Santa Claus came to town and dropped off presents for our Princess at not just our house but all of our relatives houses which meant A LOT of bouncing around from place to place. We made it though! C made out like a bandit let me tell ya. Being that she can't ask for anything just yet I did my best with offering family members useful things; diapers (sorry kid, we need 'em), sleep & plays (those things are fantastic), board books and not really much else. Doesn't sound like those things would take up my entire living room does it? Well, she got all the things I said, and then some.
I don't know about anyone else out there, but I felt more prepared for Christmas on November 1st than I feel right now, on December 22nd. So much thought has gone into making C's first Christmas special (yes, I know she won't remember a thing, but that's what cameras are for) that now that the day is almost here I don't feel prepared at all.
We are getting down to the wire! Christmas is only seven, SEVEN sleeps away! One of my favorite things about Christmas (and any holiday) are the sweets!
I'm not sure how I can say this sentence without sounding like an alcoholic but, prior to getting pregnant my tolerance for boozy beverages was way higher than it has been now, post-baby/post-breastfeed attempt. I have found that I need to ease my way back into drinking. I had a Blue Moon one night and legitimately felt drunk. Headache and all.
The holiday season is in full swing. In my previous post I talked about traditions you can start with your family. I left off an important meeting with the "big guy". Meeting Santa for the first time and then visiting him in subsequent years is a fun tradition for kids and parents alike. I have no problem admitting that I would happily visit Santa (without kids) and drag anyone I could get to agree to go with me.
I love a good tradition! I had some growing up and now that I have started my own family I am looking forward to passing on traditions to C and her possible siblings. While C is only going to be six months when Christmas Day rolls around it is never too early to start traditions!
Here is just a handful of examples of traditions you can start this year!
MISTLETOES FOOT PRINT ARTWORK
'Tis the season for Christmas themed baby artwork! I found a ton of pins that offer great ideas for what to create with your little one's hands and feet. First up? Mistletoes!
MY FIRST "FIX" FROM STICHFIX
I've seen the StichFix commercials and ads on Pinterest for sometime now and I decided to go ahead and sign up for a "fix". It costs $20 and you can cancel at any time. Worse thing that happens? You hate everything and you're out $20. Best/worst thing that happens? You love it all and are out hundreds of bucks. I like these odds.
Let me start by saying I am very aware that Thanksgiving has past so all of the talk of turkey should be over however being that Thanksgiving is over, turkey prices are falling. Which is why my hubby just couldn't help himself and came home with a turkey last week.
CHRISTMAS EDITION: PART THREE
If you missed my first two posts about what I've purchased for my (soon to be) six month old daughter and my two year old nephew, you can check them out here and here.
Today I'm going to showcase gifts I've purchased for my two cousins; an eight year old boy and a five year old girl.