Thursday, August 8, 2013

6 Month - Half Birthday Prep & Pics

Well, almost! Asher's "official" 6 month half birthday is this Friday, August 9th. Can you believe it has been 6 months already?!??! It feels like just yesterday I was feeling him kick inside my belly.

It is just incredible how quickly they grow. Not just physically, but mentally, too. I'll get into detail with everything like a usually do after I take his 6 month onesie growth picture. Plus, I've got some seriously awesome news on baby signing. Be sure to check back in a few days for that!

We have a 6 month baby photo shoot set up with our photographer, Caroline Nicole Photography, on the 17th. I'm still not 100% sure where we are going to do them. I am torn between a beach setting or park setting. Maybe there's a beach with a park that would cover both bases. We'll see. I'll have to brainstorm on some spots. Ideas are welcome!


I've been collecting outfits for Asher's 6 month photos for awhile now and am SO EXCITED because they're just absolutely adorable (if I do say so myself)! #1 is perfect for the shoot with Caroline since we'll be outdoors and it will be HOT. I have another onesie on its way that is similar but with a vest instead of suspenders. #2 is going to be perfect for whatever we end up doing on Friday. #3 is going to be used for an indoor portrait session by ME! Or, it may be too big and it will be saved for a later date. #4 I purchased before Asher was born and I hope it still fits! It's size 0-6 month, so we will see. If it fits, I'll bring it along for the outdoor session.


1.  Tie/Suspender Onesie - Laddies & Lasses on Etsy
     Onesie with Vest (not pictured) - The Accent Shop on Etsy
     Hat - Born to Love Clothing (I found on Zulily sale...)

2.  Custom 1/2 Onesie with Matching Legwarmers - Kakabaka on Etsy

3.  3-Piece Vest Outfit - Macys
     Newsboy Hat - Born to Love Clothing (I found on Zulily sale...)

4.  Giraffe Romper - Mud-Pie

5. Ruffly Blanket (Shown under the clothes above and will be the perfect beach blanket for our pics. Also, this store is now on my list for go-to baby gifts - this is the most adorable blanket I've ever seen! I'll have to be extra careful with it during our photo shoot not to ruin it.) - All the Truffle on Etsy

As for me, I am going to wear a white shirt with white pants? Maybe, maybe not. And a turquoise statement necklace. I bought John two shirts to try on. I'm not falling into the figure-out-what-you're-going-to-wear-on-the-day-of-the-shoot trap again. Here's what I have going on in my head:


I also had John make some half birthday photo props for our little guy. One that says '1/2' and one that says '6mo.'.  We also are now selling them! Here's a link to our store if you're interested: 1/2 Birthday Photo Prop

I also found a really neat vintage wine box on Etsy for Asher to sit in. I hope it gets here in time!

Did I mention I am excited???

The good thing about having this photo shoot on the 17th (other than more than enough time to prepare) is that Asher will be sitting like a pro by then. He is getting more and more steady sitting without his hands. In a week's time, he'll have it down, I'm sure. Here's a quick video of his skills...

Needless to say, there is much excitement around here with our little half-year-old. I hope I have a chance to make a half cake for him. More half birthday news and pictures coming soon!


  1. Adorable! Don't you just love Zulily!?

  2. Holly, I've been following your page since you posted it on WTE, and I just have to say I love it! I love all your product reviews and your consistently positive attitude. You turned me into an etsy freak (particularly adorable bins for my drooler, lol).

    Anyways! I LOVE that half sign you made for Asher's pics! I'm gonna go check it out on your etsy page right now but I thought I'd ask here too--any way we could get it by the end of this month (26th) for our little guys half birthday? And does it come in colors? Ah, I suppose your etsy page would tell me that! :) keep up the great blogging!

    1. Thank you so much! I love the positive feedback. Oh yeah, Etsy will hook you in. Zulily, too. It's dangerous! Lol

      Yes, we can have one to you by then. At checkout, just write the date needed by in the "note to seller" and I'll make sure we get it shipped in time. The colors are listed on there and everything but if you have any questions, just send me a message through Etsy. How fun! You'll have to send me any good pics you get with it and if you don't mind I can use them in the store listings. :)

  3. Congratulations on Asher's six month anniversary! I love that I came across your blog. You have such a lovely family. My daughter is around the same age as your baby boy so I can really relate to what you are going through right now!