Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Riv- isms

Rivers is talking so much now! Today he busted out all of the lyrics to "you are my sunshine" and my heart about exploded from the sweetness! I sort of love it when he can't quite get the word down though, and he makes one up in it's place. I need to document them here so I don't ever forget!

Riv-isms and their translations:

1. "Apple boom boom" - ice cream. I loooooooove this one!! He will say "mommy, please, apple boom boom please!" He said the words correctly the other day and I was almost sad about it haha!

2. Grumble D- grandma D. "Grumble D, please, Rivers want cake please"

3. "Apoltin / Apolte" - Chipotle. He kind of says it right now though too. But I'm still counting it.

There are so many more! Maybe I'll add the great ones as I remember them. I want Riv to see these one day :) I'm so proud of my baby boy! He's gone from being delayed in speech to a talking machine!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tough guy

I have to share this amazing vintage leather jacket I thrifted for $2! How stinkin rad does Riv man look?! Bad to the bone! It was sort of tricky to get him to keep these shades on long enough for a pic! I bet this will come in handy for lots of DIY Halloween costume ideas soon! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Proper Photoshoot

A very talented friend of ours is starting her own photography business and asked us if we'd like her to take some photos of Riv for her website, and of course we said yes!!! I have thousands of iPhone photos of my baby but these professional shots are amazing! Beth and her husband spent an afternoon in our home snapping a few photos, and I couldn't be more pleased with how they came out. Plus- Riv is the cover baby for her "children" section of her website and that's pretty neat to see - haha! If you're a Pittsburgh local you need to check out her amazing work! Thank you so much Beth, I will treasure these photos forever! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

vintage baby

These pictures are from a while ago, but they're too cute to not share. My love for vintage kids clothes and toys has never been deeper. I've been thrifting/ collecting/ selling kids vintage on my instagram shop @RiversThings for over a year now. It's a fun little way to pay some bills and find some cool treasures. This toy is the 1970 something Fisher Price Goldilocks and the three bears play set. I bought the dolls at an estate sale in Pittsburgh a while ago. A few weeks later I thrifted the actually doll house at a Pittsburgh thrift store. A match made in vintage fisher price heaven haha. Riv's outfit and cap is vintage too. My sweet little love. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Future artist

This is about the best $20 I've ever spent at target. Big pad of paper, crayola paint and chalk, and a pack of paint brushes. I was pretty terrified to let this one get near paint but it went so well! His new thing is wiping his wet hands all over the windows and saying "I paint"! I figured maybe he's trying to tell me something :) We had a great afternoon outside painting for real! And as a bonus this is a great sensory activity! Brushing the different bristles on your hands, brushing away chalk with water; he even let me paint his hands and stamp them on a picture he made for Seth for Father's Day. Check out our master pieces below!
aftermath- not bad !

"I paint" ha

When you're done you just walk off like a champ

Monday, May 19, 2014

cute toddlers are cute

Cute toddlers are cute. I've been trying to up my iPhone photo skills. I feel like I get some pretty good pictures but I'm always up for easy advice. Our big thing is natural light, our house is full of it. So I've got that + a cute model going! The one app I find myself always using is AfterLight. It was .99 in the iTunes store and it's awesome! With lots of different filters and frames to chose from, it  definitely was a dollar well spent. Not sure who is still reading this since I've been so MIA on here, but if anyone has any great editing apps please let me know!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lollipops and tattoos

I love this boy. I love dressing him in vintage. And he loves lollipops. Everything is wonderful.