Preston is 2!

Preston is 2!

How on earth is my baby 2 years old?! Every birthday is such a blessing but is also SO hard for me (and all moms I’m sure). This past weekend, we had the sweetest time as a family celebrating our precious Preston and he felt all the love!

Party Details
Preston is obsessed with Super Wings, if you don’t know Super Wings the you must not have a toddler boy haha! Super Wings is a show about airplanes that deliver packages, transform, and help people to solve problems that happen on the show. It is actually cute, semi educational, and is a very wholesome show (without being too babyish). Well we figured that Super Wings would be the perfect theme for his party, and he loved it! We made this balloon wall the day of his party and although it took a bit of time (about an hour) it truly was SO easy! All you need are balloons of different sizes (large, medium, and small), balloon glue dots (we bought 600 and almost used all of them), and a balloon inflator (optional but I wouldn’t do it without one). Once the balloons are inflated just use the glue dots and glue the balloons to the wall and to each other (for additional support). Our walls are white so we had a nice white backdrop to work with! We also, bought these foil Super Wings balloons and this adorable hand painted P to add to the backdrop. Additionally, we decorated his cake with these Super Wings action figures. Once again, we got custom cups from Sequins and Lipstick and Preston could not have been happier with having special cups for his special day!

Update on Preston
Preston is wild and crazy, gentle and sweet, all boy, and the goofiest. He is a total third child of brothers. He is as sweet as ever but is also such a little punk. Preston is constantly making us laugh with his dance moves, silly faces/expressions, and playful behavior buuutttt is also always testing us with what he can get aways with (this boy is cute and silly and he KNOWS it) – it is often so hard for me not to laugh when disciplining him. He is strong willed at times. He is determined. He is constantly trying to keep up with his brothers. He is easily entertained and amused. Overall he is just a fun person! And we love him to pieces.

Height & Weight
We go to the doctor for his 2 year check up today – I will update this post tonight.

Schedule
Preston wakes up anytime between 6:30-7:30 in the morning and can easily entertain himself for 30-45 minutes before we get him if needed. After lunch Preston goes down for a nap, anytime between 1:00-2:30 and is usually asleep for around 2 hours. Then in the evening he goes to bed around 8:00 pm. Just like his brothers, Preston has a Hatch light in his room so that he knows when it is morning/time to wake up. Additionally, the past 2 nights Preston has said that he didn’t want to sleep in his crib anymore, he’s asked to “sleep on ground” in his room. So, we just bought a mattress (that will eventually go on his big bed) to put on his floor. Until then, we will continue to offer the crib but he’s slept great on the floor so far so hopefully the transition to a bed will be smooth!

Activities
Being the youngest of 3 ,and the fact that almost all classes/activities for his age are parents & child classes, Preston hasn’t been in any classes or activities up until this point. The only thing he has done is swimming lessons with ISR.
Otherwise, Preston just tries to keep up with his older brothers. He started riding a scooter last summer at (around 15 months) and he is already cruising on his balance bike (highly recommend balance bikes for your littles).
Next year Preston will be in school with Grayson. They will go two days per week for full days!

Eating
Preston is the pickiest of all three, by far. He is a total toddler in the sense that he does not want to try anything new and is very dramatic about trying new things. Before trying anything new, Preston scrunches his face, pulls his arms to his check and squeeks out “no like it”. If I let him, Preston our live off of yogurt, mac n cheese, strawberries, bananas, cheese, and oatmeal. He is not a big dinner guy and often times would rather go without it.

We love you Preston!!!

Easter Pajamas

Easter Pajamas

There is no hiding that we love matching our little ones, especially in matching holiday pajamas! These pajamas are from Cecil and Lou (one of our favorites) but unfortunately they are no longer available.

We have found a handful of pajamas that, if you order today, will be delivered by Friday! Just in time for Easter weekend.

pink set * nightgown * pink onesie * white onesie * teal onesie * gray set * blue set

Happy early Easter!

Spring Purchases: Toddler Girls

Spring Purchases: Toddler Girls

With the weather finally turning here in Chicago I’ve rounded up some recent purchases I’ve gotten for Kylie. SO excited for warmer temps and time outside!

Native Shoes * Leather Sandals * Waterproof Sandal * Sun Hat * Seersucker Cap * Floral Blouse * Short Sleeve Eyelet Top * Long Sleeve Eyelet Top * Rash Guard Shirt * Polarized Sunglasses * Helmet * Scooter

Kylie’s New Bedroom

I had so much fun decorating and styling Kylie’s new bedroom I wanted to share the final (ish!) product with you guys! Being the first born, she really lucked out with the biggest bedroom in the house and I love how bright and sunny it can get in there! I’ll share an update on the nursery soon but for now wanted to share Kylie’s “toddler” bedroom. I say “toddler” because she is still in a crib because neither her or I are ready for that transition yet. (Mama’s-when did your little one transition to a bed?! I would love to hear below in the comments!)

I love that her room doesn’t necessarily have a “theme” but the hues are soft and the light touches of bows and butterflies make the room feel airy. Most of all, I love how much Kylie loves it! We weren’t sure how she would do with the transition but it has gone WAY better than expected…nearly perfect. I think it helped that we really spent time prepping her for it. We played in there all the time and constantly talked about her new room and what colors and toys she wanted in there!

See below for all the decor details!

St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Last weekend we had the sweetest little St. Patrick’s Day party with two of my girlfriends and their families and we had the best time. It has (obviously) been a while since getting all our kiddos together and it was such a joy to see them play. This little group has even added a baby since last year at this time so it was one of the first times that we were able to get everyone together, how special!

I had the best time setting up for this party and it was so simple! I bought these little pots and filled them with rolos, then sprinkled gold coins on the table and the table was set. I got festive glasses for the kids to wear along with St. Patrick’s Day necklaces. The cupcake toppers, wine bottle labels, and banner were all a free download from Catch My Party. One of my friends brought a cookie decorating kit from Sugar Bliss for the kids to enjoy, and it was such a hit! I cannot recommend Sugar Bliss enough for any type of event you are having. The cookies (and we also had cake pops) were absolutely delicious, the decorating kit came with everything you needed, and this kids loved it!

Swim Accessories

Swim Accessories

Keeping the theme of the week up – today we are talking all beach/pool accessories for women and children. Think hats, bags, sunscreen, etc. All things we all use on a regular basis during summer or a beach vacation! Get prepped for spring break and summer – I know we are ready!

Kids Swimwear

Kids Swimwear

We are beyond ready for summer and warm weather! Over spring break I (Kelly) am headed to Florida with my family and I could not be more excited. I have started shopping for new swim shorts for the boys and am loving the prints that I am seeing. I found a handful of my favorite swimwear options for boys and girls and am sharing them below! Enjoy!

blue mosaic * blue and green colorblock * blue & pink * mint & navy * pink & blue colorblock * blue & white striped * 4th of July * mint rashguard * light blue rashguard * navy rashguard * popsicle shorts * shark shorts
floral bikini * ruffle bikini * 4th of july bikini * white cover up * pink dress * tassel cover up * blue and white striped bikini * navy check * blue mosaic * open back * hooded cover up * navy tunic * black & leopard * floral ruffle * mix & match set * lemon rashguard

Kids Easter Outfits

Kids Easter Outfits

Living in Chicago, we have SUCH a hard time with Easter outfits because we never know what will happen with the weather! When buying outfits for Easter we have to plan for it to be 30 degrees and snowing but it could also be 70 degrees and sunny, we have all the spring feelings…. but it is still winter here in Chicago more often than not. Anyone else local struggle with this too?

We are hoping to help by rounding up some of the most adorable Easter outfits for your littles! These picks feel like spring but could easily be worn on either a wintery Chicago Easter day or a (unlikely -haha) springy Easter day.

Easter Basket Fillers

Easter Basket Fillers

Easter basket fillers are so much fun! I typically go with a theme when it comes to filling Easter Baskets for the boys – this year its beach themed. So I am filling their baskets with swim shorts, towels, hats, and water bottles! When filling Easter baskets, I always want it to be practical but also something they will be excited to get.

We’ve rounded up different ideas for Easter baskets for all your littles: babys, boys, girls, and gender neutral ideas!

Happy shopping!

Kids Easter Baskets

Kids Easter Baskets

I am having a hard time believing that Easter is just about 1 month away! I don’t know what it is, but I feel like time is flying and although April sounds far away… it will be here before you know it. That being said, it is time to order those Easter baskets – especially if you want them personalized. We have rounded up a handful of Easter baskets that we think are darling.

Sports Basket – a perfect Easter basket for your sports loving little
Gingham Basket – these are the baskets that I have for the boys (Prestons light blue/mint color) is no longer available
Peter Rabbit Basket – this basket is absolutely darling for a boy or a girl!
Petal Basket – how precious is this floral, petal basket?!
Polkadot Basket – this is such a simple, yet classic basket that will last your little girl forever!
Canvas Bunny Basket – you can buy this in a set of three or individually. How perfect for brothers and sisters!
Plaid Basket – this basket just scream spring to me!
Blue Bunny Basket – this basket is precious and if you have somewhere to take it to get personalize, that would make it that much more adorable
Personalized Baskets – this is the basket that Michelle has for Kylie, it is so cute and well made!
Searsucker Basket – this also comes in a pink color for girls!