Gift Guide : For a one year old boy...

My little love bug is almost one.

I cannot even believe it! As any new mom knows the first year is so special in so many ways, his little life has already proven to bring loads of joy to so many people. This also means that many of his small friends are also celebrating their first birthdays around this time. Therefore, my desktop is the destination for an ever-growing collection of photos of items I found online that every little one year old needs ;) I try not to go crazy with toys, but there are a few things I have had my eye on for Knox...

1. We got this for my niece and nephew for Christmas last year and watched them spend hours running up and down the hallway pushing it and giggling. Knox is not walking just yet, but as soon as he gets the hang of it I cannot wait to watch him do the same.

2. Oh. My. Goodness. Have you ever seen such cute backpacks? I spent a good chunk of time scouring the internet for little backpacks and found these... the problem now is picking out which one to get!

3. Knox loves music. He especially loves the guitar and is so interested in figuring out how to strum with his little fingers. So, at some point I am hoping to start a little collection for him and our future kiddos. We can have our own little band!

4. Not much explanation needed here. This is the toy version of the car that Stone has (just sold) and loves so very much. Same color and everything!

5. Every little babe needs a secret hideaway and I am loving these teepees! Such a great place to tuck away.

6. Even before Knox was born these dolls were on my radar... Knox still does not have a specific animal or blanket that he is necessarily attached to, but I feel certain if he had Hercule he would choose him as his loveie!

7. BOOKS. I love giving books to Knox's babe friends. Unfortunately my wild man has not learned the technique of sitting still to listen to a story (or let alone a page) but, I am really hoping to instill the importance of reading in him. I just love what children's authors are coming up with these days... I think I have more fun picking out books than I probably should!



Birthmother's day.

This past Sunday was both my birthday and Mother's day. Double whammy.

Stone really went above and beyond... the entire day I felt so special and enjoyed every second of hanging with my little fam. Sunday morning I was greeted with breakfast in bed (VGs doughnuts), flowers, and a sweet card from Knox (yes, he is already writing... genius baby). Stone coined the day 'birthmother's day' which is a combo of birthday and mother's day that is also true in and of itself.. ha.

After naps we headed to Coronado to test out our new bikes. Knox was in h-e-a-v-e-n! Every couple of minutes he would raise both his hands in the air as if he was on a roller coaster... it was so dang cute :) I love riding around the neighborhoods in Coronado, the houses are just my all time favorite. 

We ended up in a traffic jam on the bike path for a while and stopped to watch the sailboats and hydrate (it was a toasty one!). One of the best parts of being a mom is getting to watch your babe experience and see new things. It makes me so excited to think of whats to come... we still have never been to the zoo, Seaworld, or most exciting will be Disneyland... oh I just can't wait!

I just feel so blessed by these two ^^ Cannot believe I get to spend life with them!

Hope all you mamas had a fantastic day as well... you deserve it :)



Enjoy this...

Husband does this thing where he falls in love with a song and then it plays on repeat in our house for days and days. Well currently, this is the song. Good thing we share similar taste in music :) Hope you enjoy it too. xo.


Three things...

If you know me, or have even read this blog for a while, you know that I love my birthday :) In fact, if I had it my way we would be celebrating all month long... which means, today we need to start! My birthday is May 12 and you may also know that this is Mother's day. I could look at it one of two ways... First, how wonderful to share my birthday with all of you mamas out there and get to doubly enjoy the day! But, unfortunately, this also means that instead of getting two celebrations a year, I now am grouped to one... I have already warned Stone that it does not mean he can skimp on either event ;)

The truth, and I have said this recently, is that lately life for me is a bit more simple. The things before that I desperately needed or wanted don't seem to matter as much anymore. I would never turn my  nose up to a shopping trip to Anthro, but my desire to spend money that way has lessened for sure.  So for my birthday my desires are few...

Something I really would like to get is a great pair of nude flats like these. Simple. Easy.

Spa day! Okay, so this is a little extravagant I know. But, I will preface this with the fact that I don't spend money throughout the year on haircuts (only go once a  year), waxing, nails (on the rare occasion), facials, etc. A girl needs to be pampered now and again and a massage, to me, is the best way to relax! When I have gone to the spa I usually just go for a massage then spend a couple hours after enjoying all of the free amenities like the pool, sauna, and hot tub!

I have been telling Stone for quite sometime that I really want us to get bikes with gears and a seat for Knox so we can cruise around by the beach or take them to Coronado. I love riding bikes. We have two rusty old cruisers that served their purpose well when we lived a block from the beach and could ride around just about anywhere. Our neighborhood now has lots of hills so I don't think I would make it without gears. Either way, Stone did his research and found these bikes from a company called CriticalCycles that are affordable and so cute! I got the cream version of the one above and Stone got that green one! Cannot wait to get them (hopefully this week) and go on a celebratory ride for my bday!

Not pictured.
I would love some time with my main man to go on special date where I can dress fancy :)

Happy May! xo.

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