Christmas in July

I cannot even get over the fact that we are officially six months until Christmas Eve, something that makes me a little sad & a little excited all at the same time!  To celebrate Christmas in July, I am so excited to be linking-up with some lovely ladies for a fun gift exchange!  Courtney & Jenny were so sweet to set this up between lots of little ones, we are so thankful & love stuff like this!
Waverly Maye & I got the sweetest package from Becky & her sweet little sons.  Our bag was filled with so much summer goodness, including bubbles, a lantern, the cutest water pail, a puzzle, & the sweetest necklace for me. So many of our favorites, we can’t wait to use them over the next couple of months. 🙂
We got to send over some goodies for Keri & her three little ones!  It’s not often that I get to shop for more than one (which can be dangerous), but Waverly & I decided to give them some of our favorite summer activities.  You can read more about what we got them here, I hope they enjoyed it as much as we do!

And I have to share, please tell me crazy things like this happen to other moms besides me.  When shopping for these cuties, my sweet sidekick was actually acting perfect & sitting in the cart (she has been doing better lately, knock on wood!).  She said “potty”, but this was before our three-day bootcamp & she had never, ever (like even at home) used it before.  So I didn’t think much about it, until I looked back down & she had unbuttoned her romper, taken off her diaper & was sitting naked (from the bottom down) in the cart.   I couldn’t even believe it, but we were already in line (a long line, with lots of people, all looking at us) … so I just threw all pride aside (much like usual) & held her bare bum while I waited & then checked-out.
It’s a good thing I love her so much.

AND lastly, I have been busy decorating our downstairs with touches of gold for Waverly’s party on Saturday!  I ordered these pictures from Social Print Media & am obsessed with the quality of them, they make the sweetest garland!  Would it be normal to keep a garland of her face alone all year long?!

Thanks again to all the lovely ladies who were a part of this link-up, hope you are all having a great week!


  1. July 24, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    OMG! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! That shopping experience is too priceless! haha! These kids I tell ya! And man… 6 months away already? How is that even possible? This year is flying by… And it is 135% acceptable to keep the garland up… I still have both of my picture garlands up from Charli's birthday, hehe! (that might be the reason why she still thinks it is "her day"! ;))

  2. July 24, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Too funny! Love the new design!

  3. July 24, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    5 months! Even closer than you think, and I'm sure a few eye blinks and it will be here. I'm ready for it though. Glad you joined in on the exchange, I love the pail – perfect for summer!
    haha, that story is awesome. Definitely one for the rehearsal dinner. I'm surprised you didn't get peed on.
    I left Aria's picture banner up from her first birthday for quite some time before I finally took it down. It was kind of in the way too, but it was just so gosh darn cute! Yours looks to be out of the way just fine, I'd keep that sucker up for at least a few weeks/months!

  4. July 24, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    oh gosh, Yikes, and that means I'm going to have a 4 year old?! Nooooooo!!!!! Love her little top knot, so cute. And yes totally normal to have garland of her little face, I think we need a close up of the garland 🙂

  5. July 24, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Literally laughed out loud when I read this post. What a memorable shopping trip! Oh Waverly!!!! Too funny!

  6. July 24, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Wow! Maybe potty training will be really easy for you guys. 🙂 Cute pictures!!

  7. July 24, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    Sounds like you got some great goodies! Really fun pictures of miss Waverly too! I left Callies 1yr banner up for a long time and her pics from her 2nd bday are now downstairs in her play area – so I say leave them up! 🙂

  8. July 24, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    That shopping story! Hahahahaha. Mom life if I ever heard it.

    Loving that garland. I can't wait to see and hear more about her party!

  9. July 24, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Some perfect summer goodies in your "Christmas" gift!
    Your shopping experience – HA!!!!

  10. July 25, 2014 / 12:04 am

    No she didn't!!!!! My eyes are wide open and I can't stop laughing (and feeling bad!) that Waverly did that. OH MY GOODNESS. Amazing.

  11. July 25, 2014 / 12:23 am

    Thanks again for the wonderful box of goodies! We are still having so much fun! Made Popsicles today and turned out perfectly!

  12. July 25, 2014 / 2:24 am

    Ha! That story about her in the cart about made me fall off my chair. Love it!

  13. July 25, 2014 / 7:05 am

    Aww… what a hilarious and honest mommy-moment! I'm glad you were able to play it so cool like a cucumber! Waverly looks adorable in that blue and white dress. I'd love to play along in one of these gift exchanges next time! And yes, the garland of photos are perfectly acceptable! 🙂

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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