eloise {last day of pre-k}

{Eloise has been wanting to wear this Minnie Mouse dress to school every single day, but since it was mine as a kid (so it’s vintage, ha!) and I don’t want it to be destroyed, I didn’t want her to wear it until a school day where I knew she wouldn’t be outside in the dirt or painting. She was absolutely delighted that I let her wear it on her very last day!}

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family pictures {2018}

Most of you are probably on our Christmas card list so you’ve seen at least a smattering of our family photos from this year. But, I ended up buying the entire gallery of photos this year since I couldn’t choose just a few, ha!, so here is a photo over-load because I also couldn’t choose which ones to share either.

We shot these at the UW Arboretum just as it was really starting to look and feel like fall, and even though it was drizzling rain, it was perfect! As we have for the past few family photoshoots, we used Ashley Vos, and I highly recommend her if you are local to Seattle!

Also, when did my girls get so grown-up?!

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happy halloween! {2018}

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Happy Halloween from The Lowers!

This year Eloise (starting in the summer) had all sorts of things that she wanted to be for Halloween (rainbow, unicorn, toothbrush, etc.) but nothing really stuck. I found this DIY costume on the Primary website and showed it to Eloise and she was set! She LOVES the local high school marching band so I wasn’t too surprised. But I think this may be the very last year I have any say in her costume, however.

Daphne, on the other hand, didn’t have a choice since I have been wanting to dress up a toddler as a chicken pretty much since I got pregnant! I just needed her to be able to walk! And it was a really easy costume (I made just a few modifications like no belly stuffing and felt for feet) and SO CUTE! You guys, seriously, it’s the best.

We hope you had a safe and fun Halloween this year!

M

eloise {first day of pre-k}

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{letter board: Letter Folk // top: Cat & Jack (old) // skirt: Gap Kids (old) // backpack: State Kane Backpack}

Eloise headed to her first day of pre-K this morning (after having her first “jumpstart” introduction day last Friday) and was super excited to go. She is at a new school this year (which I have previously mentioned) and we think it will be a great fit for her. Continue reading

eloise’s fourth birthday party.

Three weeks ago (!) we celebrated Eloise’s FOURTH birthday with a purple popsicle party, per the birthday girl’s request. I wanted to do something a little lower-key this year since birthday party invite lists tend to get slightly out-of-control, but Eloise has inherited my love of parties (and hosting) so we had a smallish gathering at our house of her close friends. Continue reading