there's a new Barbie in town

Friday, January 29, 2016

Like a lot of little girls, I grew up playing with Barbies. I don't recall a moment where I distinctly thought "wow, all my Barbies are super skinny and I don't really look like that" and to say that Barbie's freakishly unrealistic measurements had a profound impact on my life would be a lie; however, as young adult, I was able to begin to critically think about the collective impact of being constantly bombarded with a body image I would never be able to obtain no matter how hard I worked or how well/little I ate. It's not Barbie's fault, she's a convenient scapegoat, it's literally EVERYwhere.

Lucky for me, being white, it wasn't hard to see myself represented in the toys and media; however, that's certainly not the case for everyone. Imagine growing up with all these images of "beauty" and not seeing anyone (or very many) who look like you?

Having a little girl, I worry about how to ensure she's confident regardless of what her body looks like. I want her to want to be happy and healthy and not feel pressured to look or be a certain way just because society tells her that's the 'ideal'.

I was happy to catch a news segment this morning announcing that Barbie's getting a new body, 3 new bodies in fact!AND will come in 7 different skin tons. Mattel is currently taking pre-orders for curvy, petite, tall and original Barbies.

The new Barbies will also come in 24 hairstyles and 22 eye colors. (yes, you read that right: 22 eye colors. There are 22 eye colors?!?!).

Do I think this is going to change the number of girls growing up feeling insecure about their bodies? No, not likely BUT it's a step in the right direction.

Do I think Mattel did this so that more little girls can see a version of themselves reflected in the toys they play with? No, I think it's an effort to fight declining sales BUT children will reap the benefit in the long-term and that's a good thing.

I don't think this is going to solve the problem of pressure around the female body but as I said, I think it's a step in the right direction. I hope the dolls are popular because other companies will be quick to follow suit IF it proves profitable (sadly, it's all about the mighty dollar). The more little girls are able to be exposed to different bodies (in toys, media etc), ideally the more comfortable and confident they will be in their own.

What do you think of Barbie's new body? Would you buy one (or more) for your little girl?

what to wear: Valentine's Date

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The big V-day is quickly approaching.

Is it just me, or is Valentine's Day one of those holidays that just kinda sneaks up on you? I never think about making plans until it's too late to make plans.

Clearly, I'm aware of the encroaching day of love but it's doubtful the stars will align and we'll actually enjoy a child-free night out; HOWEVER, if we were to partake in an adult-only night out then I'd surely need to dress the part.

Here's what I'd have in mind for my hypothetical hot Valentine's date (and he is hot, there's just no date/babysitter planned ;)

date night

Pleated dress, 125 CAD / Christian Louboutin round toe pumps, 1,055 CAD / French Connection black clutch, 97 CAD / Calvin klein jewelry, 225 CAD / T Tahari heart stud earrings, 28 CAD / Christian Dior lip shine, 42 CAD / Pencil eyeliner, 38 CAD / Nail polish, 12 CAD

Let me explain the above outfit. I feel like the day of love just screams an obligatory red dress and obviously I'm going to pair my hypothetical outfit with shoes that I clearly cannot afford. Why not get totally crazy up in here? Well, rest-assured, any cute pair of black heels would do... I suppose... 

Gold accessories, because, well, I'm apparently obsessed with them and a fur purse for a fun texture change. Nude lips so as to not OD it on the red and a smoky eye because... well, it's date night afterall.

night vegas

Oasis high neck dress, 81 CAD / Christian Louboutin red stiletto, 1,060 CAD / Yves Saint Laurent purse satchel, 2,480 CAD / Michael Kors gold tone ring, 205 CAD / Kate Spade earrings jewelry, 54 CAD

Alright, you caught me, this outfit may look familiar. It could be because I posted it recently HERE.... to be fair, as soon as I started thinking about what to wear for a Valentine's date night, this outfit came quickly to mind... so I'm re-sharing it. I don't regret the decision, I still love it. 

Also, shoes I can't afford again. Are you seeing a trend here? I don't suppose Christian Louboutin is looking for blog collabs... no? Bueller? darn.

Do you have Valentine's date plans yet? But what will you wear?!

Link ups: The Pleated Poppy//Pumps and Pushups//Mix & Match Fashion//Tucker Up//The Mummy Chronicles//Cappuccino and Fashion//Shopping My Closet

destination: Australia (sponsored post)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How did you decide where you wanted to live?

I have been wondering about this a lot lately.

It's not that I have some intense desire to uproot my family and settle somewhere new, it's more about wondering if this is the best place for us to be, if this is the place we are meant to live. I also wonder if, by never moving somewhere new, we might be missing out on some kind of super cool adventure.

So, let's pretend for a minute that we did decide to move and rather than moving somewhere close we got really crazy and decided to leave the country, where would we go?

Well, thanks to the wonderful world of Facebook, it seems that there's a logical answer to this question. A few of the people on my Facebook have done just this, moved to another country, far far away and seemingly, with no regrets. The funny thing? They had the same destination: Australia.

Australia has always been on my "must visit" list for obvious reasons... the weather (read: little to no snow EVER), the ocean, cool animals (tell me you don't want to see a koala or kangaroo in person) and nice people with accents!

So imagine making a move like that... how do you figure out exactly where to move? If I had my say I'd be within driving distance to a major city (Sydney or Melbourne) but not be living far out in the country. I want to be in a community with all the amenities (schools, parks and shopping - obviously shopping) but still be able to enjoy nature.

Ideally, we'd be looking for a house and land package near Melbourne. I was looking at this community called Harpley and it seems like it would be PERFECT. Lots of lakes, walking trails, parks AND schools and shopping.

I was checking out the Harpley website for this post and I got so caught up I ended up picking a house I REALLY liked (Colorado 37 - in case you were wondering - a large 2-storey, 4 bedroom home wtih some awesome features like two studies - one for adults and one for the kids - how cool is that?!).

So now I'm curious. How did you decide where you want to live (like the city/country)? How did you pick what community you wanted to live in? Will you stay where you are? Have you ever considered a move down under?

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Monday moments of gratitude - January 25, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

I'm so happy you're here!! 

I'm making a point to post on Mondays about moments I am grateful for in the past week. We can all use a little more intentional thinking about things we're grateful for. With that said, I hope you'll continue to join me in gratitude on Mondays :)

See previous Monday moments of gratitude posts HERE.

Here are a few moments from this past week that I am grateful for:

Dance party in mini-me's room. As per mini-me's request, we had an impromptu dance party in her room. Sure, I could have been cleaning or something but honestly, she wanted to dance, even got all dressed up (dance shoes included) and really, who am I to refuse a tiara-laden ballerina? 

Sometimes, you just need to slow it down and have a dance party.

My dance partner was Winnie, because, well, he's Winnie (and maybe also that he's too big for mini-me to properly dance with). He made me do all of the work but you'll be pleased to know that mini-me finds it belly-laugh worthy when I spontaneously dip him.

Music-time. This was one of the few times I resisted the urge to tell mini-me to STOP banging the pot lids together and just laughed as she danced around gleefully (note: she managed to steal her brother's socks and put them on... why? I still haven't figured that out). Before you think I'm supermom, I ended up taking the lids because my head was KILLING me after 10 minutes (keepin' it real).

Happy breakfasts. I am so overjoyed to report that my previously grumpy-bear has continued to be a happy little squish. Mealtimes are his fav (although he reverts to his grumpy ways if you're not shoveling food in his mouth fast enough) and he's all smiles when he knows it's almost time to eat (who isn't?!).

Long playdates. I've mentioned the importance of mommy friends before but seriously, the more I commiserate spend time with my mom friends, the more I realize I likely would be a lot less sane without them. Our weekly playdate ran long this week and it was glorious. The toddlers entertained themselves (with a little refereeing on our part - 'sharing' is tough stuff apparently) and the 'babies' were both on good behavior. It's astounding how a simple playdate can feel like a total break even though you're still doing all of the things you'd normally do. Maybe it's less stressful/onerous because someone else is doing it with you. 

My breastfeeding rant being supported. I kinda ranted a little about breastfeeding because some people so freely express disdain about women feeding their babies in public. Despite the frustrated nature of my rant, so many people were so supportive. That's kinda awesome and very appreciated. So, why not share a pic of me feeding the little guy. This is a big part of my life right now, that's my reality so why shouldn't I put it out there (and yes, he's LOVES statement necklaces as much, if not more, than me).

Daddy-daughter time. I wasn't directly a part of this, in fact, I was busy in the kitchen making dinner; however, it warmed my heart to see my little princess frolicking in the snow with her dad. They made snow angels, built a fort and shoveled some snow (and dog poop - yuck) off the deck. The only downside was mini-me was mad she had to come in and eat dinner. Rough life.

I worked out. Okay, I did this a couple times this past week, some workouts were enjoyed more than others but I felt awesome after EVERY single one. Wait, that's a lie, my sciatic was acting up after my Friday night workout and I thought I was going to die. I didn't. So I guess that's good. And wine.

Tummy time with smiley guy. This handsome guy is trying sooooo hard to get moving. He's rolling around all crazy and desperately trying to crawl (lord help me). He previously would LOSE his mind on his stomach and now he flips over as soon as I put him on his back. So, I get down on my tummy with him!

Google hangout with my bloggy friends! Blogging has allowed me to virtually meet some really awesome women who I consider friends despite having not met yet in person (although, that's coming in April - stay tuned). Well, Saturday night, armed with my glass (or two) of wine, I sat down at my computer and 'hungout' with my bloggy friends. It's funny how much it really felt like being in the same room with people I've known forever. 

other moments worth mentioning: mini-me's dance recital, having my mom preoccupy the children so I could clean (yes, I'm grateful I could clean), making banana bread with mini-me, snuggles, wine, lots of coffee.... it was a good week.

What moments are you grateful for this past week? Linkup your gratitude posts below!!

Linky Rules:

  1. Link to your specific blog post (not your blog's main page). 
  2. Please link posts related to gratitude.
  3. Check out as many links as you can.
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winter go-to outfit: burgundy tunic

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I am all about quick and easy outfits. This outfit is definitely both so it's a winner for me!

winter go-to: burgundy tunic + distressed jeans + boots + go-to accessories 
burgundy tunic

Arc teryx long tunic, 160 CAD / Hue striped socks, 12 CAD / Blue jeans, 305 CAD / SOREL leather shoes, 160 CAD / Hand bag, 71 CAD / Kate spade jewelry, 70 CAD / Prism Design gold necklace, 915 CAD

And here's how I wore it:

Clearly my obsession with the boots continues. To be fair, any footwear other than boots is just not practical right now. I could take a pic wearing some cute heels or something but let's be serious, they'd be on for the pic alone.

Keepin' in real here.

Speaking of keepin' it real.... I'm too tired to write more words so this one is short and sweet :)

Happy Wednesday.

Link ups: The Pleated Poppy//Pumps and Pushups//Mix & Match Fashion//Tucker Up//The Mummy Chronicles//Cappuccino and Fashion//Shopping My Closet

Let Lisa @ Daily Style Finds inspire your wardrobe this winter

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

online stylist, what to wear winter

Monday moments of gratitude - January 18, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

I'm so happy you're here!! 

I'm making a point to post on Mondays about moments I am grateful for in the past week. We can all use a little more intentional thinking about things we're grateful for. With that said, I hope you'll continue to join me in gratitude on Mondays :)

See previous Monday moments of gratitude posts HERE.

Before I get into my moments I want to say that just the act of writing these posts is already making a difference on my mood and attitude. I've been more conscious of happy moments and I find myself looking for the 'happy' in situations that might not typically be seen as happy moments. So YAY it's working :)

Here are a few moments from this past week that I am grateful for:

Mixing Play Doh colors. Previously, Play Doh has stressed me out. It's messy and with a toddler it ALWAYS means mixing colors. One day this past week mini-me asked to play with Play Doh so I begrudgingly agreed. Then, while watching her mix ALL the colors I realized: this kid is super creative. She was mixing colors because she was putting eyes on a face or hair on the top of a head. Instead of panicking about all of the pieces on the floor or the color-mixing, I decided to just enjoy watching her and creating with her. Sure, the blue Play Doh will never completely be blue again (it now has yellow and red 'accessories') but mini-me doesn't care and I really shouldn't either.
FYI: instead of attempting to separate the mixed Play Doh, I put them back in their jars mixed! WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! breakthrough!

don't pretend you don't see the color-mixing that's going on up in here!

Pediatrician appointment. Nothing miraculous happened at little man's pedi appointment but I'm still very grateful for it. Little man is no longer on reflux meds but does have a minor milk allergy (meaning I can have small amounts of dairy while bf-ing but not get crazy - no bricks of cheese or chocolate bars for this momma *insert pouty face here*). Otherwise, my little guy is healthy and we are now working steadily on making sure he has good sleep habits. This appointment served as a reality check: the more sleep we have = the happier we ALL are. Sleep is now becoming a priority in this house (fingers crossed we're all on the same page with this one!).

Smiley little man. I recently wrote a post about little man HERE. He hasn't always been the happiest baby (understatement of the century) but the last few days he's been so smiley. It just quite literally makes my heart so happy. 

Yes, I'm biased, but he is absolutely the cutest little guy I have ever seen.

Lunch date with a friend I haven't seen in years. This isn't so much a moment as it is was a whole afternoon. 
Andrea and I met doing our Masters and we haven't seen each other in a few years. We decided recently that we should get together and we actually followed through in meeting up. 
In our short time together I was reminded why we got along so well in the first place - actually, I was reminded of this as soon as we got out of our cars and accidentally banged our car doors together (hard) and instead of looking for dents we both starting laughing hysterically. 
I have always thought that the best friends are the ones you can go without seeing for some time but then things just pick up like there was never a break. 
I digress, it was great not only getting away from my parenting duties but also reconnecting with an old friend. 

NACHOS! On the way to meet up with Andrea I was talking on the phone with my mom and saying how hard it is to eat out without dairy and how much I miss nachos (my favorite thing to eat at restaurants for some weird reason OR because they're freaking delicious... whatever).
WELL, the restaurant we picked just happened to have a dairy-free version of nachos. WHAT?!!?!?!?!?!? 
Naturally, I had to take a picture or it didn't happen.

More kid-free time is in my future. My children not only survived without me being gone for 6 hours, they had a blast with daddy and were all smiles when I got home!
I love my children more than life but the past few months I haven't taken care of myself as much as I should have. I haven't taken time for myself like I know I should (and like I avidly tell other people is soooooo important).

Moral of the story: I need to get out more and nachos (even the dairy-free version) are AMAZING! Oh yes, and yay for awesome friends that I need to make more time for!

What moments are you grateful for this past week? Linkup your gratitude posts below!!

Linky Rules:

  1. Link to your specific blog post (not your blog's main page). 
  2. Please link posts related to gratitude.
  3. Check out as many links as you can.
  4. Not required BUT I would love it if you link back here (mention the linkup, my blog or grab a button from my sidebar).

Friday quickie

Friday, January 15, 2016

I made the responsible decision to workout tonight instead of blogging... so I continue to be behind on catching up on email, comments and post-writing.

So you're getting a quickie. Post that is. Not sure what YOU were thinking.

Naturally, when I'm trying to keep it brief, it's easiest to spam you with pictures of my children (obviously).

Here it is:

sleeping teething baby

This little man is having a rough-go teething. His Sophie doll is well-used... clearly he was too tired to spit Sophie's let out. Slept like that for 30min.

toddler sitting on counter

This sweetheart HAS to sit on the counter and "help" make smoothies. She can give us a run for our money but my goodness she can be the sweetest little thing.

Short and sweet...
Bedtime for this overtired momma. 

Happy weekend!!! 

winter go-to outfit - tunic sweater, burgundy pants and boots

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I won't lie, I haven't been getting dressed up much around here. I'm far too tired and there's far too much snow.

Today's outfit offers both the casual comfort and it's on trend... perfect, right?!

Truth be told, I've worn the casual side more times than I can count, and yet, haven't managed to take a picture (figures).

winter go-to: burgundy pants + cream tunic sweater + vest + boots 

2 outfits in one - winter go-to burgundy pants

Burton oversized white sweater, 100 CAD / Faux fur waistcoat, 57 CAD / The North Face clothing, 210 CAD / Topshop skinny fit jeans, 92 CAD / Ciao Bella short heel boots, 125 CAD / SOREL waterproof footwear, 155 CAD / Yellow gold heart necklace, 340 CAD / MICHAEL Michael Kors slim watch / Kate Spade yellow gold jewelry, 68 CAD / Tech accessory, 16 CAD

i tend to wear this. super casual with the quilted vest and snow boot but I do love the fur vest and with tall brown boots.

Do you have a preference?

Despite the fact I've worn the casual look so many times I've failed  to capture it... but here's the other look:

fur vest and burgundy pants

Monday moments of gratitude - January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm so happy you're here!!

Today begins my Monday Moments of gratitude link-up! (see the first post HERE)

If you're new here basically I'm making a point to post on Mondays about moments I am grateful for in the past week. We can all use a little more intentional thinking about things we're grateful for. With that said, I hope you'll continue to join me in gratitude on Mondays :)

Moments I'm grateful for this past week (this list is not all-encompassing - there have been many moments, these ones just stand out the most):

Oliver put himself to sleep!!! Yes, I realize that babies are supposed to do this. In theory, that's awesome; however, Oliver has reflux and sleeping has been a significant issue up in here since his arrival. Well my friends, after feeding little man one night I decided to attempt it. I figured he'd cry a few minutes and then Mr. B or I would have to go in and bounce him back to sleep. As luck would have it, the little guy put himself to sleep within a few minutes AND with NO tears! It may be a fluke or one-time thing, but that moment was glorious.

toddler eating chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup with this hilarious girl (who is too cool for bibs, by the way). Too funny. The best part about it? It was a huge mess and she was so funny I didn't even care. Sometimes, you just have to let them be kids. 

baby boy

Early morning snuggles with this cutie. No, I'm not super excited (at all) that little man enjoys waking up for the day at 5am but when he's being all cute it's kinda hard to be anything but happy (albeit, tired).

kids hugging

Big sis and little brother bonding time. As challenging at this mother of two thing can be at times, it's all worth it when I see these two interacting. Annabelle is constantly holding Oliver's hand, kissing him on the cheek/forehead and rushing to try and comfort him when he cries. It's the sweetest thing and I am so so grateful for each of those moments.

A long, hot bath. I had a long hot bath after the kids went to bed tonight (Sunday). I honestly can't remember the last time I had a bath.... why don't I do this EVERY day?! Seriously, it was perfect. Adding to my to-do list: at least one bath a week! 

What moments are you grateful for this past week? Linkup your gratitude posts below!!

Linky Rules:

  1. Link to your specific blog post (not your blog's main page). 
  2. Please link posts related to gratitude.
  3. Check out as many links as you can.
  4. Not required BUT I would love it if you link back here (mention the linkup, my blog or grab a button from my sidebar).

I choose Huggies - Little Movers Review

Friday, January 8, 2016

I signed up with Influenster a while back and have gotten the chance to review a few products. Well, you had better believe, with two children in diapers, that I jumped at the chance to review Huggies Little Movers.

Truth be told, Oliver has been a Huggies Little Snugglers kinda guy since birth. They just worked for him/us (plus, Annabelle loved that they had Winnie the Pooh on them).

Well... our Little Movers arrived and I have to say, so far so good. Ollie recently moved up to size 3 (yes, he's a big boy) and the Little Movers seem to fit him just right right now. PLUS, Annabelle loves Mickey and Minnie even more than Winnie the Pooh... so there's that.

bum shot! Huggies Little Movers fit him well! Also, how cute are those toes?! I mean seriously!

We've had very few leaks/blowouts... well a couple here and there but if you had seen them, I'm quite confident that they would have happened regardless of what he was wearing (like the blowout today, there's no diaper in no size that could have held all that poop - I'm talking up to his neck! ew).

all smiles in his Little Movers

The Little Snugglers are a little softer and they have that super handy 'pee indicator'; but realistically, that's not overly practical now that we're out of the newborn stage. Right now we need the flexibility as he's rolling all over and, I fear, going to be crawling (much before I'm ready).

Despite the fact that Annabelle isn't potty-trained yet (work in progress), we're also super happy with how the Little Movers work for her too... because she's definitely a mover (and dancer and runner and jumper).

BONUS: Costco sells Huggies Little Movers sooooooo they are by far less expensive than almost any other diaper!!! As a thrifty-ish mom, this is key!

"not pictures please". Seriously, how cute is my little squishy man!?

We've continued to use Huggies Little Movers for both Annabelle and Oliver well after the samples were done. I have zero complaints up to this point and love that it's an affordable and comfortable option for both kiddos (though Annabelle needs to hop on the potty-train ASAP).

**I received free product via Influenster for the purpose of testing/reviewing**

winter go-to outfit: lumberjack chic

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The following outfit is both random and awesome. When I first put it on I was unsure, but the more I wear it, the more I love it.

See, I'm starting to really loving mixing super casual pieces with some dressier ones. It's an easy way to feel dressed up but not like you're over-doing it. You know: amping up uber-casual. PLUS, I'm all about comfort and this look completely embodies that (mommy win).

winter go-to: buffalo plaid + casual boots + jeans + fancy accessories = lumberjack chic 

lumberjack chic

Here's the thing, sure, I look a wee-bit lumberjack-y, but I'm Canadian and I embrace that sh!t. You'll remember the coveted boots from this post and clearly I absolutely had to make them mine. You should know: I don't regret my decision. These boots are amaze-balls. I wear them A LOT and love them so much #wortheverypenny

Wanna see how I wore it? You don't really get a choice, here's how it looked:

ya, I added the baby for extra cute-factor but really, it's a cute outfit, no? The sparkly accessories are the perfect addition! Perhaps I'm just so blinded by my love for buffalo plaid and these boots that I'm not seeing this outfit clearly? No. It's awesome. 

Remember the time I bought a fancy new camera and didn't use it for blog pictures? Oops. Such is life with children. And, in case you are wondering why the bed appears made in one picture and not the next, I will let you know I had a toddler helper 'behind the scenes' (aka she was jumping on the bed).

What's your go-to winter footwear?

Introducing: Monday moments of gratitude

Monday, January 4, 2016

I've decided to create my first link-up in the hopes of spreading some positivity in 2016. 

I am a firm believer that our attitudes about the world have a significant impact, not only on our own lives, but also the lives of those around us. They say that misery loves company, well, so too does happiness. It's also well known that the better your attitude, the happier you'll be.

I have seen a number of people writing about their word for 2016 and I have decided, quite easily, mine will be gratitude.

Where is this coming from?

I'm so glad you asked. The past few months I've let the lack of sleep get to me and I have often been grumpy and negative. I have been irritable and snappy. Truth: I've been a miserable biatch a lot of the time. I know that, because of this, I have missed a lot of beautiful moments. I know that there were moments I was too miserable to savor or even enjoy. 

I haven't liked feeling like this and while I may not be able to completely control the amount of sleep I get (the little man is definitely my sleep dictator at the present time), I can control my attitude and it certainly needs an adjustment.

I want to be a happier person. I want my family to enjoy being around me more and I want to be present and enjoying the beautiful moments that life has to offer.

What's the best way to adjust your attitude? Start making time, deliberately, to be grateful.

When 2016 comes to a close I hope to be able to say that I was more grateful and that I delighted more in things and moments I have been blessed with.

Sooooo.... Mondays I'm going to try to remember to share with you my moments of gratitude and I hope you will join me in sharing your grateful moments each Monday via my linkup.

This gives us all a chance to see into each other's worlds but also, and more importantly, to give a little more positivity to a world that can be so consumed with negativity.

Bonus: it can be a super quick blog post, just summarize a moment/person/thing you were grateful for in the past week.  Easy peasy! AND if you're as busy as I am, easy posts are the BEST!
Just the act of writing these posts, will cause us all to pause and reflect on the things that have brought happiness to our lives lately!

I'm going to wait until next week, January 11, to start the first link-up, so mark it in your bloggy calendars!!

Here are my moments of gratitude this past week:

me and my babies
SNUGGLES!!! Oliver had just woken up and was cuddly. I went to take a pic and Annabelle just had to get in on the action. They were both so happy and sweet in this moment I knew I had to capture it. I remember feeling tired and overwhelmed but in this moment I was thinking "I am so very lucky". I love this picture because every time I look at it I know I'll remember that feeling.

baby brother and sister laughing together
Oliver and Annabelle had just had a bath and I laid Annabelle down beside Oliver to get her dress (and keep him entertained). She turned over and started talking and they both just starting laughing so hard. My heart was bursting with such pride and adoration for these sweet littles in that moment. I am grateful for this moment but also to have captured it as I know this picture will warm my heart for years to come. Seriously, how great is this picture?! I'm so grateful that these two are becoming little buddies. 

I can't wait to see what you're all grateful for next Monday!!!