Pi: hi-fives! Your update made ME happy And I love your advent- so much fun to get the pieces of a bigger whole.
Liv: Awesome that you got out! Those darn car seats are so complicated sometimes. Everytime I'm struggling and cursing under my breath, trying to fix straps or something, I remind myself that if it's this hard to get them INTO their seats, they're not going to fly OUT of them, haha!
theboysmama Ugh, I hope the barfs have left your house without any other casualties :( I can only IMAGINE the chaos of a house full of kids puking
Rosemary: your star path sounds so lovely - quiet and meaningful and beautiful!
Advent: DD is crazy about the whole advent thing. Every morning when she comes downstairs she gets the hugest wide eyes because she can't BELIEVE the elf came AGAIN! Yesterday's gift was a new pair of socks and a little lindt chocolate bear. She keeps asking me if I think Santa might send chocolate again
Thrift: Seriously love the thrift. I always find the cutest things for DD's play kitchen and sometimes some wooden toys too. For Christmas, part of her gifts are a wooden dolls clothesline ($5!!) and a really great wooden police car ($2!)
Since I had my shopping and making done so early I had sort of forgotten when I had gotten DD and started to worry I had too much for her. I am really trying to keep the "gimmes" and the "I neeeeed it's" at bay so I really don't want to blitz her with a bunch of new stuff. So, the clothesline and car, some new knit food for her kitchen, a few books and a box of new art supplies. That's about it plus some stocking stuffers. It was very clear to me last year (she was 1.5) that she really didn't need (and couldn't really focus on) nearly as many toys as she got, even though I had tried to be conservative so it wasn't like she had a huge pile.
That's why I'm loving advent so much - all the little things she's getting she either needed or would probably have gotten at Christmas but it would have been waaaay too much all at once. She's getting such joy out of each little thing when they're spread out.
AFM: Claire is waking up a bit more every day. Lots of smiles now, especially for her big sister. Even a few little chuckles. SO ADORABLE. Finally got some really great pictures of the two together and ordered our Christmas cards - I get to pick them up today! Can't wait!! I always love getting photo cards from other families, I'm so excited to send our own this year!
Need to go shopping today and pick up a few last little Christmas things. Also need to go buy some clothes...all of my pre-preg. clothes are still waaay too big! Like, my pants are almost falling down and my shirts make me look like I'm still pregnant because they're so loose and baggy. I can't wait to get weighed and see how much I lost during pregnancy - SO WEIRD!
I've switched Claire over to her cloth diapers but she is such a heavy wetter! My prefolds aren't going to cut it for very long! I'm going to have to get some hemp doublers I think!
Cold but sunny here today...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....