I am back from Holiday Break! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. We attended a wonderful Christmas Eve service at our church and we had a lot of great meals! I had all my children and grandchildren home with me for a full week; we had so much fun just hanging out at the house. It was the first Christmas that Alethea was really old enough to appreciate gifts. I gave her a "Princess Jasmine" toddler doll. Oh my! If you could have seen the expression on her face when she opened it. It was priceless! She started singing "A Whole New World" once she realized who the doll was. It was so cute!
My kids gave me some nice gifts from my Amazon wish list I can't wait to share with you. Hubby got me a new Mac! After years of using a MacBook Pro lap top I went back to a desktop. I still have my Apple iPad to use when traveling or when I want to lounge. It's nice to have a desktop again because at my age I need the bigger screen! 🤣
We did two photo shoots with the kids when they were visiting: today's "Winter Blues" one and a "Valentines" shoot that I will show next month. As usual, it was a challenge photographing both a toddler and a baby at the same time, but I think we got some cute shots! We used lots of props, and snuggled, giggled, sang a few songs, and made lots of funny noises to keep the kids entertained and smiling!
For our "Winter Blues" photo shoot, we all wore blue and white. I wore a new cozy periwinkle sweater from TJMaxx with my white jeans and silver loafers. Alethea wore a pretty blue T-shirt from JCPenney that has ruffles on the chest and sleeves and flecks of silver glitter scattered throughout. She paired her blue top with a sparkly, white tulle skirt and silver shoes. Atticus is wearing a new outfit I purchased for him for Christmas. It's a super cute set from Carters that includes an adorable onesie, sweat pants, and a jacket.
The jacket has a hood and zips closed. I think he will get a lot of use out of it as it's so neutral he can wear it as a spring coat with lots of other things.
I just love the little panda bear peeking out from the pocket.
On one of the legs is a lion, isn't he cute?
The onesie is white and says "One of a kind". I love that!
We used pine cones and these pretty snowflakes off my Christmas tree as props for this winter photo shoot.
Alethea always looks so beautiful in blue because of her gorgeous blue eyes!
When I looked at these photos I couldn't believe they were my grand babies. They look so different than me! They both have such pale skin and blue eyes, and I have dark hair, dark skin, and brown eyes, but they are my grand babies and I love them to pieces!
Alethea loves playing with the "magical pocket door" of this guest room.
Alethea is 2 1/2 years old. She talks constantly! It's so fun to converse with her. The things she comes up with!
Atticus is 5 1/2 months. He smiles, giggles, laughs, and is still the most content "chill" baby. Whenever he sees you or you show any attention his way, he bursts into a huge smile! He really started "babbling" the week he was visiting us too. We wondered if it was because of all the extra conversation he was hearing.
It's always sad to say goodbye when we part, but I was happy to have a clean house again and have things return to normal too. We will be seeing a lot more of them in the next few months than we usually do, so it wasn't as hard to say goodbye as it usually is.
I couldn't find my "new" sweater on-line, but be sure to check your TJMaxx stores. It is such a soft and comfy sweater, and I love the shade of blue. Alethea's clothes are all old, but I will link to similar items below. Atticus cute outfit is still available at Macys!
Blue Sweater - TJMaxx, similar HERE, White Jeans - Charlotte Russe, old, similar HERE, Silver Loafers - Macys, old, similar HERE, Carters Baby Boy 3-PC set - Macys, Toddler Girl White Tulle Skirt, old, similar HERE, Toddler Girl Silver Shoes, old, similar HERE, and Toddler Girl Blue Top, old, similar HERE.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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