So I definitely overextended myself this season, hence the late post :(. I literally had my photos done in October but had zero time to get them posted. Anyway, this was one of the best years ever, watching Kayla and Cameron find their elf every day and seeing their excitement as they shredded presents open on Christmas morning. Opening presents usually takes a good hour and a half but this was finally the year they couldn’t open fast enough! I just want the innocence and wonder to last forever. This year Kayla asked Santa for baby dolls (as if she doesn’t have 10 already) and Cameron for cars (as if he doesn’t have 100 already). Lets just say they were very happy campers come Christmas day. I definitely need to clean out their rooms and get rid of all the toys they don’t play with anymore so we can make some space. Of all the dolls Kayla has and got, Violet (an old doll) remains her favorite. Her new nickname is “V.I.” She took all the accessories from the new dolls and uses them to dress up and dote on Violet. She’s even in the slide show above because Kayla insisted she be part of the photo shoot. I suppose she is part of the family at this point, she joins us at the dinner table and all. I think Cameron’s favorite new toy was given to him by his great Uncles. He loves this set of rescue vehicles where he can mix and match parts. He also loved his Spiderman quad from his Nonna but that would still be at her house until we can drive it around to our side!
Kayla is thriving in kindergarten and reading like crazy! She surprises us every day with the words she reads when we’re out and about. She’s also super creative and loves drawing and crafting. I love seeing the way she approaches projects, my lil lefty, it’s never how I would think but always turns out amazing. Her new favorite movie is Return of Mary Poppins. She has seen it 9 times at this point and is working on memorizing all the songs. Cameron is full of energy and leaves a mess wherever he goes. He’s constantly moving from one toy to the next. He’s also started testing us a bit like the time he decided to take off running down the street whilst I dropped Kayla off at school. He even crossed and alley and gave me a heart attack. How do you get a 2-year-old to understand death? He nods and says, “OK” but definitely continues to think he is invincible. I have a feeling he’s going to keep us on our toes for quite a while. He’s lucky he’s so darn cute and charming. Cams favorite movie is The Grinch, both the new animated version and the old live-action version.
We’ve had an amazing holiday season and I’ve enjoyed every extra second I’ve gotten with these kiddos. I’m looking forward to a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with some fam and then a quiet ringing in of the actual New Year. Cheers to an amazing 2019!!!
Kayla (top, right) – Dress: Trish Scully Child; Shoes: Mini Melissa; (2nd, left) – Ralph Lauren; Shoes: Vans; (5th, left) – Dress: Beebay; Shoes: Cat & Jack. Cameron (top, left) – Polo: Gymboree; Shorts: Cat & Jack; (4th, left) – Shirt: First Impressions; Pants: H&M; Shoes: Cat & Jack Similar; (bottom, left) – Shirt: American Classics; Pants:H&M; Shoes: Similar.
These beautiful little bunnies are growing so fast I can hardly believe it. This is Kayla’s 6th Easter already! She is so excited for the Easter Bunny that she actually said she was going to bed early. This, from the girl who stays up all hours of the night singing songs from Moana and Frozen, reading and lite-brite-ing. She’s often still awake when we fall asleep. Cams on the other hand, was not eager to sleep at all which is par for the course. But when I did try to explain to him that he needed to sleep so the Easter Bunny could come and leave him some treats he said, “bring cars”. He wants MORE cars! He has so many cars he can’t possibly play with them all. But, he is indeed getting more cars 🙂 I can’t wait to see their little faces when they see their baskets, especially since they aren’t expecting anything other than a little candy.
Tiny updated on these little ones as well. Kayla is currently fascinated with roly polys and will stop when she sees one, pick it up and ask to bring it wherever we’re going. She also loves her new, giant trampoline her Nonna got for her birthday. She wants to spend every free moment at home on that thing. I love watching her (and Cam) jump and play looking so carefree and happy. It’s my favorite. She’s not one for letting me dress her these days or even do her hair. Luckily she was a fan of these dresses and loved wearing them not only to see the Easter Bunny but to school and for picture day.
Cam has taken up some sort of British accent and now calls me “mommay” and calls his lovey, “lovay”. He cracks me up, I don’t even know where it came from. Literally one day I was mommy and the next I’m mommay. He continues to love all things cars and trains and will take bags of cars with him or carry trains in his hands every time we leave the house. Oh, and his new favorite thing to do is ask for something and then scream “no” the second I give it to him. Goes something like this, “milk please mommy”, then I hand it to him, “NO MILK!” in an angry, upset tone. So I take it back and he screams, “MILK!!! Oh how I love terrible twos.