Oh how we love Laguna. Laguna is a second home to my hubs and I. It’s the perfect place to get away and spend long weekends with our family. I especially loved this day. The babes got to really spend time at the sea and I can tell our little ones will be here every summer for the rest of their days…
One Year Old: Twinsies
Oh how perfectly wonderful this day was. We are so blessed to have the most amazing friends and family. Today was a celebration of not only surviving the first year of twins, but loving every minute of it (give or take a few all nighters).
I didn’t think I was going to have a party but I decided that it wasn’t just for the babes. It was for the hubs and I to thank all of our friends for their enormous support. Here is a peak into our day.
Erin from Hello Pinecone Photography
United Scoops Of America Ice Cream
Music Stars & Masters Entertainment
Happy Birthday My Sweets
My loves, you are one today
And learning so very much,
There is nothing in this house,
That you don’t want to touch!
Your fingerprints are evident,
In every single place,
Along with the mischievous smile,
On your little face!
You have made our lives complete,
In each and every way
You alone brighten up
Every single day.
You are our special little girl & boy,
We’ll watch your life unfold,
Have a Happy Birthday.
Now you are one year old!
I can’t believe it’s been one year. I thank everyday for the two of you. You have been the best blessings and the sweetest loves of my life. I can’t wait for the years to come…
I have the pleasure of knowing Molly from our then boyfriends, now hubs. We have seen each other through weddings, showers, and births. We are apart of an amazing Mommy group that supports everyone’s individual journey and I can’t thank the hubs enough for introducing us. She makes motherhood look effortless.
Oh Hello Mommyhood would like to introduce to you Molly and her babes.
Describe life as a mom in 6 words or less
Delicious, inspiring, exhausting, rewarding, love, and love.
Describe a moment you felt overwhelmed and how did you get through it.
My labor. After 2 days and only 2cm dilated I had to have a Caesarian section. It was a major wake up call for me- someone needed to tell me that I cannot control everything with my children. It was the first and one of the best lessons in parenting I could have gotten. Thanks Amélie.
What are some activities that may be helpful for other moms to do with their little ones?
Story time at the library, music at the Grove, and having “dates” with their little ones, uninterrupted - last week Pruitt and I went to the park, the library, and then out to lunch. Just the two of us. The only time I picked up my phone was to take a picture of him. It was perfect
What are your wishes for your child…
To grow up knowing they are secure and loved. That my children can come to me at any point in their lives and know they can tell me anything without judgement because I will always love them. Unconditionally.
I wish I were better at…
Making baby books and archiving memories. I feel like I have 100 hours of video and 50,000 photos to go through and they are only 11 months and 2 and a half!!
What would you say is the hardest part of being a mom?
Trying to balance all of the hats I wear: mom, wife, friend, teacher, student, yogi, and daughter to name a few. Right now I’m definitely giving most of my attention to my “mom” hat.
Every time I look at them…
I can’t believe that my heart opens up a little bit more and more love pours out.
We all know your relationship with your partner changes once parenthood begins…how do you and your loved one stay connected?
Date night. Every week. I don’t think we’ve missed one in 2.5 years ;)
Clothes that are stretchy and easy to get on and off. Seriously though- Amélie is deep into two years old and I love the outfits SHE put together. Black leggings, rainbow socks, pink crocs, a shirt that says “peace” and then the pièce de résistance… A tutu.Amazing.
Anything that makes music - listening to Amélie play the harmonica is amazing…
Oh how I love the company origrami. It takes all your instagram photos and makes these amazing stock cards in the shape of polaroids. I am using these for the babies birthday party to stream around the house.
I also really love the idea of sending these in the mail as gifts to family members who don’t get to see the babes that often.
Check them out!
Hello Pinecone Does It Again
You always amaze me. Thank you so much for these perfect photos of my babes. You captured them and their personalities oh so perfectly.
K & G & L
The Season’s are changing… Although not really in Los Angeles. I only know this by the pumpkins and the candy in every store I go to. I’m reminded that soon these little babies will be 1 years old. Time has gone by so slowly and so quickly at the same time. I have to remember to stop and stare at these little creatures as often as I can. Today we found the pumpkin patch. I’m enjoying these firsts of many to come. Happy Halloween!