Barefoot Blonde^^Absolutely nothing in the world better than thisBarefoot Blonde^^Our first Thanksgiving with a family of 4! (technically 5)Barefoot Blonde^^Tiny 9 day old and her pupBarefoot Blonde^^Some of my favorite photos, EVER.Β Barefoot Blonde^^Another favorite photo. I love those first few weeks when you basically live in a robe or comfies and just snuggle in bed non stop.Β Barefoot Blonde^^If you haven’t snuggled one of these bears I highly suggest it.Barefoot Blonde^^David took Atticus on a guys trip to Indiana to go to a Colts game! I hated being away from them but also loved alone time with Rosie πŸ™‚Barefoot Blonde^^This is what we did the whole time the boys were goneΒ Barefoot Blonde^^She got David’s blue eyes and I am not mad about itBarefoot Blonde^^This was taken when Rosie was just a few days old! It was perfect weather outside and Central Park was covered in Fall leaves so we took a little walk.Β Barefoot Blonde^^Look at the tip toes! Atticus came to give Rosie a kiss the first time and we both were telling him howΒ sweet it was, since then he loves to come up at least 10 times a day to give her a lil smooch.Β Barefoot Blonde^^Rosie’s one month picture!Barefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^They have vintage holiday train rides in New York on Sundays during Christmas time so we took Atticus! I got us totally lost on the way there and we ended up in Brooklyn. We finally made it and then it was a nightmare of unfortunate events going home haha – public transit can be a pain sometimes. BUT still so fun to see him light up at the trains.Barefoot BlondeBarefoot Blonde^^My lil fireman in the rain!Barefoot Blonde^^SWEATER: ShopbopΒ (on MAJOR sale!) // THIGH HIGH SOCKS: Free PeopleBarefoot Blonde

Lil Rosie girl has been with us for over two months now and its crazy to think about life without her?! She had her two month check up the other day and was very sad about her shots πŸ™ she is tall and skinny and I am trying to put a few extra rolls on this chick. At first two kids felt like it was going to rock my world and it has in a lot of ways but it is getting easier as the days go on and I get more used to it. Going out with both of them by myself still scares me a little – mainly because I am a worrier and picture worst case scenarios in my head, always. But our first travels with both of them went so well and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.

It isn’t always “cute” with them two, sometimes he can pat a little too rough or hold her hand too hard or whatever (normal toddler stuff) but even if Atticus is crying and sad because say he fell or bonked his head, if he sees Rosie or we put her down on his level its an INSTANT smile through the tears! She makes him really really happy. When we are around new people he points to her smiling and laughing trying to show off his new sister. I hope these are the things I can always play back in my head.

She is smiling and playing and is just so so sweet. Atticus is still a little monkey and I love his excited personality. He is excited about most things and does this open mouth excited laugh that I just could eat up. Sure love these two and sometimes I picture life in like 15 years when Atticus is taller than me and Rosie is dating boys and they are all grown up and at that point I will wish so bad I could go back and see them running around in diapers and doing all of the things we do now. It makes me not worry so much if he draws crayon on our brand new white rug (true story) or marker on the wood floor (true story) or throws a tantrum or whatever. This life with little kids is soooo good.

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  1. I have to ask you what nursing bras you like! I’m 40 weeks pregnant with my 1st baby and looking for the best nursing bra πŸ˜‰ Thanks in advance- I am in love with your blog and the way you share your life with all of us. You are a beautiful example of a balanced wife and mama <3

  2. I know this is a ways back but I have been obsessed with Rosie’s little outfits lately, so I went on a mission to find baby outfit details. She really is the cutest button on the block. I would love to know where you found these outfits, like her little fur vest, moccasins and crochet sleeper. Anyways, thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi there! I know this comment is coming up late but I have a 1 year old son and just found out we are expecting a baby girl in the summer! I have admired your family’s style since I’ve been a reader and am totally in love with the pink sweater and grey sweats that Rosie wore for her 9 day old photos. Could you let me know where you got it from? Thanks!!

  4. It actually blows my mind how perfect your family is. I am only 14, and trying to decide where to go and what to make of myself. You have inspired me on so many different levels its insane. You are such a role model. Its hard to find genuine people in this world, but I have been so lucky to find you, your blog, and your sweet family. Xo

  5. Favorite Post ever! Love your little love bugs and love your take on being a mom, i feel i would be the same way. This is what life is all about, love…….

  6. This is maybe my favorite post ever. So much joy and love – not to mention the cuteness!! I can feel your love for your little ones through your sweet words and photos. Blessings!! xoxo

  7. Rosie is the cutest little baby! Honestly, she looks like such a cool girl already. Those pictures of Atticus and Rosie are also the best!
    Your stories literally make people want to make babies all the time lol! You make it look so easy, down to earth and fantastic. I have a boy with the same age as Atticus and can’t wait for another pregnancy so that my boy can experience being a big brother as well!

    By the way, can you tell me where that black dotted suit of Rosie is from? I love it!!

  8. ???? this is such a SWEET post! I have two babies also so I can’t totally relate πŸ™‚ my girl just turned 2 Nov 15th and we just had our lil boy Nov 11th:) I’m still a lil nervous taking them out alone????????
    -Dare✨

    1. Thank you so much!! And aww how sweet!! And believe me I am too! Glad we can relate πŸ™‚ xoxo

  9. Aw, the last part made me teary eyed. I have a very strong love for little ones and my bf’s going to hate you for giving me so much baby fever! (lol not really) he’s only 19 and loves kids but doesn’t want any yet and I’m all crazy about it! I love seeing the way you guys handle it so well with all the travelling you do and so many fun adventures! I’d love to be the kind of mom you are some day πŸ™‚ love you!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I am so glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ That makes me happy to hear! And yes!! You definitely will be one day!! xoxo

  10. Hi Amber,

    I’m following you quite some time now (years to be honest haha) and although your family is very cute I just can’t help to think that you are such a young mom!! I always pictured you being on the frontrow, hanging with the girls, partying in VIP clubs en livin’ tha life. Funny how things end up :). I also notice that your blog is making this change, it ofcourse adjust to your life. And being a midtwentier with no kids I feel we’re growing apart *drama cry* haha. All the best! XOXO

    1. Hi Marie!! Thank you so much for following along over the years, I appreciate that so much!! πŸ™‚ And oh darn, I don’t like hearing that! I hope you continue to follow along. My blog has definitely evolved over the years as I have myself, it only felt natural to include lifestyle posts. Thank you for the well wishes!! xoxo

  11. Love the perspective you shared at the end. I often tell my husband, “these are our glory days!” We have three girls (4, 3 and 1) and one on the way. I totally know what you mean about being intimidated to take them out together. I remember that well. Take your time- you’ll get used to it. πŸ™‚ can I ask a quick question- what do you buy for nursing tanks and bras? I have yet to find ones I love, even after about four cumulative years of nursing!! As always, it’s a blessing that you share your lovely family with us.<3

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so glad you liked it πŸ™‚ And wow!! That is amazing! I bet they will love being so close in age! Thanks for the encouragement, I love hearing from other moms!! xoxo

      And I will link my favorite nursing bra below!! xoxo
      http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?origin=keywordsearch&contextualcategoryid=0&keyword=Cake%20%27Cotton%20Candy%27%20Seamless%20Nursing%20Bra&cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1&siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-8jiHuY6Cvsf7wU.kOTajbQ

      1. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond, Amber! I love that about you! Your blog is pretty much the only one I comment on for that reason. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to try to budget for that bra before Baby arrives- thank you!!

  12. She has your nose! That one photo of you two with your noses against each other is too cute! So happy for you and your little fam πŸ™‚

  13. It seems all of you are really happy, and that really is he most important thing πŸ˜‰ I was just wondering – how do you do it that your David is so engaged with the kiddos? Cause my David is really good at playing with our little man but doesn’t really want to be involved in diaper changing/feeding/putting to sleep and all that. And obviously he doeasn’t want to agree to have another baby! Ha! I need to show him your blog, maybe this will work πŸ˜€

    1. Aww thank you so much!! And yes, he really is great with the kids, and very hands-on πŸ™‚ I think it works well for us because we both work from home so we are all together most of the time. So it all depends on the family dynamics!! xo

      1. Oh yes, that is true. We used to work from home too, but since my husband came up with the idea of opening a cafe/restaurant we are constantly out of home now πŸ˜€ xo

  14. Amber, you sure are raising a pair of sweet sweet babies. I love hearing about how they’re doing! Atticus is the most wonderful big brother, Rosie is so lucky to have such a monkey of a brother! Can’t wait to watch them grow up via your lovely blog!

    Take care, lovely!

    Sarah-Beth
    http://www.growingalittlelove.com

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words!! It means so much to me!! They are so sweet together πŸ™‚ Thanks again!! xo

  15. Love this. We’re in the same place with 19 month and 2 month old boys. It’s absolute chaos and all hands on deck, but such an amazing time. They’re babies for such a short time, I have to try to make sure to stop and enjoy the madness & snuggles!

    1. No way?! I am glad to hear that πŸ™‚ It really is so true!! They will grow too quick and I will be back to wishing they were babies haha πŸ˜‰

  16. You make me wish getting kids and I am just 21.. ha!! I love love love how you share your worries and thoughts.. You are such a perfect mom! Love everything about you! Prettiest woman and Braid Queen! Love from Germany :* xx PS: Hope we can meet one day

    1. Aww thank you so much!! I am so glad you liked the post πŸ™‚ You are too kind!! Love you! Hope we can meet too!! xo

  17. You are so marvellous, morden and lovely mother! I’m delighted with your family! It seems to me that when you have a big family, it’s a very big responsibility to take care of each member, and it’s a really hard work and you haven’t much time for yourself. BUT, looking to you I understand that everything is possible! Wish you and your family all the best!!!Good on you!)))
    P.S. Also I really love your hair tutorials. thanks you my hair style looks much more better)))))

    1. Thanks so much Tanya!! And yes! It is a big responsibility for sure. There’s a lot to do with kiddos! Thank you for being so sweet!! xoxo

  18. I really love your family! Your pictures are full of happiness. I am still not sure if I will go back to New York for a few days this year, but if yes… I hope I will meet you in Central Park πŸ™‚
    Kisses from Czech Republic
    Meet My Lovely World

    1. Thanks so much!! That is so nice to hear πŸ™‚ And yes!! I would love to meet you too!

  19. Atticus and Rosie are so adorable + cute! πŸ™‚ Your hair looks so pretty half up and curled in the second to last pic!

    1. Thank you so much!! That’s so nice of you! And thanks! I am glad you like the look πŸ™‚

  20. Oh my goodness, that picture of Atticus touching Rosie’s nose is just the cutest picture EVER. I’m so happy he’s loving her! She is absolutely gorgeous, I wouldn’t be mad with those eyes either πŸ™‚ Congratulations again lady!

    1. Aww thank you so much!! You are too nice!! I love how much they look alike πŸ™‚

  21. You have such a beautiful family! I love looking through your blog, it really inspires me. Thank you for putting out so much positive content and for sharing a portion of your life with us. My sister and I watch your YouTube as well and we love seeing all the unique ways that you braid your hair. Thank you for being such an amazing role model for me! xox -Anastasia πŸ™‚

  22. You are flawless my friend flawless!!!!! What beautiful pictures of you and your little girl and boy!!!! Just darling!!! What precious memories!!! Cherish them always!!!!!
    Those tip toes!!!! Too darn cute!!!! ❀️❀️

  23. omg!!! I was just talking to one of my friends and we were talking about how we can’t wait to be mom’s haha we are only 17 but whatever, right?! And then I just popped on your blog and saw this post and oh my goodness my heart!!! totally made me happy in the midst of homework!!! please continue to be all my mom goals!!! xoxo

  24. Hi Amber! You are sooo blessed with the cutest family ever πŸ™‚ your posts always put a smile on my face! The photo of Atticus kissing Rosie is priceless.. His little tippy toes are adorable! Haha

  25. These photos and your words are amazing! I literally teared up a little reading that last paragraph you wrote!! I know you must be such a great mama! While I don’t personally know you or your fam, I just have to say I love you guys! I love watching your snapchats and following along with your blog and instagram! I look forward to being a mom one day and your fam and little ones make me want my own! I wish you, David, Atticus and Rosie all the happiness and blessings!! XO

  26. I felt myself getting a little emotional while reading this.

    Even though I don’t yet have children of my own, I can already tell how much you have to cherish these moments, because let’s be real, life does go a little crazy fast sometimes. But oh my goodness, you guys are the cutest. Really!

    http://jesandbleu.com

  27. Aw, that is so so sweet! Your two littles are adorable and I think it is so sweet and amazing how happy Atticus is with baby Rosie! That will last a lifetime and they will always be best friends! And someday even they will look back at all their baby pictures and videos and love having all of these special memories from the time they first met!! You make such a great mama to two! I am so so happy for you and David! Much love!

    Xo Angela
    http://Www.onecontessa.com

  28. Precious photos! Rosie is absolutely beautiful! Tall and skinny, just like you πŸ™‚ I love how open you always are with your feelings, and with including the times that things don’t always go perfectly.

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

  29. Honestly, your photos make me want to have children sooo badly (and I’m only 19 years old)!! They’re adorable and you truly look like the perfect family! Sending love from The Netherlands <3

  30. This post is so sweet.. I was reading this with a big big smile on my face. You are a lovely mom and you have such a perfect little family???? Greetings from The Netherlands!

  31. I so enjoy your family updates!! Your honesty about motherhood is very refreshing. Thank you for sharing your life, I hope we all can still read about your life in 15 yrs #foreverFBFfan
    Your blog makes me dream of what life would of been like if I had started a family with my hubs before he passed away. I hope it would of been just as sweet!

  32. Atticus and Rosie have to be the cutest kids ever! They look like little gap baby models πŸ™‚ and I love all of the little outfits you put on them! Random question but do you put any makeup on your eyebrows or tint them? I have naturally blonde eyebrows and so I get them tinted but yours look so great!

  33. Everything about this post makes me warm and fuzzy all over and I LOVE it! Seeing pics of your kiddies together makes me want a second baby soooo bad. They just grow up too fast. Love your blog, girlie! xo christine

  34. Hi Amber:) I love seeing your posts and watching your YouTube videos! You are seriously my favorite blogger and think it would be awesome to have the opportunity to hang out with you and your family in New York! It has always been my dream to start my future living in the city (meaning I am only 14) and it would be awesome to get some pointers on where to go from you and David! I hope I can see you there! LalalalOVE you! Instagram: gracegudenkauf

  35. Hi Amber,
    I’m from Germany and i just wanted to tell you that i’m a really big fan of your blog and the whole thing you are doing. I love your posts and sometimes i’m checking your site three or four times a day to make sure i won’t miss anything. It just makes me happy to see such a sweet and Happy family and i wish i will have a family like this someday. So you are truly an Inspiration for me and my friends. Your hairstyles are definately the ones we are trying out most. I’m excited for your next posts and wish you just the best <3
    Love Julia

  36. loving that white onesie with the navy dots—where is that cute thing from? πŸ™‚

  37. you have such a beautiful little family. i admire you for seeing through all the tough bits that having babies is still such a pure and beautiful thing to be enjoyed and not stressed over (although of course we all do the stress thing too) stunning photographs and i love the way you dress those kiddos! <3 lovely. so pleased to read of someone making the most of those lazy snuggles with a newborn πŸ™‚ makes me feel slightly less of a couch potato πŸ˜‰

    robynsdenblog.blogspot.com

  38. Absolutely love this post!! Such great pictures that you can cherish for ever!
    I hope to have a family just as sweet as yours!! Especially a big brother who cares so much for his little sis, can’t wait to see pictures of them running around together!! β™₯

    Cassandra

    http://www.fortheloveofblonde.com

  39. I seriously just love this!!! ???? everyone keeps asking when we’re having our second (ours is a smidge younger than Atticus) and the thought of another totally intimidates me… But then I see this and I’m like hmmmmm baby fever?! Haha. Anyways you look perfect in that sweater picture per usual and Atticus’ tip toes are killing me. ????????

  40. Hi Amber! What a beautiful post, and such gorgeous shots of you and your family! I’m almost 27 weeks pregnant with my second (we have a five year old daughter who cannot WAIT to be a big sister), and I stop by your blog often to check out your fashion posts from when you were expecting Rosie.

    Your posts inspire me to want to blog about the things I love: my family, fashion, and make up -I’m a girly girl, and I was just wondering if you have any tips that you’s feel open to sharing about how one might get started? I currently work full time outside of the home and would love to do something where I could be with my family more. I’ve left my email in the field above for you, and look forward very-much to hearing back from you, should you care to share.

    Thank-you and have a wonderful day!

  41. Aw that was such a cute post! It made me tear up a bit because of how perfect and sweet life sounds with little ones. They are so lucky to have caring loving and fun parents! Xoxo

  42. This post just warmed my heart & put the biggest smile on my face! The love you have for your family is beautiful & inspiring. I love all your pictures & even though as we know life isn’t all giggles & pretty pictures, its still lovely to see happy shots of you & your family. May you enjoy every moment. I met you & your family at Lord & Taylor in NYC while working there back in September & you were a sweetheart & beautiful πŸ™‚ Always look forward to your posts <3

  43. Rosie is beautiful!! I can’t believe it’s been two months, you are blessed to have such a gorgeous, adorable family!!

  44. What an amazing post! I want to start a blog and your a total inspiration, but for now I’m busy studying for the California Bar Exam. My study course is called “Barbri.com” so every time I type “Bar” into my computer, your blog is suggested. It’s the perfect study break to browse your postings. I can’t wait until little ones are in my life πŸ™‚ Thank you for all of the inspiration and beauty you share.
    Home

  45. I love these updates! Your two littles are just so so sweet! Little kids are the cutest – agreed that we all wish it could last a little longer. Sidenote, I love how you styled your hair in that photo with the sweater. I got extensions to try out the other day + I am so stuck on how to style them. That much hair is so difficult to manage, so kudos to you, girl!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  46. So so so precious! The baby fever is real over here!
    Have you done a post about your decision to have baby #2? How you decided on the timing, etc? I have a 10 month old (in 2 days) & I’ve been thinking a lot about baby #2 and when so start “trying”.
    Love your blog!
    http://www.kristenpeebles.blogspot.com

  47. Oh my goodness, be still my beating heart. TOO CUTE. Your photos kill me. Every. Time. This has absolutely brightened my day!

  48. Amber, you are so lucky! β™₯
    I wish I’ll have a family like this someday and be such a loving mommy as you are!
    Love,
    D.

      1. It’s so cool that you reply to comments! πŸ™‚
        I always do a happy dance when I see your e-mail πŸ˜€
        You literally make my day! Thank you!

    1. Aww thank you so much for reading!! So glad you like it πŸ™‚ And ahh I know! I died at that pic! xo

  49. Such a sweet little recap! I LOVE the one of Rosie stretching… and Atticus tip-toeing to kiss her is just the sweetest thing. And how sweet is the Thanksgiving photo where Chauncey is standing up to get closer to Atticus. <3

  50. You are doing such a wonderful job as a mother, you are truly an all around inspiration πŸ™‚

  51. These photos are so stinkin’ cute! They make me miss my nephews and niece like crazy & give me baby fever (I won’t tell my hubs πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing!
    Katelyn // The Suitcase Blonde

  52. Amber, I honestly love reading about your little ones and your journey through motherhood. It brightens my days! <3 I love being able to get a glimpse into their precious lives and your beautiful home!

    xo
    Aubrey

    bboops.com

  53. So cute pictures. And yes life with family is a great gift i feel blessed every Day. Love and all the Best for You

  54. This post is just so sweet. You have such a beautiful family and Atticus and Rosie are painfully cute together. Congratulations to you and your family. I am so happy for you!

    – Jessica
    lipstickandcashmere.com

  55. I love this post. My kids are 17 months apart also, and almost exactly 7 years older than yours (to the day). This post sure brings back memories of what things were like 7 years ago. I miss them being little, but it only gets better. You are going to LOVE watching them get bigger. We’re not to the teenage years yet, but fingers crossed those years go smooth as well. Love your little family! I can tell you are an amazing mom!

  56. LOVE your sweet little family! And I’m loving your vlogs recently too. In your Miami vlog, where is your white luggage with brown leather straps from?! I’ve been looking all over for vintage inspired luggage. xoxo

  57. These photos are all adorable. Love the one with atticus on his tippytoes. I’m so glad that atticus adored rosie!

  58. oh my gosh! so cute. This definitely makes me less nervous about having two! Where is that gorgeous yellow dress from?

  59. I just love love love this post. It makes me want to have another baby soon so my son (a few months younger than Atticus) can have a baby brother or sister. I love love seeing how sweet he is to her! Also, thank you for sharing the ups and the downs.

    -Katie Fegert
    http://www.summeronwinterlane.com

  60. So adorable. I have watching your snaps and your photos on Insta about your new baby girl. She is absolutely precious! Life 15 years down the road will be interesting (and hopefully not so stressful) so relish in every moment while they are your tiny little babies.

    xx BeyondBasicBlog.com

  61. This post got me a little emotional. Beautiful photos. Your family photos are beautiful. I love having a look at the sweet moments with your kids.

    Yes, can’t wait to see Atticus tower over you and Rosie’s taste in boys haha.

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

  62. So cute! This has made me even more anxious for my little boy to come, any day now!!

    Love the bond they have!

    Wonderfulandwhimsical.com

  63. Hi Amber, I’m from Brazil, I’m married but I still don’t have kids, I know here in my country it’s soo dificult to have kids, many things here makes me fell crazy with ths country, but when I see your blog I fell better I am sorry about the mistakes in your language, I’m learning English, but whe I saw your pictures with all your family I needed to coment, you are so beautiful and your kids they look like angels, congratulations Amber, kisses from Brazil.

  64. This post just melted my heart!! You guys are so blessed to have such a wonderful little family! I have loved being able to watch your family grow in pictures and posts.

    PS. I am also so excited to see who wins your fun NYC getaway contest ( I mean I am in NYC but would love to be able to meet you and get some pointers!) fingers crossed!
    xoLauren
    http://www.thelavenderskies.com

  65. This post just melted my heart! You guys are so blessed to have such a wonderful little family! It has been so fun watching your family grow πŸ™‚

    I am hoping I will get to meet you guys if I get picked for your fun NYC trip giveaway (I mean I am already in NYC but would love to meet you!)

    xoLauren
    http://www.thelavenderskies.com

  66. These pictures are incredible. Seeing your little fam and the fun you guys have makes me so excited to have kiddies of my own one day πŸ™‚

  67. okay seriously you need a reality tv show! The things you write, just straight up smack people in the heart, (in the best way possible of course) People just fall in love with you and your lil fam! How do I contact E and get you a show! My goodness! Literally love your family Journal posts! and can we talk about the picture of Atticus poking rosie’s nose LOL the stinkin cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Hope you have a great day babe!! Sending loves!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

  68. It’s so hard to believe it’s already been two months since precious Rosie Belle was born. Time really does fly when you have little ones.

    Also I have been trying to get a hold of you, but it’s been a struggle so…

    My mom would like to know if you would be interested in doing a review of a LulaRoe product (they offer leggings, dresses, skirts, and tops)? You will receive the product for free and will also get to keep it. ????

    I told her that I wasn’t sure if you do these kinds of things and that I’m making no promises.

    Just let me know if you would be interested or if it’s just not your thing.

    I look forward to hearing back from you πŸ™‚ have a fabulous weekend

  69. This is so beautifully worded and these pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Treasure the time with those beautiful babies! xoxo

  70. I feel the same way you do!! My oldest is almost seven, and I wish that I could go back in time for ONE more day when he was a baby. My middle one will be five next week, and I can’t handle it. I LOVE seeing your babies, it takes me back to when mine were tiny! You are a great mom, I love your easy-going attitude. πŸ™‚

    1. Aww I know this is how I will feel one day!! Wanting them to be babies again πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for your kind words! You sound like one amazing mom!!

  71. Such a beautiful family. Your truly an inspiration for people who someday want to become a mom!

    Xo