Summer Birthday Exchange

Waverly Maye recently got to participate in a birthday exchange with some of our favorite bloggers for the third year in a row (see last year’s here & the year before here).  I am super excited to stop in to share what she got this time around.  We love exchanges like these so much, fun mail makes us so happy (way too happy) and it was extra fun for Waverly to get some of her very own, her first birthday present this year!

Our friends Desiree & Julia sent over the perfect gift for a girly-girl like Waverly, she absolutely loved it!  She got a Frozen makeup package and the sweetest dolls from an Etsy shop, and they have already been used non-stop.  By both girls.  Avalon even got very first manicure, with Elsa polish. 🙂

The biggest thank you to Desiree & Julia, Waverly Maye is one very happy little girl!  And an extra special thank you from this mama, you bought me some time before she starts begging us some more for her gifts from us, I think the list currently has 200 items that she “has to have”. 😉

For a complete list of all the bloggers that participated, see below!  We had the best time sending over something special for Lily, you can see that here.

Elizabeth and Mason – Chasin’ Mason
Laureen and Tyson – Chateau Deveau
Brittany, Charlie and Maddie – Just Another Day in Paradise
Desiree and Julia – Macke Monologues
Natasha and Ethan – Schue Love
Sarah and Brantley – Seeing All Sides
Vanessa and Arden – Sunflower State of Mind
Julia and Myles – The Everyday Mama
Traci and Charli – The Hallway Life
Amanda and Lily – Tickled Pink
Laura and Liam – Tiny Toes, Little Nose
Whitney and Brielana – Work It Mommy

And wishing you all a very happy Tuesday!!!


  1. July 12, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Ooo..Elsa polish for a manicure. Sounds like perfection. 🙂 LOVE those dolls!! They are awesome.

  2. July 12, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    What a fun idea 🙂 So cute

  3. July 12, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    So glad Waverly liked her gifts! I couldn't pass up the wooden princess dolls! And the Frozen make-up sounded positively fun.
    Happy (early) Birthday to Miss Waverly!

  4. July 12, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Same here with the gifts! Every store.. "I want this for my birthday, and this, and this…" Got it! You want the whole store! I love those wooden dolls. So cute and creative! Summer birthdays are the best!

  5. July 12, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Desiree knocked it out of the park! How stinkin cute are those peg dolls?? I'm DYING. I'm going to have to ask her where she got those!
    Happy early birthday sweet Waverly!

  6. July 13, 2016 / 12:51 am

    What a sweet gift for a sweet girl:) Those little dolls are absolutely precious!

  7. July 13, 2016 / 1:14 am

    Those dolls are beyond adorable!!!! Thank you so much again for Lily's sweet gift! She was over the moon ecstatic!

  8. July 13, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Those little dolls are just darling! And how grown up does Waverly look in that last picture?!?! Can't believe our babies are going to be 4 so soon!

  9. July 13, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Those dolls are such a cool and unique gift! And you can't go wrong with anything Frozen/make-up related! Happy 4th birthday, Waverly!!

  10. July 13, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    So fun. Oh, those wood-peg dolls are adorable!! Can't believe she's almost 4..?!?! 🙂

  11. July 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Desiree and Julia did so good! What little girl wouldn't love a Frozen makeup set? So cute!

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Summer Birthday Exchange

I love a good tradition, a celebration – and of course, any type of present, so when Elizabeth asked Waverly & I to be a part of the summer birthday exchange for the second year in a row, we were super excited & all in!  You can see last year’s post here, the idea is that all the little ones with summer birthdays draw names & send birthday gifts to each other.  We love this so much & are so thankful to be included with some of our very favorite blog friends each year. 🙂

Waverly got the sweetest package from Laura and her sons, Liam & Finn, the cutest apron ever!  It is seriously adorable & Waverly loves to bake, so this was the perfect present for her.  Laura also included a recipe, Liam’s favorite cookies, & I can’t wait to bake them with Waverly during one of Avalon’s nap times very soon!

Thank you Liam & Finn, & happy early 3rd birthday to Liam!

We got to send a present to Ethan, we love his mom Natasha’s blog (& her style!), plus their newest little guy, Wyatt, is just precious!  You can see what we got for Ethan’s birthday here, happy belated 3rd birthday!

You can find all the other blogs who participated in the exchange here:
Amanda & Lily @ Tickled Pink, Elizabeth & Mason @ Chasin’ Mason, Jess & Sadie @ Sadie Sky Boutique, Laura & Presley @ Happily Ever Parker, Laureen & Tyson @ Chataeu Deveau, Sara & Mac @ Running From the Law, Sarah & Brantley @ Seeing All Sides, Stehaphanie & Grey @ Olivia and Tate, Traci & Charli @ The Hallway

And lastly, before we sign off for the holiday weekend, a few pictures of the girls this week!  Avalon is getting more alert by the day, though her awake times are still few & far between.  Waverly will say “omg, her eyes are open!”, we all love it so much & though I’m sure that’s right when things will get harder, I am really looking forward to her being able to interact with us more in the weeks to come.  By far, Waverly’s favorite thing to do is hold her sister, she asks me every single night to come hold her & kiss her before bed, I’m not sure there is anything sweeter.

Wishing you all the HAPPIEST holiday weekend!


  1. July 2, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    I'm so excited for you to be able to bake with Waverly wearing her adorable new apron! How sweet of Laura to include Liam's favorite recipe for cookies too. Happy, happy (almost) birthday sweet girl!

  2. July 2, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I loved loved this exchange and am so glad we could participate this year!! Don't you just love seeing your two babes together… Oh melt my momma heart! Happy 4th weekend!! xoxo

  3. July 2, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Awwww, so sweet! Liam and Finn are two of the cutest lil guys and Waverly and Avalon are two of the cutest lil girls…I smell matching making heaven :)!

  4. July 2, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    What a perfect and thoughtful gift!! Loving your pictures of Waverly holding her littler sister, just perfect. 🙂

  5. July 2, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Oh, love love love! Those photos of them together just melt my heart! She is such a good big sister! And I know because Mac is a TERRIBLE big brother. 😉

  6. July 2, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Happy early Birthday, Waverly! I just love the picture of her holding baby sis. She looks like she truly loves her!

  7. July 2, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    goodness sakes, those pictures of Waverly holding Avalon. Adorable! It's so sweet that she already loves her sister so much! Emerson does the same thing with Oliver, and it melts my heart every time!

  8. July 3, 2015 / 2:18 am

    Little aprons are maybe my favourite things ever. I saw mini ones at a store the other day and wanted to buy a couple for the future for when we have kids! SO cute.

  9. July 9, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Such sweet pictures of your girls. Don't you love 'girls'?!? I loved the sound of saying 'my boys'

  10. July 11, 2015 / 1:41 am

    Waverly is such a great big sister. The pictures of them are so sweet.

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