Monday, August 31, 2015

Mommy Mondays: Lacie's Fourth Birthday

On August 19th, my first baby turned FOUR YEARS OLD! 

We woke up and I took my traditional "First Day as a __ year old" picture!

Here's Lacie Jane on her very first day as a four year old!  
You can see that Paisley didn't want to be left out of the action! 

Lacie got to walk downstairs to this birthday table! 

The first thing she did was put on her "4" crown! 

Then she got down to the business of opening presents!

Blakely got a present too! 

After presents, we had bagels for breakfast - which is what the birthday girl requested! 

Paisley and Daddy at breakfast! 

After breakfast we headed to Sesame Place where we did 3 rides before the power in the entire park went off.  We tried to wait it out with snacks, but gave up after about 30 minutes and went home (thank goodness we did because the power was apparently out for another hour).  

The girls got a bath and took a nap, so they would be ready to celebrate!  Here's Lacie showing that she is 4!  

As soon as Lacie woke up, the birthday crown went back on!  Everyone came over and there were lots more presents to open.  We ate pizza - also per Lacie's request! 

Then it was time for dessert!  Lacie wanted a PINK ice cream cake!  

Happy 4th Birthday Lacie Jane! 

This was the Birthday Princess Shirt that Lacie wore for her birthday:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

Is it really already the last Wednesday of August?!?!  This summer flew by!  Today I am linking up and bringing you a What's Up Wednesday!

What We're Eating This Week
On Monday, we enjoyed my Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta!  The kids had the leftovers last night - even Paisley!  Girlfriend loves any kind of pasta!  You can find that recipe here

What I'm Reminiscing About
School.  On September 11th, Lacie will start preschool.  Five days a week - only half days though.  My heart can't handle anything else just yet.  She will be going to the same preschool that I went to.  Coincidentally she will also be young like me - all the other kids will turn 5 over the course of the year but Lacie won't turn 5 until a few weeks before Kindergarten - which is only one year away!  Her starting school is something that is very bittersweet!  I am so excited for her to have some independence and learn and meet friends...but at the same time I can't believe how fast these four years have flown by! 

What I'm Loving
The mornings are getting a little bit cooler and I know that fall weather is almost here! 

What We've Been Up To
So much Birthday Celebrating!  I turned 30 on August 1st and Lacie turned 4 on August 19th!  John took a week off from work and we did fun activities with the girls everyday - Build A Bear, Sesame Place, the shore, the movies, etc!  August was a really fun month!

What I'm Dreading 
John's fall work schedule.  We truly had the most amazing two months of John being home every single day at 2:30!  The fall will be the opposite.  He will work crazy late hours and most days will be gone from 6:00 am until well after the kids go to bed at 6:30pm.  I hate his school year schedule.  It's wonderful because it allows me to be a stay at home mom - which was always my dream.  But it's hard on me and especially hard on the kids! 

What I'm Working On
Cleaning out our house!  Over the weekend, John and I did a major purge and there is still more to do.  We got rid of clothes that were too small/too worn out.  We got rid of broken toys.  We got rid of things the girls don't play with anymore.  We got rid of things the baby doesn't need anymore.  Everytime we get rid of stuff, I think of this:

What I'm Excited About
Creating some new fall recipes over the next few weeks - and of course making some of my fall favorites!!!
You can find some of my fall favorites here!

What I'm Watching/Reading
I am taking any and all book suggestions!  Seriously I need to read a lot more than I currently do!  Lacie and Blakely got Kindles for Lacie's birthday (it's funny how that works right - I know Mom's of two kids - especially close in age - can relate).  I definitely want to make a point of reading on the kindle at night! 

What I'm Listening To
The Mother Goose Club...have you ever seen this show?!?  I randomly put it on for the kids one day - thinking it sounded educational.  It's not.  It's a bunch of songs by some very strangely dressed children.  But my kids are hooked on this!  We have two witching hours in my house - the one before nap and the one before bed - and if I put this on all three kids stop crying/whining/trouble making and watch.  They watch it like little kid zombies.  If you have Netflix and little kids you should definitely check it out.  You may hate me for it but your kids will probably love it!

What I'm Wearing
My very favorite Hue black leggings and a long sleeve t-shirt!  
Seriously these leggings are my very favorite! Ever! 

What I'm Doing This Weekend
Swimming!  Only one week of the pool left!  
and also
More Cleaning...insert one of those sad face emojis here...

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
1. The start of fall - fall weather, apples, pumpkins!  Everything fall excites me! 
2. Lacie going to preschool
3. Lacie starting dance again
4. Blakely going to her first dance class
5. Lacie starting soccer
6. Having some special one on one time with Blakely while Lacie is at preschool and Paisley takes her morning nap

What Else Is New
Paisley is crawling and standing!  I have a feeling that she will be an early walker like Blakely!  Blakely took her first steps at 9.5 months and less than a month later was running!  We used to joke that she needed a helmet! 

What is Your Favorite Back to School Tradition
I don't have any yet!!!  This will be the first year I send Lacie to school.  So I cannot wait to read about everyone's back to school traditions and start one this year! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites: Lacie's BDay

Wednesday was Lacie's Birthday!!! She turned Four!  I will be talking about what we did for her special day in my Mommy Monday post next week.  For now, I thought I would share some of my favorites from her Fourth Birthday!  She got so many wonderful presents - clothes for school and new toys!  In fact this weekend, I will be working on purging some of her old things!

Her Birthday Princess Shirt

I found this shirt online - at Kohls - and it was super inexpensive and so cute!  I knew that Lacie would love a shirt with the number "4" on it as well as the saying "Birthday Princess" because Lacie is a total princess!  If you follow me on Instagram (@lindsayhilosky) than you know that Lacie has to wear her crown every single day.  They have other numbers as well (I saw 1-6).  

A New Lilipop 

Lili is Lacie's very favorite stuffed animal. She received it as a first birthday gift from our Aunt Kathy, and she just fell in love with it right away. Well last year and this year, Lili needed to be replaced! John's parents gave her new Lili as a gift.  Of course we keep her old ones.  Some kids have pacifiers, some kids have special blankets...Lacie has Lili.  Now she has three!  I don't think that we could ever part with any of her Lilies!  

Ballet Pajamas

 Lacie needed new pajamas for the Fall and I found these online and new that she would love them - because in addition to being a princess Lacie is also a ballerina! 
Red Velvet Fudge Bars

 Lacie requested these bars in addition to Ice Cream Cake! Every time I make them, I am reminded that they are my favorite bar!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lacie Look Back

Today, my sweet baby girl turns four!

Four Years Old

It is absolutely crazy how fast these four years have gone!  Last year I shared a Lacie Look Back from Birth - Her Last Day of Being Two!  You can find that post here.  I thought today would be a great day to look back at her third year!

Last Day as a Three Year Old!

What a difference a year makes! 


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