Monday, July 6, 2015

Star Spangled Kids Link-Up

It's been quite a while since I've participated in a link up... I know, I know, it's been quite a while since I blogged in general. But you guys know me and how much I love a good holiday. Any excuse to dress my kiddos up in matching outfits and celebrate gets me going! So, today, I'm linking up with Liz, Vanessa, Sara, Erin, Kristy and Natalie for this fun July 4th Star Spangled Kids Link Up to show off my little firecrackers!
This was last year for July 4th, when Crew was only 2 months old, which obviously didn't stop me from coordinating our outfits.
July 4th, 2015. Someone didn't want to sit and smile. :-)
I even gave T a patriotic mani/pedi, which she loved. Is anyone else obsessed with Jamberry these days?
No July 4th weekend is complete without a trip to the water park for some fun in the sand and sun!
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing long weekend with friends, family, and lot's of red, white, and blue!



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tinley's Carousel Birthday

Welllll hello there blog land! Long time, no see! I sure have missed this sweet little place, but I have sooooo been enjoying life. I hope you all have been as well!
This is something I've been meaning to share for months, and I finally found some spare time to get it posted. So, without further ado, here's how we celebrated sweet Tinley's 3rd Birthday back in January!
I found T's invites on Etsy, and they were even more beautiful in person! I was so impressed with the seller, I ended up getting matching cupcake toppers and cupcake wraps from her as well.

We rented out the banquet room at the Merry-Go-Round Museum, which is in our very own downtown. I don't know how we had never been there prior to this, considering T's absolute favorite ride is the carousel. It made the perfect theme, and the mint/blush/gold color scheme was gorgeous. There were all kinds of fun things for the kids to do, and the staff was great.
 It turned out to be a wonderful sunny day, which is rare in Ohio in the winter- much different from last year on her birthday, when a blizzard almost ruined our party! I was so glad it ended up being a nice day, and all of our friends and family were able to come and help celebrate.






Thank you to Wendy Kromer for the delicious cake pops that were too pretty to eat, and the fabulous carousel cookies!

Creative Cuisine's food was amazing, as always!

My beautiful 3 year old!

Sweet friends and their boys

Every one had some fun on the carousel, even daddy!

Thank you to everyone that helped us celebrate our baby girl's 3rd Birthday. It was the most perfect day, and T is STILL talking about it. (and asking to go back!)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

It's been two years since I started this blogging thing, and I have thoroughly enjoyed "meeting" so many wonderful people! I have so many blogs I read on a daily basis, and some days, y'all are the only thing that keep me sane. Your optimism, your creativity, your inspiration, and your kindness all make me smile, and I have loved watching so many wonderful families grow!
I'm looking forward to 2015 and seeing what's in store for us.

Merry Christmas from the Slater family!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve & Printables

Ready or not, tomorrow is Christmas! I don't know about y'all, but to me it feels like we were just eating Thanksgiving dinner!
Last night, I finished wrapping everything, and tied up a few last loose ends, so I think we're officially ready. Bring on Christmas!
Like every other mom in America, last night, I was trying to think of the perfect goodbye for Jovie, our Elf. The other day, I showed you the pajamas she's bringing Tinley and Crew for Christmas morning, but I needed something else. She arrived with a letter, so I figured a goodbye letter would perfect. I found this template, and after tweaking it a bit, it was ready for Jovie to leave for the kids.

Tinley was so excited when she woke up this morning! Even though the letter says she's allowed to hug and kiss Jovie goodbye, she wouldn't do it! Maybe before bed tonight.
I also found these super cute printable gift tags from Santa
Once again, after tweaking them a bit, they turned out perfect. I can't wait to tie them on all of the kid's gifts with some baker's twine!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tiny Dancer

From the moment I heard we were having a girl, one of my favorite things to imagine was her first dance class. My aunt owned a dance studio, so I started dancing at the age of 3, and continued until I graduated high school. It was such a huge part of my life for so, so long, and I miss it to this very day.
So, when Tinley was finally old enough for a "Mommy and Me" dance class, I jumped at the opportunity to enroll her! I think I was more excited than she was when signing up and shopping for her dance outfits, but once she got to her first class, she was hooked. Just look at these pictures from her first class back in August...
Pure joy!
Watching the big girls in awe!
Every Monday, she wakes up and says "Me have dance tonight!" I love her enthusiasm, and only hope her love for the art continues. Since she's just in the "Mommy and Me" class this year, we don't get to participate in the recital, but Little Miss has already informed me that "next year when she's 3, she's taking 2 classes and driving herself." Well, okay then baby girl, mama can't wait! (For the dance class part that is. You'll have to wait about 13 more years for the driving thing!)
monogrammed leo from etsy

 monogrammed tutu by mudpie


Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Pajama Party Link-Up

I've been quite the blogging slacker as of late (sorry!), but this is another link-up party I could not miss out on. I participated in this last year, and had so much fun seeing everyone's cuties in their Christmas jammies- one of my favorite things! So, a big thanks to Darci, Julie, Natasha, Jenny and Ashley for hosting this Christmas Pajama Party link- up again this year!
Every holiday has been so fun lately, and I have really enjoyed matching Tinley and Crew. (Sorry, not sorry!) I knew Christmas would be no exception. ANDDDDD not only was I excited to match their outfits for seeing Santa, Christmas pictures, holiday parties, etc, but also their pajamas! I know, I know...
Anyway, I found two of the cuuuuutest 2-piece sets on one of my favorite website, Smocked Auctions, and I knew they had to have both! We got their Santa pajamas first, and they wore them while we read "Elf on the Shelf " the night we returned home from Thanksgiving vacation. It was the perfect way to kick off December and the arrival of Jovie, our Elf.
My mom gave them the second coordinating striped personalized pair when she came to visit and do Christmas last weekend. Tinley has learned that practically everything she owns has her name on it, so she immediately started spelling her name when she saw them. Whoops.
I can't decide which are cuter!
We started a fun tradition with Tinley on her first Christmas, and plan to continue it this year with her and Crew. Jovie the Elf is bringing them each  a new pair of Christmas pajamas that they can open Christmas Eve. I found both of their sizes in these adorable fleece footed onesies by Carter's, so they'll be warm and snuggly, and of course, look cute for all those photo ops on Christmas morning!
 Please join us for this fun and festive link-up! Merry Christmas!


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