Autumn at 2.5 <3

Earlier this month, my little girl turned 2 and a half!! Aka 30 months old haha. ¬†I’m not one to keep track of months specifically, but it would have been hard to add a little point to 2.5 years haha ūüėČ

Autumn has been growing so much over the last half a year.  She has a LOT to say.  She knows so many words, and says them so sweetly.  Some of them she has the cutest pronunciations.  She still loves reading so much, and always wants to hear stories.

This month she watched her new favourite movie, Moana! ¬†She’s also started potty training (which I will probably write about in more detail soon).

She’s learning so much and I love watching her grow <3

xoxo,
Alysa

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Tea for Two – 2nd Birthday Tea Party!

My little girl just turned TWO, and to celebrate we threw her a tea party!

This year, we kept it on the smaller side, so we could have a sit down lunch.

Tea for Two, Second Birthday Tea Party

We set it up so that two tables could fit into our dining room, and then I filled each table with food.

Tea for Two, Second Birthday Tea Party

I put up a wall of pictures of Autumn from the last year.

Tea for Two, Second Birthday Tea Party

I made a big floral A for Autumn

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For lunch we had fancy sandwiches (cream cheese, egg salad, and chicken salad), bruschetta, and fruit skewers.

Tea for Two, Second Birthday Tea Party

Tea for Two birthday party

For dessert, I made cupcakes, and sugar cookies, and we had Polish candies, vinatarta, and cream puffs and nanaimo bars (not pictured).

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I decorated tea cups for everyone to take home with them!

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And, of course, a few different types of tea.

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It was an amazing day, and I’m so happy with how things turned out for my little girl.

Autumn’s outfit:
Dress: thrifted // shoes: Baby Gap // hairband: Little Stitches by Brandi Little

xoxo,
Alysa

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To My Daughter on Her 2nd Birthday

to my daughter on her 2nd birthday

My dear Autumn,

You turned two today! Which feels almost impossible because I’m pretty sure you were just born. ¬†These last two years went by so fast, but especially this last year. ¬†You’re growing up, and it’s much too fast.

This past year, you started walking, you started talking more and more, and your little personality is shining through even more. ¬†It’s so much fun when you let us know exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it. ¬†This year, you got your big girl bed, you got to go to Touch-A-Truck, you made so many new friends!

This past year, you gained a little brother. ¬†He is one of your favourite people, and you love to bring him toys (and take them away), wipe his mouth, and kiss his cheek or hands. ¬†He is totally captivated by you as well. ¬†It’s amazing to see how much you two love each other.

You want to do and see everything, you just love to explore your world. ¬†Whether we’re at the park, the library, or in our own back yard.. all you want to do is check everything out and see how things work. ¬†You especially love walking around and around in our house.

You have so many favourite things right now. ¬†You’re obsessed with anything that has to do with bunnies, or boats. ¬†You love Disney, especially Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Beauty & The Beast, Zootopia and Frozen. ¬†You love to sing “Let It Go” and “Beauty and the Beast” in your sweet little voice. ¬†You love to take care of your baby doll, and you enjoy feeding her just like mama. ¬†You still love books, and you love colouring at your little table in my studio.

I love you so much, and I’m so excited to see how you change and grow over the next year <3

xoxo,
Mama

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yay autumn!

This past Wednesday was the official first day of autumn! ¬†I’m even more excited about fall this year, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that my daughter has the same name as the season. ¬†Everywhere I look, people are writing about things to do in autumn, and fun things about autumn. ¬†I love that! ¬†It makes it more fun for me for sure!

Here are a few other things I’m excited about for this autumn:

  1. Halloween
    It’s Autumn’s first Halloween! ¬†I’m so excited to make her costume, and dress up with her. ¬†I kind of want to have a few different costumes for her, so we can go to a couple of things. ¬†I think that would be super fun!
  2. Fun fall activities
    Stuff that doesn’t seem that exciting when you don’t have kids, is going to be so much fun this year with Autumn! ¬†I can’t wait to show her the crunchy leaves, and take her to a pumpkin patch, or to a corn maze.
  3. No school!
    It’s so nice to not be in school this year. ¬†It’s definitely a change from last year! ¬†I’m really enjoying being done school ūüôā

What are you excited most excited for this season?

xoxo,
Alysa

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