Thursday, January 15, 2015
It's no secret that I love any reason for a party. Birthdays? Party. Super Bowl? Party. NFC Championship game? Party. Random Thursday and I feel like having a party? Party. So when December rolled around and I finished up the candle light services and I had a second to plan, I knew I wanted to put together a little Christmas party. At first it was going to be a holiday potluck, but the ideas kept coming and I got more and more excited... And I transformed the reception room into the North Pole. It was magical! We've made a lot of new friends this year. Through nursing support group, preschool, random hang outs at the park. And we've formed a really fun group of friends. There are about 6 families that get together and most of us have kids between 2 and 4 years old, and most of us also have a baby. So we have lots of fun together and our kids have even more fun. So I knew a Christmas party would be a blast. Most of the parents wore ugly sweaters, and the kids all wore jammies.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
During all the busyness of the month, we found time to make some crafts, decorate cookies, make gingerbread houses, sing Christmas songs and watch lots of Christmas movies.
Garrett and his best friend, Ryan. They wrestled on the ground for nearly the entire parade.
Right after the Parade was over, we headed to Irvine to go on the Christmas train and see Santa.
We did lots of the overpriced activities to make up for making them see Santa.
We started a new tradition this year called Cocoa Jams Night. It's where we all get in our pajamas and go to Starbucks for hot chocolate and then drive around looking at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music. I'm going to have this be the night every year where they get new Christmas jammies, instead of Christmas eve. I've always saved the Christmas ones, but then come Christmas morning they're old news.
And along with all of this fun, we had Mommy and Me preschool, tumbling, Fridays at the farmers market and park with friends. Paul's Lion's club party... I'm learning as life gets busier that it's impossible to document everything. But I need to try and keep up as much as I can because it's crazy how quickly I forget things. Up next will be our North Pole Party, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Resolutions... New Years... Things in November I forgot about... ZZzzzzz