I’m trying to embrace the fact that December is just going to fly by. Our days have been so full, which is wonderful, but I’m already feeling a little worn out. I think I’ve overslept every morning this week, leading to some frantic morning routines and forgetting children’s coats. When it’s 40 degrees. Oops.
So things are a little crazy, but there is a lot of good stuff filling it up!
Last night I attended the end-of-season Girls on the Run Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. I’ve been helping out this season in various ways and it was really wonderful to see everyone come together. These women are focused on doing so much good, building confidence and leadership skills in young girls. As a mom to two girls, these goals hold a special place in my heart.
I hope my girls always feel proud to be their silly, smart, sweet selves.
In other happenings, I found this on the shelf at Healthy Home Market this week.
Has anyone tried it?! I’m planning on grabbing a bottle next time, as my main use of ACV is in hot drinks or salad dressings, and this would be great for both.
How’s everyone doing on Christmas shopping? I. AM. DONE. Wow, that is fun to say! I still have wrapping and such to do, but am thrilled that the bulk of it is complete. If you’re still working on toddler gifts, I recommend checking out my toddler gift guide. I just saw that our household favorite Melissa and Doug grocery cart is on sale on Zulily for the next 24 hours. Both girls LOVE this toy.
Our Christmas cards have been ordered and sent, too, which feels so good. Here is an outtake I love but didn’t end up using…
Kaitlyn’s face! Bahaha.
We pretty much have Christmas music on 24/7 around here and it makes me ridiculously happy. The girls are feeling the Christmas spirit too.
Hailey keeps writing letter’s to Santa every day for our Elf “Star” to take to the North Pole. There is a lot of “mom, how do you spell ___” going on at our house. It’s pretty sweet though because she keeps asking everyone else what they want, including friends and family, and sending that to Santa. Yesterday was my turn.
Mom, what do you want for Christmas?
I answered with “to spend time with the whole family listening to Christmas music, eating good food and being cozy!”
H (looking confused): OK. But what do you want?
I guess my answer wasn’t that exciting. To play along, I tried to come up with a few things I’d ask Santa for.
I certainly would love to have a pair of these silicone oven gloves (in fuschia maybe?!), as my oven mitts have holes in them.
My friend Alise swears by this rice cooker (and the price is right!!) so I’d love to try it out.
Or a lemon juicer? I could really use one of those!
With a heavy, disappointed sigh, she finally asked, OK Mom, how do I spell lemon juicer?
She’s only 4 years old and already I bore her.
Ok, like I said, I overslept this morning and now the girls are running around and my window of computer time is over. But first, let me share with you the winner of the HUGE THANK YOU GIVEAWAY! …
Congratulations Carolyn S!!
I will be emailing you today, so check your inbox and thank you ALL so much for reading. Even on days where it’s complete randomness, like this.
What do you have planned for this weekend?
We are getting our treeeeeeee! 🙂