It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our December is already booked up and it looks like we’re going to be on the road visiting family and friends a lot this season, which is always a crazy balance of fun and stress rolled into one. I’m all about trying to keep things as simple as possible, especially during the holidays.
We just got back our Christmas pictures of Jack and I am completely in love! Here’s a sneak peek (look for a longer post with all the pictures next week!).
We’re working on getting our Christmas cards printed and I am just now starting to do my shopping. Fellow mothers, what do you get a 5 month old for Christmas? I’m thinking we’re just going to do one or two small toys and some books since Jack really doesn’t care at this point. Any suggestions? I really want to have him a good supply of educational toys to help in his development. Let me know of some good ones in the comments, please!
With this being Jack’s first Christmas, we’re trying to figure out what our family traditions are going to be. I know that I want to do some kind of Advent countdown to Christmas next year, and I love the idea of reading a different Christmas book each night before bed. I am really stumped on how to deal with Santa Claus. I love the idea of Santa Claus, but I don’t want Santa to take over and make the holiday all about “stuff” for him. I’ll be sharing a post about my thoughts on Santa and what we’re thinking about doing for Jack as he gets older next week. I’m also going to be continuing my 52 weeks of Gratitude Challenge and sharing some holiday recipes this month.
I’m also working on something really exciting here on the blog for the new year! I can’t wait to share it with you!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season with friends and family! Let’s remember to enjoy this season and focus on the reason that we celebrate. I’m going to be doing this Christmas Bible reading plan that I found on Pinterest and I’d love for you to join me!