It’s The Little Things: Week Seventeen

First off, thank you for your sweet comments on our recent trip to the beach! πŸ™‚  We really have mastered Waverly Maye’s personality, anything that involves running, exploring, & being outside is totally her thing.  Nothing makes her happier than being able to run free.  I can’t even count the number of times I have been stopped & asked lately how old she is or when she learned to walk, they are amazed at how quick she is for such a little person.  I always come close to saying “at birth”, I really feel like I have been chasing after her since then. πŸ˜‰

So I just knew that much like the beach, a trip to the strawberry patch would top her list of favorite things to do.  We randomly went a couple Mondays ago, the window for good strawberries is really so short we wanted to get there while we could.  Also, Waverly’s cousins were going, she is obsessed with everything about them.

  
Strawberry Print Bow, Similar TopOveralls, & Shoes
 This child is as enthusiastic as they come, & I’m sure there has never been another activity she loved more than this.  Waverly was all about the fact that there was tons of room for her to roam, it was perfect for a toddler since the aisles (is that what they are called?) were long but kept us from losing her.  Once she figured out how to pick the berries, she was so proud of herself.  The cutest.
  
Another plus, eating the berries. πŸ™‚  I’m not sure I should publicly admit this since the ones she ate (one bite out of each) were not weighed in the baskets we paid for, but there was no stopping Waverly.  She could not get over the fact that there were so many, she was definitely very impressed.  She kept repeating “diapas” since that is what she has been calling berries for months now, it’s totally random & once again, we have no idea where it comes from.  Yet we all know exactly what she means when she says it & so, obviously, we just go with it. 
Does anyone else’s toddler have their own language, too?!
Regardless, the berries we have pulled out of the fridge since then are just not nearly as cool.  These were her favorite ever.
It definitely was one of the most memorable days we have had, I can’t wait to take her back next year!!  I live for traditions like this. πŸ™‚ If you have one in your area, Waverly & I definitely recomend a trip!  It was well worth the red stains that I’m not sure I will ever be able to get out. πŸ˜‰
 
We are so excited to share a giveaway with you this week, as a thank you for your continued support & participation of this link-up!   Sarah from Foxy’s Domestic Side is offering one lucky reader a tutu & matching flower sandals.  Sarah’s blog is the cutest, definitely check it out!  Enter below & good luck, the winner will be announced in next Wednesday’s link-up.  Also, see this post for anyone who needs a reminder on how to join in with us each week.  We hope you are having a great one! πŸ™‚ 

Comments

  1. June 4, 2014 / 6:15 am

    She is so precious chowing down on those berries! You can tell she had the best time! Such a fun tradition…I remember picking strawberries with my grandmother every year πŸ™‚

  2. June 4, 2014 / 6:33 am

    These pictures are so fun to look at! I have always wanted to go strawberry picking. We have done blueberries and veggies here in Alaska, but sadly no strawberries. One day. I am sure my kiddos would love it πŸ™‚

  3. June 4, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Right now Noah's favorite fruit is strawberries so I can't wait to take him strawberry picking too! These pictures are great! Waverly seems like such a fun kid… but would probably tire me out if I had to chase her that much πŸ˜‰

  4. Anonymous
    June 4, 2014 / 11:09 am

    SO excited to enter this giveaway… now that I know I am having a little GIRL it's all tutus and hair bows from here on out!!!! I love your pictures, that looks like SUCH a fun day!

    • June 4, 2014 / 1:11 pm

      Yay for a a baby girl!!!!! πŸ™‚ CONGRATS & good luck in the giveaway!

  5. June 4, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Strawberry picking is on my list of things to do this summer too! We went last year, but Palmer was just small and didn't know what was going on!

    THanks for hte link-uo

    Alycia // mitchalycia.blogspot.ca // IG: alyciapalmer // Pippit: alyciapalmer

  6. June 4, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    I love all her facial expressions! When I visited my boyfriends brother and his kids in Virginia Beach we actually went to the Strawberry Festival down there. It was so much fun! But not as fun as actually picking them!

  7. June 4, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I love that you let her dig in! The pictures with juice running down her chin are so sweet! πŸ™‚

  8. June 4, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    What a cutie pie! Of course there is no way anyone could be mad that she ate strawberries before they were weighed — she's just such a darling little girl! I can't wait to take Owen strawberry picking.

  9. Anonymous
    June 4, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Who doesn't try the strawberries before they are weighed? She is priceless and a total DOLL. Love her and those overalls! We're planning a trip this weekend if the sun comes out to play πŸ™‚

  10. June 4, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    So stinkin' cute πŸ™‚ I can't wait til Kiernan's juuuuust a little older because I know she will totally dig something like this. Those pics are so precious <3

  11. June 4, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    The overalls are amazing!! She is seriously the cutest thing ever!!

  12. June 4, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    I keep meaning to do this with my kids, just need to get out and do it. Those pictures are so cute! Can't wait to make someone a cute tutu and sandals!

  13. June 4, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    I wish we had something like this around here. Maybe we do and I just haven’t looked hard enough. But, I’d love to take Mason to a strawberry patch. And in true Waverly fashion – she’s wearing the perfect outfit. Too cute! You captured this trip so great in pictures.

  14. June 4, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    She is the perfect little strawberry child, and her overalls… I die! She looks like she's having so much fun chomping down on the berries! I can't wait to take Scarlett Strawberry picking this summer!

  15. June 4, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    My nephews go cherry picking out here. I can't wait to join them next year (with a matching cherry outfit ensemble of course!)

  16. June 4, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I LOVE toddler made up words. Especially only the ones mama can understand πŸ™‚ It's part of a special club for sure!

    The overalls. Kill me now. I love em.

  17. June 4, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    The joy on Waverly's face is palpable in these pictures. What a fun memory! So, so sweet!

  18. June 4, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Love her festive overalls!!!! So appropriate!! Sadly we missed strawberry season but had a lovely day with blackberries today! Looks like she had an absolute blast!!

  19. June 5, 2014 / 12:45 am

    oh man Aria went strawberry picking last year before she could walk and we had so much fun, I really wanted to go this year we just couldn't make the times work. sigh. I think blueberries are going on though so maybe the stars will align for that. Aria sure does love blueberries. The overalls are the cutest as are those red stained fingers and lips =)

  20. June 5, 2014 / 2:25 am

    These pictures are just priceless…the overalls, the red hands…I love it all!!! And Arden has a few made up words in her vocab too–for the longest time, mac & cheese was "tattoo". Say what?!?! πŸ˜‰

  21. June 5, 2014 / 3:40 am

    TOO CUTE! We have a strawberry farm that we can go to here, but I've never taken Mason for fear that he will just roam free and face plant into the strawberry bushes. Or maybe I'm being dramatic, but I'm sure he would run free for sure. Looks like you guys had the BEST time and Waverly looks SO HAPPY to be eating the strawberries!!

  22. June 5, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    Oh my gosh – I can't handle the cuteness of ther little outfit (perfect!), and how much she enjoyed eating those berries! What a perfectly fun little trip.

  23. June 9, 2014 / 6:47 am

    Ahh.. my whole long reply disappeared! lol! Anyhow these photos are to die for! Well worth any stains! Miss Waverly seems to have grown up overnight! I'll need to check if our local working farm has something similar right now! Looks so fun! Waverly and Kaitlyn are so similar – just go, go, go all the time! Happy Monday!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • June 9, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Thanks love!!! She is growing quickly but I am LOVING this age!!! Wish these crazy girls could get together! XO

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It’s The Little Things: Week Seventeen

We had the most incredible weekend, one of those that you never want to end & also, that you need another one right after to recover from. πŸ˜‰  It really was the most fun, the weather could not have been better & it was the perfect start to what I know is going to be one memorable summer.

I’m pretty sure my smile running out of work Friday afternoon was even bigger than the one Waverly gets going down the slide lately.  And that is saying something, the slide brings my girl some serious smiles. πŸ™‚  We were very ready for a three-day weekend, & kicked it off with a fro-yo date followed by one at the park.  Waverly was obsessed with another little girl she met on the jungle gym, she named her “Mimi” & kept repeating it while giving her the biggest hugs ever.  The girl’s name was Catherine & she was 3, luckily she was also as sweet as can be & let Waverly give her a new name for the entire afternoon.

Waverly has been asking for “Mimi” ever since, her & “Bobby” get way more conversation time than anyone else lately.  Oh, how I love this child (& her imagination)!

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We spent the majority of our weekend grilling out with loved ones, eating, drinking & celebrating entirely too much.  Just the way warm weather weekends should be, right?!  Waverly had an absolute blast, she loved every minute of all the extra people to entertain her & obviously, decided not to nap because she didn’t want to miss a thing.  By late Sunday afternoon, we debated leaving her at home with our in-laws rather than taking her to another cookout.  I was convinced she would breakdown at any moment from major lack of sleep yet ultimately, we took her & she partied like a rock star. 
I’m sure I’ll regret it when Waverly decides to never nap again, but at the time it was well-worth it.
In food news, I was really excited to attempt to expand my cooking skills with a new side dish this weekend.  I’m starting to think that the boxed pasta salad I’ve been showing up with for a few years now is really getting old.  I saw this recipe on Natalie’s blog a couple of weeks ago, I love a cold dish in the summer & this corn salad seemed easy enough.  It was super delicious, we made it for two seperate cookouts & it was a hit at both.

Lastly, I couldn’t resist a festive brunch for our little family on Sunday morning before we hit the beach.  These “mini” waffles are perfect for toddler fingers, they are a go-to for Waverly’s breakfast each day.  Sometimes she just sucks the syrup out of them, but most days, we consider them a win!  She also loves strawberries & blueberries, watermelon was a favorite last year but this time, she said “EW!” if they were anywhere near her plate.  Toddlers. πŸ™‚

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Overall, such a great weekend full of “little” moments & memories that I know will last forever.  I just keep thinking that these are the days, I don’t think life can get much better than this. πŸ™‚
Jess & I want to thank you for
your participation of this link-up each week! If you need a reminder on how to
participate, see this
post
.  We don’t have a giveaway this week, if you are interested in working with us in
giving back to our readers please email me at akwright@vbschools.com or Jess at jess@sadieskyboutique.com
Hope you are having
a great week!
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Comments

  1. May 28, 2014 / 5:07 am

    That romper in the last photos!! I die! She is so sweet! I'm glad she was a good sport all weekend and partied like a rock star so you didn't have to miss out!!

  2. May 28, 2014 / 5:28 am

    So glad you guys had a great weekend. Loving all the pictures, and I must attempt to make that corn salad! Yum!! xoxo

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  3. May 28, 2014 / 11:41 am

    So glad you had a great weekend! Little Waverly's outfits are the cutest!!! Glad she let you have a great weekend!! πŸ™‚

  4. May 28, 2014 / 11:55 am

    You look beautiful in those pictures with your sweet girl, Mama! You're just glowing – you can tell how happy Waverly makes you, and it is the most precious thing:) Love that you guys had a great long weekend! And I am heading over to check out that corn salad recipe now. Looks super fresh and yummy – perfect for summer!

  5. May 28, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous weekend! Your spread on Sunday looks so festive and fun! Also, LOVING your shirt from the first couple photos! Where did you get it??

  6. Anonymous
    May 28, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    What a great weekend. You two are just GORGEOUS!!

  7. May 28, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    what a great weekend. That romper on Waverly, cute, cute,cute!

  8. May 28, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    She's such a cutie!! I get that "big smile" when I run out of work on Friday's too– going home to play with my toddler is the BEST!!

  9. May 28, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Looks like a good weekend! Love your outfits as usual and those fun waffles!

  10. May 28, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Oh noes about the watermelon! It just isn't summer without watermelon. Hopefully she'll remember she really does like it soon. That cold salad looks yummy! Glad you tried something new. Such cute waffles. I don't think Im ready for Aria to ever not nap…let's just keep doing that until 18.

  11. May 29, 2014 / 1:32 am

    Sweet girl!! I bet it's so fun watching her imagination play out… I can't wait for Mia's to come out more in the next few months!
    That corn salad sounds delish! I'll be trying it asap!

  12. May 29, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    The romper is adorable. Waverly and I can be friends ecause I'm not a watermelon fan either!! Sound like a great weekend and I am so looking forward to our summer!!

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  13. May 29, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    You and W just have the best hair!

  14. May 29, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    That brunch looks delicious! And oh my goodness! Waverly is just so cute in that romper! I'm obsessed with rompers! Where is it from? Looks like a divine weekend! Just a few more weeks till summer break right?

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

    • May 29, 2014 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks, girl!!!! πŸ™‚ The romper is from Gap, I was going to link it but it was sold out, there are some more on there though that look very similar!!!! πŸ™‚ And YES – so close to summer I can't stand it!!!!!

  15. May 30, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    that girl, she is too cute! love that romper! and that corn salad looks delicious! perfect for a summer cookout!

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