Holiday Weekending

Merry Christmas week, friends!!  Hope you all had the most wonderful holiday weekend, we had a good mix of fun & getting some last-minute to-do’s checked off the list.  I think I am FINALLY done and ready, though I’m sure I’ll think of at least a few things in the next hour.  And then probably some more after that.  Isn’t that the way it always works?!  Christmas was so much easier when I was a kid.
We went ice-skating, Waverly had been soooooo excited to do this & so was I, we’ve never been with her and I think the last time I went I was probably in middle school.  It almost turned into the biggest fail ever, as soon as we got out on the ice I realized that I really had no idea what the hell I was doing and could barely leave the side (much less hold a toddler), which turned into Waverly freaking out.  Like the tears, kicking & screaming kind of freak-out.  Then daddy came from work & saved the day (don’t they always?), he pulled her all around the ice and I’ll never forget how proud her little face was.  It was so much fun, this will definitely become a yearly tradition!
Waverly’s Dress, Avalon’s Bonnet. My Hat
Avalon’s little face in that baby bonnet is just my favorite, I have the biggest obsession with bonnets & she just might be getting another in her stocking.  I know she is dying for one! 🙂
Other highlights, we did lots of wrapping, lots of baking, drove around and looked at Christmas lights, & even snuck-out for an adults-only day date to get some stocking stuffers for the girls.  Also, Waverly’s dance class had a small performance to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and it was pretty much the funniest thing ever.  Not one girl in the class did more than five moves & never consecutively with anyone else, but they did all grab hands and circle around each other in the most impressive of ways!  I have about 500 more pictures but loved the one of an embarrassed Waverly when we walked in and her sassy hands on the hips (which really was the only time she did a move) the very most.
Girls Pajamas
They have some work to do before the big performance in June, but regardless, there’s not much cuter than girls in tutus.  On the way home Waverly said, “Mom. I was fantastic”.  Of course.

Wishing you the merriest week!  XO


  1. December 21, 2015 / 3:55 am

    Waverly looks ecstatic in the ice skating photos! I took Liam once last year, and while he loved it, and it was definitely difficult for a two year old. Can't wait to take him again this year!

  2. December 21, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Ok those ice skating pictures are the cutest!!! I'd love to take Mason but all the ice rinks here are PACKED on weekends and since I'd definitely be needing to hold on to the side, we might need to wait until next year when I can take a random day off in the middle of the week lol. But seriously, that is like one of my favorite things about winter so we'll have to add it to the list for next year!

  3. December 21, 2015 / 9:19 am

    The girls' Christmas penguin pjs are the best! Way to go waverly for skating!! Scarlett has been asking to go so she's getting a pair of skates for Christmas 🙂

    Hope you guys have a wonderful week celebrating the holidays! Xo Merry Christmas!

  4. December 21, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I haven't ice skated in years! So glad Daddy could save the day. Waverly looks so proud!

  5. December 21, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Ice skating is not my forte either! I was a mess on the ice and Mac definitely knocked me over a few times. Thank goodness for daddies! And I love love love the dancing photos! I cannot wait for Mim to start dancing and wear those little tutus!

  6. Anonymous
    December 21, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Oh goodness, were about to go ice skating and I've never been so it should be interesting. I LOVE the girls' jimmies picture. They are the cutest!

  7. December 21, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    I'm sure she was more than fantastic!! LOVE IT. Love the ice skating, too…so fun and adorable!

  8. December 21, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I'd have problems trying to help Aria ice skate as well. I'd need one of those walker things! And, I just love little girl recitals. So funny so cute.

  9. December 22, 2015 / 1:19 am

    Waverly's face ice skating!! I love that Daddy came to play on the ice, too! What a fun tradition you've started.
    And, I'm DYING over "Mommy, I was fantastic."

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