We Slayed the First Day of School

Here we go again! The first day of school, and this time Arielle is in 3rd grade and Zavier is in 1st grade. We woke up early, had breakfast, and even had time to spare to take “first day of school” pictures. The kids were in good spirits and ready to take on the new […]

It’s that time of year again…and I really hope I don’t suck

Ahhh, the beginning of a new school year! This time Arielle is in second grade and Zavier is in kindergarten and they started last Wednesday. Look at these cuties! We were so ready for this. We checked off most of the items off their summer bucket list, went school supply shopping, and stepped up their […]

Summer Bucket List 2016

Summer is short this year for A&Z. Well, technically, we get summer all year round because we live in Florida, but their summer break is relatively short at only 8 weeks. We created a summer bucket list to make sure we cover off all the things we want to do during their vacation: Summer is […]

This Mom’s Life Through Instagram

Have you ever scrolled through someone’s Instagram feed and figured out what that person is basically all about by their photos? Some people post their travel pics, some people post a lot about food, some people post about their party life, or their pets. I took a step back to figure out what my life […]

Unimpressed Toddler

It’s so funny how my babies’ personalities are so different. Arielle is happy and friendly, Zavier is sweet and goofy…and Alyssa is, well, unimpressed. I have all these photos of her where her facial expression says, “meh!” and when people try to coo at her or make her giggle, she just gives them the stink […]

Zavier the Graduate

My sweet little guy graduated from pre-school! It seems like these milestones come and go so quickly. If this happened already, then that means that high school graduation is right around the corner. I’m not even remotely ready for this. A photo posted by Gracielle (@mommya_z) on Jun 4, 2016 at 8:55am PDT

Gratitude 2015

2015 was not an easy year – I think I hit 4 of the 6 top stressful life situations this year and I’m still chugging along.  Adjusting to being a mom of three, moving to another state, starting a new job, and illness.  We are coming towards the home stretch of this year and we made out […]

Pink and Gold Stars First Birthday

Alyssa turned one already! To celebrate, we had little birthday celebration at a local restaurant. It wasn’t a big event, but that didn’t stop her from going baby-glam – we went for a pink and gold stars first birthday theme!! With a matching pink and gold star cake and smash cake, of course. I got […]

Crossing the Street

We are in this crazy transition stage right now – with our new lives beginning in Florida, but all of our belongings and our home still back in Illinois. New jobs for my husband and me, new schools for the kids. We are definitely enjoying the newness of it all and exploring all the theme […]

Making Faces! Book Review and Giveaway

My kiddos have been super spoiled since we moved here with all the beaches and outdoor activities. Florida is like a giant playground for kids! But sometimes we stay home because I get lazy or it rains. And when it rains, I get lazy. I’m always looking for indoor activities that allow the kids to […]