Hello! Hi! How are you? I feel like that's a loaded question right now, right?
I know we are in unprecedented times, and as much as we love our kiddos.. it can be challenging to keep them engaged and having fun! This post is in no way to shame you for not doing these activities, or that you’re not doing enough. Girl (or boy) – I am with you. I have an active 2-year-old and am always on the lookout for new and fun things for her to do (with or without this pandemic in play). The challenging part now is that we cannot go out for playdates, off to the park, or visit the local mall to fill our time.
My goal with this post is to share ideas! That's it. We're in this together. This is a combination of my imagination and random things I’ve seen online. I am in no way a professional, so please use your discretion when doing any of the activities.
FYI – no affiliate links. These are all pages I have stumbled across over time.
Without further ado.. here we go!
When I found out I was having a baby, it was surreal. The feeling of a new being growing inside.. it's indescribable. After 9 months of carrying her, and spending a full year earthside, I can definitely say she is the best thing ever. She has filled our homes and our hearts with so much love!
It was no doubt that I wanted to celebrate this milestone for her!
How have 365 days passed? 365 of the best days of our lives, might I add.
Our greatest joy, Aarya, was born on January 26th, 2018. Our love has grown, our hearts exploded, and our lives complete. What was life before her?
I have absolutely loved watching her grow this past year. Witnessing her hugs, kisses, babbles, sign language, admiration of books, love of music, her sheer determination and cheekiness.. it's all so surreal. I feel like I was just dreaming of having a little one, and ta-da.. she's here!
Motherhood is seriously finding this balance of: grow up so I can see who you become, but slow down so you can stay as my little baby.. who’s with me? Does it get easier??
We did her nursery theme with hot air balloons and clouds, and wanted to continue that into her first birthday. I'll be sharing her room in another blog post - SOON! I've been getting lots of questions about certain pieces that I've snapped in my IG stories.
Anyway - her first birthday...