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Gabby’s First Christmas 2019

Gabby & Family Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida


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It’s hard to believe Christmas is upon us and we have a 9-month-old already! These last 9 months have flown by, but probably because they have been the best months of our lives! Gabby is our little angel, and this season has been our favorite so far! It has been so fun to see her light up every morning when she sees her Christmas tree! Naps under the tree have become a regular thing, and it might be best view ever! The spark of Christmas magic is in her eyes every day, and it’s my favorite thing!

She is growing so fast! At her recent 9-month appointment, she was 17lb. 12oz., in the 43rd percentile and a whopping 29 & 1/2 inches long, in the 98th percentile! Fun fact, I looked at my baby records recently, and I was exactly 29 & 1/2 inches long at 9 months too! I was also very close in weight too, at 17lb. 8oz.! I thought that was neat!

She loves to sit up, crawl and jump! The simplest little thing lights up her world! “Dada,” seems like it’s her first word! I say, “Mama,” sometimes to her, and she just giggles and says “Dada.” Ugh, lol! Recently, she started repeating some sounds after I make them, and it’s so cute! She caught her first cold after our trip to Tennessee for Thanksgiving and just got over it this past week. It was a little rough for a while, but we’re so thankful she is better!

With Christmas being my favorite holiday and always taking way too many photos, Gabby has been having Christmas photos done since November! Yes, I know, that’s a lot! But this is me, and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t! This is just one of the ways I make Christmas special: I take ALL the photos!

Be sure to check out the best “Funny Faces of Gabby” at the end of this post! Pretty sure you don’t want to miss them! 😉

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Love, the Bolins


36-weeks! Baby photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (7)Bow by the talented Dawley Mama Threads | Outfit from Target Baby Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (8)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

37-Weeks! Baby girl Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (14)Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M

38-Weeks! Baby's first Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (15)Outfit: Cracker BarrelBaby opening Christmas present in West Palm Beach, Florida (18) Baby "ho-ho-ho" Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (16) This adorable outfit is a special one because I actually bought it two years ago, after our miscarriage. I brought it with the hope that one day my daughter would fill it. Two years later, here she is, 9 months old and the exact size of the outfit (the only size available)!

God is so good! He knows my heart and knew how much I needed this angel. The best answer to our many prayers. We just love her so much! Thank you Lord for the BEST Christmas present EVER! Baby girl in red Christmas Plaid bow in West Palm Beach, Florida (17) Baby and Christmas ribbon in West Palm Beach, Florida (19) Our 2019 Family Christmas photos: Lifestyle Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (20)

Thank you mom for capturing our beautiful family Christmas photos for us!

Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M  | Blanket Scarf: ZaraFamily Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (21) I realized this after, but I unintentionally chose the same place we took our 2016 Christmas photos, the same Christmas we had our miscarriage. It was another sweet reminder this Christmas that God is SO good and He will see you through the storm. Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (22)It was so sweet to be in the same spot again at Christmas, this time with our little angel!

See our photos from three years ago, here. Palm Beach Family Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (26)39-Weeks: This was a special week because she was born exactly at 39 weeks, and she turned 39 weeks the day these were taken! It’s crazy to think she has been on the outside longer than she was on the inside! But time does fly when you are having fun, and we sure are having fun! 9-month-old Christmas Photos in West Palm Beach, Florida (2) Bow: Little Poppy Co. | Outfit: H&M
Baby girl Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (4) Can I make cozy warm naps under the Christmas tree a Bolin family tradition!? I think YES! Baby girl sleeping under a Christmas tree in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! It’s time for the Funny Faces of Gabby! Enjoy!

Funny baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (10) Funny baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (9) Surprised baby girl at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida (11) Baby making surprised face at Christmas time in West Palm Beach, Florida (13)Baby girl making funny face in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography Baby Christmas Photos in Palm Beach, Florida (24) Funny mother & daughter photo in Palm Beach, Florida (1) And… my favorite! Haha!! I really need to caption these! Feel free to leave your captions in the comment section below! Shocked baby face at Christmas in West Palm Beach, Florida | Crystal Bolin Photography

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

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Gabby’s First Halloween Costume

DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume


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It’s been a few years since we dressed up for Halloween. This year, I had our costumes planned out months in advance! Since this would be Gabby’s first Halloween costume, I wanted to do something cute and memorable. After going back and forth between a few ideas, I thought this DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume would be perfect! After all, Starbucks is special to us because it was Andrew’s first job, and he was there for almost five years! Plus, we are coffee lovers. Well, I am… not so much Andrew. He worked at Starbucks but didn’t really care to drink coffee. He would bring his employee drink to me after work! Oh, those were the days! 😉

Since Andrew still had his apron from his days as a Starbucks barista, and most of the other things for the costume would be simple, I thought dressing Gabby as a Starbucks White Mocha Frappuccino would be the cutest thing. It sure was! Plus, I was able to baby-wear for this costume, which made it much more convenient. We had a family costume party in Miami last weekend, and I made the whipped cream headpiece for the costume on the way there! It was super simple to make, cheap and came out pretty decent, so I thought I would share! If you are looking for a quick DIY Halloween costume for a baby this is a great one for any coffee-lovers out there! Enjoy!


Mother & Daughter DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume for Halloween | Baby Wearing Halloween Costume | Crystal Bolin Photography (8)DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Costume for Halloween | Baby Wearing Halloween Costume | Crystal Bolin Photography (3) Her face when I told her she was a yummy white mocha Frappuccino…DIY Baby Starbucks Frappuccino Costume for Halloween | Crystal Bolin Photography (4) Her face when I told her there was no actual coffee nor can she have any until she is older…Simple Baby Starbucks Frappuccino Costume for Halloween | Crystal Bolin Photography (5)But she is definitely yummy!Mother & Daughter Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Costume for Halloween | Baby Wearing Halloween Costume | Crystal Bolin Photography (2) Simple Baby Starbucks Frappuccino Costume with Tutu for Halloween | Crystal Bolin Photography Yummy Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Costume for Halloween for Baby Wearing Parent | Crystal Bolin Photography (7) Starbucks Coffee Costume | Baby Wearing Halloween Costume | Crystal Bolin Photography (9)My favorite shot!Starbucks Coffee Baby Barista Costume for Halloween | Baby Girl in a Green Starbucks Apron | Crystal Bolin Photography


The details on how I made this DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume:

Baby Carrier: WildBird Ring Sling “Sparrow”

Green Apron: Starbucks or this Plain green apron (cheaper)

Logo: Printed from online but you can get a Sticker here

Whipped Cream Headpiece: Nylon stretchy headband, white gift tissue paper, tape, & a green Starbucks straw

Tutu: Old Navy (Similar)

Cream Onesie: Target (Similar)

Photography: Crystal & Andrew Bolin (Photos of Gabby & I were by Andrew)

Feel free to Pin!

DIY Starbucks Coffee Costume for baby wearing parents | Crystal Bolin Photography

Here’s how we wore it to our family party. If I would have been able to find our other apron, I would have been wearing one too! 😉 iPhone photo taken by my aunt Grace.

Family of Three Starbucks Coffee Company Halloween Costume

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Gabriella Grace | Fall Pumpkin Baby Photos of our 7-Month-Old Little Pumpkin

Fall Pumpkin Baby Photos of our 7-Month-Old Little Pumpkin


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It’s pumpkin season and oh my gourd, our little pumpkin is already seven months old! How is time flying by so fast?! It’s been a while since our last update, so we figured it was time! Last year around this time we announced Gabby’s gender on a pumpkin. This year I naturally wanted to capture so many cute photos of her with all the pumpkins!

Since before Fall even began, I had this idea I wanted to do; Gabby inside a pumpkin!  Naturally, I spent an hour trying to carve the pumpkin just right. I had every anticipation of this ending horribly. I expected Gabby would hate it, but she DIDN’T. She had the opposite reaction! From the first moment we put her in the pumpkin, she sat in it as if it was her own new personal chair!

Gabby is generally perfectly content playing independently but loves attention and trying new things! She loves to stand assisted but is not a huge fan of playing on the floor. Throughout the day, when daddy is working, she will call, “Aaa,” while looking around areas of the house where daddy might be, looking for him! This week she has been saying, “Ma,” but only when crying, so I don’t know if that counts.

Growing Too Fast

She is growing right on track! At her 6-month appointment, she weighed exactly 16 pounds, putting her in the 48th percentile, and 27 inches long, putting her in the 89th percentile! We started her on cereal when she turned five months because she had been showing signs of interest for food. She loved it. Now she is eating solid food regularly. She has loved everything she has tried. Her main favorites are avocado, sweet potato, carrot and spilt pea soup!

She is still such a great sleeper (just like her mama. Okay, and papa!) She was sleeping 7-8 hours by 7 weeks old! We have followed the guidelines of the book “Baby Wise” and it has helped so much! It equipped us to handle those hard times during growth spurts/leaps when sleeping was harder. Now she is still sleeping through the night, generally 9-10 hours straight! We are SO grateful!

Since she is seven months old here are seven of our favorite things about her:

  1. Her gentle and calm spirit but has so much personality.
  2. She makes the funniest expressions and makes us laugh every day.
  3. She loves to talk, and her sweet little voice makes us smile all the time.
  4. When we get her a bottle, she gets SO excited! She starts kicking her legs and eagerly expressing how much she wants it!
  5. Her happy and joyful laugh!
  6. How good she sleeps!
  7. She is such a ham and LOVES the camera!!

We feel so blessed to have our little pumpkin in our lives! After a rough season, she is worth it all! Mommy and daddy love you so much, Gabby!


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The details that brought this session together:

Pumpkin: Publix

Green Bow: Dawley Mama Thread

Vinage Flower Bow: Amazon – A part of a pack and they are all so cute!

Wooden Letter Board: TJ Maxx

Outfit: AliExpress

Photography: Crystal Bolin

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