This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


Reese Meets Santa

Even though she is tiny, we couldn't miss an opportunity for Reese to meet Santa. We went to Tysons Galleria (the fancy mall) where the backdrop was so chic - all silvers and blues. Santa would meet with each boy and girl and then after they were through, he would write down in his book what they asked for. It was really sweet. Reese didn't say much but sure looked cute!

Christmas Cuteness

Reese had a lot of cute Christmasy things to wear this week!

Chris' Birthday

Chris' Birthday is December 21st and Baby Buddy had a message for him that day.

Watching (read: sleeping through) The Game

Reese slept through the Eagles game Sunday (even with her Dad yelling about Andy not throwing the flag, and the ridiculously exciting ending play). Before naptime though, we were able to get a couple shots of her football outfit. Aunt Heather bought this years ago before we were even having a baby. Once we found out it was a girl, she made the bow to go with it! Had to be girly. Can you tell we are related?

I LOVE her chubby belly in the close up...

Reese's Christmas Tree

Reese has her very own Christmas tree in her bedroom. Appropriately fancy we think.

Tummy Time

Now that Reese is a couple of weeks old we are supposed to put her on her tummy for her to stretch and work her arm, head and neck muscles. She seems to like it....

Love her little body in those pjs!

Though tummy time is aparently hard work and wears her out!

BFFs (or at least they better be)

Kandi and I have been off schedule in having kids together. Let's be honest - Belle will be babysitting my kids! But...Vivi and Reese are only 7.5 months apart and sure to be best buds. We took the girls out for a lunch date last week.

Viv is not too sure about Reese - totally checking her out.

Warming up....

First REAL Bath

Ok, so I have posted three first bath photos. But there have been three first baths - 1st at hospital, 1st sponge at home, and now 1st real - in her tub - bath.

She loved it. She was very relaxed and liked having the water splashed up on her. Her darling whale bathtub came with a little fish scoop/sprinkler that you can use to shower water.

Hipster Baby

Chris and I bought this cardigan in a vintage store in Seattle. We LOVED it at the time, and love it even more on Baby Buddy.

Reese Meets Her Boyfriend

Our dear friends the Cook's came over on Saturday night and we were able to finally introduce Reese to their son Kellan, who may or may not be her boyfriend. Kellan was born in July and it was amazing to see the difference in these two, just four months apart. We know the differences will narrow as they both grow and we can't wait for them to play together.

Lacey with Kellan and Danielle with Reese

Kellan in his fancy hat!

Photo Shoot 144

Ok really - please look at this dancing pose. It kills me. KILLS me!

And this...'I hate the flash' face!

Photo Shoot 143

We take photos EVERY DAY (ok, multiple times a day). Here are some fun randoms - more in the next post too.

Unique Christmas Ornament

Our Grandpa Jay (that's Grandpa Great to Reese) is spending his first Christmas in his new apartment. For his tree, our cousin organized the family and asked all of the great grandkids to send an ornament. Some people got ornaments that reminded them of Grandpa and others got ornaments that represented them. Since Reese is the youngest (by a lot) we decided that one of her pacifiers would make a great ornament. But let's be honest, I couldn't just do a plain binki - so I glittered it. I absolutely love how it turned out and might have to make another one for our tree!

1st Official Family Photo

Here we are...she looks like she belongs to us, eh?

And one of her and Mama too.

Hanging with Mama


Baby Buddy is FANCY! Check out her party outfit - including her little black dress onesie with faux pearls. I mean really. Could she be any cuter?

First Lunch Out

We decided it would be good to get out of the house today, and headed to Tony's for some lunch. Chris wanted to show that even though we have a ten pounder, she is still pretty tiny - way smaller than our pie. :) From the look on her face, Reese clearly does not yet know how delicious Tony's is.

Just Because