Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Kid's New Year Celebration

We are planning a little New Year's Eve get together with some friends to ring in 2015! A couple years ago with celebrated with friends and it was so much fun. It tends to be a holiday that kids don't get to participate quite as much in, so we decided to make it early and fun. I ordered a new Just Dance for dancing. We stopped by Party City for some goods. And I just read Netflix is streaming a ball drop that's 3 minutes long which gives us a countdown. 

Here's a little of what will make up our celebration:

New Year Party

We even plan on balloons dropping from the ceiling! The only thing that may spoil our plans is a sick kid - so fingers crossed.

Ringing in 2012

Are you celebrating New Year's? Waiting till midnight? And, who eats the traditional New Year's meal on January 1st - I've only done it once.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hanna Sale

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I am just popping in to mention how awesome the Hanna Andersson sale is. We stopped in yesterday (the store had much more than online) and there were a ton of great deals. I've mentioned almost all of these before, but here's your chance to get them cheap before they are gone! 

$39 (marked down from $59)

T's shirt above - it's crazy soft and on sale for $24 (marked down from $42). We actually bought two sweaters for the boys for next Christmas, this would be a great buy ahead shirt!

Pretty much everything below is on super sale! We even bought our Christmas jammies for next year.

hanna Sale Favorites

And the items below here are on super sale too - those jammies are hard to pass up!
Hanna Sale Favorites

I definitely suggest checking it out! I haven't made it to any other sales, have you been shopping?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday

The kids are awake extra early (something I think will happen until Christmas, and then after because they will be so excited to play). I have cinnamon rolls in the oven (and coffee brewing for me). N has jammie day at school and T is having his best friend over today. I'm grumpy and tired, but that's par for the course these days. This week has been a rush of present buying, school work, class parties, Christmas programs, and Chris working super late. I don't exactly have the holiday spirit and I don't think Chris does either. It's been a sprint until today and maybe tonight we'll breath a sigh of a relief (or maybe Saturday night after we attend a friend's Bar Mitzvah).

Here's a random Five on Friday linking up with some of my favorite bloggers.

1. Last Sunday when we arrived back in town (we've traveled almost every weekend between November and December). We promised the boys we would pick out a Christmas tree. There were about nine trees left. That was it. KC was in her sweet Christmas onesie and tree bow, until I pulled her out of her car seat and realized she (and now I) were covered in poop. It was a quick tree trip, but we found the perfect tree.

2. Some of my favorite gifts I've purchased for kids this year:

3. We made our traditional ornaments this week (without Chris - boo). We will have a million of these by the time the kids grow up, but I love them. 
nursing and painting - a first. and not the easiest.

Some Christmases past - 
We always do the foot print for the first Christmas, and handprints for every Christmas after. Neland's up to 8 ornaments by now!

2010 - T's first ornament and showing how big N's foot has gotten!

 2007 and 2008 ornaments - ignore the goofy face

 4. Both boys had programs at school. T has never had one before so I was interested to see how he handled it (he is very shy). That boy sang AND did the movements (getting both out of him is pretty amazing). Afterwards I took the kids to dinner and then for doughnuts. Taking three kids to dinner by myself might as well be a workout. 
 He was wearing dress shoes before we left the house, then changed at the last minute. That kid!!

N said, "This has been a really fun evening." I'll call that a win (even if I did have to buy dinner and doughnuts).

My best girl was there too. I thought this will be the only time in her life where writing on her butt is cute - might as well get as many pictures as possible. And I love her sweet nativity dress! She had shoes on but when she wears them her life goal is to get them off and she always wins. 

5. Part of me doesn't mind not buying into the lights and music because with what we've been through the past two months we need to think about what Christmas is really about and enjoy our time together. 

Happy Friday! I hope the weekend brings lots of time with family and friends!

Linking up with April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci!