Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Standing Pretty

Oh Harlow it seems like just yesterday I watched you swim into your daddy's arms and now here we are at 11 months with your first birthday only a couple of weeks away.

I took Paige and Aiden to a Summer Camp session today so I could catch up on some laundry and cleaning around the house but before all of that not so fun stuff I enjoyed some 1-on-1 time just hanging with Harlow.

Harlow just started standing a week ago but the past few days she has been perfecting her newfound skill by standing all the time. I know it won't be long before she starts walking along the furniture and then running around the house.

I took some pictures of Harlow today just before I woke her from her nap to get Paige and Aiden at Summer Camp and then some of her standing pretty at the couch.

I also never shared her 10 month pictures on Lulu (see below after today's pictures) and of course in a day or two will have her 11 month pictures to share with you all as well. Oh how quickly the first year goes.

Sleeping Beauty

Oh how sweet are you standing on those little feet

Fabulous Polka Dot Bloomers by Eden's Bouquet

I guess since I woke up sleeping beauty early from her nap today when we had to get Paige and Aiden she was tired and fell asleep in her highchair just after finishing her cookies after I fed her dinner

Harlow's 10 month pictures...
Culpepper General Grow Baby Onesie, Joyfolie Hair clip and Belle in Blue Shoes with Eden's Bouquet Villa Ruffle Skirt



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Girl Scouts ROCK

Paige's Girl Scout Troop got together today for a rock themed craft and party. The girls each got to decorate their own guitar and then formed a super cool 'all girl' band and played rock-band together. I even dressed up Harlow so she would be rockin' the themed party.

I could totally see Paige in a band someday

Harlow had a great time dancing to the music

Paige did a great job on the drums

Harlow just wasn't in the mood to stay still for pictures today

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paige's First Sleepover

Paige had been asking for a sleeping bag and a friend to sleepover for quite sometime now so for her 6th birthday I bought her this sweet sleeping bag from Pottery Barn Kids and invited her best gal pal Madison on over for a sleepover. Of course I had a bunch of fun stuff planned for the girls to do and even got them to sleep shortly after 10pm.

Oh and you will see that I actually had two Princesses for this sleepover, they were so cute dressing-up in different costumes.
First the girls played some Wii together

Then it was time to make their own pizza for dinner...yummy!

After dinner the girls painted their snacks for their movie.
I got this great idea from the Living Locurto Blog.

Then it was time for bed or at the very least time to get in their sleeping bags next to their American Girl dolls and have some girl chat with a flashlight before they finally fell asleep.

When I woke-up I already had my 2 Princesses ready for some breakfast.

Paige really enjoyed her first sleepover and is already asking when we can have another one.

My 2 Beautiful Girls

I took these pictures this past week of Paige and Harlow and they came out so cute I just had to share them with you.

Paige and her doll Molly are wearing super dresses by chimi and changa.

Harlow is wearing her newest pair of Joyfolie shoes called 'Cherrie' with the coordinating hair clip from the 'surprise hair clip' set. Joyfolie has a few uploads coming up so hurry on over to the Joyfolie Facebook page or the Joyfolie Blog for more information.

I have been asked a few times about the dress Harlow is wearing, it's by Paper Wings and you can get it here.

Peek-A-Boo Harlow's new favorite game to play

Paige and Aiden wanted to get in for a picture

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Red, White & Blue so Lucky to have the 3 of You!

Well TX decided to celebrate the 4th on the 3rd since this year the holiday fell on a Sunday so yesterday was our '4th of July' filled with fun and fireworks.

I decided to forgo the 4th of July outfits this year since we usually end up at a pool or hanging out late in the night so when I saw these patriotic pajamas at Chasing Fireflies I knew they were perfect and practical.

I got a little worried when it started to rain early evening just after Jon finished grilling our steaks for dinner but thankfully, it stopped just an hour and a half before the fireworks went off.

I came prepared with glow-sticks, PEZ and snapping fireworks for the kids to keep them busy while we waited for the fireworks to start. Paige and Aiden decided it was more fun to pour out the bag of snappers and step on them all to hear the 'pop'.

I wasn't sure how Harlow would take to the firework noise but she wasn't bothered a bit sitting on my lap and quickly went to sleep when we got back in the car. I had hoped that the kids would sleep in this morning since we were out so late but nope they were ready to go get Starbucks with Jon and I to start our Sunday.

Paige 6 years old

Aiden 3 years old

Harlow 10 months old

Not sure what we are going to do today but I hope we can get in some nice family time together and planned on grilling some burgers for dinner. Wishing you all a fabulous 4th of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

NEW Sparkle added to my Sparkle Your Kids Etsy store

I hadn't shared some of my new Sparkle items here on my Blog and I also realized that I need to make a grab button made for my Etsy shop, so that will be coming soon.

I have definitely been keeping busy making both custom items and samples for my shop. I re-released my very popular 'Sparkle Your Name' shirt that now comes with a fabric flower pin and I also made 'Sparkle for Your Hair' which currently has a couple different types of hair flowers with a Swarovski crystal in the center.

I have a 10% off discount special going on now through the weekend (I refund this after your purchase is made)! You can stack this already reduced SALE items.

I was trying to get her to smile so I said, 'peek-a-boo' and well probably not my best idea to get a good picture of her Sparkle shirt but in any case she sure was CUTE!

Custom guitar order for a rockin' party!

Each of my girls' will be wearing this patriotic flower today

So if you haven't already, please become a fan of my Sparkle Your Kids Facebook page to see preview pictures, discount codes and great giveaways!