December 30, 2015
December 29, 2015
I'm pretty sure that holidays just keep getting better and better. The older Addilyn gets, the more Christmases I spend with Chris, they just seem to get sweeter and sweeter. We had such a great Christmas and few days together and I am so thankful for our family. Both of our extended families, and our own family of soon to be four. God is so good and we are so thankful for all He's given us.
(Her face matches that game behind her)
After church we go to my parents and eat dinner together and then the kids open presents first. It's worked out so nicely that my family has always done Christmas Eve and Chris' on Christmas day, so we don't have to split that part up!
Addi got some fun presents from my family: monster slippers (that she asked for since we saw them at Target, stamps, an Elsa doll and a kid's worship cd).
Christmas morning our plans changed some and we ended up staying home and not going to Chris' parents until much later in the day. It ended up being so nice. Addi slept till 7:45 which has never happened, we had a super slow morning together, and she was so much fun watching open presents. Since she was little she's had this cutest little giggle that she'd do when she was excited and she would do it before every present.
She asked Santa for a baby doll so we made sure to get that one! She also had been talking about needing the songs from Frozen so that I can learn them and sing them to her. We've already listened to it many times in the car. It is so fun that she can remember what she asked for and got so excited. Also so nice that she is easy to impress. We only got her a handful of presents and they were mostly little things. But she loved all of them.
Even the toothpaste and toothbrush in her stocking. And this is the face she made when she opened the underwear:
Now let's hope she stays that excited when wearing them! Cutest little sweater dress and face from the Sunday before Christmas:
And the sweetest gift I get this year. This little boy coming in 9 weeks!
And because I can never pass up a chance for a comparison picture, I realized Christmas Eve morning Addi was wearing the same pjs she was a year ago (thank you Time Hop) so I tried to make her recreate her excited face. Close enough.
December 28, 2015
December 21, 2015
dress: c/o shein leggings: gap boots: zulily scarf: made by my sister in law
I'm pretty sure this dress will last me until the last week of my pregnancy, as least I sure hope so! It is so flowy and has tons of room for my belly to grow! And you should be a tiny bit impressed because I even got out my iron to take care of the wrinkles, but clearly forgot about the sleeves. Baby steps, right?
I can't believe I am almost to 30 weeks and that Christmas is a few days away. Time is going too quickly, and while I can't wait to meet this baby (and not be pregnant anymore) I wouldn't mind for this week to go nice and slow!
December 20, 2015
December 17, 2015
top: old navy scarf: ebay pants: ross boots: justfab
Sometimes I think it's funny that pattern mixing is a trendy thing. That you can wear plaid and stripes together and they "go." I don't know who decides these things first, but I wonder if we'll look back at pictures and think we were constantly dressing in ridiculous outfits and putting together things that don't go. But I'm following right along and this is one of my favorite maternity outfits.
I got this top online at Old Navy and just ordered the same one in black a few days ago. (Along with some adorable tunic/dresses for Addilyn, and some pajama pants and slippers for me!) They had 50% off everything and each thing I bought was $5-$7. No wonder I have a problem with Old Navy.
December 16, 2015
December 14, 2015
December 13, 2015
A few weekends ago I hosted a Favorite Things party and it was so much fun! I've seen a few posts or pins about a favorite things party and have wanted to have one for awhile. It turned out great and was so much fun!! Above are some of the things that the girls took home.
I sent out an evite with directions. Everyone was to find a favorite thing of theirs for $7 or less, and bring 5 of them. I also asked people to bring a favorite appetizer or dessert, which made hosting so much easier for me! Everyone came around 7:30 and we hung out and ate lots of yummy food. I planned a craft for everyone. We made canvas signs that said "Let it Snow." They turned out super cute!
My friend has a cricut machine and she cut out these "stencils" for us. We used painter's tape to make the stripes. We did this at the very beginning of the night so that it'd dry with enough time to do a second coat. Later in the evening we went back and taped the stencil on top and painted the letters on. My friend also cut out snowflakes for the O, which we taped on at the end.