A Week of {Love} …


We are having so much fun with our little wee Lovelyn in the house … she has been such a sweet, sweet addition to our family. Lacey looked at me the other day and said “Is this a dream, mommy? It feels like a dream….” My thoughts exactly, hunny.

And tonight, Lyla was holding Lovelyn after her bath, she was all snuggled up in her blankie and was nice & toasty warm … Lyla patted her baby sister’s head gently and said in her cute 4 year old voice, “I STILL can’t believe we have our OWN baby, momma…”

Me, too.

{Cute, adorable headband, compliments of my talented, gorgeous friend Keri Kitto of Sassy Sweet Pea!}

Today, we celebrated wee Lovelyn’s one week old birthday. In some ways, it feels like she’s been a part of our lives forever – even during the pregnancy, it felt like I was already a mother to four (birthed) children – I thought about her so much and was always aware of her tiny existence. Now, her existence outside the womb is so much more tangible and awesome …

And just in perfect timing to celebrate, a sweet cupcake fairy {Yum Yum Desserts} surprised us by dropping off some goodies for the girls …

[Aren’t we so lucky!?]

So we had a little birthday party for Lovie.

Lovelyn didn’t mind sharing her cupcake …she was in her own dream world …

It really has been dream-like over the past week. I can’t imagine life any other way.

Here’s a sneak of what I’ve been working on with Lovelyn in the studio …

My lil’ elf.

…another sweet Sassy headband … isn’t it adorable? I’ve never had headbands for my other babies so I am just in love with these!

If you’d like a chance to win one of these darling headbands, today is the day. πŸ™‚ Sassy Sweet Pea is offering a prize to one lucky blog reader this week. All you have to do is check out Sassy Sweet Pea’s facebook page – click Like! – and then come back and make a comment under this post. πŸ™‚

Easy as pie.
One blog reader who comments will win a $25 gift certificate to use on their own choice of these adorable Sassy Sweet Pea hair accessories. She has some totally adorable hair accessories for the little girl in your life AND some fabulous hair accessories for adults, too! Check it out!!

Okay, off to snuggle with my little Love… xo …

October 26, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Samantha Fizzard love lvoe love the photos! and SSP!! πŸ˜€

October 23, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Monique She’s beautiful!

October 23, 2010 - 10:47 am

Mich Gillian the pics are just so cute. I love all of Sassy Sweet Pea’s creations!! They just make the pics really pop with color and added sweetness πŸ™‚ What beautiful words for Lacey and Lyla to say to you. All the L’s are such great Big Sis’s to precious Lovelyn!

October 22, 2010 - 4:28 pm

Mary Schwartz I absolutely love coming to your page and I really enjoyed the hair stuff. I am always looking for new creative ideas and I will be purchasing for sure! Thank you for sharing!

October 22, 2010 - 9:33 am

Tracy R Beautiful pics! So sweet.

October 22, 2010 - 12:42 am

Nancy Gillian, you are truly blessed!! πŸ™‚

October 21, 2010 - 11:34 pm

Tricia Getting the baby itch again seeing those beautiful pictures of your precious daughter(s)!I would love to dress up my sweet pea with some sassy accessories!

October 21, 2010 - 11:32 pm

Tricia Getting the baby itch again seeing those beautiful pictures of your precious daughter(s)! I would love to dress up my sweet pea with some sassy accessories!

October 21, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Janet She is so precious! I already “like” Sassy Sweet Pea- ready to go buy some next week but those headbands are adorable on her!!!! I just had a baby 4 months ago and my other kids always say “thanks for getting her!” Glad the other girls love her!

October 21, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Amy Wish i had those flowers and headbands when Nora was a babe. Might just have to get some for her now!

October 21, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Melissa Lovelyn is precious. Congratulations again Gillian!

October 21, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Leanne Congrats on your new little addition!! She is so beautiful. I have just placed my very first Sassy Sweet Pea order. I am very excited to get my two girls in matching headbands.

October 21, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Leanne Congrats on your new little addition. She is just beautiful. I have just placed a Sassy Sweet Pea order for my two little ones and I’m dying to see them in matching headbands!!

October 21, 2010 - 7:33 pm

Lindsay Morrison I am a new fan, and just love getting a sneak peek into your beautiful family. You are very blessed and it definately shows!!!

October 21, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Ellie H. Lovelyn is too sweet!

October 21, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Ellie H. awww. Lovelyn is too sweet! More pink to the fam!

October 21, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Lindsay Hi Gigi, I am a new fan, and just love getting a sneak peek into your beautiful life. You have a gorgeous family and can see you are very blessed……it shows!!!

October 21, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Jamie A You are a Super Mama!!!! She is a little DOLL and I love SSP Bows…

October 21, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Jill Congratulations on Baby Lovelyn. I am a mother of 4 as well as, isn’t it so wonderful. 4 to love. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. Your pictures are so lovely (bright and crisp)reminds me of when my girls were little. They send me down memory lane.
Thank you for sharing your world with all of us.

October 21, 2010 - 11:50 am

Jennifer Heemskerk What a precious little princess!;-) So darling! See I noticed you have to change your description at the top of you blog from 3 to 4 little bambinos!

October 20, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Tara Went over and became a fan. I never had headbands for my little girl either…poor thing is getting bombarded now at age 6 !!
I love them.
Your little Lovelyn is beyond sweetness. so glad this first week has been heavenly.

October 20, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Jen Beautiful!!!

October 20, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Connie She is such a little beauty, love her!!! Love the pics of all the girls together, melts my heart πŸ™‚ Hope everyday stays as wonderful as these, xoxxx

October 20, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Tami LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pics of your wee one…and big sissys! She’s beautiful…love the headbands, and I am already a FAN of SSP.

October 20, 2010 - 11:46 am

Kim B. Gillian ~ She is SO BEAUTIFUL and you are definitely blessed to have four amazingly gorgeous girls. Good thing you like Pink. And Lacey looks like a natural with Lovelyn. I will be sending you an email this weekend, but wanted to give you some time to get home and settled. All our best wishes!

October 20, 2010 - 9:26 am

Darcey Your daughters are so beautiful…how blessed you are! And your newest is just adorable! My own daughter (going on four)keeps asking when we’ll get our baby…not sure I’m ready for that =)

October 20, 2010 - 9:17 am

Dana Little Miss Lovelyn is one beautiful sweet pea, all 4 of your girls are, you are truly blessed. Love reading your blog and the SSP products are the best!

October 20, 2010 - 9:14 am

Lori G Ooo the photos are just darling of sweet Lovelyn! I love the ones of all the sisters together…so precious!! You are a very blessed momma 2 have such 4 beautiful babes & a loving family home.
I always look forward 2 seeing the new photos you post & reading your blog…it really does seem like a fairy tale dreamβ™₯
BTW…I checked out the SassySweetPea site & pressed like for a chance to win….

October 20, 2010 - 9:08 am

Natalie Great pictures – see is so sweet!

October 20, 2010 - 8:41 am

Stacy You are such a great photographer! My two girls have the same tops your middle 2 are wearing :o) Your new edition is so precious! I already like Sassy Sweet Pea.