Swing Sweater // Necklaces: Poppy Style, Twine & Twig Holiday
This past Saturday, Lanier and I took the girls up to Chapel Hill to their first Carolina game. We were so excited to show the girls where we went to school!
My Gap Jacket is on sale for $45 off, if you spend $100+ at Gap until Thursday at midnight. Use code: SPREE at check-out. // Earrings
The girls made it to the end of the game! We had no idea it would be such a good one, but it was! Lots of fireworks and cannons, that Effie did NOT like. She would hide in the blankets when we would score, which surprisingly happened a lot!
Wheeler saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
OXO Gray/Green Bento Box // Red Bento Box // Takenaka Green Bento Box // Takenaka Red Double Bento Box // Yum! Healthy Bento Box Lunches for Kids // Orange Bento Box // Effortless Bento // Mint Green Bento Box
Effie’s birthday was this past Sunday. Unfortunately she had a stomach bug, so she wasn’t even up for opening many presents on her special day. We made snowflakes and hung out in bed for most of the day. Thankfully, she’s recovering and will still get to celebrate her birthday with all of her friends this weekend at her party. While I was going back through old posts like I do sometimes – one of things I love about having my blog – I came across this post on Effie’s first birthday…
It still gets to me, how little she was then. Effie sure is growing into a beautiful, smart, helpful little girl! Just as independent as she was when she turned one. And the greatest helper. Even her teachers tell me how helpful she is in the classroom. I swear she would change the diapers and feed the boys if I let her. Always asking what she can do to help next. She cares so much for her little brothers and constantly “reads” books to Vaughn and plays with trucks and cars with Logan. She’s definitely a jack-of-trades and loves playing with her dolls and plays Barbies with Wheeler. But what she loves most is to dress up into her costumes. “No, Mama, I’m not Effie, I’m…Cinderella, or Jane from Mary Poppins, or Wendy…” And just like Vaughn, she is a true animal lover. If she could be around them all day, I think she would. Talk about extroverted. I don’t think Effie’s ever met a stranger. Let’s just say when I asked her who she wanted to invite to her birthday party, she said “the WHOLE school!” If we walk down the halls, she says “hey” to every teacher! I’m so proud of the girl she is growing up to be, and my hope is that she continues to carry these traits with her as she grows.
It’s freezing here again today, so I layered up!
Ugg Boots // Lululemon Wunder Unders (Unfortunately, this print is old from last year. But I love the other prints available right now too!) // Gray Cableknit Long Cardigan (Old, mine is the Lilly Pulitzer Connell Wrap from a few years ago.) // Old Navy Red Plaid Jacket (on sale for $42) // Essie Shearling Darling (free shipping)