Weekend Love

Another week down, another weekend has gone by.  I’ve said if before & I will say it again, life with a child flies by at lightning speed, it really blows my mind.  I know that Waverly officially turned a toddler last July on her first birthday, but I really thought she still looked like a baby.  Then somehow in just the last two weeks or so, she has turned into a little lady.  Complete with longer locks, less baby fat & a smile full of teeth.  Someone please tell me how I gave birth to this girl only 18 months ago.

As hard as it is to believe & as much as I loved my baby Waverly, gosh I am loving this stage, too.  I mean, I totally could stare at these pictures of her all day, I am so proud of the girl she is growing into.  Plus, the fast rate she is changing really does help me defend my need for pictures of her ALL the time.
In weekend news, we spent our Saturday kicking off the Valentines festivities with a sweet little lunch just for the three of us.  I am so excited that Valentines Day falls on a Friday this year, but with both my husband & I at work for the early part of the day, it will no doubt be hard to fit everything in.  So celebrating the weekend before is always fun & an excuse for all pink & red everything, I’ll never pass that up.

It was all Xs & Os until some of the theme-colored cherry lemonade I made spilled on the table my husband spent 100 hours making.  Thank goodness it came up, but between that & having to wrangle Waverly’s favorite cup from her since it was getting all over her, too …I’m thinking next year I’ll just go with water & heart-shaped ice, probably a much safer route.
We were able to get some time in outside, our snow has finally melted & now, we are ready for spring.  Like really, really ready, complete with our shades.
H&M Shirt (In-Store)
We also managed to get some treats made for friends, family & of course, for us, too.  This Valentines snack mix all over Pinterest was so easy to make (just mix it together) & Waverly is all about pulling a chair up & helping me these days, so it really was fun.
I spent the rest of the weekend visiting my sister at college, a long overdue trip … it was SO good to see her & while I hated leaving my two Valentines, they really love each other too much & I know had some amazing daddy & daughter time while I was gone.  We hope that you had the best weekend & HAPPY VALENTINES WEEK!!  Let the love begin.


  1. February 10, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    I was having the same thought this week about my baby now looking like a toddler. It goes by way too fast! I love all your valentines food! So festive!

  2. February 10, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Life with a child does fly! I love those Valentine treats! Happy Monday friend. 🙂

  3. February 10, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    OH my goodness she looks so cute in that heart dress!!!!

  4. February 10, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    Her little heart dress is precious! She is looking like a little lady for sure!!

  5. February 10, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Her hair IS getting long! Love that denim dress…I almost ordered it for Sadie but refrained since I've caved on practically every other denim/chambray piece out there right now 😉

  6. February 10, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    What a fun weekend!!! I LOVE that you celebrated Valentine's Day early to be sure to get time together!!!

    PS I don't know HOW they turn from babies to toddlers suddenly, but Cam has done the same thing!

  7. February 10, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Love both of your heart outfits! And what a fun snack mix idea!

  8. February 10, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Cute outfits :))

    So fun you got to spend some time with your sister!!

  9. February 10, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    While I certainly miss Elyse's chubby baby legs & baby cheeks..I am ABSOLUTELY in love that with this toddler stage! Hearing the things she is learning and watching her explore is truly the best thing in the world!

  10. February 10, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Love love love! All of this. The treats, snacks, the outfits, you really know how to get into the spirit of a holiday. I'm still getting our Valentine's togeher!

  11. February 10, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    She is SO SWEET! I can't believe that Weston is going to be 5 months on Wednesday!! Part of me wants time to slow down and the other part of me loves watching him hit each "stage"!

  12. February 10, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    Oh my!!! She is the cutest thing ever!!! I think I might have a strawberry blondie on my hands as well! I love love love her dress. Where is it from? All the hearts in this post just make me smile 🙂

    PS…why are they calling for snow again?? Come on Spring!

  13. February 10, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    could she be any cuter!? I am dying! love that little outfit!

  14. February 10, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    I love your Valentine's Day spirit! And I love Waverly's boots!
    I invite you to read my new post 🙂

  15. February 10, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    She is so cute (and so well-dressed!). Love the valentine's day theme, as well!

  16. February 11, 2014 / 12:14 am

    Oh my!! Obsessed with the way you put together the valentines lunch. And her valentines!! So, so cute.

  17. February 11, 2014 / 12:56 am

    Looks like a perfect little weekend! I didn't realize Waverly was a July baby too!!! Charli turned one on July 19! It really is SO crazy how fast they grow up… but I am right there with you on the picture taking… haha! Every chance I get! 🙂

  18. February 11, 2014 / 1:17 am

    Life is so much better with children! We are planning fondue for Friday 🙂

  19. February 11, 2014 / 1:41 am

    Gosh, I've been thinking the same thing about Clay! When did I get a toddler? We introduced Clay to the potty and I almost had an anxiety attack!

  20. February 11, 2014 / 2:18 am

    Waverly is so cute and that table is gorgeous!!! Nice job hubby!

    You can find me blogging about "Life on the Parsons Farm" : atparsons.blogspot.com

  21. February 11, 2014 / 3:33 am

    But I'm sure the cherry limeade tasted a whole lot better than water! 🙂 Waverly Maye is looking so big these days! Our babies are growing up!

  22. February 11, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am DYING over that first picture! I think my son is only a couple days? (Weeks?) older than Waverly and I totally agree with what you were saying. Even though they technically became toddlers last July, I feel like he still looked like a baby until recently. Time slow down!

    Chasin' Mason @ birenbunoutoftheoven.blogspot.com

  23. February 11, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Your v-day party was absolutely precious but how is it possible that she is old enough to be helping you in the kitchen?! Time needs to slow down!

  24. February 11, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    how cute is she!!

  25. February 11, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I am so happy you stopped by my blog because now I've found yours! Cuteness!!! My goodness. I love that our babes are the same age, 18 months. It's true what they say: the days are long but the years are short! Too short. But you seem to be making the best of every hour. 🙂 Happy Valentines Day!

  26. February 11, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    I love your blog, and Waverly is just lovely! I look forward to following along!

  27. February 12, 2014 / 2:58 am

    Such a sweet post! Seems like you are enjoying every stage. I think its important for us as mothers to always remember that our children need us to have so much to look forward to in their lives and they also need us to remember the details of the journey!
    Also, her shoes. Im in love. could you share where they are from? xoxo Brandie http://www.oliverannluke.com

  28. February 14, 2014 / 4:19 am

    Gosh she is soooo stinking precious! I'm dying over her outfits – I'd KILL to have Pres in shoes & headbands. GRR. SOOO jealous!! Wanna swap? Kidding. Kidding. Happy LOVE day!!

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