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HALLOWEEEN!!!!(AND KETO AND ZOMBIE KARDASHIANS)

A little peek into our day, before trick or treat- it was 35F here in SW Michigan- absolutely freeeeeezing (1-2C for the rest of you).

We rushed to get candy for the manny in the house to dole out while we took the girl into the cold.

I had exactly 35 minutes to decide what to dress up as- and accidentally turned into a Zombie Kardashian- or a Game of Thrones greyscale Kardashian– still not sure which.

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Maisie dressed as a brown haired Elsa… she was over the moon. Below is a pic with her brother- who is dressed as a sort of emo Waldo who doesn’t wish to be found- but will still take your candy-

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I did, however, successfully stay keto and stayed out of the sweets today- so hurray for me!

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Some Pictorial Instagram Highlights from Our Month Away From Blog (lots of photos)…

I am seriously lazy right now and supposed to be cleaning the upstairs. I let a lot go to seed when I was recovering from my illness. I dusted and cleaned for about thirty minutes this afternoon- and now I have to try to get the Maisie to go down for her nap.

I’ve gone most vegetarian since my kidney infection- and I’ve upped my water intake. We have cut out red meat almost entirely (the others in my house still eat it).

This was Maisie’s breakfast today- Filipino Adobo Fried Rice, with a fried egg and sriracha

Maisie had photos done with her brothers in early October:

All of my children in one photo #love #kittyleephotography #family

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The look on her face is priceless – with her brothers #missmaisiebabyfashionista #toddlerlife #family #photoshoot #momlife

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She wore lots of cute outfits:

Maisie in the weirwood #weirwood #geek #gameofthrones #garden #cute #cuteness

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We went to visit my late grandparents’ house, it is now a law office:

me, on same staircase, as a baby:

Me at the same age #nostalgia #sweet #family #memories

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We got dressed up for Halloween Trick or Treating:

Something bit me a couple of weeks ago, but I think it's healing up just fine#happyhalloween

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It's healing nicely #happyhalloween

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My little giraffe #happyhalloween

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Rainy day #trickortreat #halloween2015 #happyhalloween #cuteness #cutest_kiddies

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We experienced unseasonably warm “Indian Summer” temps here in Michigan (in November!):

#garden #walk #cute #indiansummer #swmichigan #missmaisiebabyfashionista #toddlerlife

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She went to her first art gallery show with Mommy and Daddy (and brother and Papa):

Taking Maisie to her first art gallery show #momlife #memories

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Maisie at the gallery, listening to the music #toddlerfun #toddlerlife #momlife #memories #firsts

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Not tall enough for the bar #missmaisiebabyfashionista #memories #firsts #momlife #toddlerlife #toddlerfun

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Maisie's daddy

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Toy Giraffe Tuesday: Maisie, Her Giraffe, And Late 1940s-50s Vintage Toddler Dress

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vintage baby dress and toy giraffe

Ever since R bought that 2.5 ft toy giraffe for her birthday, she’s been OBSESSED with it.

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Today it hit it’s pinnacle: she refused to eat or go anywhere without it. She cried every time you took it away, even for a minute.

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We haven’t named it yet, but she calls it “G’affe”.

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Today’s outfit is a late 1940s-early 1950s vintage baby dress I found on eBay. It is made of cotton and dotted swiss. I adore retro baby dresses- the quality and construction (and price) can’t be beat! I should have ironed it, but I have no time for that.

I really wonder how my grandmother dealt with 4 daughters and all those dresses to iron! I know people say that they ‘sprinkled the dresses with water’, but the details are sketchy. One of my friends showed me how to iron puffed baby sleeves and it is kind of like those Imelda Marcos butterfly sleeved Filipino dresses.

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it’s poor neck gets a lot of twisting

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the giraffe gets more kisses than we do!

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non-giraffe shot

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more G’affe kisses

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NOSTALGIC EBAY FIND: Vintage Plastic 1960s-70s Barrettes Old New Stock!

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I was so thrilled to find these on eBay~

My kid’s hair is super fine and none of the newfangled barrette/clips stay in for long.

I have been yearning for the yarn ribbons and plastic barrettes of my childhood- and found these on eBay!

They were new, unused old stock (meaning they were vintage, but never sold).

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Maisie rocking the vintage barrette

These things actually STAY IN HER HAIR! I am so happy!

Now if I could only find some yarn ribbons…

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I love them!

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Behind the scenes photos and sneak peek of Maisie’s 1 yr photo shoot :)

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she was SOOO cranky and cried the entire shoot- which was a first- then she was FINE after when she played with the photographer’s kids! This is her pissed off face.

All photos (except the iPhone snaps by me) by  Kitty Lee Photography

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CAKE!!!

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She stopped crying when Dave, the photog’s hubby, gave her flowers. She was scared of the balloons and the parasol props… but loved their kids’ toy ak-47 gun and scooters.

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my parents, finishing off Maisie’s ‘smash cake’ and smashing it into each other’s faces

chilling out a little bit between crying jags

chilling out a little bit between crying jags

Angry face holding her ice cream cone bubble wand thing- with a bruise on her face from falling in the bathtub that morning

Angry face holding her ice cream cone bubble wand thing- with a bruise on her face from falling in the bathtub that morning

she was scared of the pretty parasol and freaked out

she was scared of the pretty parasol and freaked out

she liked the cake part, especially when she got to feed papa

she liked the cake part, especially when she got to feed papa

feeding papa cake

feeding papa cake

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As soon as the shoot was done, she was fine- the boys’ toy ak-47 was a particular favorite of hers WHAT BABY GIRL is scared of balloons and pretty parasols, but loves guns and scooters?!

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she love Ami’s scooter and spent a lot of time figuring out how to balance on it- and she just learned to walk 2 weeks ago!

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by the end of her play date with the photog’s kids, she considered herself a scooter pro

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… and I caught her attempting to push the scooter into the road so she could use it like the big kids were!

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Maisie’s 1st Birthday in PHOTOS

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We just had a small family party- my parents, Jeff, R, her 3 brothers- with a cake and a couple of gifts. It was a lovely time. We will be having her ‘big’ party on Sept. 19th.

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close up of her new kitchen set

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This is by KidKraft and I found it on Amazon- the pots n pans are from Melissa and Doug toys

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toy donuts from Melissa and Doug toys

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a kidkraft coffee maker set- because all she sees all day long is adults drinking coffee!

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B Toys keys- love this brand!

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my folks showed up when she was getting dressed- and brought her a huge “MR TEDDY”– she’s giving him a kiss here

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getting her outfit put on by Daddy

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she and Mr Teddy are matching 🙂

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I put her in a little custom made pinafore to keep her dress clean- playing with the kitchen with my mom

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more playing kitchen with Mama

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laying around on porch with her oldest brother

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with my mom

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closeup of her rad hair ribbon

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the back of the pinafore was ADORABLE

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she’s not too sure about this cake on fire stuff

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but she liked the cake just fine

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she was VERY careful about not getting her dress dirty

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yummm… cake

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I can’t believe she’s a year old!

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caked out

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more time with Sam

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opening presents with her Daddy- a new Dyson baby vacuum!

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Maisie and Jay- her second oldest brother

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the toy makeup vanity

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vanity and vacuum cleaner

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drinking ‘coffee’

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my father pointed out that this coffee maker looks suspiciously like a toilet

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so, we tried it out with GI Joe

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Probably NOT how we teach young kids how to make coffee

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looks cute in her kitchen, though

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coffee mugs, creamer, sugar

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Pongo the Dalmatian, Maisie and Sam

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by the end of this, she was nearly naked with a pearl necklace on- attempting to polish her toenails

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naked-ish bday girl and my mom

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trying on my mom’s tsinelas (flip flops)

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What’s Maisie Wearing? Pediped Mary Janes and a Baby Gap Dress!

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with one of her 101 Dalmations pups- she’s in LOVE with these doggies

It’s no secret that I am a huge huge fan of Baby Gap clothing. Most of Maisie’s wardrobe at the moment is FILLED with their clothing. I also LOVE Pediped baby shoes! They’re so well made, perfect for early walkers, with comfy soft soles. I bought 3 pairs of Pedipeds this week and let her choose the one she wanted to wear today- the brown ones. She has great taste for a year old baby, because they’re my personal faves, too.

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Pretty girl

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waiting for her grandparents to arrive

Maisie will be a year old this week, but today is her Papa’s birthday and she got dressed up for the occasion. We bought a cake for my dad and are currently waiting for my parents to arrive.

She just started walking last week, so I figured it was time to get her used to shoes before winter hits. This kid has been sporting barefeet all summer!

If you’re looking for the highest quality early walking shoes- these are completely worth it!

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