December Around Here

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy, trying to keep up with normal life stuff but also do all the magical holiday things, I am 100% positive that most of the time I don’t even know what day it is.  But the girls absolute love and joy for Christmas completely makes up for it, this is definitely our best December yet!!  I thought I would share some pictures and a little update on our month so far, 11 days to go until our sweet babes are running down those steps to see if Santa came! 🙂

Waverly is definitely my daughter, she loves all things holiday and is constantly asking what fun Christmas thing we are going to do next (followed by making sure she knows what holiday comes after this one).  Possibly one of my favorite things we have done so far, my mom, grandmother & I took her to see The Nutcracker a couple of weekends ago and it was the sweetest!  Just walking in and seeing all the little girls with their moms their made me feel all sorts of lucky to start this tradition, I can’t wait until Avalon is old enough to come with us as well.  I wasn’t sure if she would last to the end, but she made it up until the last act when she fell asleep, she kept asking us when they were going to “turn the page”. 😉  She also went on a field trip with her class to see a holiday play, had her own Christmas program at school, is obsessed with ornaments and all of our decor, and still LOVES to check and see where the elf is every single morning.

If I could bottle up Avalon pointing and saying “ball” to the tree every day or waving to the elf each morning, I totally would, she is at the absolute sweetest age and seeing Christmas through her eyes is just pure magic.  She is always up for any adventure, she could have ran around the tree lot picking out our tree all day long, loves to drive around and look at lights or point out fun decorations, and shopping at the mall is one of her most favorite activities, as long as she doesn’t have to sit in the stroller and can run around endlessly.  I am already so excited to see her sweet little face Christmas morning, I just know it is going to blow her mind!

And lastly, our Santa trip.  Because you know every family with young kids has a Santa story.
Every year we go to Bass Pro Shops for both Christmas & Easter, it’s our favorite!  They have all sorts of activities for kids while you wait, and it’s always fun to make a day of it and really make it special for the girls.  Waverly had been telling me for weeks that she was not going to sit on Santa’s lap, which I was fine with, so I fully expected Avalon (who is usually not shy at all and could care less about anything), to be happy & smiling, looking like an only child on Santa’s lap.  We waited FOUR HOURS, and the entire time Waverly kept glancing over at him looking very nervous, while reminding me that she wanted Avalon to deliver her letter for her.  Our turn finally came, and I absolutely couldn’t believe it, Waverly walked right up and sat on his lap (with this sweet, I’m scared out of my mind but being so brave smile) and Avalon lost her mind.  Completely the opposite of what I thought would happen!  As soon as they got off his lap Waverly said “Avalon, what was that all about?  He is SO nice”, and then stared at her picture with him all the way home.  It definitely gets on the list of my most favorite parenting moments ever, I was so proud of her and so completely shocked, we have been talking about it ever since.  And of course I still got a crying Santa picture, three years & counting!!!

Hope you all are having the most special and memorable December with your sweet families!


  1. December 14, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    These pictures are SOOOO cute!! And crying Avalon + Santa. Too good.

  2. December 14, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    That Santa picture cracks me up! I can't believe you waited for four hours!! That's crazy – and the picture makes it all worth it 😉 Waverly sitting so big in his lap is just the sweetest. It sounds like you've already had such a sweet month, hopefully these next few weeks slow down a little bit so we can enjoy it for as long as possible! Love seeing the holidays through little baby eyes.

  3. December 15, 2016 / 1:35 am

    Crying Santa photos are my favorite!!!! You guys are having a great month!

  4. December 15, 2016 / 2:20 am

    Your month looks so sweet! I have to say, your little ones remind me so much of my sister and myself when we were little. We were two years apart and both had the red hair. They are just darling. Love the Santa story. So cute! And, that Bass Pro Shop Santa is amazing!

  5. December 15, 2016 / 3:49 am

    Looks & sounds like you all are having the best december! I'm already getting all sorts of sad that the end of the season is nearing. And that Santa is super legit!

  6. December 15, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Oh my gosh so funny! I love that Waverly did so good this year!! Yay!!

  7. December 16, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Sweet, adorable girls!! Such a wonderful time of year. 🙂

  8. December 19, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Gosh, you girls are the sweetest! What do they get from Starbucks? Cash's go-to in the winter is a kid's hot chocolate. haha!

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