Ever since I can remember, holidays have been a really big deal in my world. I am the oldest of four, so we have always had a house full of chaos (the best kind, most days) & there was never a time more celebrated than a holiday. My mom always made sure we felt special & that the day was different than any other, & the best, we had so many traditions passed on from year to year. Many of those still continue now even though we are all in our 20s (I might be 30), & I am definitely the one out of the four of us who still gets the most excited for them. My favorite to date would most likely be our matching PJs on Christmas Eve. They even usually still have trees printed on them, I’m sure you can imagine how much my brothers (& new addition to the group, my husband) love that.
With my own family, I definitely still plan to carry on festive celebrations, both with some of the traditions my mom created for us & new ones, too. My motto in life has always been to take advantage of special moments, to make the best out of everything you can, & I have found that even though it takes extra effort, it’s usually always worth it. This has never been more true than as a mom, I want Waverly Maye to look back on her childhood with the best memories just like I get to do now.
I really have cut down my crazy-planner ways lately (thanks to this link-up) & have let “little” moments happen on their own, but I felt that we could use St. Patrick’s Day as an exception. 😉 I knew I had to work Monday so I took advantage of the weekend by spending as much time as possible with my little leprechaun. We made a themed-breakfast on Sunday morning & had family over, as Waverly gets older she is definitely more aware of out-of-the-ordinary mornings like these & loves them. No doubt, she enjoyed the change in scenery & the addition of a few more people to smile at, to watch her dance around, & to applaud her for knowing where her eyes are.
We snuck in some time outside, Waverly was in the happiest of moods (she loves holidays, too) & must have ran from me to my husband 20 times in a row kissing us each time. Can she please do that forever?! I can never, ever get enough kisses from her or of hearing her say “mama” all day long. Even her “no, mama” that she has been throwing out lately is music to my ears.
I’m sure I will change my mind on the no thing one day, though.
That afternoon, my mom & I took Waverly to a St. Patrick’s Day party at a kids gym (not the one we took a leave of absence from, leave it to me to find another one). We had the best time, Waverly loved the indoor jungle gym so much that I’m thinking we need to put one in our living room for all the rainy, cold days we have been having lately. She also loved the bubbles, was pretty much mesmerized by them & obviously, tried to eat them. Because that’s what toddlers do, right?!
Overall, it was a memorable day full of green, shamrock-shapes, & best of all, lots of love!!
Even if it was one day early.
Thanks again for another week, we continue to be so thankful & truly overwhelmed by so much participation each week!! As a reminder to those of you who are interested
in linking-up, all you have to do is write your post with whatever “little
thing” it is that you would like to share. Then, link-up with either
or me at the bottom of this post! Feel free to download our logo
(located at my sidebar) to share on your own post or on Instagram, you can also
share your own photos of “little things” with the hash tag “littlethingslinkup”.
Congratulations to Emily Janning for winning last week’s giveaway, both a tutu & a matching hair clip from MegMade Designs
. This week, Cora from Ren and Boots
is giving away two digital prints from her super cute shop! Her quirky, unique designs are so fun & would be the perfect addition to your little one’s nursery, playroom or bedroom! Her prints are available as an instant download, which makes it easy & gives you the ability to print. Good luck to you all, & be sure to check out Ren and Boots
, thanks to Cora for supporting our link-up.
HAPPY Wednesday friends, we have made it halfway to another weekend!!