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Birthday gifts and toys for 4 year old

These are the things that were on Otis’ birthday list. We have so many things that he doesn’t really need anything, but I always spoil these special boys!! I’ve considered what I don’t take (except outdoor playpieces). I’ll call out some of my favorites below. Garmin vívofit® jr. 3 Kids Fitness Tracker Smartwatch: Otis’s cousin…

Duke’s Smiley Face 1st Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to celebrate sweet Duke’s first birthday party. A 1st birthday party is a milestone to celebrate the first year with a miracle baby. If you’re new here, you can read about the long IVF journey to get to both Otis and Duke, so this first birthday is…

Newborn Essentials for second baby

I am 6 months late with this but better late than never right? Between moving, living in a temporary space etc, I am very clear on what baby items have been essential to our family during those first few months. Wanted to share my must-haves with you. Some are the same as Otis and there…

Otis 3rd Birthday – Garbage Truck and Rainbow Themed Birthday Ideas

So… this post is a little late. I blame the craziness of cross-country moves!!! This party was the last hooray before leaving home! So wild. We had a little get-together outside in the backyard with Otis’ best friends. Of course, Blake said, “DONT GO OVERBOARD,” but you know, I always go a little crazy. There…

My Birth Story with Duke

My birth story with Duke started differently than with Otis. Otis went into labor on his own, while Duke was induced a week before his due date. Both were equally great experiences. These moments feel forever embedded in my memory. What an amazing time to be pregnant and have a baby during the Covid-19 pandemic….

beach picnic baby shower sprinkles

As for baby #2, we knew we would never have a big shower again, but after going through everything to get to this point, we wanted to celebrate this life we ​​worked so hard to create. One friend of mine always envisioned a little beach picnic celebration, but while I was going through fertility, the…