This Easter was extra special for us, our first as a family of five + in our new home!  Last year we were in between houses (and not even living together while my husband did renovations), I was pregnant and sleeping on an air mattress with two kids, and I remember getting through by looking ahead to how worth it all the madness would be.  And then I blinked, and there we were, watching our big girls run through our new yard looking for Easter Eggs while holding close our seven-month old Remerie Rue.

Some things to remember about this Easter:

Waverly is starting to question the Easter bunny, which is so funny and also kind of heartbreaking!  The other day we were talking about going to sit on his lap and Waverly said “umm Avalon, it’s just a guy dressed up in a costume”.  Then the night before Easter, she kept asking how it’s even possible for him to go to all the houses and when I told her it was magic, she said that witches were magic + “not real”.  The next morning she 100% seemed to believe though, so here’s to hoping I can hold on to that sweetness a little bit longer. 😉

Avalon is at the BEST AGE for this sort of thing, she was the cutest little hunter and was just so excited about every little detail.  She came sprinting in Easter morning soooooo happy, gave me the biggest hug and could not wait to go downstairs.  She is not a morning person at all and is usually grumpy for the first twenty minutes of everyday at least, so it was extra adorable.  She also is such a sweets girl, I will forever remember her sitting on our coffee table eating jelly beans out of her basket for breakfast, living her very best life.

Remerie Rue, her first Easter + all she wanted was yogurt melts.  We put a bag in her basket at the last-minute and her big sisters poured them on the floor for her and she went to town on almost every.single.one!  She is teething and has a runny nose and was fighting a nap all day long, but still manages to be the sweetest little thing ever.  Also worth noting, I got her precious little pink romper just for Easter in size six months (she is seven months!) and it was HUGE on her, falling off her little shoulders the entire day.  My tiniest tiny girl.

And now, we count down until summer break!!!  Seven + a half more weeks until I am home all summer long with my girls, cannot wait!!  Hope you had the best holiday with your loved ones! XO

Our Remerie Rue is seven months old, still cute as ever + still always sucking on the same two fingers on her left hand. Love her to pieces!!!

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Our tiniest girl might also be our busiest girl. I am always thinking back to how often I felt her move in my belly — which was soooo much more than her big sisters — and it really is SO TRUE to how she is on the outside.  She is always moving, officially crawling now and can pull herself up all on her own!  She is happiest when she is getting into something, almost always something she shouldn’t, and is alwaysssss keeping me on my toes. 🙂 She’s also so incredibly sweet, her signature wide tight-lipped smile is still one of my favorite things ever and she said her first word this month, mama (!!!), and it still knocks me dead from the cuteness every time I hear it.

Her current favorite thing to do is probably to eat, which is kind of ironic since she also is super unpredictable about most foods.  This honestly has been a struggle, because she isn’t really into milk (or nursing often, she is too impatient and into what is going on around her) — or purees, so we have decided to go the baby-led weaning route with her.  Some foods she likes one day she hates the next, or vice-versa, so we just keep offering as much as possible and filling her up as much as we can!  So far she almost always likes avocado, broccoli, and would eat an entire can of Puffs if we let her.  Some of the time I feel lost on what to give her but know it is just a phase and we will get through it — it also is the best reminder that no matter how many kids you have, you will never, ever have it all figured out.

She is such a great nighttime sleeper, actually all three of our girls are, something we are SO THANKFUL for.  The big girls always get so excited to run her room in the morning to be the first to see her, they jump in her crib every time and start singing to her.  She loves them so much, and is totally in that phase of crying anytime she is with someone she isn’t 100% used to, so it’s always the sweetest to see her calm down when she seems them.  Also this month, TWO TEETH broke through!  So crazy that at our house right now, we have one girl losing them and one girl getting them.  This season of life is the craziest (and so exhausting) but also my forever favorite.

Happy seven months to our dark-haired, blue-eyed little beauty!!!!!!!!!!  We absolutely adore you.

PS — She is still our little lady, in 0-3 month clothes + in the 5th percentile.  Tiny but mighty. 🙂

 

Some of my favorite things about having girls: watching them play dress-up, dance parties, doing nails together, helping them put on “make-up”, and of course, MATCHING!!  I know it will not last forever, but for now both my big girls love to match mama and it really is the sweetest thing ever.  We recently partnered with Famous Footwear on matching spring shoes for Waverly + I, and we both were so excited about it!  I had her help me choose the pair that we ultimately got and she wanted these gold strappy ones, you know my gold runs deep and now hers does too.  The weather was so beautiful over the weekend and she wanted to wear hers the entire time, including on our fun outdoor date with her little sisters.

I know we will both get so much use out of these heading into both the spring + summer.  They are super comfy, soooo versatile, and we can throw them on quickly, something we always benefit from these days. 🙂  Famous Footwear has a ton of other options as well, both for mama, babe & more matching ones too!

Happy shopping and HAPPY weekend! XO

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Aaah, Easter baskets!!!  One of my favorite traditions to put together each year, I get way too excited about this sort of thing + plan to do this for my kids forever. 🙂  I usually do not have them done this early on, but I teamed up with one of the sweetest small shops on name tags for the girls and it got me motivated to get my act together.  Now to see if I can keep them hidden for the next few weeks!

Waverly + Avalon had baskets already, but I really wanted all three babes to have matching ones and I had these three that I had gotten them for Christmas during a big sale, so they worked perfectly.  They are a little expensive at regular price, but my girls love them and play with them all the time, plus they get bonus points for being super cute decor for their playroom as well.

Each year for Easter baskets, I like to stock up on some spring accessories, a fun tee, new pajamas or a bathing suit, and a book for each of them.  At this point we have soooo many books, but it’s the one thing I never ever feel guilty about buying more of, I plan to pass them down to each of my girls for their own kids to have one day.  I also like to pick one fun little “toy” for each babe, whatever they are currently into, Waverly got an LOL doll, Avalon Peppa Pig, and Remerie got a new teething toy.  I also added a new doll for Remie from our favorites Cuddle + Kind, the big girls each have one of their own on their beds so I wanted her to have one, too.  I will add a few pieces of candy for their eggs the night before, but they have SO MUCH candy during that time of year anyways, I like to keep it way light.

And the labels, they are so cute + so well-made!  I am super excited about these and plan to use them for other things through out the year as well.  They are from Chalk Designs by Me and you can still order to get them in time for Easter, all the way through April 9th.

Hoping this gives you a little inspiration for your own bunnies, HAPPY SPRING to you + yours! XO

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Our Remie Rue is SIX MONTHS OLD!!!  And a little over a week. 🙂  Posting late this time around, she has been sick with her 154th cold already and has not been herself, but we are finally on the mend and so happy about it!

Six months, always one of my favorite ages + we are loving it this time around too.  Remie girl is so much fun these days, into EVERYTHING and sitting up all on her own!  She is rocking back + forth on her belly, acting like she could crawl any minute (and able to scoot across the floor), this seems way earlier than both Waverly + Avalon but I guess that’s just how the third kid rolls.  She is always wanting to be in the mix with them and wants to be as close to them as possible, she just wants to keep up!  I of course want her to stay my baby forever, but also love thinking about the three of them doing all the things together and I am excited to see her be able to play with them more + more.

She still loves bath time, being held, and is constantly sucking on the same two fingers on her left hand (and it’s still the cutest thing ever!).  She LOVES rice cereal or oatmeal, it’s by far her favorite food, we have tried to give her all sorts of veggies + fruits but at least for now, she isn’t a fan of any of them. I also am still breastfeeding and pumping, along with supplementing about one bottle of formula a day, we decided to do this after she measured pretty small at her last well check-up.  Sleep is hit or miss, we had a string of rough nights when she was sick and she is not the best napper in the world, but usually is a really good nighttime sleeper and is already getting back there now that she is feeling better.  She also makes up for her lacks of naps by looking so freaking adorable when she does — she either cuddles up in the ball on her belly (like Avalon used to do!), sucks on her two little fingers, or puts her hands above her head in the sweetest little pose.

She is so happy, such a little sweetheart, and has this new smile with her little lips turned under that is just about the cutest thing ever.  She still has the most hair of all the girls at this age, it’s definitely lightening up though and I think it will even more as the weather warms up.  Her eyes are so blue, just like her big sisters, and she also is small for her age like they have always been too.  All these months later and I still cannot believe she is real and here and ours, that we are a family of five or that we have three little girls.  I am just so thankful.

Happiest half-birthday Remerie Rue, we love, love, LOVE you!

Also sharing Waverly + Avalon’s six month updates, so funny how similar all three girls sound at this age!