Happy Birthday Baby Girl


She's been featured on my blog since she was just a baby and Sunday she turned SIX! I'm still not sure how time has gone by so quickly.  I'm now a mom of a six year old and an eleven year old.  My life is full and there is never a dull moment.  I know that sounds SOOOO cliche but it's true! She's in Kindergarten and reading like a pro. She still likes to sleep in our bed. She is independent...but really likes it when mommy helps her. She hasn't learned to tie her shoes yet. She's very artistic and loves to color, paint, and draw. She wants to be a vet when she grows up. She loves animals and always wants to pet any dog that walks by. She loves candy. She looks up to her big brother. She is the most beautiful, smart, and sassy little girl I've ever met.  Yes, I'm a little partial but it's true! She had a wonderful birthday with just our immediate family and asked for Outback for dinner.  She didn't have cake, but devoured the entire bowl of ice cream! Happy ... [ Read More ]

Airheads Trampoline Arena Birthday Party Fun


March was by far the busiest month on record for our family.  It was filled with anniversaries, birthdays, and lots of travel.  Our oldest celebrated a milestone birthday - he turned TEN!  I'm still trying to grasp my mind around that one. We were thankful to be surrounded by lots of good friends as we celebrated his special day at Airheads Trampoline Arena here in Tampa.  If you've followed my blog this year you may remember a few posts about our Airheads adventures - we're addicted to jumping!  In addition to open jumping, fitness classes, and dodge ball; Airheads also offers birthday packages.  My son knew right away this was where he wanted to have his birthday party this year. Airheads offers a few different birthday packages depending on the number of jumpers at the party.  Each package comes with pizza and drinks for the kids and open jumping for the party guests.  We added in some food for the parents and siblings along with some tokens for the guests to play video games. ... [ Read More ]

Spiderman Hello Kitty Birthday Invitations

Hello Kitty Spiderman Invitation

  Spidey-Kitty Ticket Stub Invitation Tutorial & Free Download below.  Lil' B is turning 4 in January and I've gone a little overboard on planning her birthday party.  As a second child I haven't really given her a BIG party and I really want to make it special for her.  The past 2 years we've celebrated with friends at a restaurant and her first birthday was at the house.  She has decided on a Hello Kitty birthday party but I decided to tweak it a bit - she also likes Spiderman!  Yes, she's a girlie girl with a touch of tomboy.  I absolutely love it.  My party planning began on Pinterest and I found some really fun ideas for birthday invitations; ticket stubs.  Then while searching for some t-shirts on Etsy I found Spidey Kitty!!  I knew right away I wanted to make the theme of her party Spidey Kitty! I'm not a pro at graphic design but I do tinker a bit (ok - I tinker a LOT but that doesn't mean I'm good at it).  I really wanted to make her invitations myself and I want ... [ Read More ]

Happy 3rd Birthday Lil’ B

The Eco Chic Kids

How is it possible that my Lil' B is actually turning THREE years old tomorrow? Just a few minutes after we introduced him to his baby sister for the first time. January 2009 First photo in a cloth diaper!  bumGenius 3.0 - February 2009 January 2010 - 1st Birthday Yes, I made the tutto to match the top. January 2011 - 2nd Birthday Last picture as I kissed my tot goodnight on the eve of her 3rd birthday! (Photographic evidence that mommy needs a new iPhone with flash!  Oh, and yes - she does have a fat lip from the weekend just in time for birthday photos!) Happy Birthday Lil' B! You'll always be my little baby! Remember how we said goodnight when she turned two?  We officially gave up the boob (breastfeeding)!  She never looked back but she does still remember that milk came from mommies boobies.  She'll be happy to tell you all about it if you ask her. ***** OK - I'm going to go shed a few tears as I look through more photos.  Oh, and I have a big surprise ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Diapers Go to Day Care

Day Care Day 1

Day 13 - Cloth Diapers Go to Day Care!  Today marks quite an important day for us - Lil' B turns TWO!  Not only does she turn two but she's also 1) having a bye-bye boobie party AND 2) starting day care for the first time.  Think this mama can handle it all? I work full time from the home and she had a nanny part time until about 6 months old.  Then she transitioned into an in-home child care provider.  She's been with "Nani" for over a year and really enjoys going and playing with her friends.  We've always had the plan of moving her to day care when she turned two.  Why?  The in-home provider is great - don't get me wrong.  She got lots of love and attention and that was important for the first 2 years.  Over the past 6 months we've noticed some minor things that we weren't happy with.  For starters Nani still puts the kids in high chairs everyday to eat - yes even the 2 and 3 yr olds sit in high chairs.  The funny thing about that is that she also has a plastic picnic table (kid ... [ Read More ]

Happy First Birthday Lil’ B


Today we celebrate the day that our baby girl blessed our family!  About this time last year I was welcoming her to the world and introducing her to our family and friends.  Our lives have not been the same since! Today we not only celebrate her first 365 days but we also celebrate our first year of cloth diapering (almost a whole year at least) and 365 days of breastfeeding!  I thank the Lord everyday for all that you have brought into our lives!  Happy Birthday Lil' B! ... [ Read More ]