It’s been a couple weeks now, but I don’t want to let too much time pass before sharing some photos of this year’s spring break — it was such a good one!!  We surprised our girls with a little mini vacay with their cousins to Williamsburg, we had planned to tell them Easter morning as a gift from us, but then Waverly overheard us talking about it which of course turned into her telling Avalon … so the surprise didn’t end up being a surprise at all.  Either way, they were SO excited!  Williamsburg is all of 45 minutes away from our house + definitely not the most glamorous spring break location ever, but we have learned over time that we don’t need to plan an over the top getwaway or spend a ton of money to make memories or special moments for them.  Also, we are still very much in a crazy season of life, so the less travel time, definitely the better.

We did a day of exploring in Williamsburg + then spent the next day at Busch Gardens, this was the perfect amount of time and we came home equally happy and exhausted.  We spent the rest of the week outside in the most beautiful weather, I will say it forever, parenting when it’s nice outside is SO much easier and I am welcoming these warm days with very open arms.

We are in the final stretch of school before summer, with such a weird year it doesn’t feel like school should be ending quite so quickly and I honestly think my big girls may be sad this time around.  We have lots of fun planned for summer though, some camps, our neighborhood pool, and of course it’s birthday season our way so we have a lot to look forward to! 🙂 Happy spring to you! XO

Sharing some photos + memories from Easter Sunday which was somehow an entire week and a half ago now, time is flying!  We really did it big this year after having to cancel most everything last year because of Covid, by the time we got to the actual holiday I think the girls had egg hunted probably five times.  I was a little nervous that Waverly would be getting over it now that she is almost 9, but she loved it as much as ever and was still excited for one last Easter egg hunt in 2021 on Sunday morning with her sisters.  The girls loved their baskets (Remie’s favorite part was a new book, ALWAYS!) — and the sweetest surprise from my parents, Easter donuts delivered by Door Dash that morning. 🙂

We were able to see both sides of our family and even my grandparents got to come over since they recently got vaccinated.  The little things are extra special these days, which we have learned over the past year, is one of the silver linings of a pandemic.

The morning after, we headed out to a little vacay for spring break, I will share some photos soon!!  It was the best holiday + break and now we are back to reality, counting down to summer!

We hope you had the very best Easter with your families!!!  XO

Aaah, just a few more hours + spring break officially kicks off for all four of us girls and we CANNOT WAIT!!  It has been so good to get back to in-person school (and some kind of routine) for the past couple of months, but a break this time of year is always good for the soul.  We are so excited to celebrate Easter at home with our families this weekend and then have a small trip planned early next week!  We haven’t told the girls that we are going anywhere yet, we will surprise them Easter morning when we give them their Easter baskets + goodies.

We hosted a fun little Easter Egg hunt at our house over the weekend, this is one of our favorite traditions and we were so happy to bring it back this year after not being able to do it last time around because of Covid.  We had to up our game a bit since Waverly is getting older, we did one giant golden egg with cash, and Avalon Elle ended up being the winner!  She was so dang cute when she found it, so very proud of herself.  Also pictured, a few other Easter photos of the girls from the past couple of weeks, Easter bunny ears + baskets foreverrrrr.  I love this time of year so much!!!

Wishing you the happiest Easter with all the good memories (and warm weather!!).  XO

Filling Easter baskets, one of my favorite things!!  I always get so excited for this, + this Easter just feels extra special with things staaaarting to feel a little back to normal and the weather warming up after what felt like one of the coldest winters we have had in a long time.  I usually get the same sort of things each year for my girls Easter baskets — sandals, swimsuits, sunglasses (all stuff we would have bought anyway!!), eggs full of pens, stickers, and hair accesories, a new doll, and then a couple fun things added in for each babe, more personal to whatever they are into at the moment.  I usually add that in the night before, after a trip with my husband to pick out something special for each of them!

I am linking what I could find below, the baskets I already had (and pretty much just rotate different ones each year) and the name tags I have been using for a few years now!!  This year we will also surprise the girls with a little trip with their cousins over spring break, I am planning on printing our tickets out + putting in their baskets as well.  All about that magic over here, bringing a little extra excitement to their morning when we were planning on going anyways!!

Baskets (Similar) — SunglassesSwimsuitsHair ClipsSandalsDolls

Happy almost Spring friends, we made it! XO

It’s that time of year when all three of my girls celebrate their halfbirthdays, one after another.  Sometimes I regret starting this tradition back when Waverly Maye was six months old (because there is 0% chance any of them would give it up now, they reaaaaally love that spotlight a second day of the year 😉 )– but mostly I love any chance to celebrate and make an ordinary day extra fun, especially during these crazy Covid times.  We always bake a cake + cut it in half and sing, except this year Waverly chose ice cream instead since cake really isn’t her favorite.  This is also always such a good reminder to update on my girls at their current ages, hands down my favorite posts to write, and the ones I know I will cherish forever.

Waverly Maye, eight + a half, third grade.  My mini me forever.  She looks the most like me + has so many of my traits, especially the type-A ones which equally drive me crazy and make me smile all of the time.  She thrives off a good routine, craves organization, doesn’t like anything out of place, and loves a good matching outfit or celebration.  She loves to dance and has recently become a really good artist, her favorite tv show is either Fixer Upper or Flip or Flop and she walks around the house planning new projects we can do.  She is a natural oldest child, loves to take the lead + run the show with her little sisters, but also loves to spend time outside making up stories and riding her bike all alone.  She’s so big now (less than two years from fifth grade!!) but also always my baby, I am so proud of the big girl she is becoming.

Avalon Elle, five + a half, kindergarten.  Sweeeeet Avalon Elle.  She is the funniest, listening to her talk is my favorite, both her little accent and her thoughtful stories.  She looks up to Waverly so much and takes care of Remie, the perfect middle sister with the biggest heart — she always will say “you never leave a sister out” and wants to make sure everyone is happy + included.  She  still is (usually!) my most laid-back kid, and I am still so very thankful for that 😉  She is really athletic but also has such a girly side to her, this is pretty new and always takes me by surprise.  Her current favorite color is rainbow, she loves unicorns, and wears a plastic tiara she got for Christmas 99% of the time. She always tells us she wants to be five + live with us forever, this was one of her half-birthday wishes, goodness I love her so.

Remie Rue, two + a half, first year of preschool.   The cutest tiniest human, almost three years later and I am still pinching myself over our surprise girl.  She is such a mix of her two older sisters, she has Waverly’s sass + Avalon’s shy and sweet side, and is so full of joy.  She LOVES school, this was such a relief for me since we have never sent one of our kids anywhere so little, but with Avalon starting kindergarten it seemed to make sense and it’s been the best thing for her!  By far her favorite thing to do is read books, she does this 75% of the day and holds the book out like a teacher.  She still sucks on her same two fingers and plays with her hair with her other hand, she also still looks like her daddy the most and still is SO LOVED by her big sisters!  Our little dream babe, she is just pure gold.

A few recent photos, we were recently gifted these leos + I usually don’t go for pieces so flashy, but they LOVED them just like I knew they would.

My three golden girls, I love you forever + ever!!!! XO