Taking Hayden to this event for the first time was special for us. My dear friends at Marque Communications, Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, present this annual event benefiting LA Family Housing. It's the sixth year; I've attended almost every year. I came (way before I had my own family) with my godkids, aka Marisa Coughlan Wallack's kiddos. I would walk around the event wondering if I would ever get to bring my own child someday. I've known Bill and Scout for the majority of my adult life. I watched them get married (like many of you all did on the Tori Spelling's show) and start their family with Simone, then Boz.
Finally, last year, I attended with my own little family: Joel and Huck (and I was secretly pregnant with Hayden. I had just started taping General Hospital and we were keeping the baby quiet for the time being. So hard to believe that was a year ago). This year, I got to bring my son to the event! Of course, we wanted Huck with us, but he was with his mom and her family; part of the package with a blended family.
Thanks to all the amazing vendors that made this day so special!! I love seeing our friends from Ju Ju Be, Chatbooks, Ergo Baby, 4Moms, and Diono (amongst many others, too). And learning about new brands- like Foodstirs, Sarah Michelle Gellar's new monthly food baking delivery service. Oh, and Hayden met Santa for the first time!
I decided to go a bit dressier this year in red. And I can blame it on the baby. My solid red dress was inspired by Hayden's little outfit my mother sent him (I found a similar style HERE). But truly, wearing red made me feel more in the holiday spirit. This particular dress is genius for parties. First off, it has pockets! LOVE THAT. It's a great length for day or night, dressing up or down. I appreciate the A-line aspect that skims the body without being too terrible tight around the lower half. Oh, and it's on sale! Under $90. For a sizing reference, I'm in a 4. It's slightly snug on top. It comes in several colors, too! Take a look below--- plus, I added similar styles of Hayden's outfit, as well as a few other holiday red dresses that I am eyeing!
It's Friday! Blow some bubbles! ❤️🎂❤️🎂
Flashing back to fun memories from Hayden's #firstbirthday at @adamsgardenla-- the cheeriest indoor playground and staff (plus, they use all organic cleaning products for the little munchkins). We will all be visiting the garden again soon. Swipe left for a few more moments captured with friends & family:)
Ps... we ❤️ the #babymilestones board @kelly_patrice (Next photo)!
More pictures, party details and post-party feelings on the site today. #Linkinbio this 📸: @lingerphotography #haydenjh @joelhenricks
I know it's no longer Father's Day, but just ran across this picture and wanted to say thank you, Dad! Thank you for being there for all the big moments in my life. We can't wait to see you very soon!! #ayearago #grandfatherandgrandson #we❤️you #haydenjh
I love the way they look at you! And I love you. Happy Father's Day to the man that changed my life forever. God has blessed us. 😘 @joelhenricks
So hard to grasp Hayden is already one! We sang and danced and blew bubbles to celebrate❤️ Thank you to everyone that made this day so special. And thank you @people for the sweet write up about Hayden's day. Link is in bio if you wanna take a peek:) ... a very special thank you to @goodcarmastudio 😘 ...📸: @lingerphotography #haydenjh #firstbirthdayparty @joelhenricks
Work was a real stretch today playing best friends with this one! Thanks for a fun play day @normancook & @priceline 💕
Congrats to @stepupwomensnetwork on their successful event yesterday. Love making new friends at #InspirationAwards and catching up with ladies I haven't seen in a while. Looking forward to a fun, productive year ahead working with you all for #stepupwomensnetwork ❤️ #OnOurWay #iStepUp - for more info on the day & organization, check out the latest post up on blog. #linkinprofile #BeInspired
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of attending the annual @stepupwomensnetwork #InspirationAwards and left motivated about #mentorship. Thank you to all the girls of Step Up and the amazing team running the organization. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to be involved and watch you all grow over the years. I'll stop here, but do continue on about the day and program on the blog. Xo
http://liketk.it/2rzDt #linkinprofile #ashleyajones #empoweringwomen #empoweringgirls #doSomething
Hayden wanted to see what life with Shmooshy was all about! @lifewithshmooshy 😘@normancook #haydenjh #bigbaycity #rescuehorse
Today is the last day of World Service Week for USANA’s True Health Foundation and I'm wearing my new shirt (running errands again)! People all over the world are being asked to find a cause in their communities and help—it can be anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours. I'm thrilled to spend some time with @stepupwomensnetwork this coming week and incorporate more service in my daily life. What can you do? Tag a friend that would love to join you in #givingback to your community. Let @Usanainc and me know what you plan in the comments below. We just might be inspired to send you & your friend #Usana goodies! #Usanagives #UsanAshley #worldserviceweek @goodcarmastudio
Somebody is ready to head out in the world. ❤#babyfeet #explorer
http://liketk.it/2rvjX #liketkit @liketoknow.it More on the site- link in profile... #memorialdaysales @liketoknow.it.family #LTKsalealert #LTKshoecrush #haydenjh
A quick flash back not too long ago...my main squeeze and his mini me... look at that tongue! He's almost outgrown doing this and I'm gonna miss it. 😜Happy weekend. What are your plans? http://liketk.it/2ruOr #liketkit @liketoknow.it Working on some new stuff now while he naps! #LTKsalealert #ltkunder100 #haydenjh @liketoknow.it.family photo: @ashleyburns_ #familylife #oneyearold
And just like that, you are one! You bring immeasurable joy to us, my sweet angel. Happy first birthday! 🎂
@joelhenricks 📸: @ashleyburns_
Praying for the families of all the precious lives lost yesterday in Manchester. I was taking my son to music class, while other parents were taking their children to their first concert. Something as pure as sharing music with our children turned horrific. #prayingforchange #prayerispowerful #Psalm23:4
Happy 5th Birthday to the best big brother. You are loved, Huck! (ps- I'm late posting here...we just celebrated this weekend at his 'Jawsome' shark themed party- Huck's mom nailed it. It's been a full #sharkweek celebration!) #huckandhayden @joelhenricks #brothers
I'll ❤ you forever. I'll like you for always....do you know the rest?
#almostayear #weekendvibes #haydenjh
More on the blog. #linkinbio #parasolco #mylegsneedsun 😂 #mamasboy #meltsmyheart
#TBT to last year's @stepupwomensnetwork #InspirationAwards where @thereallacey @lisalingstagram and I were all pregnant (Hayden arrived a couple days later!) Join us June 2nd at this year's event! #InspireWomen to #InspireGirls www.suwn.org/ia (Read more about last year's event on the blog. Link in profile- search "Step Up") ❤#babybumps
Thank you #soapsindepth! How lovely to go through mail and find this article. Motherhood is the greatest gift❤
On our last day of filming, my favorite guests came to visit set ❤#thatsawrap #ontothenext Thanks for coming all the way to Canada with me, honey! @joelhenricks #haydenjh #setselfiewiththefam
To my mom: I understand so much more now! All I can say is... thank you to God for giving us you. Thank you for your infinite sacrifices, thank you for your unconditional love, thank you for being an example to all of your children all these years (that I now draw upon with my own child), and thank you for being the best GRANDmother to Hayden and Huck. I love this memory of the "three" of us at the #babyshower. And I love you more! We all do. With our whole hearts for our whole lives. #happymothersday ps- thank you @claudiacraig for these 📸memories
I was caught meditating between scenes on set with my muse headband! Ha! This location was so serene- and we're back here today, so I'll be doing it again! Just trying to declutter my mind & focus after our long hours recently. (Check out instastory!) I imagine there are many of you that would like to do the same. The brain sensing headband provides real time neurofeedback! I'm fascinated with this technology. #musemeditation @choosemuse #fridayfun #mindfulliving #onlocation #goaheadandlaugh ❤