Monday, January 6, 2020

Grandma & Me: "Winter Blues"

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!


 Atticus's eyes are blue too, but a much deeper, darker blue than Alethea.  He also looks great in blue!



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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40 comments:

  1. I am such a sucker for anything blue! What a great photo shoot.

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  2. You got some great shots! Love the color palette you chose. Didn't take too many pictures this Christmas break. Lately my favs are pictures at the beach or my backyard.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you. I didn't get any Christmas photos either this year but for a different reason: the flash on my $700 broke...for the second time!!!! So all the pictures turned out dark. So sad and mad!

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  3. Happy New year! Your grandchildren are beautiful! Enjoy them to pieces--they grow up so fast!

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too, and yes, they grow up too fast!

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  4. Such cute pictures Amy! Loving all of your outfits! The snowflakes make such fun props! Glad you get to see them more often this year!

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  5. What a shade of blue!! Absolutely love that periwinkle blue. The kids both wear blue well, but so does their darling grandmother. The snowflakes and pine cones were great prompts. Just a beautiful shoot!

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    1. Thanks so much! I never thought blue was my color, but when I tried this sweater on in the store, it seemed to be a very flattering color. Perhaps it's just this shade of blue.

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  6. Beautiful photographs.. glad you got to spend so much time enjoying your family.

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  7. Welcome back and happy New Year! You and your grandchildren look adorable. I love your theme and those snowflakes are cute props. Did you make them? I can't believe that Alathea is already 2 1/2 years old. Where does the time go? I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thank you. No, I didn't make the snowflakes. I bought them at Hobby Lobby. They are really nice and you can actually fit two or three together to make a 3D snowflake too. I can't believe Alethea is 2 1/2 either. She'll be in school before you know it.

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  8. Love the outfits on the babies, how cute and precious! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8.

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  9. You have such beautiful grandchildren! The light blue looks great on all of you, especially Alethea with her eyes!

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  10. Well don't you all look absolutely gorgeous? That pale blue and white are such restful and pretty colours on all of you. Loved the snowflakes too.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  11. These photos are so precious! All of you look beautiful winter blues. You are truly blessed Amy, what darling grand babies!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  12. How adorable are these photos! You are certainly a lovely nanny, and truly loved by your little darlings. Jacqui x

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  13. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  14. So cute and beautiful photos, Amy. Grandchildren are the best aren't they? #MLSTL

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  15. You always look so cute and young. As if these are your kids, rather than grandkids. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing your look at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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  16. What cute photos! it's so sweet you can have these photoshoots with your grandkids, such precious memories! I think the most recent photo I have of my mum with the kids she is playing horsey and they are sitting on her back as she crawls through the house, haha! Not as nice as these ones!


    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you, they are a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  17. These pics are totally adorable!

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  18. I took a nice long holiday break as well. It was so needed. Anyway, this post is so sweet. I love the winter blues and your grandkids are adorable!!

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  19. Beautiful photos! It's lovely to have precious memories captured on camera.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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