Meet Kai! The newest edition to our family. OK, she actually lives with Nonna but we’re all in love. I call her Kai Princess and she’s the sweetest baby German Shepherd rescue ever. We couldn’t be luckier to have her as part of our family and we’re pretty sure the feeling is mutual.
Also, more fun patriotic themed looks from Kayla and Cams. Kayla is such a ham with all these poses she comes up with. Love her personality so much. Cameron was not so into pictures. I had to bribe him with a lollipop for one decent photo. Who can blame him though, he’d rather be off playing with his cars or riding some power wheels vehicle.
We can’t wait for the 4th!!!
Kayla – Swimsuit: Cat & Jack; Glasses: Janie & Jack (similar); Red Shorts: Baby B’Gosh; Gingham Top: Baby B’Gosh (similar); Cameron – Tank: OshKosh; Popsicle Shirt: Cat & Jack; Shorts: Cat & Jack; Shoes: Cat & Jack; Lobster Towel: Pottery Barn Kids.
It’s not even the 4th yet and we’ve been having so much fun! It is swim season and the kids could not be loving the water more. They’ve both been taking swimming lessons and are learning so fast. Kayla skipped 3 levels in her first session, we’re so proud of her. Cameron had a rough start, with lots of tears the first few classes but he has come around and is a start student at last. They both love the beach as well. Cameron loves being buried in the sand and Kayla enjoys burying him.
So many fun red, white and blue props this year, I’m in heaven. I couldn’t resist the rocket pop float. Not only does it photograph well, it’s Kayla’s favorite popsicle. The donut float is not 4th themed but I love donuts and they looked so darn cute in it together, I had to include here. The lobster towel I picked up at Pottery Barn Kids along with a cute, matching plate and cup set. Cams knows it’s his and will not let anyone else use his lobster towel.
I can’t wait to see what other fun this summer brings!
Wishing everyone a very happy and safe 4th.
PS – More pics to come including a special new addition to the family!
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…
And we’re back, it’s been a few crazy months but we’re back. Kayla is growing up so fast, she now loves the camera. If I even pick up my phone (without the intent of snapping her pic) she starts saying, “cheese!” She’s such a ham now and we love it. She was more than excited to put on her little 4th of July outfit this year and especially loved her necklace. Adorning jewelry is one of her latest crazes. She will stand at my jewelry box and put on all my bracelets and necklaces or put on all the dress up jewelry and tiaras in her room. Oh, and she is very particular about her hair styles, this particular style she calls her “Minnie ears”. It’s either this or “Elsa braids” almost every day.
I can’t wait to see her face when she sees the fireworks this holiday. Have a safe and happy 4th!!!
Happy Thursday! Here’s a flashback to last year’s 4th of July. Kayla was an ADORABLE little firecracker. I’ve been looking for the perfect outfit for this year but haven’t found it just yet. This shopping thing gets tricky when work is crazy but I’ll find it!
Enjoy this week’s inspiration.