Aaah, our sweet Remie Rue is FOUR!  She is the last of all our girls to have her special day during our “birthday season” + she has waited so patiently for her special day, I looooved celebrating her this weekend so very much.  She requested a baby doll party, she has always loved baby dolls but loves them even more now that Delilah is here.  A true little mama, she loves changing + feeding her dolls, just like I do with her baby sis.

This has been such a big year for her, becoming a big sister and really growing to become one of the big girls.  She loves to read, to color, and is her daddy’s biggest helper in the addition.  She is a mix of sweet + sassy, always giving someone a hug when they need it most but also definitely lets you know when she’s not happy (she has always been this way!), and used to be a little shy but has mostly grown out of this and will talk anyone’s ear off now 🙂 Definitely a Brickner sister.  This week she started a new preschool for Pre-K and I was so nervous about how she would do, when I came to pick her up she was smiling ear to ear and couldn’t stop telling me about what a fun day she had.

Some photos from the past year, she still looks like her daddy the most and just kills me with her cuteness.  Stay little forever, my girl.

Happy four Remie girl, we love, love, love you!!!!!  So excited to see where this year takes you.

And just like that, there is one more day of summer left, our girls officially start school this Tuesday.  I am the first to admit that I was slightly terrified heading into this summer, Delilah is my fourth summer baby + even though I loooove my summer girls, a newborn in the summer heat is not the easiest.  Especially when that newborn has three older sisters who are used to doing all the things, and when you are in the middle of an home addition to make room for that newborn. 😉

I am happy to report that we survived, and even though managing four kids all very different ages had it’s fair share of difficult moments, it was just as full of sweetness.  My four girls together for the first time, a true dream come true.

We are hoping to finish the addition SOON, and are super excited for all the new energy that the fall brings.  Hope you had the best summer! XO

And just like that, our Waverly Maye is in the DOUBLE digits!!!!  The girl who made me a mama is ten whole years, what a joy the last decade has been with her in it.  The older she gets the less I want to share about her here, but I always love to share favorite photos from the past year on each of the girls birthdays + Waverly of all my girls loves photos (especially of her) the most. 🙂

She is my daughter who reminds me the most of myself, both in looks + personality.  She is organized, a planner, always looking forward to the next thing + is a true performer, one of my favorite things as a mama is getting to watch her on stage.  This year she will start fifth grade, her last year before middle school, it’s so crazy how fast it goes but also just so special getting to watch them grow to what they are meant to be.

We celebrated her with a pool party with some of her dance + school friends this weekend, of course she double-checked a thousand times that I had it organized juuuust right. 😉

Happy TEN Waverly Maye, we looooooove you so!!!! XO

Sharing a few photos from the fourth, it was Delilah’s FIRST holiday, always a big deal for us around here!!  We had a really sweet weekend, lots of trips to the pool and grilling out at home — with a newborn + three other kids we are trying to keep it simple these days but also want to make it a special summer for our girls.  I think we managed just that + know it’s one we will remember forever. 🙂

A shout-out to our beloved neighborhood who always does it big for the Fourth, a parade in the morning followed by a day at the pool with games + tons of good food, and fireworks by one of our neighbors that night.  We are so thankful that our girls get to grow up here.

We hope you are having a happy + fun summer your way!! XO

Today our Avi girl turns SEVEN!!!!!  We were so excited to celebrate her this weekend with a brunch + sleepover with two of her sweet friends, a lot to manage with a newborn but worth it to give Avalon some well-deserved attention all of her own! 🙂

Avalon has been looking forward to turning seven for what feels like forever, she wanted a magic mixie, skateboard, new acro outfits, a pretend phone + gum.  Her birthday list is so very her, girly but also athletic and the biggest lover of sweets you have ever met.  She has always been our easiest kid from the day she was born seven years ago, she has definitely come into her own + has a sassy side these days, but also is still so incredibly sweet.  I have a motherhood one line a day book that I write my favorite moment from each day at night before bed, and always find myself writing something sweet that Avalon said, she just has that way about her.

Some favorite photos from the past year, her toothless smile will forever be a fave + those ringlet curls are one of the most special things about her.  She is a gem.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Avalon Elle, we adore you + hope your seventh birthday was just as special as you are! XO