Embracing the Big Sister Role

It’s no secret that my kiddos are not far apart in age, which means that Elouise had barely entered toddler-hood when a baby came into our family. Since she was so little it was difficult to really, truly prepare her for the new addition in a way that she could rationally process ahead of time. Sure, if you asked her where brother was she would point to my belly but I’m sure she had no clue that she was about to lose out on mama and daddy’s constant undivided attention. That meant that the transitional process when brother came home from the hospital required extra time and a whole lot of grace. Luckily she never expressed any disappointment or frustration with Sullivan being around, in fact mostly she was unaware or indifferent. Still, we had to get creative to help her feel involved. One of my favorite ways to help her embrace her big sister role is letting her help with feeding Sully his Dr. Browns bottles.

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Sullivan Gray: 6 Months

I can hardly believe that half of a year has flown by. He has given us less sleep than we’ve ever had but more smiles than we could have hoped for. He really, truly is just the happiest little guy. He’s easy going, personable, and shares a smile with anyone who talks to him (or he thinks is talking to him lol). We really are thankful for our little man and the dynamic he’s added to our family.

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Whatever Mama Wants, Mama Gets

Oh, if only that were true. Then I would have two kiddos who slept through the night and napped at the same time, someone to clean my house, a chef, and a private shuttle service from my house straight to Disneyland. Too much? I think not! Well, I will say that there are a few things that us mamas want that are more realistic and to help you spoil whoever you are celebrating this Mother’s Day I have complied a quick list of some great gifts in three price categories. Whether you have $30, $75, or you’re planning to spoil your mama, I’ve got some options that she will love!

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The Cannon Adventures: Family Getaway at Omni La Costa

I’ve mentioned before that us Cannons love a good adventure. Christian and I were so lucky to get to travel all over the world before we had Elouise and we promised ourselves we wouldn’t stop exploring when she arrived. We totally kept that promise and have taken her all over on fun family getaways, road trips, and even a Hawaiian vacation. Things have been crazy for us since Sully arrived but we are finally settling into a routine and knew it was time to get a family adventure on the books for 2017. We decided on Omni La Costa in gorgeous Carlsbad, CA which is a quick hour drive away from us. It was the perfect early kick off to, what we hope will be, a Summer filled with adventures both big and small.

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It’s All in the Details: More on Elouise’s Big Girl Room

Alrighty folks, after my post about Elouise’s big girl room I got lots of questions. You asked, so I’m answering. Here are all the teeny tiny details from Elouise’s room, scroll to the end to see where all the cuteness is from. Each and every thing was handpicked and intentional to make this space special for her. Let me know if I missed anything!

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