Wednesday, December 28, 2011

.5 months.

Christmas Day also marks our sweet Chloe Jane's 5th month...
oh how she is growing and what a silly girl.
 Hanging out in the cool new Jumperoo Daddy sent!
 I melt.
 She loves playing with her piggies...
[Rockin' her GroVia set]
Stop really, stop it!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas

Even with the excitement of Chloe's 1st Christmas, it was a quiet one for the Lovins & myself with Fred in Honduras and Kailee off to California.  
Pictures...really Mom?! We just want to open presents!!!
Ok guys...have at it!!!

Chloe didn't care about much else once she got her Sophie...
Now, that I am in baby mode was time to trade in the 'Aidan Satchel' for a little 'Eliz-a Baby' bag cuteness. What can I say, he loves me! ;] Uhmmm...this is year 2 of MbMJ for Christmas, I'm ok if this becomes a tradition! LOL
...and a Mommy Necklace is action. Chloe is pretty fascinated with it.

Since Fred is the chef in this house & with some of the other hubbies gone too, we decided dinner at the DFac would be a fun adventure. Yes, we ate Christmas Dinner at the DFac! LOL It was a total feast & surprisingly, really tastey!!!
All you can drink chocolate milk...HEAVEN!
Strawberry Shortcake ice creams...Mommy's favorite!

It would've been amazing to have our whole family together and even though we were missing Fred & Kai...we still managed to have a wonderful Christmas. Looking forward to this year, when our family will be whole again.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

Time to bake Christmas cupcakes!!! Santa prefers cupcakes to cookies...ya huh, he told me personally. 
 This year, I found these cute snow/gingerbread man cupcake toppers that you can decorate w/stickers. So we had most of the neighborhood kids over to help decorate & sip on hot cocoa.
 Hehe...they're adorable.
Daniel, enjoying the kids hard work.
 After everyone packed up their goodies & cleared out, it was time for our Skype date w/Daddy...
 Chloe...doing what she does best.
Ready to open gifts...
  In their new Christmas jammies and loving their treats from Daddy!
She couldn't wait to take this baby out for a spin...too bad it was getting late & time for Mrs. Claus to get to work, wrapping presents.
 A little something for the Mama...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Goodies from Grandparents

Since the Lovins would be opening the traditional jammies + the presents that Daddy sent special for them on Christmas Eve, then be on present overload from Santa...I let them open their cards & package from the Grandparents on Christmas Eve Eve! ;]

Ryan was impressed w/the cards contents & Lambie was practicing her new reading skills.

 Chloe's 1st Christmas card...

Just what they asked for...
It's definitely not news...but we've got some extremely "loved" Lovins!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cloth bootie cutie!

I never imagined, after 3 kids in Pampers that I would be making the switch to CLOTH!? But, we have and I am amazed at how easy the transition was. After a ton of research and picking the brains of every CD'ing Mama I know, we decided that GroVia Hybrid AI2's would be the best fit for us. We started with a small stash, only planning on cloth diapering at home during the day...realizing how silly that idea was, we quickly added a few more soakers & shells [tee's & wetbag] to our stash and began cloth diaper 'round the clock. 


Someone looks happy about the switch...

Monday, December 19, 2011


It didn't last long...[and probably for the best] but, for a quick minute Southside had a La'Berry and we enjoyed it often! Especially, for playdates...cause fro-yo is best w/friends. ;]

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mrs. Claus

Our day, started with a Holiday Party at Lambie's school! You can't tell, but this is the first time the girls have ever worn 'coordinating' outfits...Gymboree, of course. ;]
 Just chillen' in her Mico...

After school, we waited for Ryan...then headed off to visit w/our favorite Brookie. As usual, we stumbled into some fun...basically a private storytime w/Mrs. Claus.

Guess it pays to spend so much time at the Mall!? lol
She was a fabulous Mrs. Claus and the kids loved it! They hung onto their little reindeers all winter and every now and then, they'll pop up, only to disappear again. I tell the kids, Santa sent them to check on them and report back on their behavior...mwahahaha!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's beginning to...

...look a lot like Christmas!!!

I absolutely adore the stockings my Mom made for the kids a couple years ago...I can't wait to see what Chloe's will look like!

This year I tried my hand at craftyness...first the wreath and now, handmade garland! Kailee & I did this together and I think it turned out really cute.

The tree all was a big'n too!!!

Chloe's 1st Holiday Season!

Surprisingly, Ryan was the only one who cooperated w/pics.

However, I did manage 1 with all our sweet Lovins together!

With love...The White Family

Monday, December 12, 2011


Almost time for Christmas we are just keeping busy w/friends as always.

 Jad, racing cars...
 .Sweet Gabriel.

It's December and I love that it's warm enough for the park...


Just some fun pics of our friends Jad & Victor!