Lobsters, Pools & Popsicles

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!

#StolenMoments In The Park

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 Dress: Miniclasix (similar); Sandals: Carters; Headband: Sassy Frass Boutique; Bow: Made by Me!

I had actually been planning on doing this post for a month or so but now it has more meaning. I recently read about a family, who in the face of tragedy, created a beautiful movement. You can read about it here. I have always been a fan of “stolen moments” I just didn’t call them that. I always try to take Kayla on unexpected trips to the park, to get frozen yogurt or even just pick her up early from daycare for some extra mommy & Kayla time. I am going to keep doing this FOREVER. I think it really is important to enjoy every moment you have with your little ones and go to sleep knowing you didn’t waste a single second with them. Because you just. never. know. Above is a stolen moment with Kayla on a surprise trip to the park (which is why the photos are from my iphone). I hope to post many more of these #stolenmoments in the future. I donated to this amazing cause and I hope you do to. If not, at the very least, I hope you take your kiddos on some stolen moments of their own 🙂 xoxo, kayla’s mommy