All the animals are just so amazing. We marveled at the uniqueness of every single one. Like giraffes, they’re gorgeous creatures, but when you really look at their face, it’s kinda freaky looking (to me). Bravey’s favorite were the spider monkeys. No surprise there since her favorite is Spider-Man. We saw most animals at the zoo, but we did end up getting year passes, so you can be sure we will be back again for another visit.
We ended the day grabbing pizza locally before making the long drive back home. It was the perfect way to celebrate our littlest loves 2nd birthday!
on me: dress, handmade by me. shoes, new balance. on true: dress, c/o panache box (I want it in my size!). shoes, salt-waters. on brave: dress, little esop. pants, c/o panache box. shoes, old navy. on soul: dress, vintage. shoes, salt-waters. on glow: birthday dress, handmade by me. shoes, salt-waters.Family Fun Magazine. This is such exciting news for us for and I am so happy to be part of it. Not only did I write a little article about our home/family inside (and our creative messes), but I also photographed the images for the article and they chose one of my pictures for the cover! Seriously, it still feels so surreal and I’m so honored to be part of such a great issue.
We took the girls to the grocery store to pick up our copy and to show them that they were on the cover… they thought it was cool for like 10 seconds and then they moved on to the My Little Pony cards they were seeing down the aisle. Go figure! That’s kids for you. If you wanna pick up a copy, I’ve seen them at grocery stores, Michaels, and Barnes & Nobles. I think my mother-in-law cleaned out all of San Antonio, Texas, so you probably won’t find any there.Ladies Home Journal. Feeling very honored to be among other creative individuals on this page.
I’m very thankful for these opportunities and I’m thankful for all of you who take the time to visit here and take notice. If you made your way over here from those magazines, well, it’s nice to “meet” you and I hope you’ll stay awhile! When I started blogging, I never imagined the opportunities that come because of it. I just wanted to join in for the fun and community. I don’t even think of myself as a “blogger.” I’m just a gal, who likes to make things (for and with her kids), and happens to blog about it. It’s been so great so far and really, all of you are a big part of this journey, and I am very, very thankful! Many, many xoxo to all of you!!!here). We had a special birthday adventure out planned and there wouldn’t be any opportunity for birthday cake, so I made her this cake for her breakfast in bed. We let her have the first few bites of it, then we cut it up so each girl could have a slice. They devoured the entire thing and there was nothing left!
After they filled up on cake, Glow opened her presents. In that picture above with wrapped presents, only one thing in that pile was from us and everything else was made by the girls. They came up with their own ideas and I had no clue what they had made until it was time for Glow to open it. Our Glow is obsessed with bears, she calls them “baby,” so it was cute to see all the little bear things the sisters made for her. There were pop-up cards, bear paper dolls, and bear drawings. That’s also why Ben chose to make her a little bear out of lemons on her tray. She kept pointing at the lemon bear and saying, “Baby!”
Our gift for her was a mama-made bear softie (in the last photo). She gave it a big hug once she opened it. We were stuck on what to give her because she has 3 older sisters, so there’s not much she needs (she gets plenty of hand me downs), so we figured a bear was the best thing. I worked on a pattern and came up with this little gal. It’s been attached to her ever since! I will be sharing how I made it soon (with a downloadable pattern and all!), so you can make one yourself if you so desire a “baby” for a little one in your life.
After the breakfast and present time, we all quickly got dressed to head out (okay, it wasn’t that quickly as we left the house an hour and a half later than planned!). We had a special day planned to celebrate our littlest love…
I can’t believe how fast it flew.
This little Glow, yes, she does shine,
She’s definitely captured this heart of mine.
Her favorite things are a cat, a bear, and a coyote too,
So we will celebrate by taking her to the zoo!
Happy birthday to our little light,
We all love you so much with all our might.
Happy Birthday Glow!!! We love you!!!
You can read about her hypnobirthing story here…