From this little bunny to yours. 🙂
 

 
We hope you enjoy this special day. 


I have officially decided that there is nothing better in life than celebrating holidays through your children’s eyes.  I know that Waverly Maye won’t remember this Easter, but I’m convinced that she knows that this is a special week.  She’s just had an extra little sparkle in those bright blues that seriously melts my heart.
It could also have to do with the fact that she knows I am home ALL NEXT WEEK for spring break?  That means we will be attached at the hip and besties with no interruptions. 🙂
We have been bracing for the bunny’s arrival for a few weeks now.  As previously posted, we actually met our first official Easter bunny before St. Patty’s Day even hit.  Now since, we have met two more and are planning on our last this Saturday.  Over the top?  Yes, yet I can’t think of a good reason not to embrace each Easter opportunity we get.  She really does like a bunny, and looks pretty darn cute sitting on his lap.



Waverly before meeting her second bunny.  Outfit is Rare Collections from Dillards.

  

Easter Bunny #2
And then there was our third trip to the Easter bunny.  For some crazy reason, my husband wasn’t SO excited for Round Three.  So to talk him into it, we went to Brass Pro Shops.  

Some light, child-friendly reading?  The line was long, so I had to what I could.  Those little hands will play with anything.

Outfit from TJ Maxx & Shoes from Baby Gap

This week has been ALL bunny.  To get in the mood, we have been dying eggs, baking goodies, and of course, dressing in theme.

We finished off a week of celebrations with an Easter Egg Hunt with family.  My little crawler is not yet walking (though I already think it may be happen anyday) … but she couldn’t have been more excited for the event.
  
Onsie from H&M and Skinny Jeans from Zara 

 Waverly Maye & Her Cousins
Happy Easter weekend, friends.  Enjoy every minute! 🙂



 


I have always loved Easter, mostly because of the bright colors & prints, blooming flowers, and the start to warmer weather.   Even before we were married, I was creating Easter baskets for my husband complete with all of his favorites inside (Bud Light & Parmesean Goldfish).  So it goes without saying that I am super excited about this Sunday, and for my first official role as the Easter bunny.  Even though I know that Waverly Maye won’t remember this year’s basket, I have been working on it for weeks now.  It obviously has to be just right.
And who am I kidding?  An Easter basket is really the perfect opportunity to buy Waverly all of the cute products that I most likely would have anyways, but without the guilt.  Yet another reason to love this holiday.
And for the basket to keep all these goodies in?  Pottery Barn Kids, of course.
Pottery Barn Kids Tulle Liner
(Sold Out – Similar Here)
 
So with Easter less than 5 days away, this week has been all about the bunny.  We’ve been dressing like a bunny, eating bunny-shapes, and even met a few bunnies.  Post to follow.  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of my little bunny.
 
Onsie from Old Navy & Sippy Cup from Target.
   

 
 


Age:  Eight Months

Height:  25 Inches

Weight:  16 Pounds 9 Ounces

Milestones:  OK, so I know I said it last month, but my baby girl really is about to be mobile.  I seriously think that any moment now, I am going to set her down and she is going to book it across the room.  And although she isn’t officially crawling, she can go from sitting to laying down and the other way around, and this keeps her anything but stationary.  She also can pull up really well now, on the side of her crib or really anything that she can get those little hands on.  Waverly Maye is making really clear sounds, and it really is the cutest thing I have ever heard.  Ever.  I could listen to it all day and night, and sometimes really do.  And as previously posted, Waverly now gives kisses, which seriously melts my heart.  Although as of now, she has only done so to Mommy.  Which obviously makes Mommy feel pretty special.

*UPDATE!  Being the Type-A, over-prepared person that I am, I wrote this past last Friday.  And since then, she is now a crawling little cutie.  It happened, my girl is crawling. 🙂

Sleep:  This month, we have had both highs and lows in our sleeping situation.  Some nights, she sleeps without a peep and we never even so much as walk into her nursery.  Others, she is up every hour, refusing to go back to sleep without a little comforting, consoling, & feeding.  The girl is anything but predictable and definitely keeps us on our toes. 

Eating:  Waverly Maye likes to eat.  She is still eating three meals a day with two snacks in between, and still has only had breastmilk and no formula (I’m really proud of that one.)  She LOVES puffs and a current favorite, Mum-Mums.  We have also given her Gerber Yogurt and Ella’s Organic Pouches.  And every now and then, I will sneak a bite of my frozen yogurt, jello, and bits of bread or pancakes.  So yes, my mini-me still has a major sweet tooth and will not take another veggie (on its own) besides sweet potatoes.  We are slowly mixing them in though, and are hoping to find another veggie soon that she will take.

Favorite Moments:  Like every other month, moments with her just keep getting better & better.  Our favorite things to do are very similar to what they have been … My Gym classes, pool dates, trips to Target or the mall, and runs in the jogging stroller.  But as she gets older and more alert, those weekly actitivites are more exciting and fun.  She truly wakes up each day with wide eyes, so anxious to start a new day and experience all life has to offer.  This month marked Waverly’s first St. Patrick’s Day, first visit with the Easter bunny, a family hike, and lots of time outside since the weather is finally starting to warm up.

Worst Moments:  This month has been a great one, but a low point was definitely Mommy & Daddy getting the flu.  As a mom, I’ve quickly learned that you can’t afford to get sick.  But luckily, Waverly Maye stayed well through the epidemic and was the ray of sunshine that made us feel better.  This month also brought Mommy’s first trip away from Waverly.  It was so hard to leave my girl, but I did lots of baby girl shopping to ease the pain.

Extra Comments:  It’s official.  I am obsessed with Waverly Maye and with being a mom,  It’s not that I haven’t been since her birth this past July, but with each passing month, my connection with her grows stronger.  Just when I think my heart couldn’t get any bigger, it does.  I don’t remember life before her and feel so fortunate that I never have to again.

It’s Tuesday, and more importantly, Waverly’s 8 Month Birthday!  Yet since Tuesdays are my link-up with Kelly, Megan, and Lindsay – my sweet little 8 month old’s update will wait for tomorrow.
(But of course, we will do a little celebrating today!)

It seems that this year, I am more ready for spring than ever.  The thought of Waverly & I in matching spring ensembles and gladiator sandals seriously makes me giddy.  I was hoping that we would be frolicking in the grass a little sooner, but with this winter weather, it seems we will have to wait.  Lucky for us though, spring fashion is out in full effect.  And we are taking advantage.

I have always loved florals.  I am definitely a girl’s girl, and dressing feminine is undoubtably my go-to look.  Waverly Maye’s closet is no different – it is full of floral prints in many shades & styles.  And with even more varieties in all of our favorite stores, it’s safe to say that we’ve got the fever.  Both the spring & the floral fever, that is. 

1:  Floral Bikini, 2:  Floral Shoes, 3: Floral Onsie, 4: Floral Jacket, 5: Floral Denim Dress, 6: Floral Sundress

We love floral so much that Waverly’s first outfit EVER was adorned in floral.

And we’ve had a few floral moments since then.

And most recently …

Yeah, we like floral.