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Jonah Turns One!

Our nephew, Jonah, turns ONE today! I can’t believe that little dude is already ONE! It seems like just last week that we were meeting him for the first time.


But no, it was a year ago! This past weekend we celebrated with him and his family – and I think he had a great day! It was full of smash cake, swimming, presents and fun with his brother and cousin! Here are a few pictures from the day.


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Our Easter Day

So, it’s Monday – Back to reality and time to detox from everything easter egg and easter bunny related, as well as all that CANDY! I hope that all of you had a great Easter weekend.


Here in Texas we had a good time and Lennox went to bed on Easter Candy overload! We started our weekend, by having some fun around the house on Saturday and making some super cute Easter Bunny crafts for the family.


Saturday night, Lennox asked to go to bed, early. That NEVER happens. She said she needed to get to bed before the Easter Bunny came! She was so excited to hear about when I was little and the Easter Bunny came… then…She started crying, because she was afraid he would skip the house if she was awake. It was so sweet, we got her tucked in and off to sleepy land. And guess what? The Easter Bunny came! She was relieved!

IMG_6877This year the bunny hid clues in all her eggs and had her “hopping” around the house to get all her treats and ended at her basket, which was hidden in our bathroom! 


Even sweeter was that, before bed she was singing the Petter Cottontail song and realized that the bunny was suppose to bring mommy orchids.. so guess what I had Easter morning? Yup – I bought some orchids 🙂 She was happy about that too – whatever makes her believe in the magic! <3


So once we were done exploring our goodies, eating some candy and getting ready – we had to head to Tyler to visit with Kyle’s side of our family. 


I swear she always has a bigger and better smile in pictures with Sissy and Kollin than with mommy and daddy!!IMG_6894Of course, someone was very spoiled from all the family – and of course she didn’t object. Lennox is one lucky little girl.


Being a little bit crazy – she may have started her sugar rush here…

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I love this little girl and this hat that her Mimi made her!


Before it was time to go, we had to do the “confetti eggs” before Lennox lost her mind! She has been so excited for them ever since Aunt Katie introduced her to them last Easter! 




If you haven’t tried confetti eggs, they are pretty awesome and so much fun! It was then time to head back home. Lennox ate so much candy in the car that she was bouncing off the walls! I see a lot of fruits and veggies in her future tomorrow! Oh well, you’re only a kid once and the easter bunny is all about the sweets! Another great holiday in the books. 

Family Handprint Art, Family Valentine Craft

Family Handprint Art

Now that I have moved on to Valentine’s Day crafts, I thought it was as good a time as any to get to this craft that I have always wanted to do! A family handprint painting is a simple project and it really only takes a few minutes but a little patience with your little one while each step dries!

Family Handprint Art, Family Valentine Craft

Family Handprint Art

For this art project all you will need is:

  • Small Canvas (available in 2 packs at your local craft store for only $3-$4!)
  • 3 Colors of Acrylic Paint (more colors if you have more children
  • Marker

What to do:

This is super simple…

  • Pick which colors each family member will be and one by one make a handprint on top of another. Let each handprint dry 30-45 minutes before putting another handprint on top of it.
  • I would recommend using a pretty good amount of paint on your hands so that you get good coverage on the canvas.
  • If you find that a handprint is too light, just do it again straight on top of it!
  • That’s it! I wrote the year on the bottom so that I know in the future when we made the art project.

I think it would be a great addition to a little kids room, an office or even something to hang in a family room. It’s simple but i love how it shows each family member together as one.

Do you have a family art project recommendation? I’m always looking for new ones!