Back again. Again.

Everyone goes through phases in life.

These past few months have been a hard season for me. It has been a very long winter. I’ve experienced the “winter blues” more than I ever have before, but that is something to talk about in its own post. Today, I’m just here to say that I am back to blogging again! Thank you for everyone who has continued to follow me on my other social media! I’m excited to start this process again and bring in some fresh new things for Spring!

Here is to some happy blogging!

Christmas Photos 2016

We were blessed to have some Christmas pictures taken this year, and I’m so excited about them! We loved the photographer who took our family photos a few months ago- and she was doing a Christmas special that we couldn’t pass up. I have been so bad about sending out Christmas cards, but this year- I’m on it! Hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!

Happy Holidays!

 

Emersyn Update

Well, I fell of the blogging world again. I go through phases where posting comes easily, and then life happens and I drop the ball. So today I’m doing Emersyn’s 6, 7, and 8 month update!

Emersyn is 8 months old as of 3 days ago. She is army crawling, eating some solids, and saying mama! She is still waking up 3 times a night to nurse, which has not been my favorite thing, but she always goes right back to sleep on her own once she is done- which makes it bearable. Emersyn loves crawling around and exploring- she especially loves when we have play time in brothers room and she can have free reign of all the toys! Over all, she is a very happy and chatty baby! She loves when people talk to her and she will usually try and talk back. Its easier taking her places than staying home all day, which is not how it was with Randsom! I love seeing all the small differences between my kids.

So here are some pictures from month 8, 7, and 6!

Love,

Mommy Little

 

Pumpkin Picking

My family spent yesterday morning picking out pumpkins! It was so much fun, and we were especially glad that Daddy was able to join us for our little adventure. He has been so busy this semester, we hardly see him! Anyway, Randsom loved seeing all the pumpkins and sitting on the big red tractor! Emma was also thrilled at all the fall sights. Washington is absolutely beautiful this time of year, we are so glad to have been able to enjoy it. Stay tuned for pumpkin painting pictures!

Happy Sunday,

Mommy Little

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Outfit Details
Jacket: Old from TJ Maxx
Shirt: Old Navy 
Pants: Loft
Boots: Hunter Boots

Emmas Hat: H&M Sold Out

Instagram Round Up

I finally worked up the nerve to share a few outfit posts on Instagram this past week! I’m thrilled with how many people have seemed to enjoy them. I’ve gotten a few questions about each outfit, so I’m sharing the details here!
Enjoy- and thanks for the support!

 

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Vest: J. Crew FactoryShirt: Old from T.J. Maxx, similar version here Pants: Loft Boots: Tory Burch
Necklace: Kendra ScottBedding: West Elm

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Details
Vest: J. Crew Factory – Necklace: Kendra Scott – Shirt: Old

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Shoes: Tory BurchPants: Loft Shirt: T.J. Maxx – Cardigan: Loft Necklace: Kendra ScottPurse: Tory Burch

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Shoes: Converse Pants: Loft Top: Old NavyJacket: Old Nordstrom, Similar here
Em’s Pants: Carters- Em’s Top: Oshkosh Em’s Jacket: Old Navy, Not Available Online – Em’s Bow: Little Poppy Co. 

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Boots: Old, Similar HerePants: Loft Top: Lush Cardigan: Old Navy
Necklace and Earrings: Kendra Scott Bag: Barrington Gifts

Changes: Blog About What You Love

Confession time.

I don’t always love blogging.

There I said it. Sometimes it feels like I’m trying to push out content that others will love, instead of writing about what I truly enjoy. I love the community that I have found here in the blogging world, but I feel like my best connections are on Instagram and not my blog. And honestly, I’m feeling burnt out.

So from here on out- I will be making a few changes to my blog. I will be posting everything from my usual “mom” posts and family updates, to fashion and beauty. I have lots of interests and I want my blog to showcase that. I hope you will stay with me as I try to figure this all out.

As always,

Mommy Little

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Weekend Round Up

Another week has come and gone! Here is what we have been up too…

 

 

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Emersyn turned 6 months old! She is adorable, chubby, and the life of the party. I will do a 6 month update soon… but here is a sneak peak of her pictures! She also started trying solids… which she loved.

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Randsom upgraded to a big boy bed. I was worried about the transition at first, but he as adjusted without a problem. I guess that is one of the perks to keeping him in a crib until he was 3! haha Also, his bedding is my favorite. I think I’m more obsessed with it than he is.

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My stroller got a serious upgrade- I’m so excited about these stroller liners by DimplesMonkey on Etsy! They are beautiful, double sided, and machine washable. Perfect for when Emersyn has a blow out while on a walk… ask me about that one.

 

I hope you all had a great week, and are enjoying your weekend!

Mommy Little

 

Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

 

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I have a Preschooler!

My son turned 3 this summer, and this year we have decided to start implementing a more diligent “education schedule”.  So in September we started doing Preschool 4 days a week.

I was homeschooled during late elementary and high-school, and had a wonderful experience. I firmly believe in the importance of being in control of your children’s education (whether that be homeschooling or just being involved in their public or private school education) and I will write another post on why I plan on homeschooling my children. But for now I thought I would share what we have planned for Randsom this year!

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I am blessed with a supportive family that is extremely knowledgeable about homeschooling (both my husband and I were homeschooled by our amazing mothers!). My mother in law blessed us with the main curriculum that I plan to use this year. It is a Lesson Book  by Memoria Press that uses popular children’s books to make teaching preschoolers easy and fun. If you purchase the set from Memoria Press, it comes with the work book and all of the children’s books, but you could easily just purchase the work book/teachers manual and borrow each book from your local library.

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This curriculum is broken down into weekly lesson plans. Every week you and your student go through one new book. Each day there is a new lesson that goes with the book of the week. The lessons start with a short prayer (which I think is important to teach from a young age!) and talking about the day/date/weather. You go on to Alphabet and Number lessons, which are provided for you in the work book. You also have sections for Oral, Language, Literature, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor skills. The best part is that each daily lesson only takes about 20 minutes! This is perfect for preschoolers who have a hard time doing one thing for very long. There are also lots of suggested activities for each week that you can add on your own to keep your child engaged and remembering back to the lessons.

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Ransom has loved participating in his Preschool work so far. I have also enjoyed watching him be more challenged through out the day. It has been wonderful that the program is only 4 days out of the week, which leaves room for outside activities, and makes it easier to keep up with if someone is having an off day. We have also implemented a few other books and activities to this curriculum. I have loved using these Star Wars Workbooks to add a little more to each day. And obviously, Randsom is obsessed with Star Wars and always willing to do these.

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I will report back after a few months on our experience and if I still love it as much as I do now.

What do you use to teach your Preschooler at home?

-Mommy Little

Weekend Round Up

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Its that time again. The weekend! Here is what we have been up to this week.

We started off the week over at Nana and Papa’s new house. They were kind enough to purchase some fun “gym” toys for Randsom and Emma to use- which has been great! We loved going over and run enjoying the new set up. It is also really helpful for Randsom to get in some practice with balance and coordination.


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This week, Randsom has his Batman dreams come true. I purchased him a “blue” batman costume, and I have never seen a child more happy. He has been asking to dress up as a “blue Batman” for months now. I have no idea why he loves the vintage Batman so much- but I love it! He was so happy about his new costume that he hasn’t wanted to take it off! We went to the park to feed ducks the next day, with Batman. All very exciting.


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Next, the kids and I picked up Daddy from school, and headed over to our local fair. This was the first time Randsom had ever been to a fair- and it was a blast! We all enjoyed seeing the animals, booths, and even riding a few rides.


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Over all, we had a pretty great week! Hope you did as well, and enjoy your weekend!

Mommy Little