Friday, May 09, 2014

Millie Mae - 1 1/2 Photoshoot!

I love my Millie Girl. She is a big bad toddler now!! 
She doesn't mind photoshoots with mommy which is good news for me! 
Millie loves to say hi to everyone at the store, she loves to wave to the cows on the Yellow Farm, she loves to eat oreos, color with markers {no crayons please, mom}, and read her lift-the-flap books. She has the sweetest heart, the bluest eyes and the biggest personality.
Trav & i love our Millie Mae!
 ^^ millie discovered the wonders dandelion fuzz for the first time this week!^^


 ^^ my happy little angel girl!^^

 ^^ her piggie tails kill me everytime. ^^
there is nothing cuter than toddler hair! nothing!
 ^^ millie learned that eating the fuzz is not the yummiest.^^
trial & error, girlfriend. 
"ugh! mom! help!"



 ^^ queen of the world!!^^



 ^^ i love that millie inherited her daddy's eyes. ^^
 ^^ i also love that she inherited her mama's nose!^^

 ^^ millie girl loves cows. LOVES them. sometimes she can see them from her bedroom and she'll run run run to grab her footstool, plop it down in front of the window and will stay there for a full twenty minutes waving and smiling and saying, "hi cows! hi! COWS! HI COWS!!" ^^
 ^^ The Yellow Farm is a pretty great adventure spot for growing little girls!^^
 ^^ i love when she walks around like this. it's like she's deep in thought about the next mess she's going to make or the next strange thing she's going to try to eat.^^

she's a doll. just a doll!

little sister will be here in just two months! a good thing too because this mama is already SO DONE with being pregnant it's getting nuts! straight up nuts!
xo lauren

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A Day at the Yellow Farm

Being from Arizona, i love all things hot & summery. Winter is SUCH a drag in my opinion, and i have no idea why it even bothers to show up at all--let alone every single year without fail. Boise should get some better bouncers up in here. STAT.

Thankfully, spring is slowly slowly beginning to make its appearances & this mama cannot contain her excitement when it does!!! Here are a few photographs to document the happy happy day: complete with a handsome daddy, a 20 week pregnant mommy, an adventurous 15-month-old Millie Mae & a Smokie!

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^^ see those cows across the street? they are millie's best friends. ^^
she loves to tell them "mooooooooo!" whenever she sees them".
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^^daddy's still got it!^^
millie was super jealous & kept trying to climb the base of the tree until travis came down.
toddlers attempting to climb trees = adorable.
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^^darling girl. let's get a closer look at that baby bum, shall we?^^
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^^ah! i love that bum!^^
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^^ we are the whiting family! i love us!^^
millie is not a fan of family selfies. 
she did not want to be kept from exploring the yard for even a moment. 
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^^ I LOVE HIM FOREVER & EVER!!^^


just when we thought the fun would have to end, Uncle Kameron stopped by to bring us a gift!
he made us a swing!!!
can you believe it? i can't think of a more perfect thing to add the farm than a swing. 
so thoughtful of him! he took a burn pen & etched our name & the farm in himself.
we love it! thank you Kameron!!
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^^ the best of brothers and OUR SWING!!^^
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& happiness prevailed throughout the land.
the end.

xo lauren

it's ANOTHER girl!

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it's for reals a girl!
TWO GIRLS! SISTERS!
what a heavenly, glorious thing. i am so excited to have two sweet little mrs in our family. really, i have no words. PLUS we already have everything we could need! the only thing i'll really be on the lookout for during yard sale season this summer is a toddler bed for millie girl and a double stroller!

i can't wait to see my girls' relationship unfold... already millie is the sweetest to all of her baby cousins. she loves to gives kisses and squeezes any chance she can get. although sometimes she also likes to gives pinches and hits.... we're working on it.

it is the most wonderful thing to have a sister. GOSH i am so excited for my girls & the friendship they will have!!!!

xo lauren

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mommy & Millie: baking cookies!

travis loves chocolate chip cookies. sometimes he asks for them twice a week!
i try to only bake them as a special surprise, when he has a test at school or a hard day at work. but sometimes i bake them because it's a thursday afternoon & we want cookies dangit!

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since millie is now in her climbing phase, {a very terrifying phase for me, i might add} she was happy as a clam when i brought over the kitchen's stepladder for her to stand on while we baked. also i might add that i didn't teach her to lick the beater clean... the girl is just a genius! i was happy as a clam to watch her little eyes fill with delight as the kitchenaid spun round & round, and to see her reach up onto her tippy toes to get a better view. the whole entire world is such a new & exciting place for her, i hope she doesn't lose her sense of awe & wonder for the world around her anytime soon.

here's to many more mommy & millie cookie baking sessions in the future!

xo lauren

Friday, February 07, 2014

How I Knew I was Pregnant

Today i wanted to blog about how i knew i was pregnant with baby #2.
This baby was definitely planned, and it seems as though we got pregnant the same second that we started trying (very different from our first go around) but there's no way of knowing until that first missed period. 

or is there?

dun-dun-dunnnnnn!

here's how i knew. two ways: 
first of all, there's this photo. this was taken at around 10pm the day after we got back from some type of vacation and travis was gone washing trucks. Now normally, here at the farm, we don't stay up later than 9pm and if we do--we're zombies. I always stay up to wait for travis on tuesday nights however, and busied myself with some laundry & some crafting. Then i went to the bathroom. When i looked in the mirror, i saw this. 

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Not to brag but LOOK AT ME YOU GUYS I'M BEAUTIFUL.
i mean... ten pm and i didn't look haggard at all? that's a cause for suspicion. that's the first way i knew i had it... the pregnancy glow. so naturally i snapped a selfie & sent it my husband. because that's what you do with a cute photo of yourself when you have a husband, naturally.

the second way i knew i was pregnant was from this baby right here.

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after my third stop to Los Betos in one week it dawned on me that i was probably pregnant. don't get me wrong, i could normally go for mexican food any time all the time but i NEVER go out to grab lunch without travis. It just never occurs to me. But, things change when you're pregnant. They really really do.

That's how i knew!
& i guess the pregnancy test helped too.

xo lauren
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