Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Fun

What would Halloween be without visiting the pumpkin patch!  H.G. and Lolly had SO much fun picking out pumpkins to carve and to decorate for Lolly's annual literary character pumpkin contest at school.

In true toddler style, pumpkin tasting is a must (don't worry, she was distracted just before the stem touched anything in her mouth). :-)

Lolly won the school contest last year with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  This year she's stepping it up a notch with.....

Splat the Cat and his friend, Seymour the mouse!  While this was 100% Lolly's idea, mommy and daddy had to step in and assist with the pipe cleaners.  After all, we had to stuck nail holes and shove pipe cleaners all over the pumpkin.  Lolly helped for sure! 

The best part is the Lolly says "I don't care if I win again, I just had fun making pumpkins with you and daddy."  
Swoon.  I guess we're doing something right!!

Happy Friday Y'all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

H.G. Turns ONE!!! We Blinked!

H.G. turned one October 8th!  Wow how time flies.  It certainly flies.  It does not feel like a year since this sweet, strong, fearless, happy, happy, happy child entered our lives.  She's absolutely amazing!

 I purchased her outfit on Etsy HERE.

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

Monday, October 27, 2014

In Other News....

Just a few randoms from these past couple of weeks.  :-)
Lolly and H.G. in Lilly on a Sunday Funday!

H.G. LOVES The Children's Museum.  This was her first time really getting to explore.

My birthday present from Husband.  He did well.  :-)

Going for a ride in Daddy's sportscar, his BMW Z3.  This is ALWAYS a treat for Lolly.  Don't worry, we went slow and only up and down our neighborhood street.
 Our evening walks as a family with Steve are always TONS of fun.  It's a great family activity, especially now that the weather is starting to cool off!

Heading out with the girls to celebrate a friend's birthday!  

Here comes trouble.  Yes, she is trouble!  :-)

Happy Monday Y'all!

Friday, October 24, 2014


U.K., our precious golden retriever passed on in December 2013, when H.G. was only a few weeks old.  We will always hold him very dear to our hearts and he will never be replaced.  We have received a new dog in our lives, named STEVE by Lolly.  Hey, it stuck.

He is a golden doodle and he's SO adorably cute!  He is really a live teddy bear.  He's so happy and snuggly.  The first few days he came to the office with me to hang out.  After all, he is a puppy.

The girls LOVE him.  Well, when they're not being treated as chew toys!  And there seems to be some confusion in our house as to whose toys and toys are whose.  Needless to say, Steve's food is now in another section of the house where H.G. cannot get to it.   

Happy Friday Y'all!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

H.G.'s Newest Additions to Her Closet - Holiday Styles

I am just in love with a few special clothes I can afford to splurge on this go around.  Even though Husband and I didn't really know if we wanted a second child, I managed to keep everything from Lolly's use. And I mean EVERYTHING, right down to unused diaper baggies!  So, I was able to splurge on a few things here and there for H.G. since I didn't have to buy an entire wardrobe.  

Now I'm not a huge fan of Halloween.  I've been the last minute pick-something-up-like-a-tee-shirt-at-Target Halloween person.  Husband and I just really could not care less about the holiday and would rather just skip it.  But, for the kids, we buy costumes and candy and carve pumpkins and all that jazz. However, you really won't see any over the top outfits, days worth of Halloween clothes and pictures and decorations.  Lolly has resorted to making her own decorations for me to hang since we don't have any and "don't have plans to buy any."  She was not thrilled.  

That being said, I'm happy Halloween is on a Friday night this year.  That means no rushing to get trick-or-treating in before bed (and school the next day) and our neighborhood (which we all happen to be quite close friends) is having a little block party.  My neighbor always makes Mojitos for everyone!  I obviously couldn't have one last year, but this year, yum!  :-)

Anyways, moving on.  H.G.'s closet.  These are all just for fun, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

ALL the bows (which I'm disappointed you can't see them better) are from my good friend Kristie over at My Little Florida Girl on Etsy.  All custom made at my request.
All three are Mud Pie.  The ice cream cone was a gift and the other two came from Zulily for $9.99 each.  Shoparoonee!

The pink pantsuit was a gift.  I need to get a Peter Pan collared long sleeve shirt to go with it.  The UK outfit, another Zulily score!  I was hoping to have it this past weekend but I didn't receive it until Monday, so she'll wear it this Saturday for SEC game of the week day!

All three are splurges from Smocked Auctions.  I have had to stop following them on facebook!  I can't help myself!  One little Turkey Day bubble and two Christmas bubbles.  I cannot wait for the holidays!

Miami Dolphins bows for the girls.  Just waiting on their outfits. 

Dolphins outfit from RYLOwear on Etsy.
Mud Pie Owl Christmas outfit.  Lolly has a matching one for their Christmas pictures on Saturday afternoon.  The little smocked outfit is Petite Ami.  The pink and read bow for the Owl outfit has a little sparkly red bow on top.  It's really cute.

I'll have to go through Lolly's closet and show you the things I've purchased for her.  Her Turkey Day outfit isn't here yet and I need to work on her holiday wardrobe.  Thankfully she still fits in everything from last winter!  We barely wear winter clothes here so everything is in great condition.  Will need to pick up some new pants though since she's grown 3" since last year.  Oh!  And I need to show off my $5 Lilly Pulitzer dress deals!  Now THAT is a shoparoonee! 

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Girl Scout and School Fun

Every year, Lolly's school has a Fun Run Boosterthon. The kids run as many laps up to 35 that they can and then pledges in the amount of $1/lap are raised.  Lolly always runs all 35 laps and without stopping.  If gymnastics doesn't work out she may have a career in track!

H.G. so enjoyed watching Sissy (that's what H.G. calls her, so cute!) run the race.


Lolly also went on a field trip to Lion Country Safari with her brownie troop.  Lion Country Safari is in West Palm Beach with a drive through safari and then walk-around zoo.  It's one of her favorite places.

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Lake!

Those of us that live in South Florida never go to the beach.  Well, unless it's by boat and we currently don't have a boat (we sold it before H.G. arrived as we knew it'd be a while before we get back out on the water).   And even on the boat, we don't go to the beach, we go to the "sandbar" where the tourists can't find us.  :-) 

I can't remember the last time our family went to the actual beach.  I mean with umbrellas, chairs, towels, coolers etc.  It's been a while.  There are the few natives that go quite often but for the most part, Floridians just don't go to the beach.  

Instead, we go to the lake!  We head to Lake Placid in the middle of the state.  It's a beautiful area and we went in September with several other family friends, basically having the resort to ourselves.  It's a great place to water ski as the waters are calm and it's fresh water with sandy bottoms for the kids.  
LOVE this picture!
Photo Credit:  Sharda Gorin Photography

The girls.  The boys refused to participate in this photo.  Haha!

It's always fun having a photographer as a friend!  :-)  She always gets the best photos!
Photo Credit:
Sharda Gorin Photography.

In our Beaufort Bonnet.  It goes with us everywhere.  :-)

Photo Credit:
Sharda Gorin Photography

It was slightly cool and a little cloudy.  Okay, it was a lot cloudy and rainy.  But this didn't stop the kids from having a TON of FUN!
Happy Monday Y'all!