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Are You Kitten Me? Sloane's 2nd Birthday Party




We had Sloane's 2nd birthday party over the weekend -it was kitten themed:) Sloane is a big fan of cats, so this party was right up her alley (get it? alley cats? Don't worry, plenty of cat puns to come).



It was so much fun coming up with kitty-themed decorations. Although, it always seems like I take a ton of time working on a certain decoration, then completely forget to put it out the day of the party. Last year, it was the table runner. This year, it was the table runner and the yarn balls:/
(I staged the yarn ball photos after the party -gotta get some kind of use out of them)

Oh ps, I made the "swig" cookies for the party. They are my new favorite go-to. Make them. Make them now. RECIPE HERE


For the party, I wanted to make sure I had some kind of activity for the kids. So I made the "kitty corner" by wrapping our coffee table in upside-down wrapping paper. Then I put out some crayons and coloring pages. Kitty ears and party blowers were also a must:)


Too many cute kitties:)

As I mentioned before, once you start with the cat puns, you can't stop. So we had a cat pun contest. Ernest was a pro! Seriously, he could work for Laffy Taffy. And check out that amazing prize! It has even been edited (by Camaron's mom). hahaha

The winning pun involved the police and cat nip (I'll let you figure out the rest). Never a dull mewment with these cool cats! Ok, ok, I'm done.



Paw-some!


Sloane is still learning how to blow out candles (she's just too dainty!). So, Fox helped:)



Me-wow!


Thank you everyone who was able to come (and no worries to those who couldn't -summer vacations are totally understandable)! And sorry I didn't get pics of everyone. Apparently the overload of cake and cookies in my body led me to be a forgetful photographer.


 A little party'd out

Also, our deepest apologies for not playing Cat Stevens during the party.

Know any good cat puns/jokes? leave them in the comments below:)

napkins, straws, cups, party blowers, foil letters, and honeycomb balls from Just Artifacts. All other decorations made by me. Invitation designed by Little Kit Design (aka me)


The Fourth of July!


Our fourth of July was full of watermelon, fireworks, and patriotic colors. It was such a fun (and busy) day. The kids both skipped naps and woke up extra early, so there were some rough moments. But it was still a fun and memorable day.

Camaron woke up (extremely) early with the kids, so I took the kids out for a bit to give him a nap break a little after I got up. We headed over to Michaels for their summer craft camp. The theme of the day was "Castles and Princesses", so we made some jester hats, dragon puppets, and jester puppets (no castles or princesses). Fox is becoming a pro at using scissors! It was a fun way to spend the morning (and I know Camaron was a fan;)). 


That evening, we headed over to my parent's house for some swimming, BBQ, and fireworks. Cam and I decided to pick up a few extra fireworks at one of the roadside stands on our way there. The top picture in this post features me wielding the "princess power sword". A firework which I will always be in debt to Camaron for finding. It was amazing! I felt like a wizard.


Fox helping Grandpa grill the sliders:)


My favorite part of any holiday is the food. fact.


These kiddos are obsessed with this little pool! Almost as much as Sloane is obsessed with that purple, two-sizes-too-big swimsuit:) The rough moments I mentioned earlier mostly happened here, but luckily they got over it and just decided to have a blast instead:)

I'm so grateful I got to spend the day with Camaron and the kids and celebrate our country's independence.

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!!!

Video // Sloane Age 2 Interview


A little tradition we started when Fox turned two has been birthday interview videos. When preparing to film Sloane's video this week, we looked back at the ones we had done of Fox. Wow! Him and Sloane at age two are so much alike! It was so fun watching his little video and remembering how little he was and realizing how much he has grown up. It gives me mixed feelings. Both about him and Sloane. 

Of course it's sad when kids get older, because you know they'll never be their former age again and may never have the same mannerisms and cute ways of saying things in their tiny voices, but it's also fun to think about who they're becoming. Fox has changed quite a bit since his age two interview, so it's kind of blowing my mind to think of how different Sloane will be when she's almost four, like Fox. But for now, I'm just grateful we have this tiny little voice to always look back on in this video:)

p.s. be sure to change the settings to HD



Fox age two interview

Fox age three interview

Sloane birth video

Video // Sloane Age 2 Interview


A little tradition we started when Fox turned two has been birthday interview videos. When preparing to film Sloane's video this week, we looked back at the ones we had done of Fox. Wow! Him and Sloane at age two are so much alike! It was so fun watching his little video and remembering how little he was and realizing how much he has grown up. It gives me mixed feelings. Both about him and Sloane. 

Of course it's sad when kids get older, because you know they'll never be their former age again and may never have the same mannerisms and cute ways of saying things in their tiny voices, but it's also fun to think about who they're becoming. Fox has changed quite a bit since his age two interview, so it's kind of blowing my mind to think of how different Sloane will be when she's almost four, like Fox. But for now, I'm just grateful we have this tiny little voice to always look back on in this video:)



Fox age two interview

Fox age three interview

Sloane birth video

Happy Second Birthday, Sloane!


Yesterday, Sloane turned two. We were busy having a little family party (full of crepes and cake!), so this post is a little belated. Sorry.

I still vividly remember Camaron asking me what I thought our baby would look like. I was laying in the hospital bed in the labor and delivery room, getting myself ready to start pushing. Our second baby was almost here. We had decided not to find out the gender this pregnancy. Right after Camaron posed his question, I immediately pictured a little newborn girl with lots of dark hair. It was just moments later that I heard Camaron announce, "it's a girl!" And then I met Sloane. Our little, dark haired beauty. 

Her hair has lightened up a lot since then, but Sloane is still our little baby (even though she's two now!). She is also still Fox's biggest fan. She loves/copies just about everything he does and has a lot of the same favorites, except when it comes to T.V. shows (She is a diehard My Little Pony fan). And even though she sounds exactly like Fox at this age and they've been mistaken for twins at the grocery store on multiple occasions, Sloane is very much an individual and has a very unique personality.

She has a gift for telling knock knock jokes in a way that will always end in laughter. Not her own laughter -she's pretty serious about joke telling. But her laugh is great. And she has a smile that is just contagious. Sloane has a great love for everyone she meets. She is a very friendly girl. She is obsessed with babies. She'll always point them out. And when my sister's little twin newborns are around, Sloane is drawn to them like a magnet. 

Sloane has a lot of favorites (Mickey, MLP (as mentioned earlier), pink, slides, and the bathroom sink faucet) ...but don't be fooled, none of these will work if you try to bribe her. Girl cannot be bribed into anything. She is also pretty much fearless. If there's a diving board at the pool, Sloane will find it. She loves books and most all foods. And she has great hair (she trained it to part to the side all on her own).

It's so hard to remember the part of our life that didn't include Sloane. She just fits and completes our family so perfectly. Having her around brings us so much happiness. I'm so grateful to be your mom, Sloane! I'm so proud of what an amazing little girl you are becoming. We love you so, so much! Happy birthday, Sloane!!!

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