There are no words for just how thankful we are. We feel so lucky to have been blessed with these kiddos that literally light up our lives. They keep us on our toes yet fill our hearts with so much love at the same time. Kayla has the biggest heart and is so smart, I’m sure she will be running circles around us by the time she’s 12. Cameron is playful yet sensitive and also too smart for his own good. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the both of them and will enjoy every moment as they continue to grow.
We’re always thankful for our beautiful friends and family as well. And this year we’re extra thankful for the little ones who have joined us just this Thanksgiving as well as the ones still on the way! It’s so beautiful to see families grow and watch friends become mommies and daddies. Watching them discover this new kind of love is so special and just warms the heart.
This year was our first time participating in Burbank’s annual Turkey Trot thanks to some last minute convincing by my mom. Her, Steven, Kayla, Cameron and I all finished the 5K. I was dreading the early rise on Thanksgiving morning but once we got there, I had so much fun. From the warm-up led by an energetic lady dressed as a turkey to crossing the finish line with my family. It was so funny watching Cameron weave in and out of the crowd as he ran down the street in his oversized shirt. Kayla ran like we’ve never seen before. We brought a jogger for both kids but she was only in it maybe 10 minutes because she wanted to run her little heart out. I loved crossing the finish line with her and she was so proud to get her medal. We will definitely be back next year!
So, I usually get the kids’ Thanksgiving outfits in July or August but somehow this year, I forgot! These photos were so last-minute yet definitely my favorite Thanksgiving photos I’ve taken yet. It was the Sunday before Thanksgiving and I literally ran to Target while Kayla was at gymnastics and grabbed this outfit and let Cams pick his out. He picked this fox sweater and was so happy to put it on for pictures. Kayla liked her shirt and skirt but looked at the shoes and said, “I am NOT wearing those”. She claimed they were Easter shoes, but I got her to wear them with a little convincing. She is very particular about what she wears these days. She has been wearing dresses every single day since she started Kindergarten. She will not wear pants, shorts or even skirts. I’m not sure the reason but as long as she’s not insisting on going naked, I’ll take it 😉 Thank goodness for front yards, a “give thanks” banner in the garage and that my mom had made a beautiful arrangement for her living room table. It all worked out in the end!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now, on to Christmas!!!
Psssst – I’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Thanksgiving and our lights are all up, along with a giant Olaf. I love this time of year 🙂
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.