Life lately.

Hey there, Thursday.

Here’s a little look at life lately…

Sometimes, they all want to match. #andiloveit

Little Miss Madeley has started dance!  Oh my goodness…and she LOVES it!  After watching her two big sisters dance, she was begging to do the same, so we signed her up this semester for a little tap and ballet combination class and she can’t get enough.

Eeeks!  Look how sweet she is!!

Ashby and Kensington can’t get enough of her either.  They think it’s the sweetest thing when she goes to dance 🙂 .

We were Wednesday-ing hard.

On the 18th, this kid turned EIGHT!  Oh my word!!  When did he get so big?!

He wanted Italian food for dinner and specifically requested Maggiano’s, so my parents, Catherine and Samuel met us there (Uncle Seanie was out of town).  My parents bought him this for his room (Jeter’s last at bat), and Smith was pumped!  They also bought him an air hockey table and oh golly gee…all three big kids cannot get enough.  They play air hockey all the time now.  And by the way, Smith told me that I was the best air hockey player in our family. #goals  Hahahaha!

Samuel and Kensington took a dinner selfie 🙂

We ate a ton of food and then he blew out his candle.  Eight!

Sweet Catherine!  We can’t wait for baby #2!!

This past week, we’ve been snuggling a lot around here.

These two have been just plain cute.


Well, at least he was cuddling with me.

It’s funny how my girls are different.  Kensington has always been into stuffed animals, Ashby wants #allthebarbies and Madeley loves her babies.

And this is how they sleep now 🙂 .

That’s just a little look at life lately.  See you tomorrow. xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 25, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Aww, the girls are so cute in their dance costumes! It’s great that they all love the activity! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Elspeth Mizner January 25, 2018 at 5:28 am

    I love your life lately posts, great to see what everyone is up to! Have a great Thursday!!

  • Janette @ The 2 Seasons January 25, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Do you have an idea where we can get an Asian doll baby? My little granddaughter is adopted from Thailand, and we would love for her to have a doll that looks similar to her. We have been to Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Singapore, and have even gone to toy stores in those countries, and you know what? The doll babies are not Asian. They look like American kids. Any help would be most appreciated.

  • Narci January 25, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Aw!! So sweet! Madeley’s smile when she’s heading to dance is the cutest thing ever! Love this!

  • Sheaffer Sims January 25, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Madeley at dance makes me sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy. And I love that her sweet sisters are so proud of her in class!

  • Erika Slaughter January 25, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Madeley in that ballet outfit-I cannot get enough! So stinkin’ CUTE!! And Shay-maybe you’ve found your competitive sport…air hockey! 🙂

  • Amy January 25, 2018 at 6:26 am

    So many sweet pictures, where are their blankets from that are shown in the last picture? Hope your feeling better!! 😊

  • sydnee January 25, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Madeley in her dance costume, so adorbs!!!

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  • Alexis deZayas January 25, 2018 at 6:56 am

    That picture of your littles kissing each other is SO sweet! And so excited for little miss Madeley to get to start dancing!!

  • Angela Ellingson January 25, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Thinking of you this morning! Madeley in her leotard is just too much. I can’t handle the cuteness!

  • Bri January 25, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Oh my gosh. It is a cold Thursday morning and I just want to be as warm & comfortable as Madeley and Ashby look in that last pic!!

  • Kelly January 25, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Loving life lately!:) Praying for your stitches removal today!

  • MinShien @ Joyous Apron January 25, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Madeley in her ballet outfit – CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

  • Nicole January 25, 2018 at 8:51 am

    What an awesome picture Smith got for his birthday! My boys love Jeter and we enjoyed watching his last game. It’s cool he has that framed! Jeter is a great role model for kids(and adults), which is hard to find these days!! Smith’s dinner looks amazing also!!

  • Jenny January 25, 2018 at 9:17 am

    So much sweetness in this post! Love it!!!

  • Tracy January 25, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Madeley is the cutest little dancer!

  • Theresa M. January 25, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Such a sweet family! Blessings to you all!

  • Anna S January 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Sisters sleeping together. <3 The beauty of adoption in a picture.

  • Deb Weber January 25, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Love the ballet pictures! Hope things go well for you today and you finish healing quickly!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick January 25, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Sure hope you’re feeling better, sweet friend! Madeley in that little leotard is just the cutest thing ever!! That Inspired Chick

  • Lauren January 25, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Hi Shay!
    You have such a sweet family! Madeley’s cheeks though. How sweet! I have been following your big for a few years now and I can’t believe how old your son is. Crazy how time flies by! I hope your recovery is going well!

  • Prudence January 25, 2018 at 11:10 am

    The picture of your two littlest ones is so sweet! Kensington and Smith are getting so big; time flies! Thank you for allowing us to see your beautiful family. Keeping you in my prayers today as you get your stitches removed.

  • Alexandra January 25, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Do Ashby and Madeley always sleep in the same bed? Where does Kensington sleep?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      It’s always different! Right now, they’re on a “little two sleep in the same bed” and “Kensington and Smith sleep in Smith’s bed” kick. It changes though 😉 .

  • Detroit Duchess January 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    How cute is Madeley in that ballet leotard?!! Also – I might need Jeter’s last at bat in my bedroom too – that is an awesome gift! Happy Birthday Smith!

  • Shelly J Janac January 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Oh my gracious she is just the cutest little dancer!

  • Lisa D January 25, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    All the matching clothing for your girls…. Too cute!

  • Jenn January 25, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I LOVE that your kids love sleeping in the same bed, sleeping on your floor, etc. How do you do this? I mean, how are they actually sleeping???!!!! I would love for my girls to share a room, but I can’t get them to actually sleep! Any tips???

    • Mix and Match Mama January 26, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Hahahaha! Yes, they’re actually sleeping! They giggle and talk a bit, but then they go to sleep.

  • Christina January 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Can you just post hundreds of Madeley-at-dance photos? (Serious.) They make me so happy!

    She’s getting older — looks mature in that denim jacket.

    Your Life Lately posts are always among my favorite.

  • Kerri January 26, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    PRECIOUS!!! Such a sweet family! Thank you for sharing your pictures and life!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life January 29, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    OMG Madeley at dance is just the CUTEST!!! All your kids are so sweet Shay!