Carmichael's Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we ventured to Carmichael's Pumpkin Patch for the first time. And Miss Rosie was in heaven.

 We climbed on pumpkins, walked through a maze, met some barnyard animals and hung out with friends. It was a great time, and the best part is it's free! 

And to make your heart melt even more, go check out this post from last October.  


As y'all know, we're expecting BabySwiftlet #2 in March!

With Rosie I looooooved taking photos of my baby bump and sharing them on my blog. I think I always imagined someday she could go back and look at the photos years and years later. (Assuming the internet is still a thing and all that jazz).

All along, it has been my goal to do the same with BabySwiftlet #2, but for so long I was soooooo sick. So much more sick than I think I was with Rosie. (Like seriously for 3-4 weeks this summer I laid on the couch every single day while Rosie watched Frozen like five million times. Don't judge me).

But, ALAS! Last week (at 15 weeks) was my lucky turning point. I am feeling more and more like myself everyday (although steadily gaining more and more weight than my normal self). So, now that I'm feeling better, I want to get to sharing that baby bump- since I still have over half the pregnancy left!

So here's my catch up week of all the photos we took this summer/fall in between feeling super excited and suuuuuper nauseous:
4 weeks
Shades of Brown
Tulsa, OK
 5 weeks
Seaside, FL
 6 weeks
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 10 weeks
mi casa
 11 weeks
Blue Dome District
Tulsa, OK
 12 weeks
outside Grandma and Grandpa Renfroes'
Springfield, MO
 13 weeks
Nathaniel Green Park
Springfield, MO
16 weeks
Darlington Park
Tulsa, OK

(And just for comparison here's me at 15 weeks with Rosie).

Little factoids about BabySwiftlet #2:
  • We found out we were pregnant on the 4th of July!
  • I'm craving salads, veggie sandwiches, sweet tea and meat. (I ate red meat last week)!!
  • I am not wanting coffee (booooo) but can at least force myself to drink it (for other reasons, see below).
  • I am forcing myself to drink coffee to help with the whole going #2 thing. That's been rough this time around. (Again, don't judge me).
  • I may have felt him/her kick last weekend while driving, but it also could have been gas too because I haven't felt it since. Who knows?!
  • I really am afraid to guess the gender. (We're about 3 weeks away from that)!
  • Rosie is SUPER excited. She's been able to be a part of it from day one, even going to our ultrasounds and seeing the photos of the baby, so it's super fun to have her involved. I can't wait to see her be a big sister.
That's all for now. Happy Hump Day!

Family Photos with Tulsa Photographer Cassy Pack

Today I wanted to share our FAMILY PHOTOS, taken by the talented Cassy, of Cassy Pack Photography.

Mr. Christopher and I are no stranger to a good photo-shoot. (I remember at our wedding my Dad commented in his toast that we were the second most photographed couple of all time, second to Brad and Angelina. Uh huh. Now, we knoooow that is not true, buuuuuut we do like a good photo sesh).

Our bud Cassy is so talented and efficient. It took only about 30 minutes for the whole session. She picked the time and place and all we had to do is show up and smile. She even had super creative ideas for getting Miss Rosie to smile, something I struggle with on the regular. So, if you're in or near Tulsa and looking for a photographer, she is definitely your gal!

Happy first day of July, friends! Have a blessed fourth of July weekend!

Strawberry, Banana & Spinach Smoothie

 Good morning sweet friends! 
Today I wanted to share with you a yummy smoothie Miss Rosie and I have been indulging in this summer. 
One of my best buds shared this recipe with me back in May and it's genius. I love it because it combats my struggle to want to snack on unhealthy breakfast foods. I also love it because it has spinach in it, something I always want more of in my diet but struggle actually getting it in there.
Strawberry, Banana & Spinach Smoothie:
1 Banana
10 Frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh Spinach
1/2-1 cup Milk
1 tbs Honey
1 tps Cinnamon
Honestly, when I make this I totally eyeball the amounts, but they're close to the amounts listed above. We've also replaced the strawberries with frozen blueberries and peaches for other yummy flavors.
 As for getting your toddler to eat it, it took Miss Rosie a few attempts to get the hang of it. Now she helps me every morning. I loooooove making these when we're on the go, because I can pop them straight in our to-go cups and head out the door with breakfast in hand.
 Miss Rosie in all her glory.
 What are your healthy go-to morning foods? I'd love to hear more ideas! 

Also, if you haven't already heard this week I am partnering with Natalie Creates for a doll GIVEAWAY from my shop. Go HERE to enter!

Natalie Creates Giveaway!

 Today I have some exciting news happening in Aimee Bee Shop!
I have partnered up with Natalie from Natalie Creates for a doll giveaway! So, head on over to her Instagram ASAP to enter!

 Good luck, friends! Giveaway ends Friday at 7pm!
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