Sunday, August 31, 2014


If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram @christinamcguire then you may be ahead of the game! 

We decided that there was no better day than the start of FSU football season to happily announce that Ava will be a big sister ! She is thrilled! (Just kidding...she has no clue on what's going on.) 

Baby McGuire #2 will be here around the end of March. 

We are thrilled to be growing our family and grateful to being able to give Ava a sibling. 

Hope all of you are having a great Labor Day weekend! Our Noles won last night and tonight we are having a small family BBQ. 

P.S. I'll keep you posted throughout my pregnancy as much as I can. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Life Lately: catching up!

Ah! Where have I been lately?! My little blog has been a neglected for a while. Oops.
I have been chasing Ava around while studying for my holistic health coaching certification in my free time. All fun stuff, just keeping me super busy!
Here are some of the things that I have failed to keep my family and friends posted on:

1. I made these! Super easy, healthy, and delicious!!!!

2. My pineapple was FINALLY ready to eat! Seriously....BEST pineapple I have EVER had! So so sweet. Mark agreed :)

This was the pineapple's #tbt baby picture.  Cute huh?  (From my Instagram) 

Mall days look a little different for me now. 
I recently had to venture out to Coral Springs Mall because they have a Stride Rite shoe store and that's where I buy Ava's shoes. This little car was the best thing that happened to me as a mom shopper. Not a peep out of this happy little girl. 

4. Found this:
I'll be trying this as many of you know that I am all things pumpkin obsessed. It's almost Fall and college football season !!!!! Woohooooo! 

My closet (and Mark's)
Ava has started to hide when she is going "number two". Cracks me up....This is her in the hamper: a popular choice). There is a picture of her behind my mother in law's window shades but it won't let me upload it. That one really cracks me up because she is playing on a toy "iPad" in the process. 

6. Ava is loving this Thomas the train set that her uncles Tommy & Luke passed down to her to play with. This is now at our house and entertains her for hours!  

7. Ava still enjoys "reading" and being read to. I love that. 

8. Our "banana pancakes" are still a favorite of Ava's which is great for me because I love them too and they are super easy to make. I make them different every time but here are the usual main ingredients: 
Just blend and pour.
I use GreenPan cookware for a safe and non toxic brand. They sell them at Target now as well which is great news! 

9. (Photo from my Instagram) A typical breakfast smoothie that I make. Again, they're always different but this is a nice one for mornings since it has the oats and banana taste. (You can use almond milk in place of coconut milk too) 

10.  This little tot is keeping me on my toes! She will be 2 on Nov 2nd ( her golden birthday! ) I can't believe it...

And just for the fun of it: 
Almost time for college football!!!!!!!!!

Go Noles ! 

Oh, and before I forget...There is a new company called Luc&Lou that I came across by my friend, Kelly! It is such a special company with an amazing concept! Two neonatal NICU nurses started this company and basically it is a buy one, GIVE one kind - of -purchase. As you buy a sweet little onesie for your baby or as a great gift for someone else's baby,  you will also be donating one to a baby in need. So sweet, right?! I love products that have this model! Two smiles for the price of one. Love it! Thank you, Kelly, for sharing this awesome company with me. 
***Mama bloggers, please pass on their information as they are a new company and looking to spread the word on their very generous and special mission for our sweet babies. 

(I suppose this wasn't the best "catching up on life lately" kind of post. I didn't really add the "adult events" that I've had recently like: two concerts, some date nights, my best friend, Ali, came to visit, etc... I swear I do things other than take pictures of my daughter go #2...but not too often because mama life is basically the above right now ha! 
 I'll try and capture some more next time around.) 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Snapshots of Today: Ava Meets Baby Camden

Today was way overdue and so much fun!
I met up with a friend of mine that I have known since we were about 6 years old. Chelsea is the reason I met my husband. She lived on his parents' street when we were younger and the rest is history. 

If you remember, I wrote about her baby shower here. After her sweet little boy, Camden was born, she invited me over to their home to meet him.  He was so so tiny and only about a couple of weeks old at the time. He is now 6 months old and cuter than ever! 

Chelsea and I decided to meet up at Funderdome in Fort Lauderdale which is basically an indoor playground. The nice part is that they have a small area that is gated off for kids ages 3 and under. 
It was a great little spot to keep cool during this hot summer where our kids could meet and her and I could catch up. 

Police woman 
I got to hold this sweet little boy and loved every moment. 
Ava saying, "A baaaall"
More interested in the buckles of the swing than the swing itself. This girl is buckle obsessed anywhere she goes. 

Next time, I need to remember to get a picture with all four of us in it ! It was so surreal being with Chelsea today with our kids in tow. I have so many amazing memories with Chelsea when we were young. At times, I felt like a part of their family because I was always at their house playing with Chelsea, her little brother, and little sister. We traveled to Disney World, Bimini, etc. together.
A funny memory I have is when we flew over to Bimini and I forgot my birth certificate on Chelsea's bed back in FL that morning. Once we were going through customs, I realized that I had no way in... (talk about a nerve wracking experience for a child.) Some way or another, Chelsea's parents made it happen within minutes and I got to stay with them and not be sent back to Florida all alone. haha! Oh man...the random things you remember! 
Her parents are the sweetest and always let me come over to play with her and her siblings. I love that Ava and Camden will live close together and hopefully become great friends too. 
Blurry but their first photo together :) 

Can't wait to see them again.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Ava has a birthday to attend on Sunday for her good friend, Mya. Mya is turning 2 already! (You may have seen sweet little Mya during a visit to her parents' restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Myapapaya | juicery+kitchen. It should be a really cute day on the beach. Hope you all enjoy your weekend.