Tuesday, April 26, 2016

16 Disney Shirts You Need for Your Next Trip

Once upon a time, you traveled to Disney World for a fun vacation & purchased a park t-shirt as a souvenir that maybe you wore on your last day. That's no longer the case though. Thanks to Etsy (and the internet in general) you can find awesome shirts ahead of time, that are not only more affordable, but also fit your personality. Personally, I'm a huge fan of dressing the part on Disney vacations, but I'm not a huge fan of unisex t-shirts that have been the norm for so many years, so I love that I was able to find lots of tank top options & women's fit tees as well. Can't wait to show you all what I'm ordering for our trip! 

just an FYI - None of these links are affiliate links, rather they're all Etsy shops run by small business owners. I encourage you to click through & support small business! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

9 Things from This Weekend

1 - I was a single mom this weekend while Eric was away for a friend's wedding. Doing everything alone is exhausting. I don't know how single parents or even parents with spouses for travel regularly do it. I was so happy to see him walk through that door last night! 

2 - Since Daddy was gone, we had a movie night on Friday night with popcorn & ice cream. I wanted to watch Finding Nemo, because Ella has never seen it and I want her to understand the Nemo attractions at Epcot - but oh no, we had to watch Tinkerbell & the Great Fairy Rescue for the 100th time. 

3 - I did even more spring cleaning. We have taken so. much. stuff. out of our house this past month it's crazy! It's amazing how much room it feels like we have now that the baby swing & exersaucer are gone.

4 - I spent 20 minutes in Kohl's fighting with my threenager over which Disney Princess nightgown we should buy. I really miss the days when I just got her dressed & she didn't complain. For the record, the Elsa nightgown won. 

5 - I watched a whole lot of cheerleading coverage from the USASF World Championships in Disney! Two of my cheerleaders were there competing with their all-star teams & it was so much fun to watch their routines. It isn't aired live on TV, so I relied mainly on Instagram & Snapchat to keep up with it. The routines some of these teams put on the floor just amaze me! 

6 - Livy finally got another tooth! We've been waiting for her top two teeth to pop through for what seems like forever and yesterday, I caught a glimpse of it! She would not let me take a picture of it for you all, so we'll just have to wait for it to become a little more obvious (or for her to be in a more agreeable mood.) 

7 - We spent a lot of time coloring & playing with playdough at the kitchen table. 

8 - Olivia started pulling herself up to her knees! And once I caught her all the way up to standing on her Pooh Bear walker. The standing incident ended in a pretty traumatic tumble, but she's getting stronger & more independent every day. 

9 - Aunt Brittany & Uncle Matt invited us to go to dinner with them on Sunday night at Buffalo Wild Wings. After 24 hours with just the kids, I was ready for a little adult conversation! And fried food never hurts :) 

Here's hoping that your week flies by! I know that I have a busy one on the books, and an even busier weekend ahead. That's just the way spring is though & I wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Monday! 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Life Lately

It has been a gorgeous week here in Rochester! I've been enjoying my time outside with the girls and we've been grilling up a storm. I just love spring & summertime! 

On Friday, Olivia had her 9 month check up! I cannot believe she's already 9 months, but I just love how mobile & alert she is. That of course means that she's into EVERYTHING in sight! And everything includes all of Ella's stuff, which has already started the "Mom, she's touching my ______" tattletaling every day. #andsoitbegins 

After Livy's doctor's appointment, we went to get some ice cream at Sonic - because a) nice weather and b) Friday. My favorite blast is the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dream & it did not disappoint. 

Last weekend we were at the country house to celebrate my Aunt Babs' birthday! It was gorgeous weather & we all sat on my grandma's front porch all afternoon. Ella of course had to help blow out the candles. 

We tried to take a nice picture with Ella, but she wasn't having it. Too much nice sun + running around for hours + no nap = trouble! She was asleep by 7 that night. 

I thought Livy would struggle on the hardwoods at my parents house, slip & sliding around, but she got around just fine. Maybe a little too well actually. She was quite the explorer! I'm very grateful that my parents childproofed the country house for Ella & never looked back. 

As you can see, there's Livy right in the middle of things again! They were playing with the wooden blocks & she thought they looked fascinating. This picture was taken before she knocked her sister's tower down & the world ended. 

Ella went with my sister to a BBQ on Sunday afternoon, which meant that it was just Livy home with us while we worked on the lawn. It was mid-70's & sunny, so I put her in a romper and covered her in sunscreen (even though she spent most of her time in the shade.) The romper she loved. The sunscreen... well that's another story. 

The warm weather continued on Monday & even though it was Pajama Day at daycare, the real excitement was that Miss Jennie's trampoline is up! Jennie sent me this snap chat of Ella & Addy going to town :) 

Monday was also dance night, and since I dragged Ella along on some errands before class, I treated her to some frozen yogurt. She wanted us to take a picture together... 

Then she wanted me to take one of just her & her frozen yogurt. #whateveryousayella

And after dinner, Ella blew bubbles outside while Eric grilled up a storm! It's been the perfect kind of week around here & I can't wait for more just like it! 
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