by christine victoria alexander

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Are you familiar with Vogue's 73 Questions series? I am guilty of binge watching dozens of them in one sitting. I think it's fascinating getting to know so much about someone in such a short time. Olive's personality is really starting to come out and while she can't voice many opinions yet, we are still able to pick up on a lot of her likes and dislikes. I thought it would be fun to put together a short set of questions to share a few things about my little toddler. Hope you enjoy and get a couple laughs! =)


Thursday, August 18, 2016


Acai bowls. Yum! Olive and I tried them a couple weeks ago and we are hooked! I randomly found out there is an acai bowl food truck in Charlotte (what!) so Isaac hunted it down for us and we ordered 3 bowls of acai topped with all the things! O couldn't get enough and was literally licking the bottom of the bowl trying to get the last of it out. She started eating with a spoon but ended up just going in with her hands and made the biggest mess trying to feed herself. Strangers were laughing as they walked by and saw Olive doing her little happy dance covered in purple smoothie!

We had originally planned to eat our breakfast at a different park uptown but when we realized how close The Green was to the acai truck we decided to go there instead. It's the most perfect little green space in the middle of the city! It has a fun little splash pad with giant fish fountains - Olive looked soooo tiny next to those big fish! We had so much fun hanging out in the sunshine and meeting other parents with little kids. At one point Isaac and I were talking with another couple and I looked over and saw Olive just running around in the fountains having a blast and it made me feel SO good! Sometimes she can be so shy and clingy around other people but seeing her so happy and playing with the other babies at the splash pad took all those worries and doubts away. I love my baby girl so much! This was another perfect day. Hope you're all having an amazing summer!


Monday, August 15, 2016


Olive is usually in bed when Isaac gets home from work, so it's a special treat when he gets home early enough to do bath time and read stories with us. Sometimes O loves her baths and plays and 'sings' until I take her out. And sometimes she cries and refuses to sit in the water and just wants to get out and be held. Unfortunately, this was one of the fussy times, so you'll notice bath time sort of got skipped over in the photos here! After we got her dried off and in her jammies she was a little angel and sooooo cuddly. =)


Sunday, August 7, 2016


There's nothing like a great weekend to recharge your batteries and get you set for the next 5 days! One of our favorite things to do is get out and take a walk in the morning before it gets too hot. We love to explore pretty neighborhoods and side streets just a few blocks from where we live. It's so fun drooling over all the pretty houses (and landscaping!) and talking about what we want for our future home.

After we got nice and sweaty from our walk we headed to Whole Foods to refuel - I love their fresh juices and Olive loves their fruit! We went ahead and did our grocery shopping too, so it was not only a fun, active morning but we were also crossing things off our to-do list. SUCH a good feeling! How did you spend your weekend?

Thanks for reading! xoxo Christine


Monday, August 1, 2016


Another name for this post could be "OLIVE EATS ALL THE BERRIES". Seriously. This girl can put away the fruit! Last year we had a breakfast picnic for my birthday and I've been wanting to do it again ever since. With the temps being in the upper nineties lately, a picnic at noon just doesn't sound that appealing. A breakfast picnic is a great way to get out and do something before it gets too hot and BONUS you beat the crowds at the park if you get out early enough!

For our breakfast I brought a couple bags of organic peaches (peaches are on the Dirty Dozen list so I always try to buy organic!), coconut yogurt with berries, a big jar of granola and a couple glasses of juice. It was the perfect spread for a beautiful summer morning. Olive made quick work of the peaches and berries and had the best time walking (running) around and digging in the dirt. When it was time to go she was so covered in dirt and twigs we had to strip her down to her diaper before we got in the car. She had an early bath and a really good nap when we got home!

It's a brand new month and that always gets me so excited to set goals and accomplish things. I've got a couple creative projects in the works that I'm so excited to share with you all! Hope you have a beautiful week!

xx Christine

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