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A little Lilac, with Smocking Bird Kids

Angelina Bowman in Smocking Bird kids

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Baby girl is 8 months old and I can’t believe time has gone by so quickly! She’s starting to eat more and more food and nurse less and less. Her favorite thing in the world is watermelon and I wonder if it’s because I ate so much of it when I was pregnant last summer with her. She loves to hang off my arm, and her favorite book is Marvin K Mooney Will you Please Go Now, by Dr. Seuss. I feel like she is one of us, listening in on the conversations and really integrating into the group. One thing she does not like to do is go swimming. I hope that will change because the rest of us love going to the pool. I love this girl so much, and can’t wait to see what kind of trouble she’ll be in next!

She can babble a little bit “mamamamama” and is starting to pull herself onto furniture. I think Angelina will be crawling any moment. I can tell she is a girl on the go and loves to keep it moving! Right now she can put her self on all fours and I’ve even seen her crawl backward too. I’m sure by the time we get back from France she’ll be pretty mobil. Still no sign of teeth or hair, haha. 

Baby doll bubble is sweet as candy and perfect for hot summer days, this is definitely coming to France with us, I love the monogram on both the Bonnet and the outfit, the bonnet is great for keeping the sun out of her eyes and cooling her head and it goes with everything. A great accessory for here and holiday too. 

Angelina’s Choice: Bubble: SMOCKINGBIRD KIDS || Bonnet: SMOCKINGBIRD KIDS

Baby blue with Smockingbird Kids

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This little girl is so spunky I can hardly keep up with her! Spending all this summer vaca time together is a lot of fun, but I forget how much of a busy bee she actually is. She has so many questions and I try my best to make sure I answer them as accurately and openly as I can. Her questions are so specific as well…”What age was I went we first traveled to France?” or ” What do you remember about the last time we were in Monaco?” One of the things we’ve been doing in our down time at home is watching some of my favorite childhood musicals, Sound of Music, anyone?! So, Annabelle’s favorite part is when Maria marries the Captain. I just ducked in now to re-watch it with her (she kept it on pause for me!) and it’s remarkable how stunning it still is, even today. So elegant, so perfect. I love reliving these magic moments of my childhood with Annabelle and watching her fall in love with them too. One  thing that sort of struck me at the beginning of the movie, is Maria! And how eerily similar she is to Annabelle ” how do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?!” It clicked. Annabelle is just like Maria, it’s so funny how life really does come full circle. 

This sweet little dress got Annabelle so much attention the day she wore it. People kept stopping her and saying , “Well, Hello Cinderella” or ” are you Snow White?!” In fact it’s not technically a princess dress, but I think there is something quite elegant and regal about it! Not only that but the best part?! Make it personal with a monogram! 

Annabelle’s Choice: Dress: SMOCKING BIRD KIDS + it’s on Sale || Shoes : KEDS || Bow : LIBBY LOU BOUTIQUE 

The Pink Ladies, With Smocking Bird Kids

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These sisters get along so well I can hardly believe it. Ok, they haven’t spent a whole lot of time together but the times they have shared have always gone so smoothly. I’m lucky that Annabelle is at an age where she is happy and willing to make an effort to play with a baby. Although I never leave them unattended for more than a few moments, I can tell she has a keen sense of safety and responsibility when it comes to her baby sissy. Angelina, in return, absolutely adores Annabelle so much. When she lays eyes on her in the morning her whole face brightens up. Six years may be the perfect age gap for them as there is enough of an age difference that they may not end up competing with one another, but close enough where they can still enjoy each others company. I for one am so excited to step back and watch this special bond bloom and grow.

We love to have the girls in matching outfits. This is such a sweet and pretty playtime look for both girls. It’s so fresh and lovely for the summer time, and looks equally flattering on each. The fabric is so soft and light, because let’s face it, here in Dallas, this summer has been hot, hot, hot!! 

Annabelle’s Choice: Outfit : SMOCKING BIRD KIDS || Shoes : TARGET on clearance under $6 || Bow: LIBBY LOU BOWTIQUE

Angelina’s Choice: Outfit : SMOCKING BIRD KIDS || Bow: CLAIRES 

Baby Blue, with Smocking Bird Kids

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It is fitting that Annabelle’s favorite color at the moment is violet. She tends to waver a little bit between all the pinkish, purplish hues of the rainbow, it’s hard to keep it all straight sometimes! Spending the Summer with her and not committing to a particular schedule has been pretty liberating I must say. Although having all three kids is not without its challenges, having flexibility in our daily routine is really nice. I feel a lot more relaxed and I think that the kids can pick up on it. I have more “time” to tune my brain into the the little things. I feel like they aren’t going to be that interested in my opinion forever so I should be honored to be privy to their thoughts, opinions and day dreams, as long as I can.

This Summer dress is not only just darling it’s also soft and light. Right now, in Dallas, the weather is consistently over 95 and so you want to make sure you’re dressed appropriately. The sweet little detail is so pretty, I wish this came in my size!

Thank you for keeping up with us! Let me know what you’re favorite outfit is this Summer! 

Annabelle’s Choice : Dress : SMOCKING BIRD KIDS + it’s on sale || Shoes : KEDS || Bow : LIBBY LOU BOUTIQUE 

Bows for Belles, With SmockingBird Kids

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Happy Summer, it’s finally here. I have both girls with me full time now that school is out and Alexander is still in Montessori for one more week. This is the first time that I’m with Annabelle and Angelina together and I have to say, we are having a great time. We like to do the same things (shopping !) and sing the same songs (Shake it off!!). It’s the sort of sisterhood that I’ve always dreamed of. The trust and ease of being with family and having fun. I hope the girls enjoy this as much as I do.

I have a letter that I’ve written to my girls:

Dear Annabelle and Angelina,

You are so sweet together and you love each other so much. Annabelle you are such a great big Sister and are so protective of Angelina. Angelina in return adores Annabelle and her face lights up when she hears her voice or sees her face. I hope that your bond continues to grow stronger as the years go on, and you will always look out for each other. I hope you will continue to cheer each other up if one of you is in despair and look to each other for hope and comfort. I know that I am a stronger and better person because I have you in my life. I know that you will draw the same strength from each other.

love,

your proud Mother

Annabelle’s Choice: Dress : SmockingBird Kids || Shoes : Target || Bow : Libby Lou Boutique

Angelina’s Choice: Bubble Dress: SmockingBird Kids || Bow : Claire’s Accessories

 

Whale of a time!! With Smockingbird Kids

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Summer is here and that means all the kids are home from school! It’s a little daunting when you think about that for the first time. An open schedule and three under six! Luckily the pool is something the kids love to visit and yesterday Angelina took her first swim!! She absolutely loved it! I think I may have three water babies on my hands! The older children are so patient with Angelina, they never splashed water on her face or lost their temper with me consuming most of my time with her. These pictures were taken earlier this week in the garden and trying to get Alexander in the shot is like trying to rope in a wild bird into the frame. Once captured, however, the picture is complete 

Annabelle’s Choice: Whale Smocked two piece: SmockingBird Kids

Alexander’s Choice: Whale Smocked two piece: SmockingBird Kids

Angelina’s Choice: Whale Smocked bubble : SmockingBird Kids

Lounging lovelies, with Smockingbird Kids

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Nothing warms my heart more than seeing my children together having a wonderful time! It’s the last day of the week today, as we are all off for Good Friday so there is going to be a lot more of this going on throughout the weekend!! Spring is finally here and the birth of fresh new beginnings is in the air. For one, the kids can all get together and sit nicely for about seven minutes! Two, I can put on a Disney DVD, play it for them and they will watch 25% of it while sitting so nicely on the couch! Yay! Mommy can make a cup of tea (and possibly a slice of toast??) I look forward to seeing more moments of bonding with these three, but for now, the Easter Jammie snuggles are beyond 🙂 

Smockingbird Kids doesn’t only have the most daring little outfits for boys and girls, they have these gorgeous loungewear sets too!! Add a monogram of your choice and make it personal!! These are the perfect gift for your child or a child you love. The quality is impeccable and they are so sweet. The kids loved them too, and they are picture perfect for those early risers that need to be picture perfect for the egg hunt on Easter morning;)

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Annabelle’s Choice: Loungewear : White knit loungewear with pink trim || Smockingbird Kids

Alexander’s Choice:Loungewear : White knit loungewear with blue trim || Smockingbird Kids

Angelina’s Choice: Loungewear : White knit gown with pink trim || Smockingbird Kids

Sisters with Smockingbird Kids

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Sister sister!  Nothing warms my heart more than seeing these two sisters together. I always dreamed of having a sister, and wished Annabelle could have what I felt I had missed. Don’t get me wrong I have the two most amazing little brothers in the universe and I wouldn’t trade them in for the world! My brothers are kind, respectful, hilarious, smart and so sweet. I loved growing up with them. My mother had a sister who was her ultimate soulmate and friend for life, and it is this relationship that I always felt was so precious. Now that my girls are together, it is so rewarding to see them get along already. I would never have imagined that they would be bonding so soon. Annabelle loves to sing to Angelina the “Angelinnnnnnaaa!!” song and sometimes it’s truly the only thing that helps calm her down. I can tell this is going to be a friendship of a lifetime, and I will be right here capturing it all. 

Thank you to the lovely Smockingbird Kids for sending these delightful little outfits. They have the most darling clothes for kids and babies, and with Easter coming up, these sweet pieces make the perfect outfit. Angelina’s little pink smocked bubble with rosettes shows off her delicious chunky thighs and Annabelle’s little dress reminds me of Springtime. If you are looking for set for your girls for Easter or just something sweet and pretty for the warmer seasons, look no further!! 

Annabelle’s Choice: Dress : Smockingbird Kids // Shoes : Keds // Hair Bow : LibbyLou Bowtique

Angelina’s Choice: Bubble : Smockingbird Kids // Headband : Claire’s Accessories 

Little boy blue, with Smockingbird Kids

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Being a “boy mom” is one of the best privileges I have ever been given. I never imaged the joy a son would bring to my life. Boys typically have a reputation for being a handful. Alexander, however, surprises me everyday. He may be the most sensitive and sweet person I have ever met. For a 3 year old boy he is so kind and compassionate. If Annabelle cries, he cries. If Annabelle gets upset, Alexander gets upset. Could this be a little brother of a big sister thing? Are boys that grow up around girls and women more sensitive than those who don’t? Or is he just a special exception? He still loves to run around, play with cars, ride his scooter like a mad man, so he’s still all boy. I hope he will always stay close to my heart, and I will enjoy those warm tight cuddles as long as I can!

Have you been planning your children’s Easter outfits yet? It’s right around the corner, and as we well know, finding looks for the girls is so easy but finding something comfortable and cute for the boys isn’t as straightforward. Well, you don’t need to look any further! Smockingbird Kids has the most adorable kids clothes not just for everyday but for special occasions too! This gorgeous boys romper is a total look, easy and fuss free, the monogram adds the perfect personal touch and the sweet soft colors are perfect for Easter. It’s classic, and you’ll be happy to have this in the photo album to look back on in years to come 

Alexander’s Choice: Romper : Smockingbird Kids // Socks : Target // Shoes : Adidas 

Polka Dot Princess, Smockingbird Kids

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The big sis is growing up so quickly!! Annabelle is really starting to turn into a big sweet girl now! She asks really smart thought provoking questions like, “do animals go to heaven?! Is there an animal heaven?!” She’s also really starting to come around with Angelina. Today they were even laughing and playing together. It melts my heart to see them connect and interact on a deeper level. It was always a dream of mine to have a sister. Even though I’m lucky to have two awesome little brothers, I think a connection between sisters is a treasured bond in life.

Annabelle is so sweet in this darling navy blue polka dot skirt from the magical Smockingbird Kids. In a world where 5 year olds are now dressed like mini teenagers or adults, I feel it’s so special and refreshing to see a child dressed as a child. The classic cut makes her look put together, prim and proper. One day she may try to rebel against these adorable cute looks, but until then, we’ll keep it lovely and pretty!! ♥

Annabelle’s Choice: Shirt: Ralph Lauren // Skirt: Smockingbird kids// Socks : Circo (Target )