loved the sparkles and approved of it immediately at Nordstrom. One of the few times we both agreed on an outfit 😉 Oh, and Cam the little man in the bottom pic, I mean…
We hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season. Cheers to an amazing 2018!!!
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.