January felt approximately 4976 days long, I hardly ever wish for time to speed up, but I am definitely not mad about the fresh start that this new month brings, especially since it has a fun holiday + brings us one month closer to school being out and SUMMER!!!  Before we move on though, I wanted to share some fun photos from our January, along with a few of our favorite memories!

We took the girls ice skating, Waverly has been a few times but this was Avalon’s first time and she loved it!  The girls personalities are very different, Waverly is a perfectionist and gets frustrated (angry) if she doesn’t get something the first try, and Avalon really could care less.  They were both super cute though, I am loving this as a yearly tradition over our holiday break!

Remerie’s first time with her little toes in the sand — SWEETEST thing ever!!!!   She is still so little but strong, and can stand with the big girls holding her hands now, they love to do this and fight over her all the time!  I am also loving mornings with her, Waverly + Avalon jump in the crib with her and get the biggest, sweetest smiles.  It is definitely her favorite time of the day.

If you have followed along long enough, you know we started celebrating half-birthdays when Waverly was just six months old.  Avalon was halfway to FOUR at the beginning of December + Waverly halfway to SEVEN (SO CRAZY!) over the weekend, so we did a cake and sang and even though it was completely last-minute, it was fun to celebrate them.

We look out the window every morning hoping for snow, it’s been cold enough here but nothing yet which is of course, because I actually have snow gear for everyone for the first year ever. Hoping something comes our way soon, we always love just one snowfall a year and I would especially love to dress Remie up as a little snowbunny for her first winter!

Farewell to the first month of 2019 and HELLO FEBRUARY!  XO

We chose not to do family photos for Christmas this year since we had just taken some for Remerie’s newborn shoot, but did do some with my entire family over holiday break and I am so happy we did!  It was the most into photos the girls have ever been, probably because they are obsessed with Remie and love to do anything with her, and also because we had all my family there to get them to smile!  Still cannot believe that we are a family of five, it feels like just yesterday that Waverly was Remerie’s size and we were brand new parents.

That last photo is my very favorite, all eleven members of my side of the family in one frame!!  My brother + sister-in-law had just flown in from Colorado earlier that day, and literally just met Remie for the first time minutes before this photo was taken. We may not all live in the same area code anymore but we are as close as ever and I always feel like the luckiest to have each + every one of them.

Photos by: Raygan Cox Photography; Girls Boots are linked here, they are one of my favorites!!!

You know we are always looking towards the next holiday around here, Valentines Day is just under a month away and we have already pulled out all the pink, red + heart-shaped things!  I always get excited to help the girls make Valentines for their little friends, to bake cookies + make our favorite chocolate-covered pretzels, and to host a fun little Valentines playdate at our house (which we skipped last year due to the first trimester and moving, but are excited to bring back!).  I feel like some holidays we are still trying to find our groove and pick traditions that work with little ones, but this is one that we have figured out and LOVE!

Of course with each holiday we always like to get new books, so I wanted to share some of the books currently on our shelf!  These are adorable and I would recommend them all, with the disclaimer that Avalon refuses to read any of them because she will only read the same dang book EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.  So hopefully someone will get use out of them, even if it’s not us. 😉

Happy shopping + happy halfway through the week!! XO

Remerie Rue is four months old, at this time last year we had just found out we were expecting and now here she is, healthy + adorable + as sweet as ever.

This month has been so much fun, with all the magic of her first Christmas and also just getting to see her personality more.  She has found her voice and uses it all the time (the cutest little screeching noise) + also her legs, she kicks them so fast when she is super excited!  She is always sucking her two fingers, it is SO ADORABLE and definitely one of my favorite things about her.

She continues to be really laid-back and thankfully doesn’t blink an eye when she has two sisters constantly in her face, wanting to dance around with her or make her their little baby doll. 🙂 She is definitely recognizing both of them now and it makes my heart the happiest.  They each have different relationships with her, Waverly loves to help dress her and likes to call her “her baby”, and Avalon talks to her in this high-pitched voice and is always wanting to look at the monitor in the morning to see if she is awake yet.  I hope they always all love each other as much as they do now.

She sleeps great at night (!!!) but naps are pretty non-consistent or reliable, which can be hard when the big girls want to do all the things and she is tired.  She is still breastfeeding (!!!), but we have hit some struggles with that + I have had to work really hard this time around to get my supply back up.  And most days I wish there were more hours to soak all her goodness in some more, because obviously she doesn’t get near the one-on-one attention that her big sisters did.  So it’s just like motherhood, there are the highest highs and some hard moments, but there is never a second I would change any of it.

Remerie Rue, you are such a dream and we love, love LOVE you so!!!  Happy four months sweetest girl.

XO

New year, new products to love!!!  Remerie is about to turn four months, and even though she is still too little for an actual high chair, I have been wanting to upgrade her to a bigger seat where she could be more at eye level with the rest of us.  She is actually the first of all my babies to be content for a period of time without being held (probably because there is always so much going on around her!), but during meal times or when the girls are doing homework or coloring on the island, we always like to have her close!  Previously we were using the Bumbo + she would sit on the counter, but she is moving around more now and I was starting to get nervous that she would flip herself right out.

We teamed up with Oribel to try one of their Cocoon High Chairs, which was perfect for her starting out this young since it literally grows with baby.  There are soooo many options — three recline positions, six chair heights, a snack + drink holder, and a self-feeding tray.  We started out the first couple of days just by reclining her, and then moved into sitting her up with the tray which she loved so much.  We put her toys around her but mostly she just loved being higher up with her sisters, you have to zoom in on her sweet happy face in the first photo!!!

I LOVE the modern design, the neutral colors and the wheels on the bottom which make it super easy to move around our kitchen!  I am the first to admit that some of the bright colored baby products in our house drive me a little crazy, but this high chair is so pretty I actually love keeping it out!  We are super excited to use it in the months to come and watch our sweet Remie Rue grow into it.

The biggest thank you to Oribel for sending this over, all thoughts + opinions are completely my own! XO