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December Wrap Up

December Wrap Up

December Wrap UpAnd just like that December came and went and I’m sitting here scratching my head wondering how the heck we are already halfway through January? I’m feeling so behind on things…which is not unusual for me lately, but I think that’s pretty normal when you have two 3 year old’s. One of my resolutions this year is to get caught up on all my to do lists, Justin likes to remind me that you will never be all the way “caught up” because there will always be things to do, so maybe I need to focus more on being organized and doing things on schedule instead of “catching up”, either way I need to reduce stress in that area of my life. So this post may seem pretty late, and it kind of is, but in keeping in line with my resolution I’m going to spend the first part of the year posting aaaall the photos and posts I intended to do last year but never got done…starting with our month of December wrap up!

This year we got our tree earlier than usual and pulled out all our Christmas decorations right after Thanksgiving (normally we are scrambling last-minute a week or two before Christmas), I felt so on top of things! We met up with friends and took the kids to see the Reindeer at Watson’s nursery the first day of December, which is something I’ve wanted to do for the past couple years! I think the kids ended up loving playing on the hay bundles more than seeing the reindeer, but it was so fun!

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpToddler love is the CUTEST!

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpShowing me her mint, she had never tried one before!

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpThat look and those hands in his pockets???!

December Wrap UpTheir friend Jaxson, I LOVE his excitement over the Santa chair!

December Wrap UpThis is as close as we got to Santa pictures this year, every weekend was so busy we decided we didn’t really need to fork over the $50 for those low quality prints of the kids crying this year. 😛

December Wrap UpOne of my favorite Christmas memories growing up was getting that cardboard advent calendar from the grocery store filled with chocolates, I dunno what was so exciting about eating one of those chocolates every day, but I loved it!…and they really didn’t even taste good! Ha! I wanted to start a new tradition with my own family based around this wonderful memory, so this year I made an advent calendar on our chalk wall with a string of lights and these cute craft bags I found at Hobby Lobby. I filled some of them with activities we got to do that day, some with small toys, and some with little treats. It was so fun watching the kids run to their bag and tear it open each day.

December Wrap UpThe day they found out they got to make Christmas cookies and hot cocoa!

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpThey love those little window stickers!!!

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpWe let Stormy and Everly have a go at the lights this year, I think they’ve just about got it 😉

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpBefore heading out for a Christmas get together with family.

December Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpDecember Wrap UpMy adorable little elves on their makeshift reindeer!

December Wrap UpEv’s trying out our raw pumpkin cheesecake from Unconventional Baker, it was SO GOOD.

December Wrap UpTrying so hard to reach for that last bag!

December Wrap UpThe night before Christmas, Stormy wanted some slippers but he doesn’t have any that fit so I let him borrow my socks, I couldn’t stop laughing at how cute he was walking around in those things! Needless to say, they are not my socks anymore!

December Wrap UpThis is the only good photo I got from Christmas, I was using my phone at first and it ran out of memory! 😥

December Wrap Up Stormy and Ev’s got pretty sick a few days before New Years so Stormy was too exhausted and didn’t make it until midnight…which totally worked out since I was only able to find one sparkler in the drawer! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Cheers to 2017!

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Portland Banana Mural

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Portland, OR Banana Mural^One of my favorite faces that he makes

Portland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana MuralPortland, OR Banana Mural^”Dare you to kiss that gorilla!” 😉

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That’s one big banana!!! Ha! 😉 On a recent drive back from visiting family in Oregon, we decided to make a quick stop in Portland to grab some Mississippi Pizza (they have the absolute best gluten free pizza and live music for kids! Can’t pass that up right?). On our way there we spotted this giant banana mural, which is most likely the biggest banana we’ll ever see in our lifetime, so we had to get out and show the kids. They seriously loved it and kept taking turns running up and smacking it! It was hilarious! I’m trying hard to imagine what that must be like, being so little and seeing an enormous version of your favorite food plastered on a wall, probably had something to do with why they were giggling so much. Stormy was also really excited about that little gorilla and came up with some pretty darn good impersonations…it was some great road trip entertainment for the rest of our drive back!

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Easter 2016 Round Up

Easter 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photography^Afternoon naps with Porkchop the Carrot. Always wearing their rain boots, even if we are just playing indoors.

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Easter 2016 twin toddler photography^Looking for puppies in my Grams backyard…but they found a fish! I think they look a bit like Hansel and Gretel in this pic.

Easter 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photographyEaster 2016 twin toddler photography^iPhone pic from our backyard Easter egg hunt. Why carry a basket when you can push a shopping cart? 😉

We thought it would be lots of fun to do a little Easter egg hunt with them in our backyard, since they are still pretty small we didn’t want them getting trampled by all the big kids at the park hunt our church puts on every year, so I filled a bunch of little eggs with some gummy candy and it totally backfired! Now they constantly open them looking for candy and they get so upset that there is none in there! It’s kind of crushing seeing them get so excited as they go through their eggs, shaking them one at a time checking for candy, only to be let down…I may be doing random egg hunts all year-long.

We had Easter dinner at my Grams house this year and it wound up being such a gorgeous day that we got to hang out outside for a bit, she has such a cool yard! Stormy and Ev’s had a lot of fun playing back there, that little face on the tree just might be my favorite.

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