Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Some Days Call for a Beach Day

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Daily, Fun as a Toddler Mom, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, PHOTO, Photo Stories, TODDLER


Sometimes I just want to share photos. That’s all. I have let go the feeling of obligation of making every post count, every post informational or educational or based on experience. Sometimes I don’t need words. Just imagery.

It doesn’t mean I won’t write about our lives, but it means that I now put less pressure on myself to do what I think I should do and instead do what I feel like doing in the moment. I have too many “SHOULDS” right  now to turn this blog , something I write for pleasure, into another SHOULD.

Also, some amazing things on the horizon that I am very excited about, that are keeping me even busier these days, but that’s the only way I’ve ever been able to live. Busy, with too many things to juggle. That’s the only way to be productive for me and driven and into what I am doing.

Family Halloween: Frozen (Surprise! Surprise!)

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Disney, Fun as a Toddler Mom, FUN TIMES, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, PHOTO, Photo Stories, TODDLER, TRAVEL


So obviously, our Halloween costumes were Frozen themed. Obviously because what girl doesn’t want to dress up like Elsa for Halloween? And what parent doesn’t want to be their children’s supporting cast in the fantasy of being their favorite character? After repeatedly asking Alexis what she wants to be for Halloween, we have surrendered to the standard and typical answer of many 2 year olds. ELSA!

So 2 weeks before our Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween party, we went in search of family Halloween costumes. Surprisingly, no one was offering Kristoff costumes aside from really expensive and not-so-good-looking etsy options. Eventually, we found all of our costumes on (directly from China, ya’ll), which is where we will be ordering all our costumes from now on. Custom made to size ( a must when you’re 5’11” and 6’4″), great quality, acceptable pricing. My skirt fit perfectly and the length was ideal, which is hard to get. My only complaint is for some reason they thought the front of the shirt needed to have some room which made for a pretty uncomfortable and awkward  top, but that didn’t stop from the whole toddler population of Magic Kingdom to be convinced that I am princess Anna ( on that in the next post).

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in Fun as a Toddler Mom, FUN TIMES, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, PHOTO, Photo Stories, TODDLER

Pumpkin Patch

Remember our first Pumpkin Patch trip? It was funny, and pretty cool, and not what I expected. We go plenty of fun pictures of Lexi but not the greatest family pictures. I meant to reshoot, but life intervenes.

Fast foward to this year. Guess what? We got plenty of cute Lexi photos, but our family photos had a great church building in the background. Hahahaha!

We just can’t win!

At least we all look cool in our sunglasses :) After this I said I would come back in the morning and re-shoot the other way so that the building wasn’t ruining the shot ( because of the position of the sun we weren’t able to turn out and get well exposed photos), but you know what?

I am learning.

Russian Roses

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, Fashion and Outfits, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, PHOTO, TODDLER


I am absolutely in love with the Russian trend in baby clothes. This is quite unlike me because I don’t tend to like “Russian things”, but the old Russian style of Matreshkas and roses and fashions of that era agrees with me. The heritage plays a big role, too, of course. I do want Alexis to know where her mom came from and the history of Russia and its rich culture. One day we’ll be sitting next to each each other reading History of Russia together ( as long as her love of reading continues to grow like on steriods).

One of my favorite brands, Polarn O Pyret, surprised me with a release of Russian Rose collection (search for it on their website) this year, which is, mind you, on sale right now. I am in love! They really are masters of prints. Check out this post about their spring pattern on Daily Mom

So one of the cooler spring days, when my mom was still here ( *tear*), we went out for a walk in the park and a little Russian Rose inspired photoshoot.

I present to you, Russian Alexis!

Easter Fun

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, PHOTO

Easter 2013

Oh what a change this Easter was from our last year’s Easter.

I cannot get over how much fun it is to have a toddler. To see all the experiences?through?their curious eyes.

We had two egg hunts this year, but at the moment I will only be posting one. The second one has 748 photos to go through. And is more of a baby photoshoot than an egg hunt. Gorgeous inspired photoshoot.

On Saturday we were invited to a neighborhood egg hunt and boy, was I surprised.

Real Life on Instagram February 2013

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, PHOTO, Real Life Photos

This post makes me officially caught up on Instagram posts, so the next one will be month of March! YAY!

I find this segment refreshing, because if you really care to take the time to look through the collages I put together, you can catch a glimpse of our normal life and what it looks like ( the highlights of it, of course)

In February we visited Disney for the last time till the fall, since the crowds start coming in right after that. It was one of the hardest trips I’ve ever taken with Lexi. I sure do hope I get a chance to post photos and describe the trip, but in the meantime, you can see a glimpse of it in my Instagram photos.


Biergarten, one of our favorite Epcot restaurants since forever, due to the fun atmosphere and its laid back feel. One of the highlights of the trip was Lexi going out onto the dance floor to listen to the Musikanten (spelling?)  and dance. Lexitwin soon followed and they completely melted the whole audience.


Beach trip, infrequent due to the most horrible winter. The gulf can’t warm up since we keep having cold nights and often cold days. So when we do get a chance to go to the beach, it’s a treat.  Lexi is a bit unruly and unstoppable about the water and runs right in, which is makes it hard to take beach trips during colder days.


Instagram Friday, December, 2012

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, Daily, Monthly Updates, PHOTO, Real Life Photos

Here is the best of the best from December I hadn’t gotten around to posting.

{I am not sure how I missed Decemeber so completely, so I am going back to that. I also have both January and February scheduled to post, so I don’t miss them this time}

Note: If you want to follow me on IG, please send me an email first and say hi. I keep it private, I prefer if no creeps follow me.

DECEMBER {age reference: 10 months}