by christine victoria alexander

Monday, April 25, 2016


Hi guys! If you're on Insta you've probably seen everyone posting bubble pictures like crazy! Seriously every time I check my feed someone else has posted one. Can't blame them because blowing bubbles is soooo much fun and a quintessential spring/summer activity! I bought some to blow with Olive but I think I'm enjoying them more. I used to blow bubbles with the little boys I nannied for all the time and have some great memories of seeing which of us could blow the biggest bubble before it burst and running around the yard trying to pop them before they floated too high. Good clean fun. =)

I got the bubbles out yesterday while we were killing some time before O's nap and I couldn't resist snapping some pics. This girl is crazy about her daddy and I love watching the two of them together! Isaac thinks she favors me, but you should see the way she lights up when he walks in the door after work! He can get her giggling so hard! When I bring her into our room in the mornings she'll crawl right over to Isaac and pat his head until he rolls over and plays with her. And if you know Olive, you know she's just like her daddy: fearless and strong willed. It's going to be fun raising this little firecracker!

Have a great week! xoxo Christine


Monday, April 18, 2016


Sundays with Isaac and Olive are my favorite and I look forward to them all week long! Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like I was living something out of a movie and I just didn't want it to end. We picnicked in the sunshine with a big bag of mangos and just talked about how amazing life is right now and how excited we are about the next 5 years. 

But the highlight of our day was my baby sister's wedding! She got married at The Old Mecklenburg Brewery right down the road from where we live. It was so much fun getting to dress up and feel all pretty with my siblings. I love each of them so much and love how close we all are. We took some silly selfies which I'm shamelessly sharing here on my blog because this space is a representation of me and I hope I will always be light hearted and fun loving. =)

I almost never curl my hair but I decided super last minute (literally 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave) that I wanted to and Isaac was so sweet to watch Olive while I did. I ended up loving my hair this way and think I'll do it more often. It helps add a little texture to my hair too which means it lasts longer between washings. Win win. 

It seems like every event we have been going to the last couple weeks has been right smack in the middle of Olive's late afternoon nap (she still takes 2-3 naps a day) and she's having meltdowns whenever we are out at night with her. She used to get sleepy and fall asleep while we held her but she won't do that anymore and she just gets so fussy and cranky until we take her home and put her to bed. Thankfully we made it through the wedding ceremony but by the time pictures were done and cocktail hour was wrapping up she was so overtired. I had used up every toy in my purse trying to keep her happy so we had to go home and put her to bed. I felt bad missing my sister's reception but this is just where we are at in life right now. I wouldn't trade being this baby's mommy for anything in the world! There are ups and downs but we just try to make the best decisions for our little family. Next time I think we'll get a babysitter so Olive can go to bed on time and we can enjoy some dinner and dancing. =) 

Have a great week! xoxo Christine 


Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Most afternoons I make a smoothie and take Olive to the park to play, but I was feeling a little bit lazy and just felt like walking around so we ran down to I Love Juice Bar at Park Road Shopping Center and got their Mint to Be smoothie - soooo yummy! It has mint, pineapple, mango, coconut milk and apple juice. I need to get some mint growing on the patio again so I can try making it at home. It was the perfect pick me up for a lazy afternoon!

We walked through Blackhawk's Garden Center and drooled over all the gorgeous plants they have. I cannot wait till we have a home and a yard to fill with plants! For now our little patio herb garden will have to do. =)

Hope you're having a beautiful day! xoxo Christine


Monday, April 4, 2016


My Olive baby is 9 months old this week!! I think she's getting cuter every month.

I thought this would be a fun little opportunity to look back at some bump pics since now Olive has been outside of me as long she was inside. =) I made her a little flower crown to match mine and had planned a cute photo shoot for us this week but she came down with a cold so we stayed home. It doesn't get much cuter than babies in diapers anyway.

Olive has started doing the sweetest thing where she'll climb up and bury her head in my collarbone with her little hands wrapped so tight around my neck - my heart melts into a puddle on the floor and I want 100 babies. She is standing all the time now, but hasn't taken her first step yet. Isaac and I think it will be sometime this month! She whistles while she plays (so funny, I'm trying to catch it on video) and we keep waiting for her first word. She still loves her mesh feeder and eats an entire banana every morning for breakfast! She climbs the stairs, the tables, the chairs, the couch... I caught her trying to climb up the side of her crib so I guess that means it's time to lower the mattress. Last week she did a chin up hanging onto the soap dish. She. is. so. strong.

The word "lionhearted" means brave and determined - I can't think of a better way to describe my baby girl! She takes after Isaac a lot with her personality, but I think she may have gotten a little of my creativity... we'll see as she gets older. One thing is for sure: this girl will do big things! Happy 9 months to my little adventurer! xoxo Christine

*Maternity photos by HappyAsHumans Photography 

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