Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer for SALE!!

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Lilly Girls XL Dress (fits like a size 0 or 2).  $50.00 shipped OBO.

Lilly Halter Dress - Size 4 $40.00 shipped OBO.

Lilly embroidered capris.  Size 4.  $35.00 shipped OBO.

NWT Lilly GIRLS skirt Size Small (Size 4-6 I believe in girls).  $20.00 shipped.

J. McLaughlin Cowel Neck top.  Size 2.  $30 shipped.  

H.G. 11 months! We Blinked!

Our sweet little chunky monkey is 11 months old!  Where did the time go.  It feels like yesterday she arrived.  As Husband and I say, we blinked.  Boy, did we ever blink.

She is so much fun but a handful.  Goodness, is she a handful.  She's into everything but her toys, she's a wobbly walker, curly haired curious little thing.  And she eats everything from sparkles to mulch.  Her dinner.  She doesn't like to sit in her chair and eat, so she throws in on the floor and then when I get her out of her chair to clean the area, that's when she the floor.

But we wouldn't have it any other way.

I mean look at her.  It's hard to be upset when you have cheeks and eyes like that!!  :-)

She is certainly a blessing.  

And of course, we have Lolly.  She started second grade.  Here are some pictures we had a good friend take just for fun. :-)

Gosh do we LOVE our girls!!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

Friday, September 5, 2014

SLPS Family On the Move!

Ten Months on August 8th!  Like I said.....we blinked.

 She has super curly hair, just like her mommy (when not straightening it which you'll rarely if ever see it curly) and daddy (when he had hair) and Lolly (when she was little).

 H.G. started walking, or taking her first steps, around 9.5 months.  As of this week, she's walking multiple steps but still mostly crawling.  This is a daily obstacle, as in 45 times a day obstacle.  Either she loves the challenge, doesn't understand that she can go around or just sees that the quickest way to get to her destination is via  straight line.

Party time!  Heading home with several friends after a boat cruise celebrating a friend's birthday.

Lolly's first day of Second Grade!!

Potty training time???

Happy Friday Y'all!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

August Updates

Well, I'm back to work full-time as of Monday.  It was around this time last year that I stopped working in preparation for H.G.'s arrival.  I worked from home through my maternity leave and went back to work, three days a week, working from home two days a week, on January 13th.  H.G. will be 11 months on Monday and with her becoming much more active, I'm having a very hard time working from home, so it's time.

I will miss the time with her very much, I'm actually kind of an emotional wreck about it.  Down in the dumps.  But I can't complain.  I have been VERY blessed to be allowed to work from home for a full year while I spend time watching H.G. in her first year.  I will be a much better person going back to work as I'm not a SAHM.  I'm just not.  I applaud those that are just like I applaud working moms, there are benefits and losses from both standpoints.  But I know 100% now that I'm not a SAHM person and my girls are not worse for the wear because of it.  

The benefit of going back to work full-time is that I am still flexible enough to handle personal things during the day.  My job in commercial real estate is busy, but very flexible, so I'm still able to swing out early for doctor's appointments, grocery store trips and maybe an early pick up on a Friday afternoon to spend time with the girls.  I'm very blessed in that area as well. 

Moving on, August was crazy busy!  We visited Kentucky for Husband's family reunion in early August, Lolly finished a few camps and on August 18th, we started 2nd grade!  SECOND GRADE y'all!  We blinked.  Lolly is growing up so, SO fast and we blinked.  

Here's a few pictures from our trip to Kentucky.
Visiting Cupcake.  H.G. LOVED Cupcake, got right up in his face and petted him and Cupcake was quite gentle.  What a good pony!

Visiting the horses with Aunt Jess.

Lolly LOVES horses.  She got to ride her later that day.

Nothing like family picnic time.

On her way back from visiting the sheep, pigs, cows and chicks.

Three generations.

Farm life in Lilly.

More farm life in Lilly.  Roasting marshmallows and warming feet by the fire.

Baby cow!!  Baby cow!!

Heading back home.  H.G. was such a good girl on the flight.  
That's all for now!  

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

I have adored the bonnets by The Beaufort Bonnet Company since before H.G. was even a thought.  Since they were founded a couple a couple years after Lolly was born, Lolly never had the chance to wear a Beaufort Bonnet but as soon as I found out I was having a second daughter, my eyes were on a pink one for little H.G. 

 And today, H.G.'s first bonnet arrived.  I couldn't wait for her to try it on and get some photos. 
At first she didn't know what to think about it.  After all, she's at the age when everything you put on her head from bows to bonnets, immediately gets removed and promptly eaten and drooled upon. 

After a few minutes, H.G. realized this thing wasn't coming off and so we started paying attention to the other things around us, like the grass.   We've never really played in the grass before so this was a new experience for H.G.  Florida grass is sadly, not soft and comforting like Kentucky grass.  It's hard and itchy,  so I've always had a blanket for H.G. to sit on.   Now that she's crawling, she clearly won't stay on a blanket.

Oh my, it's prickly!

I think she enjoyed the new experience of sitting in grass.

Look at those rolls!  Our sweet little rolls.  Love each and every one of them.  
The little bubble is from Smocked Auctions (love that place, slightly addicted).

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

Friday, July 25, 2014

9 Months and some OOTDs

First some OOTDs.  It's Summer In Lilly!  I LOVE this print from the Jubilee collection.  I will never get rid of this dress or the pants.  So fun and cheerful.

 And I love this skirt.  Just a simple print and great for any season really.  Paired with some Angela Moore jewelry and my new favorite Essie color, Madison Ave-Hue.

Way number 4,387 to get Lolly to eat her dinner.  Eat half a marshmallow, stick the other half to Lolly's forehead and tell her she can eat it after she finishes her dinner.

9 Months on July 8th.  Time is flying.  Two nights ago....she started 9.5 months.  Goodness she's growing up too early and fast!  AND she's FINALLY sleeping through the night!  Our master is on the first floor on one side of the house and H.G.'s room is up the stairs on the other side.  So I've been sleeping in the guest bedroom since we moved her to her own room at around 8 weeks.  I finally moved back into the master on July 4th weekend and she's been sleeping until between 6:00 and 6:30.  KNOCK ON WOOD!!!

Sad to say that I was not great at getting pics of H.G. in her cute outfits this month.  I'll do better.  They say the second child has less pictures taken of them.  Sadly, this is very true.

First word.  "Dada."  We weren't entirely sure it was her first word as she was just saying it and not referencing Husband.  Until this day, where she stood at the glass door, pounding on it to get his attention, yelling "Dada".  So, Dada goes down as her official first word!  Yay!

At a friend's 40th birthday party with two of my besties.  LOVE these girls.  
(Wearing a Gretchen Scott dress.  I love this dress but goodness it's short so I make a point to NOT wear it if I have the kids and have to bend down.)

Lolly went to Apalachicola for a week to visit my mom and dad.  A WHOLE week.  Lolly has never been gone from us for more than 18 hours.  We took one overnight trip when she was about 3.5 years old for a football game, but was gone no more than 18 hours.  
Lolly LOVED the visit and didn't really want to come home except she missed H.G.  Husband and I were chopped liver as we actually had to ask her for a hug after not seeing her for a week.  

You saw the picture of how Lolly NEVER eats.  Well, this one I don't have to worry about.  She just shovels it all in!  She's pretty much eating only real food now and not that pureed junk as she has so many teeth.  And I'm SO ready to not be making her homemade food anymore.  I've transferred over to the organic pouches for more variety and get her used to foods I don't have the time or patience to prep.  I'm pretty proud that I made all her food from 4 months until about 9 months.  Go me!

My sweet little fourth of July babies getting ready to go into the pool.  Sadly, I completely forgot to take a picture of them in their adorable outfits.  I think I might redress them just to take a picture!  This was a great weekend with my parents as THEY BOUGHT A HOUSE in the town where we live!! Yay!  Now they will be spending three or four months a year down here.  We're very excited to have them so nearby.  Funny....15 years ago I couldn't WAIT to get them out of my hair and now I couldn't be more thrilled to have them nearby. I reminded Husband of this last night.  That Lolly is just a few years away from wanting nothing to do with us and then she'll be off at college and starting her own life.  So, we really shouldn't complain so much at the constant need for attention from her as pretty soon, it'll be reversed and we, the parents, will be the ones starved for HER attention.  

That's all for now!
Happy Friday Y'all!