In Our day to day life on
April 17, 2017

Landon’s First Easter

I love Easter. The meaning behind the day is very special for my family and I. CHRIST HAS RISEN! We celebrate all that Jesus has done for us and His faithfulness. I also love this time of year because the weather is always so beautiful. I love the tulips (can’t help it- I am dutch) and all of the pretty pastels. For Landon’s first Easter we decided, since I was off from work, that we would host dinner this year. Some of our family had never seen our apartment, so we figured this was a good opportunity. We love to entertain and cook, so we volunteered to have everyone over to our place. We had a great time surrounded by our family and loved ones. Landon was very spoiled and received lots of goodies in his multiple Easter baskets. He even got a GIANT bunny rabbit of his own from Grandma & Grandpa Speer in Florida, whom we named Harvey. TJ and I chose to open our basket with L the Saturday before, so that we could enjoy the moment and not feel rushed. I love the pictures of him discovering what was inside of his first basket with his daddy at the park.

Overall, baby’s first Easter was perfect. The weather was great, the food was delicious, and the company was even better! Oh, and Landon even tried sweet potato for the first time- can’t say he hated it! 😉 Hope you all had a great Easter with your family. This was one to remember!

In Creativity Corner on
March 28, 2017

Baby’s first Easter basket

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is one of the most meaningful ones. It’s the day that we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and it is a day that is very important to my family and I. As adults we understand the true meaning behind this day, however as a young child many of my memories revolved around bunnies, dying Easter eggs and searching all over our backyard for hidden eggs.. This is also one of the many reasons why I love Easter. It is a holiday that allows your child to use their imagination and take their mind to new places. Of course we look forward to the day when Landon is old enough to understand the real meaning behind Easter Sunday, but until then we will try to make this day as fun and special as possible.

Growing up, I always looked forward to waking up on Easter morning to a giant Easter basket full of surprises and many of my favorite things. Every year my parents would buy me a Disney mug, which was part of a collection that Disney had going at the time. Every year it was a different theme- full of disney princesses or stories from my favorite movies. I still have these mugs and cherish them, as they are now keepsakes, but the best part about them is that they bring me right back to that special moment. Even though Landon is only 5 months old, I still wanted to make a basket for him because I wanted to start a tradition with him and hope that one day he will be just as excited to open his Easter basket as I was!

I chose practical items to put in his basket, things that I knew he would use (with the exception of the adorable bunny ears- couldn’t resist)! I am also really excited for L to try out the teething egg, I have read great things about it! I love that it comes with a clip, which makes it easy to pin on his pants when we are on the go. My favorite item in his basket was my ‘all-time favorite’ Easter book growing up called, The Country Bunny. I had to contain myself from reading it as soon as it came in the mail. I want to save it for Easter. I love all of the images in the book and remember them to this very day. I chose not to include a stuffed animal bunny in this basket, only because he already has one- but it was hard to resist all of the cute plush animals in the stores right now. Lastly, I love the monogrammed basket cover that I found at Target with his initial on it. I plan to keep this basket and use it year after year because it is just so perfect!

Below is a list of all of the items found in Landon’s basket, along with the links to where we purchased them!

God Gave Us Easter Book

One of the many beautiful pages within The Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes

Bright Starts Tags ‘n Activities Gift Set from Target

The Teething Egg

Adorable Easter plush bunny ears

White basket and teal green monogram basket cover found here

Happy Easter to you all!



In Motherhood on
March 26, 2017

Love at first bite

Yesterday Landon turned five months old. Wow, does time fly? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were telling our family that we were pregnant! L has been sitting with us at the table for dinner these last few weeks, so we thought it might be time to let him try his first foods. TJ took the highchair down from the attic and set it up right away. The baby fit perfectly in it and it was nice to “officially” include him as a member at the table.

TJ and I decided to let Landon try avocado for the first time today. To our surprise, he seemed to really like it! It amazed me how right away he knew what to do with the spoon. During his first bite he took a second to think, “oh, this is different” but after three more bites, he seemed to be on a roll. He was even leaning his head towards the bowl for more! He must have ended up eating around 10 small spoonfuls in all. Of course we got some video footage of the special moment. Overall, TJ and I were very happy with how well Landon did. Seems like there is no turning back now- this kids going to be eating french fries in no time 😉