Thursday, August 28, 2014

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known...

I love that quote by Carl Sagan. It's so fun for me to watch Parker and Caroline learn and explore. I forget sometimes that everything is new to them. When I step back and let that sink in, it's so much fun for me to watch them learn and experience new things. Austin has an amazing children's museum and we went yesterday for the first time. It.Is.Awesome! I went back up to the counter as we were leaving and bought a membership because we will absolutely be back!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Game, Set, Match!

In honor of the US Open starting today, P&C are rewinding to their Wimbledon photos. We love tennis around here. Their Zsa Zsa is a bit of a tennis mama so she's already locked in for lessons. We have them slated as mixed doubles.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Menden Twins! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pretty as a Peacock...

 Our summer of exploration lead us to Mayfield Park a couple of weeks ago. Aunt Kristen went with us and we had a ball. There was an art class going on and there were teenagers spread throughout the park drawing and painting. P&C loved watching them. Peacocks roam around the grounds and the kids were in awe. They splashed in the lily pads, giggled while Kristen blew bubbles, and walked around the gardens.

We also saw a woman dressed in her wedding gown taking bridal portraits. We spoke with her and she was getting ready to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary! She never had professional bridal portraits taken when they originally got married so she was there, with her teenage daughter, taking photos for her husband. I thought it was really fun that her daughter was able to see her mom in her wedding gown. So special.

I'm having so much fun exploring our city with these two little people. It's new to me, it's new to them, and I just love watching them learn and have fun.

So many squeals and giggles!! We love bubbles!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trunk Show Fun!

I had such fun hosting a trunk show for The Beaufort Bonnet Company last week. I think the best part was trying things on my tiny models as I shopped for myself! I had a couple of friends who couldn't make it and they wanted photos of several items so they could order for their kids, so we had a completely chaotic time trying things on P&C! In the process I realized I DIE over these robes! I would have never thought to get one for them in a million years but they absolutely loved them and they could not have looked cuter. 

This is what Caroline is getting. I just die over this Callahan Cloak. I got it a tad big so she can hopefully wear it a couple of seasons. (Don't you love the modeling over her PJs? We're nothing if not classy!)

HOW CUTE is this pom pom hat?? Just the absolute cutest. Once again with the pjs....sorry!

I fell in love with this color block jumper on C. Throw a monogram on there and you have your Christmas card outfit. OR, I'm fairly obsessed with the pink and pumpkin color block jumper. Pumpkin patch pics- check!

Speaking of Christmas card pics- The boys are covered too with the Lawson Longall!

And just because it makes me sentimental, here is their seersucker Bow swaddle modeled by my itty babies. HOW have they grown so fast?? They used these swaddle blankets for at least 6 months and then they are gorgeous keepsakes. Now Caroline swaddles her baby doll in it. Time does fly!

The Beaufort Bonnet Company has beautiful items! They have game day bonnets, wonderful gifts, and they have some darling summer items on super sale!! If you shop online please use the code "FALL TS" (trunk show) and put my name- Tiffany Mendenhall- in the notes section. Happy shopping!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

She's Baaaack!!

My sister, her husband, and her growing baby bump have landed themselves back in the A-TX and we could not be happier about it! We have wasted no time dragging her around town. Parker and Caroline have a ball with her and I do too, so it's just the best. She's only been here 3 months so I'm sure it's just a matter of time before she starts screening my calls, but for now....

Me: "Morning! Wanna go....

- See the peacocks at Mayfield Park?
- Walk Town Lake and find the new boardwalk?
- Go to the splash pad?
- To Zilker and ride the train?
- Go play at the Park?
- Go to the Food Trucks downtown?
- Whatever I can possibly think of for the day

Kristen: "Sure! I'll be there in a few."

Here's to many more adventures with Aunt Kristen! We can't wait to add baby Harry to the mix come November!