themed birthday five years

Ellie Turns Five at a Disco Dive

Yep, we do the half birthday celebration thing. Why not? In true Leo fashion, I don’t feel like you can celebrate your birthday too much. We do half cupcakes for the girls, and they get as excited as they do on their actual birthdays. Ellie’s half birthday is today which means it’s been 6 months since we celebrated her turning FIVE at her Disco Dive. 

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Holistic Ear Infection Support

The Dreaded Ear Infection 

Earlier this year, I took Layla to the doctor because she had been sick for a couple days. I was most concerned about the lethargy (and the full day of puking she had had). Apparently she been hit with 2 viruses at the same time and her little body was working overtime. The doctor determined that her cold virus had led to a respiratory infection, one ear infection and the start of a second ear infection. 

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this is me

Dear Diary: Owning who I am

It was the silliest and simplest of quotes that was my ah-ha moment earlier this year. 

“I’m the girl who listens to gangster rap … on her way to the farmer’s market after yoga” 

It spoke to me. Not only because it’s 100% true for me but because it’s showing that we can be both things, or all things, at the same time. We don’t have to be just one “type” of person.

This is obvious (and automatic) to some, but not to me. It’s becoming much clearer but shit, it’s taken a long time to get here. 

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its not your birthday kid video

{{FUNNY VIDEO}} My birthday – or not?

It was my birthday. August 5th. 2015 and 2018. But if you asked my daughters (Ellie in 2015 and Layla in 2018), they would try really hard to convince you otherwise. Same day, 3 years apart, both girls 2 years old. Both girls stubborn and bull-headed. Both girls wrong, for those keeping record.

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second birthday at the beach

Layla’s Second Birthday on the Beach

Please don’t hold it against me when you’re older, Layla! Ok, so you didn’t get a big blow out birthday like your sister did when she turned two… but you did get to celebrate your second birthday on the beach – and that’s your favorite place ever. And with cake. And with Uncle Chris documenting it for all of us.

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