This weekend, just a few days shy of 38 weeks, we got a little dressed up and headed out for a few maternity pictures. I recently photographed a family session at a nearby public gardens and I knew it would be the perfect spot for maternity pictures for baby #2.
Peyton and I made the easiest peanut butter cookies yesterday afternoon. My dad made them over the weekend for a cookout so
I the baby was obviously craving them and I’m telling you, they are SO easy! Which is the goal when baking with kids, right?!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Times vary so check frequently (I had used 3 cookie sheets and the best ones were baked for 14 minutes but my dad said his didn’t need to bake as long so it depends on the oven!).
I haven’t posted a single update for this pregnancy and I feel really bad. Not necessarily for any of you readers but mostly for our little one! Who knows how long I’ll continue to blog but I don’t want this little baby to feel neglected when she reads through my blog to see several updates throughout Peyton’s pregnancy but only one – at 32 weeks! – of her pregnancy. So this might be a lengthy post but stick with it! If you’re interested. :)
I came home from Indiana with my mom’s sewing machine and a bolt of Winnie the Pooh fabric at the beginning of February. I spent a few hours one Saturday afternoon picking fabric to coordinate with the Winnie the Pooh fabric and started my journey to make a quilt for our baby girl coming in June.
I used this cute hipster baby quilt as my inspiration. I like the more modern look with the large rectangles of fabric and the simple stitching.
You are growing into such a big girl! And there are so many things about this time, this age, that I don’t want to forget. I want to remember how smart and brave you are. I want to remember how funny and loud you are. I want to remember how you want Mama and Dada to comfort you when you’re hurt and that you love giving kisses, hugs and taking family selfies.
A quick little round up of Peyton’s current favorite books and toys.
Peyton’s first Father’s Day gift to Forest was Jimmy Fallon’s Your Baby’s First Word Will be DADA. Admittedly, we didn’t read it very often until recently. Peyton loves learning animal noises and this book is full of them!
We spend some time outside after dinner most evenings. One night last week, with the sun setting sooner as fall approaches, we were outside during golden hour and the light was too pretty not to grab a few pictures of my little family. Because I want to remember so many things about this time in our lives.
I want to remember…
…Peyton looking for every airplane that she hears flying over us.
…Forest’s chuckle when he sees Peyton’s hair standing up after he takes a picture.
…Indie running around the yard with her ball and floppy ears.