Two Years

Fruit Baby Poem
My amazing sister wrote these beautiful words for my son when he was still growing inside me…before we knew he was a boy, before he changed our lives forever. Each week, I would update her on his progress…”This week, he is the size of a berry,” I would say…”This week, the size of a plum…”

My baby boy turns two years old this weekend, and my head and heart simply cannot believe it.

Happy Birthday, my beautiful boy. Happy Birthday.

original work by Catie Crabtree

Mama and Mini: Colored Pants

Women's Colored PantsKids Colored Pants
Sadly, the Summer season has officially come to a close, but happily, one of its most vibrant trends has carried into this one…with a twist. The brightly colored pants that found themselves all over the runways and the well-styled over the past several months have evolved into muted jewel tones, perfect for Fall. Accompanied by basic, understated pieces, they offer a beautiful punch of color, and keep your look current yet classic.

Some of my favorites for Mama and her Minis:

For Mama: 1. The Skinny Low Rise Corduroy Jean, Current/Elliott 2. Stretch-Corduroy Skinny Jeans, Rag & Bone 3. Avedon Low-Rise Corduroy Skinny Jeans, Citizens of Humanity 4. Superscript Cords, Pilcro 5. High-Waist Bette Cords, J Brand 5. Pepper Pant, Theory

For Mini: 1. Girl’s Bootcut Cords, Old Navy 2. Stretch Vintage Bootcut Cord, J. Crew 3. Five-Pocket Corduroy Pants, Gap 4. Boy’s Five-Pocket Cords, Old Navy 5. Boy’s Skinny Jeans, Old Navy 6. Boy’s Straight Fit Corduroy Pant, J. Crew

Memory Lane

Memory Jar
It is far too early to start thinking about the Holidays, but I recently came across an idea that was far too good to wait to share. Now that I have a (growing) family of my own, I often think about the traditions that my family shared when I was a child, and those that I would love to see live on. Perhaps even more meaningful, the ones that we would like to begin…the ones that our little ones will remember when they have little ones of their own. This one has definitely made the list.

The idea is simple. All of those amazing little things that happen throughout the year…a sweet moment, a hilarious musing by a two year old, a difficult time that you got through together, a reminder of why you began this crazy journey together in the first place…write them all down as they happen and keep them in a jar. Then, as a family, read them together on New Year’s Eve.

Sometimes the simplest ideas really are the best…and this one just got me. We have officially begun adding to our jar…and I can’t help but think of how the beauty of this idea will compound when our little ones can add to it as well.

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