Cuddle + Kind Under the Tree

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The final toys in my must-have toys series are the dolls from Cuddle + Kind. This company is far more than just a toy company. Their dolls are hand-knit by artisans in Peru, and every one purchased helps feed 10 meals to children in need. That alone is reason enough to purchase from them...its like giving two gifts in one!
 
 

 My girls adore their Cuddle + Kind dolls! Baylee has Aspen and Natalie has Stella. Natalie loves to snuggle Stella, and Baylee has slept with Aspen every single night since we moved in to the new house. She was an amazing help for Baylee's transition to her new room, and makes her feel safe and secure. I love knowing that these heirloom-quality dolls withstand the test of time and will be around for my girls to love on their whole lives. :)
 

The dolls come in two different sizes, and tons of different creatures that are perfect for boys and girls of every age! Make sure you order by December 19th to ensure delivery on the 24th. Check them out and let me know in the comments who your favorite is!  


Special thank you to Sarah Krieg for her amazing photography of our special friends!

 
 

Christmas Pictures 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Since I am so very excited about our new house, I asked our photographer to do the unthinkable this year and take our Christmas pictures inside the house...on a cloudy day! She completely made it happen though, and our shoot was not only magical, but the most relaxed and stress-free ever. In-home shoots are officially life!

If you are local to the inland empire, and need a photographer, Sarah Krieg (@sarahkrieg) is absolutely amazing! She made us feel like we were just hanging out having a good time instead of doing a structured photo shoot, and she's great with the kiddos and babies! Along with our beautiful pics, she made us the sweetest video which you can watch here. I will cherish this entire shoot forever, Sarah, I can't thank you enough!

So, without further ado, I present The Tibbetts Family Christmas Pictures 2018...

 










































 So obsessed! And this was just a selection of all the gorgeous shots we received! Aren't they perfect??
Let me know what you think of both the pics and video in the comments!

Ten Months With Natalie!

Sunday, December 9, 2018


Just two short months, and this sweet girl will be one! This has seriously been the fastest year of my life, but I have loved every minute. For Baylee's 10 month update, I started doing a stats list, so I figured I would do the same for Natty Lou!

Age: 10 months
Weight: 19.5 lbs
Height: 27 inches
Clothing size: 12 months
Teeth: still toothless!
Favorite foods: pasta, peas, cheese, eggs, and yogurt
Words: dada, mama, baba, & dog
Favorite activities: playing with all the toys in the playroom, bath time, and pretty much anything big sis does
Least favorite activites: getting her nose wiped or something she's holding taken away
Favorite toys: books, play kitchen food, baby dolls, and all her teething toys
Signature moves: grabbing as much fur as she can on our cocker spaniel's back and shaking it while she screams "dog, dog!", crawling as fast as lightning when she sees a gate open or if she gets caught with something she shouldn't have, picking up the dogs water and dumping it out at least once a day
 

Sissy has been having so much fun exploring our new house over the last month. There are so many places to crawl, and so much to get in to! She absolutely adores playing with her toys in the playroom.


She also got to have her first couple of visits to the local indoor playground. Anywhere she can crawl around and go crazy is her jam!


This month was definitely filled with "firsts". Natalie had so much fun at her first Thanksgiving and grubbed down on all the food!  



We decorated the house for Christmas, so Natty got to experience decorating her first Christmas tree. It's been so much fun to watch her get so excited about all the sights and sounds of Christmas time!



We went to Disneyland to see all of their Christmas decor, and it was the first time I've seen Natalie get super excited about being there. Small World was definitely her favorite, she was dancing and laughing the whole ride! 


Last, but not least, we took our first Christmas pictures as a family of 4! I will be doing a blog post this week so you all can see how amazing they turned out, but here's a sneak shot of Natalie that I am obsessed with!


I am so excited to celebrate Natalie's last two first holidays over the next month, and then we will be full force in first birthday prep! 


 I love you so much, Peanut! I can't believe how big you're getting!