The Importance of a Thank You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In a world of email, texting and direct messaging, isn't it nice to receive a heartfelt thank you card in the mail? Last week, Odette made her thank you cards for her birthday presents. Since she can't write yet, I had her color and put stickers on them :) Growing up my mom always made us write thank you cards when we received gifts for Christmas, birthdays, etc. I think it's such a sweet gesture and truly wish that it was done more these days! Maybe it's just me, but I get excited when I receive something in the mail that isn't a bill lol.

We had these thank you cards, but there are so many cute options out there! Here are just a few more of my favorites from Target...

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So now I want to ask a question to all you moms out there. Do you help your children write thank you cards or not? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Memorial Day Style

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Good morning! Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, honoring our fallen veterans. We had a nice relaxing day and took Odette to the playground in the morning, and then did some grilling with family last night. The weather here has been in the 80s the last two weeks and we are soaking it up because it won't be long until it reaches 100 here. 
Today I just wanted to do a quick post on Odette's outfit yesterday. I just can't get enough of rompers on a toddler! Even better when they're paired with sparkly sandals and a cute white hair bow...
Here's to the start of another week! Hope you all have a great one!!  

Peachy Keen

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This past Saturday we continued Odette's birthday celebration with Grandma and went to the Schnepf Farm Peach Festival. It had rained really hard the night before and it was pretty muddy, so we didn't go out to the fields and pick peaches. However, Grandma bought a TON of pre-picked ones to make Odette some peach sorbet. I can't wait to try it! We walked around the farm a bit and found a cute little petting zoo that Odette loved! It's so adorable to watch her make all the animal sounds when she sees them! Her favorite animal, by far, was the white rabbit. She even started screaming, "MINE!" and got so upset when the rabbit ran away from her. I have no idea where she picked up that word and it's quickly become one of her favorites. Oh my, what am I going to do with this girl lol?

It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again next year :)
Hope you're all having a great week!


Monday, May 18, 2015
Good morning lovelies! Hope you all had the very best weekend! We celebrated Odette's birthday this weekend and I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I have a two year old. How did that happen so quickly? We didn't end up having a party this year, just some old fashioned presents and cake did the trick! Since Odette is OBSESSED with "Oaf" (Olaf) from Frozen I decided to make an Olaf cake. I searched on Pinterest and found so many cute cakes with Olaf on the beach, so I decided to recreate my own. Luckily, I even found this Olaf that sings "In Summer" to put on top of the cake...

Odette freaked out when she saw her cake and started pointing and smiling immediately! I love how much she loves this crazy little snowman. She's even started to imitate certain scenes from FROZEN and gets really sad when Olaf disappears in the beginning of the film. Such a sensitive little sweetheart!! 
After cake, it was time to open presents! There's nothing cuter than watching a toddler open up their presents (after they've had a ton of sugar, I might add!)...

One of her presents was the FROZEN soundtrack (surprise, surprise) from Grandma. She danced around to the whole soundtrack with her Olaf figurine while we waited for the rain to stop. Then we headed to the park and flew the kite she got for her birthday. She was interested for approximately 6 seconds and then found it more fun to play in the puddles and chase the birds lol. Then proceeded to cry the whole way home because her sandals were all wet. Haha, that's my little wild child for you! I love this girl so much and it's so cute watching her grow into the little lady she's becoming!!

Happy Birthday Odette!!

Friday, May 15, 2015
This morning my little babe woke up all smiles and giggles on her second birthday! With balloons scattered throughout the house and a pink party hat, she's ready to get the party started...

Happy Birthday to my sweet and beautiful daughter!! I can hardly believe TWO years have flown by soooo quickly, yet I can't image life before you. May today be filled with party hats, balloons, presents, lots of cake and everything FROZEN!