Happy New Year’s Eve! Stopping in for a quick post to recap our Christmas before it’s officially 2020, this was such a sweet holiday for us + I am so sad it’s already over. The girls are at really good ages for all the magic but in really different ways, it was so much fun to watch!
Waverly was so excited, she was the one who woke up throughout the night Christmas Eve and ended up in our bed before 4am (this is so like me as a kid). Her biggest wish was an American Girl doll, we got her one that has red hair like her + she has been sleeping with her each night and buckling her in the car ever since. Also worth noting, she had every single present put away and organized before 9am, also so like me.
Avalon, age 4, probably my favorite age for Christmas! Still young enough to have her eyes wide open for every little part but old enough to understand, her biggest question was how Santa was going to make it down our chimney with all the logs. 😉 She wanted a drum, but probably her favorite present of the holiday (for the second year in a row) was a toothbrush and Peppa Pig soap.
And little Remerie Rue, no surprise to anyone, she could have cared less about anything she got + only loved the paper. By Christmas Day she was able to unwrap presents all on her own and it was the most precious. I still cannot believe we found out about her two Christmas’s ago, she is forever my most favorite gift.
This was our first Christmas without my brother + sister here, both have moved and weren’t able to come back this time around, which was definitely sad for all of us. Thankful for these three little girls to keep us busy + also so thankful that we will be able to celebrate with them in a couple months when I go to Colorado for my first time! 🙂 Hope your holiday was absolutely perfect, and happiest 2020, from our family to yours!!!!!! XO
This is my third “December to Remember” post (the first two can be found here + here), I always look back on old similar posts before writing new ones and this time I am convinced that all of those photos were taken yesterday. I cannot believe how much our girls have grown which is soooo bittersweet, but mostly am just so thankful for them + the special traditions we have created during one of our most favorite times of the year.
Some memories from this December! Starting with probably the girls favorite, our elves. We added another this year, so now we have a boy + girl and Waverly has not missed a morning of waking up extra early to find where they have moved to. I am the first to admit that my husband has totally taken this on and is really good at it, our elves have written several letters to the girls (in response to Waverly’s letters to them) and even painted daddy’s toes one night. 😉 Such a good girl dad.
Ohhhh Remerie Rue. Tiniest destroyer of all the things, our stockings now have to be hung around the hooks rather than down because she thinks it is hilarious to pull at them. No ornament in the house is safe and our gingerbread house decorating day lasted about five minutes before she was trying to sit on top of the table and eat all the candy. She is totally forgiven though, she is SO MUCH FUN right now, eyes wide open to all the magic and just beyond precious.
Avalon’s last ever Christmas preschool performance! This is always one of my favorite parts of the holidays, I remember how special it was to watch Waverly perform the first time when she was four + it is still just as sweet, all these concerts later. She had so much fun with it and was also super cute with her dance performance, Waverly was her biggest fan in the audience.
Bass Pro Shop Santa, a tradition we started when Waverly was five months old and haven’t missed a trip (Christmas or Easter!) since. This is always a really long day but in the end so worth it, this year Waverly + Avalon were both SO EXCITED to sit on his lap (for the first time) and Remie Rue followed in their footsteps and was the one in tears. I will treasure those little Santa photos forever.
And lastly, I will always remember this December as the one Waverly knocked out her two front teeth on the coffee table. It was scary at first but thankfully all is well that ends well, they were her baby teeth with no permanent damage + she was such a rock star through it all. We have sang “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” 23983 times and she is theeee cutest with her new smile!
Wishing you the MERRIEST Christmas ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love from our family to yours. XO
The big girls room is probably my favorite in our home, kids rooms are always the most fun for me to decorate and it also was the shape + charm of this room that sold me on our house when we walked into it three years ago! It reminds of a dollhouse, with really high sloped ceilings + stairs to walk into it, it also is by far the biggest bedroom of our home since it is the room over the garage. The perfect space for two sisters to share!
First, a little background on this room. It was the only space in our house without hardwoods when we bought it, so we had them put in to match the other floors in the house which were being refinished at the same time. There were built-in shelves along the side of the wall of the room, which I LOVED for the charm they brought, but we ended up pulling them out + replacing them because of the quality. We went with the same drawers we got in our kitchen, white shaker, and had someone install them to fit along the wall. This is one of my favorite parts of their room, the drawer space is theeeee best, especially with two little girls! I also love their little school desks, we found them at a garage sale years ago + refinished them, I now need to find one for Remerie’s room because they love to sit in these and color/do school work so much.
For December, I added some festive sheets to their beds, fun reindeer pillows, lights, + a couple little houses along with a little pink tree that no longer has any ornaments left on it because Remie Rue has pulled them down 468 times. 😉 Also we love their big tree we got a few years back and the cutest festive sign from Opal + Olive, our go-to for signs in the girls rooms throughout the year. I have linked everything still available at the bottom of this post and plan to share some more photos of their built-in shelving and other spaces in their room in the new year, I am still on the hunt for a second rug to put under their beds + the perfect curtains!
Comforters — Pillows — Sheets (Similar) — Stools — Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Sign — Seagrass Deer — Book Ledges — Rose Gold Christmas Tree (Similar)
Books: The Great Spruce — The Reindeer Express — The Night Before Christmas
Happy December, we hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Before I go all out festive from here until Christmas, I wanted to share some pictures from our holiday weekend, it was such a good one. I know I have said this before, but Thanksgiving Eve is always one of my favorite days of the year. The excitement + anticipation for the holidays ahead is just the best and this year was extra special because Avalon had the cutest performance at preschool that day. She was so proud singing her turkey songs, preschool performances will forever be some of my most cherished memories from this stage of life!
Thanksgiving day, we had our usual turkey cinnamon rolls + the Macy’s Day parade. The girls also colored thankful placemats and made tee-pees, even Remerie got to join in on this and LOVED IT!!! Waverly’s favorite part was coloring + writing what she was thankful for, and Avalon loved making the tee-pees and eating the sweets (so true to both of them). We got to have dinner with my family, including my brother + sister-in-law from Colorado, but sadly had to miss dessert with my husband’s side of the family since our nephew wasn’t feeling well. Looking forward to lots more family time over the holidays, bring on the most WONDERFUL time of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love to you + yours! XO