Margaux's first birthday has come and gone and I'm so happy we have these beautiful photos to remember the day by! We had so much fun with friends and family and of course our favorite little birthday girl! We are so thankful and appreciative to everyone that helped make this day a magical one! See this post for more pictures of the birthday girl on her big day!
This event took hours of DIY crafting and tons of help (from my awesome family) to put together, but it turned out better than we could...
Decorating a nursery is so much fun, especially for a little girl! Putting up wallpaper made a huge difference in the room and I loved the overall aesthetic. There are so many amazing wallpaper options, it can be overwhelming! I went with Jolie from Anewall and loved it! I am thinking about doing it again when we move!
Check out my favorites for a little girl's room or playroom as well as links for other wallpaper websites below!
On Mother's Day, we had the special privilege of dedicating Margaux to the Lord at the church we grew up in, with the pastor who married Mike and I, and who also baptized me when I was a little girl. What a blessing she has been in our lives, and we are so honored the Lord chose us to be her parents! After the church service, we enjoyed celebrating with family!
Fun fact, my mom saved my christening outfit from when I was 3 months, and we used it for Margaux's dedication.
I love these baby Louis ghost chairs (from Amazon!), and the sweet little ray of sunshine sitting on one. Secret: Her daddy was "spotting" her when I took these pictures - can you tell by the way she looks at him off to the side?
We hired a local photographer while in Copenhagen through TripShooter and were so happy to get these family photos in such a beautiful location! We've used Trip Shooter in the past in Amsterdam and London, and it's super easy, fast, and you get the pictures in just a few days. Use code SMILEAGAIN for 10% off!
We walked around in the gorgeous area of Nyhavn in Copenhagen and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, warm weather, and visiting with our photographer!
Dearest Daughter, I am forever grateful that God destined me to be your mother. What a blessing you are in every single way. My whole life I felt motherhood was my calling and I have cherished every second with you since the moment I found out I was pregnant. You are my precious, darling, angel and I love you with a fierce, unconditional love.
I am so blessed to have a truly wonderful mother and amazing mother-in-law. I'm thankful to God, my husband, and Margaux for mak...
Sleep has to be one of the biggest challenges and adjustments for new parents. Those first few newborn weeks are ROUGH and at the end of the first week or two, my husband and I were desperate to find a sleep solution for our baby girl who loved to party all night long and seemed to hate naps with the fire of a thousand suns. I had a crib in her room, the Halo Bassinet in our bedroom, and a portable bassinet downstairs. After reading Happiest Baby on the Block and seeing an ad for the Snoo, w...
Margaux has blossomed into the most happy and alert and curious little baby! She is fun and snuggly and loving and playful. She is soooo busy - she is constantly throwing her body weight around, trying to get down, has her head on a swivel and is super squirmy.
She got her first two bottom teeth (same day), and two more are barely cutting through on either side! She had a day or two of fussiness associated with this.
She learned how to scoot around on the walker and loooves it.