Recently Said.

In Honor of Design
Gabriel } IHOD
^^ It took all efforts of co-ordination for him to try to show us his new wink and point trick.^^

Welkin NYC } IHOD


I keep a written journal of things my children have been saying, what their newest milestone is, and reflections I go through as a mother. I hope they can read it one day and know just how much I love them no matter how stubborn they can be at times;)

Some recently said favorites…

Gabriel: Mom, I can’t feed Max. Only mom can feed Max.
Me: Yep, that is right.
Gabriel: You have bottles on your stomach. Gaber (he still talks in third person at times) doesn’t have bottles on his stomach, so I can’t feed him.
Me: Stunned and impressed silence.

Gabriel (currently 4yrs old): When I was 7, I went to Colorado and was small like a baby like Max.
Me: No sweetie, you have never been 7 before. You will be 7 after 5 and 6.
Gabriel: No mom, I was seven a while ago, you just don’t bremember.
Me: Okay sure.

Gabriel on Christmas Eve: Mommy, when I go to sleep is Santa Claus going to come on our roof?
Me: Maybe.. if you have been a good boy!
Gabriel: Is dad going to throw open the windows and tear open the sash?
Me: ….sounds familiar.

Gabriel: Veronica, if you don’t buckle your seatbelt, you will get boring. (Still trying to figure this one out…)

Veronica is all sass and facial expressions lately. I am starting to hear myself through her 2 year old high pitched voice…

Veronica: Mom, stop talkin’! You no say that to me! (With a serious scowled brow.)
Me: Mouth on the floor.

Veronica: Gaber! You no sharin’! You go in time out! (Shoes on backwards, hands on hips.)

Veronica: Baby Maaaa-aaax. Hi sweet girl!

Veronica: Gaber, look at my new dressed!
Gabriel: Wooowww, that is so beautiful Pookie! (He’s an affirmer.)

Just a few gems for the day.

And by the by, my super sweet friends started a new children’s line that you must check out. Their sneak peeks are killing me! You can keep up with their instagram fun here. Veronica INSISTS on wearing this shirt every. single. day. I have to wash it while she is sleeping. I make her wear dresses on Sunday, but other than that, I fight my battles elsewhere;)

x, Anna

Gabriel // Tee: Welkin NYC c/o //Jeans: Gap via Thred Up // Vest: Old Navy // Shoes: Gap (similar)
Veronica: Tee: Welkin NYC c/o // Leggings: Old Navy // Jacket: Old Navy // Shoes: Old Navy // Bow: Kinder Companie
Anna: Tee: Target (the softest most durable kind) // Jacket: F21 (similar) //Jeans: Henry and Belle c/o // Flats: Gap (similar)



Max’s Favorite Things Part 1

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Max's favorite things

I eat up any good recommendations for baby items and good quality finds, so I thought it  would be fun to share some of Max and I’s favorite things from some favorite artists:

Twiddle and Tweet Onesies - I about fell outta my chair when I stumbled on this shop. The coolest slogans screen printed on organic onesies.
Little Hip Squeaks Leggings and Sleep Caps - Super comfortable fit with irresistible prints!
Monirose Sunhat - Reversible hat that fits Max perfectly and allows us to take him outside with full face protection. (She makes these on request.)
Mom n Mia Teether We aren’t using this as a teether yet but Max loves to have something to hold on to. Can’t get over how brilliant these are!
Wren & Rumor Burp Cloth and Blanket - The softest materials with a fun modern print!
Mosie Posies Birth Announcement - A fun way to remember all those important facts (that I am having a harder time remembering for each child now;)). Can’t wait to frame this.

Have any favorite shops for little ones? Please share!

Little Finds: Be Little You and Me Play Tents

Be Little You and Me

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Be Little You and Me | Child Tents

Building forts and hiding in any new space we could find was the norm for us growing up. Since having my own little ones, I try to create opportunities for them to do the same. Rainy days are great opportunities for secret hideaways. This play tent from Be Little You and Me has been a lifesaver over the past VERY rainy month here in Atlanta.

They bring their books, toys and pillows inside to play. However their favorite activity is hiding from mommy and surprising her when she walks in the room;) Hence, the reason Gabriel refused to be in any of these pictures I tried to capture!

These tents are handmade by Sarah Jackson from MO –  which amazes this gal who has no sewing ability whatsoever…
And it sure helps to have a slew of cute patterns to choose from right? My favorite aspect of this tent is that it takes 10 seconds to set up or put away!

I kind of wish they had them in my size so that I could hide with a glass of wine on long days….sort of kidding…;)

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