Magical Amaya

It looks like I'm starting a little blogging trend for myself. If holiday is upon us expect this little lady to creep up your way. After this, sayonara suckas...see ya at Thanksgiving. 

Okay, just kidding but that really is how things have been panning out lately. I've been quite content living life and enjoying Amaya but the fall season has graced us (and is going a little too fast for our liking) and we've been out and about doing all the fun things we can find. I love looking back at old blog posts and I really want to make a concentrated effort to document these fun times with the Amaya and all her 'first' adventures, even if they are somewhat sporadic. 

In capturing her firsts, let's take a look at little misses first Halloween...

Before we headed out to our trick or treat festivities at night, we stopped by Nannies to hang out for a bit before going to collect ourselves some candy. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to take some pictures of my little miss, we had an impromptu photo shoot on my moms porch while Amaya was decked out in her 'boo-tiful' onesie and tutu.

Before I even had a kid, I dreamed about the days and holidays we would get to do fun things together. Halloween was always one that came to my mind, since you got to dress up and go to trick or treating and to parties and such. So when it came time to choose a costume for Amaya, I wanted it to be something fun and special. I knew that there were tons of ladybugs, bumblebees, flowers, and of course Elsa's but we (more so, I ) wanted something different. So to the internets I went, and after a few clicks and questions to Bry, we found and decided on this majestical costume for Amaya.


Gahhhhh....I freaking love it so much. She was one of the only baby unicorns we saw on our travels and she rocked it in our costume. We were a little worried she may try to pull her hat off but she chilled for pretty much the entire time. In fact, she was asleep for the earlier part of trick or treating...

We had fun trick or treating with our cousins and now we can't wait to show her how to grossly overindulge ourselves at Thanksgiving. Baby girl has a greedy little appetite like her Daddy, so there should be no problems there.

Till next year Halloween!!!


'Merica Baby

Can I tell you the truth and tell you that the whole 'Merica thing kinda irks me? Bryan has shirts that say it and I catch myself letting it slip from time to time but whenever I hear someone using it like it's an actual proper word, I want to stab myself in the eardrum with a pencil. One would think you'd only use that slang in a joking manner but you'd be surprised when you live in the sticks and people actually do talk like that.

Enough about my rant though, my original intention for this post was to share how are Fourth of July festivities went. I'm feeling pretty accomplished with getting a few posts up this week so I want to keep the ball going and today is a throwback to our last passing holiday. We had a pretty low key Fourth this year and while B had a boys night, Amaya and I went with my sister and nephews to see fireworks. I wish B got more into the holiday spirit but his motto is pretty much that once you saw them once, you saw them all. He doesn't get the rush of the holidays like me and my sister so to each their own. In true Amaya fashion this year, baby girl fell asleep during the fireworks again so it's not like he even missed her reaction. I am in no rush for the months or years to fly by but I look forward to next year in hopes that she'll stay up and enjoy them then and we can do sparklers and poppers. I know she'll still be an itty bitty and will only be a year and half but I honestly can't wait to be the mom to fix festive holiday breakfasts and to start traditions that she'll remember years down the road.

She's my little love muffin now and while she can barely protest, I will dress her up and have mini holiday photo shoots before she begins to whine....'No more pictures Mom....not again' and that is exactly what I did. I scored the tutu and headband at a yard sale a month ago and it has been the best $5 I've spent in a long time...

My little patriotic princess.
If that doesn't scream America, the beautiful....I don't know what will ; )


Oh, Sweet Summertime

Summer seems to be flying by this year and I can't wrap my head around the fact that we are halfway through July already. How are we halfway through the year already? How is my little bean already six months? I'm usually one who gets over summer quickly and longs for the cool crisp days of fall but having Amaya here makes me want to freeze time and soak up each and every moment of her ever changing days. It seems like just yesterday she was an itty bitty newborn giving me chest snuggles whenever I pleased and now she is a active baby sitting up by herself and wanting to jump and bounce all over the house.

I just rounded out my 2 week vacation (summer shutdown) from work and as you read this today, I will be sitting in a 5 hour 'safety college' boring myself to death and wishing that I was still soaking up all the summertime fun without having to worry about a 40 hour work week.

There was lots of summer walks...

There was visits to campsites to visit my sister and roast s'mores...

And lastly, company picnics at the amusement park...

Father Time, feel free to slow down at anytime.
I'm not in any rush to end the nights out on the patio or pool days in the warm summer sun.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!
Anybody doing anything excited this summer?!?


Daddy's Girl

I like to think that I'm my daughters favorite, considering I gave her life and you know, give her nutrition on a daily basis but sadly that is not true. It seems as though my daughter has chosen her favorite and she is pretty damn smitten with her Daddy. I don't blame her, I'm pretty fond of him too....but c'mon kid...throw your ol' mama a bone.

This may be late in recapping but since I had a couple weeks off from work, I wanted to get a couple posts up to get these moments captured and remembered here on the old dusty blog of mine.

Since Bryan spoiled me rotten on my first Mother's Day with a french toast breakfast, a pedi, and a mommy's day out...I wanted to make his day just as special. I'm not a crafty mama by any means but I made him a man bouquet (you can check it out on my IG: @lwlh) and decided I wanted to make a little picture keepsake to show B how much Amaya loves her Daddy.

I bought these cute glittery foam letters at Wally World and grabbed Amaya and her polka dot chair and headed out on our patio to catch a couple of pictures. These were just a few of the dozens that I took but I just love her little expressions in each of them. She is so much more expressive these days and I just eat her up.

She's pretty cool with me having my camera in her face all the time but a little one can only take so much and this mama even caught a few of these gems.

She was O-V-E-R it.
That little side lipped cry face is how she got nicknamed Rocky. If you ever seen the Rocky movies where he's yelling 'Adrienne!!', you'll understand. Crying face and all she's still a cutie and after Bryan saw these, homegirl has her Daddy wrapped her tiny finger even tighter now.