Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Fair & Baby Fever

A little over a week ago, we surprised our niece by picking her up from her after-school program and taking her to the book fair in her school library. We showed up, and she walked toward us with a shy sort of excitement—basically the cutest combination ever in a five-year-old little girl. We hurried down the hallway, her little pink backpack bouncing with every step, and she began scouring the shelves of books. Every now and then she would pick one up, and plop down cross-legged on the floor to examine it. 

(See? Total cutie. I snagged this adorable picture from her mama's Facebook.)

We told her that she could pick out a book and we would buy it for her; her eyes lit up, and she began flittering from table to table, trying to make a decision. Finally, she brought us her choice (a book about a puppy’s first Christmas—girl after my own heart! Can I put my tree up yet?). We browsed a bit longer, and I caught her looking at a book from the “grown-up” table. It was a cookbook….a Disney princess cookbook (yeah, that totally exists). So I wandered over and crouched down beside her. 

“What did you find, Brylee?”
*shrug & smile*
“Ohh, it’s a cookbook. Do you think I should buy that so I can make all the princess food?”
She looked up and me and grinned. “Yeah.”
“Okay, but if I get it, I’m going to need some help to make all this stuff. I don’t think I can do it all by myself. Will you come over and help me make it?”
*Big smile* “Mmhmm!”

Needless to say, I walked away with a a Disney princess cookbook and a promise to make sea turtle cupcakes…..and also maybe a little bit of baby fever. I admit it. (Of course, I only make my own confessions, and would never tell you that I kept catching Tyler looking at me extra lovingly and how he told me more than a few times that I was "going to be such an amazing mom." I would never tell on him like that.)

While baby fever is alive and well in the Lafferty household, it will most certainly be a year or two until we start making serious plans for that kind of thing. Obviously that doesn't mean that I don't already have a Pinterest board full of baby-things (clothes, nursery ideas, costumes....you name it), but I like to think that it keeps me tided over until we take the plunge. I thought I'd share a few of my faves--whether you're also in the clutches of baby fever or not, at the very least, they're pretty darn cute. 



  1. Oh goodness, SO cute!! And I am so on the baby fever bandwagon. Those are some stinkin adorable pictures!

  2. You are offically the coolest Aunt ever, and where can I get that cook book?

    1. Haha! Thanks! It's on Amazon (I looked it up to see if there are any other Disney cookbooks--there are!); if you type "Disney Princess Cookbook" into the search bar, it's the first one that comes up (with Rapunzel, Merida, and Tiana on the cover). I can't speak for any of the other books, but this one has some really cute--and really tasty-looking!--recipes.


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