We are finishing our first full week of school today, it has been very busy & definitely an adjustment getting all the places again after a summer at home, but it also feels good to be back in a routine. My big girls love their teachers and have tons of friends in their classes, and little Remie Rue is back at her same preschool from last year & has done so well. So very proud of all three of them and cannot wait to see all the fun things they will do this year!!!
One of my favorite parts of back to school when I was younger was the shopping of course, & Waverly Maye has definitely inherited that trait. We were so excited to team up with our friends @jenzykicks to get new shoes for all three girls, we have worked with them before and they make shopping for little people soooo much easier. Their app is super easy to use, it has a place to size your kids and then matches their feet to the shoes that will actually fit them. No more returns or the craziness of having to take your kids to try on shoes, it is such a gift for busy mamas!
Here in VA, September is still super warm so I picked out sandals for Waverly & Remie. I LOVED the red for back to school, they are such a fun change to our normal neutral shoes. Avalon chose her own, glitter pink of course, these are so very her and I know she will get a lot of wear out of them all year long.
The app to shop is called @shopjenzy, and you can also shop at jenzy.com. Use the code ASHLEY for 15% off. Wishing you the happiest school year & all the HAPPY shopping! XO
We celebrated our Remie Rue a couple weekends back with the sweetest tea party, excited to share photos of her special morning with our family! Full disclosure, I decided on a tea party after seeing the cutest tea set at Home Goods a few months ago. It was before all three of the girls birthdays & I knew that Remie was my best chance since she doesn’t care about a theme yet and would just be so excited to have everyone there for her. She ended up loving it so much, she was the sweetest pouring her “tea” (apple juice) and having all the big girls help her with it. If only I could keep her this age forever, a three year old Remie Rue is something special.
After getting the tea sets, I added some pretty butterfly plates & then these butterflies made ALL the difference. They were super afforadable & simple to use, perfect to create detail on the balloon garland and the table. My sister-in-law came through on the most beautiful cake everrrrrr (almost too pretty to eat), and we added some butterflies to that as well! The sweetest set-up for our littlest sister.
To celebrate on Remie’s actual birthday, we watched the sunset on the beach & ordered pizza with friends — it was so much fun and the perfect way to kick off her THIRD year! She is so easy to celebrate. HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY REMIE RUE, we love, love, love you!!!!!!!!
Today my baby is THREE! Three whole years of our Remie Rue, she’s been full of magic since that surprise pregnancy test Christmas morning + my heart could just burst when I think about the joy she has brought to our family over the past few years. She truly is so loved, we laugh because we don’t think she will ever know a world where she is not constantly getting all the attention – from us, her big sisters, all her big sisters friends, ALL of the time! She is the baby of the crew, always being cared for + she doesn’t mind at all, she does it very well. 🙂
Some things about Remie on her last few days of being two! She is so much fun right now, also into everything, but is just so very precious with everything she does that you forget about all of the messes she makes. She took the longest of all three of my girls to talk, but now is talking so much that I literally cannot remember what it was like before she did. She has the sweetest little voice and her “peese mama” gets her pretty much anything she wants. She calls Waverly “Wawa” and Avalon “Ella”, has done this for at least the past year and I kind of hope she does it forever. She really loves them so much and wants to be just like them.
By far, her favorite thing right now is books. ALL the books. She will sit and read a stack of books forever and will cuddle with you while you read to her anytime of day, it really is amazing how much she loves reading! She also still loves Peppa Pig (just like Avalon), dogs, and her favorite color is purple. She has grown so much the past couple months, moving into a big girl bed + starting her second year of preschool – it’s going so fast but at the same time, I know how little she still is and I am just loving soaking it all with her. My sweet baby, she is such a gift + I still cannot believe we get to keep her forever!
Some photos from the past year.
We celebrated her last weekend with a brunch with family + tonight she has requested to play at the beach and order pizza with her sisters. Waverly + Avalon picked her out some special presents and I cannot wait to watch her open them!
Happy birthday eve, Remie Rue – mama loves you more than you will ever know!
Our biggest girl is NINE! We celebrated our Waverly Maye alllll last weekend, a waterpark trip, pedicure with mama, and our family over for a cookout and lots of special gifts for one very special girl. We try to focus on experiences more than parties these days, but you know I always have to do some kind of decor + Waverly wanted to have lots of sparkles and purple — sparkles for her love of dance and purple has been her favorite color for years now!
I pulled all of our disco balls out and we used the candle holder my husband made for Christmas with pink + purple candles this time, so easy and definitely made for all the sparkles, just like she wanted. Our friends at Ellie + Piper sent over the sweetest sparkle backdrop, balloons, and paper products, and per usual, my sister-in-law came through on the yummiest, cutest cookies!
The photos of all three girls are my favorite, I never could have dreamed this little trio nine years ago when Waverly was born and I am so incredibly thankful for them, and for my biggest sister who started it all. Happiest birthday Waverly Maye — I love you to the moon!
Tomorrow our Waverly Maye turns an entire nine years old, as in her very last year in the single digits! We are celebrating today with a trip to the waterpark with one of her besties + tomorrow she has requested a pedicure and a cookout decorated with all the purple + sparkly things. Cannot believe my first baby girl is an entire nine years old, it really seems like just yesterday we were celebrating her third birthday with an ice cream party holding a newborn Avalon Elle! I must truly be in denial the whole thing, I realized yesterday that when I ordered all the party supplies for her birthday, I ordered an 8 candle — I didn’t even notice it when it came in and definitely must want her to stay 8 forever. 😉
Some things about a nine year old Waverly Maye, always SO EASY to write because she is so very unique! She most definitely got all my type-A traits, she loves a good list, a clean room, and being organized. So many times the past few months, I have come upstairs to my office and noticed that she took it upon herself to organize the entire thing, love this about her. If she is going to do something, she is going to do it 110%, she loves a theme day or decorating + creating a present for someone in our family. This year she became really interested in art (and is really good at it!), she loves to watch videos of how to draw something and follow along. And just like all the years before, she still LOVES dance, it’s totally her thing and watching her on stage is the best, she is a natural performer and just lights up! She’s creative + so imaginative — she can spend hours outside riding her scooter or jumping on the trampoline telling stories out loud.
She is the best biggest sister, adores Remie Rue and is such a little mama to her, and even though her + Avalon drive each other crazy a lot, they are the best of friends. This year she really has grown so much, I am so proud of her and just know whatever she does in life, it’s going to be big! Some favorite photos of my Waverly Maye from the past year. 🙂
Happy last day of being eight Waverly, let’s celebrate! XO