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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Mason's second Christmas

It was only Mason's second Christmas, but we can tell he already has a sense of it. He does not understand the whole Santa thing yet, but he for sure got the part of opening gifts.

He was so patient and really listened when I explained to him what was going on. He had to see every single gift before opening a new one. I really appreciated the fact he wasn't asking for another one. Instead I was the one saying, "ok, next." Otherwise, we would have spent the whole day on it. 

We got him a bunch of books. He loves to read stories so much. We never have enough of them.

I realize lately that he understands so much more than I would have guessed. Especially in English because I'm speaking only French to him.

Wriggling his hips around as the book asks for!

Thumping his chest like a gorilla.  But that one is probably one of the first ones he ever learned, and he loves doing it! I read this book to him 4 times and I had to distract him with a new package. Otherwise, I think I'd have had to keep reading it over and over again... That makes me think it was a great choice!

He got a few new books of his all time favorite writer - Mo Willem - Mason is obsessed with the pigeon one.

Of course we had to read every single one right away after unwrapping them.

Benson got to read with us too...

Then Daddy stepped in to have some fun too!

Mason got a wooden train set and is over the moon. He got so excited and so frustrated at the same time. He wanted to know how to play with it and to master it right away. He's such an impatient little boy.

We had so much fun and now we're gonna spend days learning stuff, playing, reading, drawing and creating together! I can't believe Christmas is already over and that next it will be his second birthday! Wish I could have had a slowing-down-time machine for Christmas...

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. Sending you lots of love from us! Xoxo

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Leigh Ray Photography + Classic Fall outfit

I'm so happy to share my favorite pics from my photoshoot with the super talented Leigh Ray!

I'm wearing one of my favorite classic fall outfit featuring my favorite accessory. I just love hats and probably would wear some everyday if the weather wasn't so hot all the time in LA.

Photo by Leigh Ray Photography
Make up by Carmina Keiko

My outfit
Top: H&M
Jeans: AG
Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Hat: H&M

Monday, December 7, 2015

Choosing our Christmas tree

Even though it doesn't feel like it - it's Christmas time so we had to go buy our Christmas tree! I'll probably never get used to the fact that it's still kind of warm and we don't have snow but we will find a different way to embrace it...

We went to the same place than last year and I'm pretty sure Mason doesn't remember it!

He probably doesn't remember those rein deer either but last year he loved them too. He's really into trying to turn anything that has a cylindre shape so when he saw their round noses he tried to turn them again and again...

It took him a little bit of time to get comfortable around all of these Christmas trees. At first he refused to walk and wanted me to carry him around.

Then we touched them and I explained to him that we were gonna buy one to bring home with us. I love how he listens to me and how he mimics what I do.

Of course once he found a little bit of water he had to go play with it! Luckily this time he didn't get all dirty!

Once he got comfortable he ran around not even waiting for me. He was so happy! I just wish we had some snow to play in at the same time... I guess we'll have to go somewhere to see some snow soon!

We practiced his jumping skills a little bit too...

I let him go crazy and explore his surrounding. It's always fun to watch him do his own things and decide where he wants to go.

I chased him a little bit! People probably thought I was crazy but who cares. I was just having fun with my kid!

 And then we finally had to make up our mind and choose a tree. Mason didn't help much I have to say he just said yes when I showed him the one we wanted!

My outfit
Top: Club Monaco
Jean: Zara
Boots: Burberry

Mason's outfit
Jumper: Baby Gap
Scarf: Zara baby 
Shoes: Zara baby