Now that the holidays are over I’m in full on “get ready for baby” mode. Our youngest is now four, so we basically need everything new. Which is totally fun! And expensive, eek! And a little daunting! Because wow, things sure do change in just 4 years. But I’ve started doing my research and I’ve found a few things I’m pretty sure are must-haves…
Even though it’s already January 6th, we are juuuust easing into the New Year over here. With my kiddos out of school until next week, we’re in vacation mode a little longer then usual. And while I love a lazy morning, I’m itching to get back to a some schedule and routine. These lazy mornings however have given me the opportunity to reflect on 2016 and make goals and plans for 2017.
The tradition of making a homemade gingerbread house goes WAAAAY back in my family. I’ve done one every year since I was a child, and so when Owen was born I knew I would have to step up and learn how to do it myself. With lots of of help and advice from my Mom, plus a few new twists of my own, our gingerbread house tradition was born.
We’re just a day away from Dec 1st, so let the countdown to Christmas begin! One of my most absolute favorite holiday tradition is Christmas cards! Designing ours, sending them out, and most of all receiving ones from family and friends!
BABY #4 is on the way!!
Yep, we are joining the ranks of those crazy parents who have 4 kids, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We kept it mum’s the word for quite a bit, and let me tell you it wasn’t easy!! But I was able to do a genetic testing blood draw at 12 weeks and we wanted to be sure all was a-ok with our little babe until we told the kiddos. Thankfully the test came back all clear and we broke the news to our kids right after…they were completely shocked and soooo excited!! Especially my sweet Amelia. She has been kissing my belly morning and night.
And because of this early genetic testing we were also able to find out the gender….
I don’t know about you guys, but we are on major countdown to Halloween in our house. I think this may be the most excited I’ve seen them all yet! I always try and get everyone into their costumes a few days early so I can snap a few pics ahead of time. That way on Halloween I already know we’ve got some good photos, and I don’t have to worry about getting too many individual ones when they are all so excited to get trick or treating!