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Friday, April 10, 2015

Hazel ~ Ten Months

So Hazel will be a year old in a few weeks.  I guess that means I'd better catch up on monthly posts!

So in March, our sweet, spunky girl turned 10 months old!

She's the cutest little thing, and it's good because she's a trouble-maker...

She's still a social butterfly and makes friends wherever we go!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hazel ~ 9 Months

So I'm a bit late as usual, but I am determined to keep Hazel's chalkboard updates going!

Our sweet girl is creeping closer and closer to a year old!

She is busy and curious and just a doll baby.

Love you sweet Hazel!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hazel ~ 8 Months

8 Months already?  We are getting dangerously close to a year old!

After a month of crawling, Hazel has gotten fast and can get into trouble quickly!  She can go back and forth from crawling to sitting and is really enjoying her mobility.

She finally got some teeth!  Hazel has never been a great eater, but it turns out she just wanted real food!  She will eat anything and everything we give her, and since big sister is super picky, I'm praying this lasts!

Personality wise, Hazel is still a doll.  She really seems to enjoy people, and I'm looking forward to seeing her personality continue to develop.

As much as I want to slow down time to savor this baby stage, I was reminded recently that not everyone gets to see their baby grow up.  Every day that I get to watch my children grow is a gift and not to be taken for granted!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hazel ~ 7 Months

As much as refuse to believe another month has gone by, it is once again time for a monthly update!

Hazel continues to be the sweetest baby!  She makes friends everywhere we go by flashing her big smile.

She continues to be more mobile and is enjoying her new freedom!  I'm not quite ready for that, but she looks really cute crawling.

She has never been a big eater, but she seems much happier eating solids.  Some of her favorites are scrambled eggs, avocados, Greek yogurt, pears, bananas, sweet potatoes, and MumMums.

Love this sweet face!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hazel ~ Six Months

Our happy girl is halfway through her first year!  And of course I've been a total blog slacker :(

Hazel continues to be a sweet baby, and was a real trooper during her fight with salmonella.  

She desperately wants to move around and has started rocking on all fours.  

She's a tall, skinny thing - 91% for height and 16% for weight!

I can't believe it's been sixth months since we welcomed our sweet girl.  She fits right in, and we are so happy to have her in our lives!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Super Hero Tutu Dresses

Halloween is fast approaching, and I have been so excited to have two girls this year so we could do coordinating costumes!  
I enjoy making costumes (ok I enjoy all crafting), so I took to Pinterest to get some ideas.  

I've had my eye on super hero tutu dresses for the last two years, and this year I decided to make it happen.

If you know me very well, you know how much I love The Hair Bow Company.  They've been posting all kinds of cute tutu dress costumes lately, and they stock all the necessary supplies like crochet tops, tulle, and ribbon!  They even have a
Tutu Making Kit that's only $4.99.  

I was planning to just wing it, but I'm so glad I had the kit!  It came with detailed instructions and a few handy items like a crochet hook and measuring tape that made things easier.  Having everything I needed right from the get-go definitely saved me time.

I was really surprised how easy the costumes were to make, and I know they are going to be a hit on Halloween.

So without further ado, here is a sneak peek at Emery and Hazel's costumes for this year!

Obviously I chose Batman and Robin, but you could easily make these for any super hero.  And check out The Hair Bow Company's blog for tons of other tutu dress costume ideas.  If you have a princess-obsessed daughter, you'll love some of the costumes they've created. 

Also, as I side note, the reason I didn't go for the tutu dresses in the past is that I didn't like the see-through nature of the crochet tops.  BUT, you can get lined ones from The Hair Bow Company, so that sealed the deal for me!

You'll have to wait for Halloween to see my cuties all dressed up!

*Disclosure:  The Hair Bow Company sent me the Tutu Making Kit and all the materials to make these tutu dresses, but I was planning to purchase it all from them anyway!  The ideas and opinions are all my own.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hazel ~ Five Months

Hazel turned 5 months old this week!

I will catch up one of these days!

Hazel is as sweet as ever, and we just love her to pieces!

Another month has flown by in the blink of an eye!