Easter vibes

Easter 2020

With Easter coming up in just a few days, and an extra amount of time inside due to the shelter-in-place order and Texas’ bi-polar weather; I decided to try out a few different Easter looks on my tiny humans. I love to dress them up and they love running around while I attempt to add pants, a bow, or their other shoe. Both were bribed, with food, into staying still long enough to pose for the majority of pictures used in this post. #judgementfreezone Checkout our top three looks below.blush bunny dress

1. This blush bunny dress is one of Betty’s favorites. Paired with Black dragon scale T-straps and a blush bow out first look gives sweet and dressy vibes perfect for Easter service or lunch with the family. (Check out our favorite bow shop and use code Betty to save on your order.)

Bobby’s first outfit is khaki shorts, a light blue collared onesie, suspenders, navy sneakers, and a checkered navy and white bowtie. (use code Bobby1 to save on your bowties) One thing I’ve learned from becoming a boy mom is that girls have way more options when it comes to wardrobe. Which is why I love having any excuse to pull out boy accessories like bowties, suspenders, and hats. I also like the option of a collared onesie over a shirt because it stays tucked in.

2. Next up is the cutest bunny romper in the whole world! I love the pom pom accent on the bottom. It’s styled with pink sparkle tights and bubble gum bow. (Get your sparkle tights and romper here. Betty’s discount code BB10 saves on your order) Look two easily fits the Easter theme, but can also be worn the rest of the year. Just add a sweater or duster for cooler temps.

Bobby’s second outfit is a casual option and can also be worn anytime. These khaki pants and super soft blue t-shirt are worn with our favorite sneakers featuring super hero faces on them. This look is great for running around with cousins at family events during Easter celebrations.

3. Our third choice is my favorite! Betty chose bright yellow velvet bunny tail bummies, a white tank onesie, yellow ballet flats, and a yellow B3 bow (of course.) I love this outfit because it is so bright and cheerful. Plus Betty got a real kick out of matching the flowers and pretending to be a bunny. Look three is perfect for hunting eggs or pictures with the Easter bunny.

bunny boy

Bobby’s last outfit is a grey collared onesie, baby blue velvet bunny tail shorts, grey sneakers, and baby blue and white polka dot bowtie. The bunny tail on both sets of bottoms snaps on and off so there is no discomfort while riding in the car seat or stroller. It is also a convenient feature for laundry. Again a onesie is the best choice for look three, so the bunny tail isn’t hidden.

We are wishing y’all a very happy Easter weekend and hope that you’re able to make it fun and memorable for your families. Be sure to let us know how you plan to celebrate and which look you enjoyed most in the comment section.

Baby’s first birthday

Making it through the first twelve months is such an amazing milestone for both baby and parents. Baby has blossomed into a toddler becoming more and more mobile and vocal. As a mom, seeing my son turn one was bitter sweet: I’m so excited for how far he has come, but also so sad that my little baby is growing up. 

When I hosted my daughter’s first birthday party I got stressed and even overwhelmed at some points. Don’t get me wrong everything turned out fine and we had a blast, but I knew that I wanted to take a more laid back approach to my son’s party. With that in mind I started planning Bobby’s wild ONE party when he was about six months old.

The idea was to choose a theme that would work for a Texas January. Which means it could have been anywhere between 35 – 65 degrees. So a lodge/ forest wild ONE seemed the perfect fit. Plus we can re-use some of the buffalo plaid decor at Christmas. For my daughter’s party, I made many of the decorations on short notice which contributed to being stressed. This round we grabbed balloons, table cloths, and banners (more banners) months ahead of time, for less than $40 (including shipping). It was a good thing we ordered so far in advance since shipping from this site can take six weeks or more. To save ourselves some time and stress we decorated the afternoon before the party. Seeing everything in place made it very easy to make a list of items we still needed to grab before the party. We did the standard 1- 12 month photo banner and added a “my first holidays” banner (not pictured.) Table cloths went down on the sign, snacks, and goodie bag tables; and our wild one balloons hung above the gift area. Other than that we didn’t do much decorating, we figured with the majority of our guests being under ten they would most likely be on the floor or outside in the bounce house. 

Part of the cash we saved on decor went toward a cake smash photoshoot with Willie + Rose Photography, which has become a family tradition. These photos will last forever so I definitely think it is worth getting them done by a professional. We used our favorite shots for his party invites and thank you notes. Another budget efficient tip we used was only mailing invitations to out of town family and opted for a Facebook event for the remaining guests.

Keri’s Kreations makes the best custom treats in Waco, TX; they are almost too beautiful to eat. Keri did the cake & cookies for my daughter’s birthday so naturally she is who we chose for Bobby’s forest themed cake and woodland animal cupcakes to serve at the party. Both the the cake and cupcakes tasted like heaven. Bobby did not dig into his smash cake as expected, which was a bit of a bummer but I think he was taken back by seeing everyone sing to him. 

Although we we’re aiming for a laid back celebration, I’m a sucker for a good theme party and always looking for a reason to bust out a costume. Bobby’s first outfit has been dubbed the little stinker. He was such a good sport with this one he loved the little footie paws and kept rubbing the fuzzy section on his belly.

Bobby really enjoyed this little skunk outfit gifted to him at Christmas (thanks Uncle Nat), but couldn’t keep it on for the whole party. He started getting a little sweaty about an hour in. Assuming things would get messy we brought something to wear for after cake. Comfort is key, so we chose buffalo plaid joggers from B3 Wraps (using the code “Bobby” saves on your orders) and a custom birthday T-shirt from Hustle Darling. This was also one of the outfits from his birthday shoot.

Originally I hadn’t planned on doing goodie bags. I read an article about parents not wanting cheap little toys that break and the risk of food allergies or anti-sugar households and basically all the things that could go wrong, but my mom found the cutest little Pinterest project a couple days before the party, and I couldn’t help myself. So we put our own spin on it and made s’more kits with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and teddy grahams. The mix was put in snack bags and I added tags made out of cardstock. We thought a cheesy-yet-adorable bear pun would put it over the top, so I made stickers from mailing labels with my Cricut. I think they turned out super cute!

I told Bobby’s dad the day before the party that I felt much less stressed preparing for this one. To which he replied “second child syndrome” and chuckled. He was obviously joking, but I would be lying if I said that it didn’t sting a little. As a mother to siblings I strive to give both babies the same amount of effort and affection. I’d like to think that Bobby’s party was less stressful because we were able to use the knowledge gained from hosting Betty’s first birthday to make it easier for everyone involved to focus on the fun. The lesson I learned from hosting both is that the best part of any party is celebrating with people you love. Seeing all of our friends and family play, smile, dance, and laugh in honor of Bobby’s birthday was the highlight of the day. All the decorations, costumes, and gift bags are useless when you don’t have anyone to share them with. Our little family is so incredibly lucky to have people that show up for us and our babies.