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.


The Best of Reese

Back to Reese!! Hope we didn't lose too many of you with the long delay between posts and the non-Reese post. :)

I have been waiting a few weeks to post these next pictures, because they show Reese's Easter Dress and I didn't want to give it away.

When we had family visit in March, we were so lucky to have my brother Ryan take Reese's picture. You see, he is a professional photographer and amazing at that. Not only did we get one shoot, but several. He even humored the art director (that's me!) with multiple wardrobe changes. The results are fantastic. Please visit his blog to check them out - http://www.ryfoto.com/blog/?p=856 (and while you are there, see his other fantastic fashion and family photography). I LOVE LOVE LOVE how these photos turned out. They really are the best of Reese. Here is a sneak peak.....

A Non-Reese Post (really!?)

One of Lacey's big events just took place in NYC. It was so hard to leave Reese (especially since it was the first time) but the events were amazing and everything turned out really great. Here is a little bit about it including some pics of the rooms, floral and place settings.

Did I mention I stayed here?

Four Seasons New York!!

And did events here?

Carnegie Hall!!
We had a beautiful dinner in a private room at Carnegie, followed by a performance of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with...Itzhak Perlman!

And here??

I arranged a private tour of the Museum of Modern Art and a lovely dinner at the adjacent restaurant The Modern.


The Reese girl is 4 months old!! Here are some fun facts about her this month:

  • She is a loud yawner, which delights her Mom to no end. Every yawn is noisy, with extra sighs and drama. It is wonderful. I need to catch a really good one on video.

  • She rolls everywhere and everyway - front to back, back to front.

  • She is getting strong. Between the rolling and strength in her legs, she moves all over her mat and crib.

  • She just started sleeping on her stomach

  • She is grasping and taking a lot more interest in rattles, music, stuffies and other toys.

  • She did great at her 4 month doctor visit. Her latest stats are: Height: 25.5 inches (90th percentile) and Weight: 14 pounds, 1 ounce (61st percentile).