Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trendy tot Thursday

Matchy match!

I never thought I would be the mom to match my girls' out fits or even coordinate them. But now with two adorable little girls, I find myself loving it. I don't do the match thing daily. Heck, anymore I can't even coordinate them as each girl has their very own distinct style and opinion. But I wanted to share some of my favorite matching or coordinated outfits. 
Their first matching outfit courtesy of the awesome Yaya// cute coordinating summer wear
I love these outfits again courtesy of Yaya.///cute bubble skirts and ruffle shirts. 

Vests and orange/gray striped shirts from great grandma//girls day out outfits
Pretty coordinating princesses//Uncle Dudes wedding

Fun coordinating and matching outfits from the last year. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trendy tot

My girls love tutus. They basically live in them especially come spring and summer. We literally have a door of tutus in every color. Truth be told I love them too. There is nothing more girly and fun then a tutu. 
This was Ladybug's very first tutu. It is well loved and worn. I love how fun the zebra stripes and pink is. 

Jozy's birthday tutu outfit. I was so excited when Yaya found a giraffe print one. It truly is perfect for her. 

Their latest tutu pics. I love the difference. With Jozy the tutu still looks so little and sweet but with Ladybug it almost looks more mature. I seriously wish I had a tutu for me. 

So there you go the main staple of my girls' closets. What is your  kids primary staple?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother's day was soooo relaxing and enjoyable this year. After switching plans, and indecisiveness, we finally settled for plan D or E. We hit the road and headed toward Helena to find a picnic spot and spend some non-electronic time away. It was by far one of the best days and I truly enjoyed just being with our lil family. Since, pictures are worth a 1000 words, I am going to keep this short and just share some of my favorites!

The Beautiful Views
Showing Ladybug how to shoot. She loved it by the way!!!!!!!

How cute are these feet dangling in the water????? 

Mommy and Bug's feet

Sister pics. They are the meaning of my life and the best gift was 
getting to be their mommy!

We found this abandoned inn and mattresses that spell out "love"
It was such a cool place and the girls were so excited to find a real

Relaxing on the way home! She was so chill! 

All in all, the day was perfect and I loved having a spontaneous adventure with our family. This will be something we do more often that is for sure!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Trendy Tot

I kinda want to start doing a weekly post about the girls' style. I figure Thursday is a good day so here goes. 

For the most part we let the girls choose their outfits. They really have developed their own style. Ladybug especially. So since its a crazy week I'm jus gonna post today's outfits. 
I LOVE her attitude so very much. Maybe a little too much! 

Yet she can be sooooo sweet.....

Seriously, how do you not fall in love with this smile?

So, there you go their adorable outfits today. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

To my mom

I have tried for the last few weeks to write a mother's day post. To put into words the vast and deep emotions I have when I think about my mom. All the wonderful things she has done for her kids and more so for her grandchildren. She is truly an amazing and wonderful person and my hero. She's the person I look to for advice and model my mothering after. When things are difficult I draw on the strength she has taught me to possess. She has always pushed me to follow my dreams and be open to all the wonders of the world. I don't know if she is aware of just how much impact she has on my life everyday. And as the saying goes "the best part of having her for a mom, is my kids get to have her for a grandma." Anyway, because this song speaks volumes for me and how I see my mom I am going to let it speak for me. I love you, Mom, more than words can say or their are stars in the sky.

                                                         "Somebody's Hero"
                                                               By: Jamie O'Neal
She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world, 
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

She didn't get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she's been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life's ambition
But now her baby's movin' on, and she'll soon be missin' her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin' down her face

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother's eyes
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters' starin' at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin' chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother's smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mama thoughts

Growing up I didn't dream about my wedding day or how many kids I would have with that magic perfect husband. The whole idea of marriage and kids terrifies me to limitless bonds. There are theories as to why I was (am in some ways) so commitment phobic but I view so many of those things as blessings on my life. So whatever caused this particular form of my crazy doesn't really matter. As I got older I tried hard to fit into the mold of what a female is suppose to feel as far as relationships. To the point that I jumped into an engagement I knew was completely wrong from the begining and went through a binge of random meaning less relationships before surprising myself and falling in love. But I digress......

When those two little lines appeared five years ago, I was in shock. Not that I was pregnant since I was pretty sure I was before the test and oddly know how it comes about but more the fact that I already loved my baby. The level of pure love that I felt toward the little growing ladybug. I knew she was a girl instantly. So after the ultrasound technician conformed that Hubbins an I would be welcoming a daughter, a new level a fear came about. One mixed with a striking light of excitement and bliss though. I proclaimed that I didn't want pink or princess. In my young naive childless mind I thought that those things would take away her strength in some way. Of course, that lasted about five seconds after she was born. 

Now our house is painted with pink sparkly princess dresses and a rainbow of tutus. And we are blessed with two of the most beautiful strong and brave little girls. I LOVE LIFE! I love that our girls can dig in the dirt or wrestle even in their tutus. I love that they mama their babies, stuffed animals, and basically anything or one that let's them. Our house is a girlly parade or tiaras, baseball, ballet, tea parties, photography, races, and so much more. And our girls, oh how I admire them. They are feisty and stubborn. And yes, sometimes a little too bossy and sassy. But oh how smart they are with imaginations that will take them to great heights. 

I look back on my pre-mommy hood self and snicker. How silly those fears were. How naive I really was. I see parents now who put stereo types on their not born yet babies and I wonder what they will think in a year. Will they realize that it's normal for girls to want to be princesses and mamas but just as good to encourage them to play with bugs and dig in the dirt with cars. So mamas embrace the sparkly poofy pink life of little girls. 

I am one lucky mama of two amazing princesses!

Saturday, May 4, 2013