Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Toddler Life

In just two months, my first sweet little baby will be three years old.  Every day she seems to grow, whether the fact she's finally wearing 3T, her ever expanding vocabulary and conversational structure, or her social skills with becoming braver to talking to people and using her manners.

She received a Frozen Look & Find book from my mom for Christmas, and I can't remember if I mentioned it, but she is obsessed.  She has every object memorized, yet, she still requests to 'read' it every night.  She now can pick out each item by name, and narrate the search the herself... "how about the grappling hook?"or "I don't see the pickled herring... there it is!".  Definitely adding a few more of these books to her collection.

We also decided that we are going to alternate party years with the girls, giving 'parties' as in bigger parties with lots of friends on even numbered birthdays.  This year Kenley will get a party when she turns 2 (Ashlynn had a 2nd birthday party last year) and Ashlynn will get another party when she turns 4 next year, etc.  Of course, her birthday will still be a big deal.  We'll have a family party and I'm planning on taking her to a tot salon for mommy and mini mani/pedi's and letting her get a glitter updo or braid if she wants.  She's already made a few present requests like a pink bunny, although today she asked for a yellow one, an Ariel barbie (like her cousin), and Elsa shoes.  I gave her a pair of Rapunzel shoes for her Valentine, since Target didn't have any Elsa one's and she loves 'Punzel just as much.  She's become a full on clacker around here.  #thetoddlerwearsprada

We did decide that we would finally makeover her room into a 'big girl' room, getting her a twin bed and bed frame and of course, a bit of new decor.  When I asked her what kind of room she would like - fearing character specific "Frozen" and hoping for less vague "Purple!" - she told me "bunny!"... a bunny room.  Good thing I have a jumping point for inspiration!



I've decided I'm going to sell her curtains.  They were custom made by Rocky Top Design are 84" long and have added black out lining.   They are in excellent used condition, no stains, and basically look brand new.  I'm asking $100 plus shipping.  Feel free to email me any questions if interested!

On a unrelated note, Valentine's is over, which means we busted out our green around these parts.


You bet our Irish eyes are smiling!


27 comments:

  1. A bunny room? Sadie would be so proud! Jellycat makes our absolute favorite stuffed bunnies- they have a HUGE one that's adorable and around $50 and then a tiny one that's wearing a tutu (it comes in both pink and purple) that we're obsessed with! If you need any tips on where to find cute bunny stuff, we're your girls! ;-)

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  2. I love your hashtag- toddler wears prada. Haha, too cute! I bet she'd love a big girl room!

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  3. Her room is so sweet! But it will be so fun to put together something new for her :)

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  4. Her current room is so pretty! I'm pinning those :)

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  5. Oh I love her room, those curtains are great! :) I also love the irish decor, it certainly makes me smile and reminds me of home :)

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  6. Good idea with the birthday parties. And how fun, a 'bunny' room!! I fear for the day a kid asks for a 'themed' room/décor. I will definitely be figuring a way around it. Haha :) Yea for GREEN and St. Patty's Day (if only it meant we still got a spring break too)!!

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  7. Love the mantel! My hubs Irish eyes would love it for sure :)

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  8. Her room is beautiful! And love th alternating birthday idea!!!

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  9. Are you from Ireland?? I didn't know!

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  10. Oh no haha... I'm from the east coast (of canada) though and we're all of Irish/Scottish decent. My maiden name is MacMillan ;)

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  11. i'd trade spring break just for some spring like temps

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  12. in other words... St patty's day is HUGE where I'm from :)

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  13. What a beautiful room!! I like the idea of alternating years for parties. They are expensive and a lot of work :) I love your Irish mantle and can't wait to get out my St. Patrick's Day decorations ASAP.

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  14. Awe big girl room!! Why do these littles grow so fast? It's such a joy yet you blink and it's like how on earth did that happen?

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  15. I bet her room is going to look so cute! My 8 year old asked for a bunny theme for her birthday party on Saturday. Thank goodness all the Easter stuff is out!!!

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  16. So excited to see her toddler room! I bet it is going to look AMAZING!
    LOVE your mantle and love that you are so festive already for St. Patty's Day! Are you going to do that recipe exchange again this year? I loved the idea last year!

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  17. It really is, and how do they get so big so fast. I always marvel when she give me hugs how she used to fit in my arms. :(

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  18. Yes, it's so easy that she loves bunnies since her b-day is right around Easter too.

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  19. Haven't even thought about St. Patty's posts yet really. I always decorate right after Valentines. I actually have a decent amount of St.Patty's stuff since we used to have parties, so I figure I might as well enjoy it.

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  20. Aw, makes me sad that her room is changing and I have no idea why. I do love those curtains so much! Can't wait to see how the bunny room turns out.

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  21. The bunny room sounds adorable! Love, love, love those curtains. They'd go perfectly in my daughter's nursery. We're planning on transitioning to a toddler room in the next 6 months, otherwise I would've jumped at the chance to buy them.

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  22. I want a bunny room too! That sounds adorable. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be spectacular and I will be obsessed with it. :) You have such an eye for those things. I saw shamrock stuff out at a store yesterday and it made me think of you! I don't know what I'm going to do for St. Pat's this year - hopefully you'll be posting some of the fun stuff that you guys are doing.

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  23. aw a bunny room will be precious! i definitely didn't give blair an option for her big girl room for the same reason you said...who wants to stare at elsa and anna all day?!

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  24. Aw! I've loved seeing her room over the years in your pictures. It's so bright and happy :) Can't wait to see the bunny room!

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  25. Her room is so cheerful! A bunny room sounds equally cheerful and fun! Can't wait to see what you do. :)

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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