Monday, January 25, 2021

Wells Pooh Party

We had a sweet day on Saturday celebrating our little Wells. It was fun that his birthday fell on a Saturday this year. Coming up with a theme for Wells birthday this year was a no brainer. Since he loves his Poor Bear so much, I knew a Hundred Acre Woods party was fitting. It was such a sweet little theme and I had fun putting it all together. The party was super low key this year with just family only but it was the perfect little celebration for our baby boy!

I didn't do much and even though it was a family only party, I still wanted to print invitations because I like having keepsakes like that for my boys baby books!! I found this sweet invitation on Etsy then used it as inspiration for his cake. 

We decided to have a dinner party and I thought it would be fun to make our table setting feel like the Hundred Acre Woods. We have had these Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals for several years now and I thought it would be sweet to incorporate them into the decorations somehow. Several people on IG asked me where I got them. I got them for Bennett for Christmas a few years ago and I remember having to hunt fairly hard for them but here is one on Amazon and hopefully that can help you in your search if you're interested in these particular ones (click HERE). 
I didn't really have a plan for how I wanted to decorate but I knew I'd want some flowers so I grabbed some whimsical looking flowers at Fresh Market, put them in several different glass vases then went from there. Everything else I used were items I already had laying around my house and it all quickly came together. I absolutely adored how it looked. It was so sweet and the perfect little setting for us to gather around!

Wells did so good blowing out the candles on his cake! He did not know what to think about everyone singing him Happy Birthday--I think he was a little confused--but he smiled so big when it was time to blow out the candles. It took him a little bit but he finally got it!! 

I had the sweetest, most precious outfit made for Wells Pooh party. I have had this outfit planned for him since August. I just laughed at myself for how ridiculous that sounds but it's true. I knew I wanted to have this little design hand stitched on this bubble and that it would be a keep forever piece. 

Disregard the multiple outfits. It's a long story. Ha! Thankfully we have two Pooh outfits because we're serious about our Pooh!!

Wells had a fun day! He didn't know what exactly was going on but he knew the day was just for him and he loved his sweet little Hundred Acre Woods party surrounded by all of the people that he loves the most! 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Wells is TWO!

My baby boy is two years old. I just can't believe how quickly he's growing up on me. Wells is the sweetest baby boy and we all just adore him. He knows he's the baby of the family and he enjoys it very, very much!!

Wells loves to play with cars. He has accumulated a very large car collection. He's my first boy to be interested in cars. He loves to roll them across a table and he loves to line them all up. He is so content with his cars. He loves Hot Wheels the most but really, any car will do. Wells also loves to play with the train table and he especially loves the trains that connect so he can slowly pull them all together. Another one of Wells favorite thing to play with is push toys. If he isn't playing with his trains or cars, he is pushing a toy around the house. We have a shopping cart that he loves but his favorite thing to push around is this alligator walker that all of my boys have used to learn to walk with. It's very loud and the alligators chomp while it's being pushed and he loves it. I've always said it was something I would keep forever and after how much Wells has loved it, it's become extra sentimental to me now!

Besides cars and push toys, Wells other love is his Pooh Bear. We got it at Disney World when we went for Christmas in 2019 (Wells first Christmas) and he has been attached to it ever since. He sleeps with it every night and every morning when I get him from his crib, he has to grab his Pooh and Piglet (we got him Piglet when Scott and I went to Disney this past August) before I get him out. Since he got attached to his Pooh Bear right away, I started introducing him to Winnie The Pooh on Disney+ and he loves it! He has loved Pooh so much and I love it too. It's such a sweet show. Besides Pooh, Wells of course loves Mickey too. Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures is his favorite of all the series but he loves any Mickey, even the Mickey Mouse shorts and this past Christmas he watched Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas at least twice a day. Wells also loves to watch movies which I think is kind of impressive for his age that he's able to sit still for that long. He has very recently gotten super into the Toy Story's and loves playing with all of our Toy Story toys. His other favorite is Frozen, especially Frozen 2 and he will belt out 'Into The Unknown' with Elsa with zero shame. It's hilarious. Moana is his other favorite Disney movie. 

Wells wears a size 18M in clothes but we're slowly being able to wear some 24M too. He wears a size 6 in Honest diapers and has a huge size 5.5 chunky foot! It's a sweat fest getting his shoes on every day. For most of this year Wells has been so obsessed with shoes and would always put just one shoe on and walk around the house with it. It didn't matter whose shoe it was, he just liked to have one....and just one...on. He doesn't do that as much anymore but it has always tickled us this past year. Wells is so sweet and still while getting his diaper changed and even comes and tells me when he needs a new one. He doesn't say a whole lot of words but his vocabulary is definitely expanding and it's so sweet to hear him talk. He loves reading books before bed every night. Books is one of the words he can say! He climbs in my lap, sticks his thumb in his mouth, and would let me read him 30 books every night if I was willing.

Wells favorite thing is milk and orange juice. He loves a good muffin and some yogurt too but everything else is pretty hit or miss. He has definitely been my most picky toddler and I honestly never know what to feed him. 

We love this sweet angel baby. He has been such a joy for all of us and is absolutely adored by his big brothers. They love their "Baby Wells" so much and Campbell is sad that Wells is growing up. These have been the sweetest last two years. It's so cliche but I really can't believe how quickly they have flown by. I have soaked them up and treasured every moment though. Wells is soooo busy all the time and being around him is so fun. Happy Birthday Baby Wells! You are so, so loved!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Happy 2021!

Hey all! Happy New Year!! I took a little blogging break while my kids were off from school. Bennett went back to school yesterday and Campbell goes back tomorrow so we're getting back into our regular ol' routine. 

We had a really wonderful Christmas holiday! We spent it with family like always and we made great memories. Scott and I have a small family so our gatherings are always just with parents only and that's exactly how we did it this year too. We did Christmas Eve with his parents, woke up at our house on Christmas morning, then around 1:00 we hopped in the car and headed to Little Rock to spend the rest of the day with my parents. 

Our Christmas morning with our boys was sweet and magical. Scott and I were so certain this would be the year the boys would wake us up super early but they didn't!! As soon as I woke up I looked at the monitor and noticed Wells was awake, Campbell looked like he was beginning to wake up and Bennett was out cold. I laid there a few minutes to see what Campbell would do and he still laid in bed, awake, so I decided to go upstairs and get him. We woke Bennett up and I hope I never forget what he said which was "oh thanks for waking me up guys, I almost missed the holiday." It made me smile so big! They came downstairs to see what Santa left them and were so excited about their Nintendo Switches. Wells was super pumped about his Mickey vacuum.

Campbell wasn't interested in much after getting his switch but Bennett was excited to open up all of his new presents and he wanted to play with everything!! Wells loved his cars and pound a peg and Madison found her and Ivy's presents a few days before Christmas and opened them all up then so they didn't have anything for Christmas day. Stinker. 

We spent several days in Little Rock and it was a nice little getaway. NYE was spent at home like always! I have really enjoyed the Christmas break. It feels nice to break away from the routine for a week or two and sleep in, watch movies with my kiddos, play toys, and do things together. I love routine and I never care to get off from our routine for more than two weeks (so summer is extra hard on me!) but this break has been refreshing. Hoping for a better 2021 than we had in 2020!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I hope you have a beautiful day full of peace, love and hope.