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Big Mac’s First Birthday Party

April 13, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Goodness gracious, where has the time gone? We celebrated Mac’s first birthday a month ago and I’m just getting around to sharing the details. The Big Mac theme turned out even better than I expected. The guests all had a blast and I’m pretty sure the birthd …

Happy Birthday Mac!

March 14, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Thomas McConnell, It’s March 14th, 2014, which can only mean one thing. You, my precious son, my only boy and baby of the family. You, my dough ball of love, eater of all the food, and blower of all the raspberries, are officially one year old. It’s hard to believ …

Mac is 11 Months!

February 17, 2014 duchessoffork 2

My Sweet Mac Man, How can it be that you are nearly a year old? In the blink of an eye the majority of your first year has flown by. You are quite the little music man. You love listening to music and can always find the beat. Once the music starts your little booty …

Cheeseburger Birthday Party Inspiration

February 12, 2014 duchessoffork 6

Mac wasn’t always a big baby. He started chunking up around 3 months of age, and ever since we’ve called him Big Mac. Strangers and friends alike are amazed by the size of our infant. We even introduce him as Big Mac and it always gets a chuckle out of folks. That …

Mac is 10 Months!

January 16, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Mac, How are you already in the double digit months? You’ve now been out of my belly longer than you were in! Your first year is passing by in a flash. Before I know it you’ll be diving into your first birthday cake. You are such a joy to us. You are the happiest …

Tips for Potty Training a Toddler Girl

January 8, 2014 duchessoffork 2

I was in no rush to potty train Julia. Everything I read about the subject told me to wait until she was really ready or PTing would back fire. I introduced the potty seat around 18 months and just allowed her to study it, try it, and get used to it. Julia has never been &hel …

Mac is 9 Months

December 18, 2013 duchessoffork 1

Mac was nine months on December 14th, but with the holidays and a major sinus infection, I’m just getting around to writing his update. Sweet Mac Man, It’s impossible for me to believe that you are 3/4 of a year old! In fact, I just ordered your birthday gift and …

Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

December 9, 2013 duchessoffork 2

This will be Julia’s third Christmas and I think she finally “gets it” this year. She’s still a little foggy on the details of the birth of Jesus and Santa Claus, but she understands that it’s a magical time and results in presents. I’m sti …

Mac is 8 Months!

November 14, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Macaroni Man, I know I start every monthly recap saying how sweet you are, but it’s true. Every day you get sweeter and turn into more of a little love. Your eyes sparkle and smile and you giggle constantly. You are the happiest and most content little man (most of the …

Mac is 7 Months!

October 17, 2013 duchessoffork 2

My Sweet Mac Man, You are a big seven month old boy! It’s hard to believe that you’re already on the down slide to a year old. Your first year is flying by even faster than your sister’s. I know I say this every month, but you are just the sweetest love bug. …