Thursday, December 31, 2015

The best of 2015

It's the last day of 2015. With only hours left before the ball drops, here's the highlights of our year. 

We've made lasting memories, had lots of milestones, and was blessed with a healthy pregnancy and birth of our second child. I'm looking forward to all that 2016 has to bring. Someone once told me that as you get older and have kids of your own, the years fly by even faster. That couldn't be more true. 

Tonight we are celebrating the end of a great year with wonderful friends. Hoping you all have a blessed and healthy new year, cheers!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Stay at home mommy

This week I've truly got to experience what it would be like being a stay at home mom. Through most of my maternity leave Sullivan has been going to daycare and school. Since we have to pay for Sullivan's daycare no matter if he's there or not we decided to keep him in his routine allowing Jett and I to have our time together. This week though is Christmas break from school so we decided to keep Sullivan home all week long with Jett and I. 

Things are going well for the most part. Sullivan helps out, boys take naps in the afternoon, we read books, play with Christmas toys, run errands, and color. We even visited daddy at work and made puppy chow. Sullivan has gotten more naps this week which I think might contribute to the 1:30 wake up call this morning. With me getting up every 3 hours in the night to pump, and Jett not going to bed till 10:00, and then waking up between 2:30-4:00 to eat, a 1:00 am start to my day wasn't going to happen. Aside from bedtime, it's been a joy to have both boys home with me. 

This week we also received our first major snow fall. On Monday we got around 10 inches of snow. Since the snow flakes began to fall, Sullivan has been itching to get out and play. Unfortunately, with a newborn our days are spent inside and by the time Mike gets home from work it's too dark outside to play. Last night though, we turned on the outside lights, found his baby sled and those two bundled up to played outside for about 30 minutes. They had a blast in the dark whipping around the sled, trudging through the snow and making snow angels. We are hoping to get out and play some more this weekend. 

Christmas Time

Can you believe Christmas was already a week ago? I have love/hate feelings with the holidays. I love the moments of celebrating with family, the magic of Christmas morning and all the hype leading up to it, but I really hate when it's over and how fast those weeks of Christmas and New Years fly by. Especially when my days are getting into single digits before I head back to work. My time home with the boys has been amazing. I love being home with them so much!

Christmas Eve is always spent with my family. We've been celebrating on Christmas Eve night since I was in high school if not sooner. Before the days of grandchildren, I remember staying up late with all my family playing games or watching movies and then all of us caravanning to midnight mass. It was always so beautiful at my parent's church. Now today, the grandkids run and play with toys, we still play games just more kid friendly. It will be interesting to see how our Christmas is spent in another 10 years when the grandchildren are much older.  

Our boys had a great Christmas. Jett was passed around and spoiled being held by his aunts, cousins and grandparents. Sullivan was a wild man running after his older cousins and getting some great gifts. Santa even delivered exactly what Sullivan asked for, a train set and I got a white Christmas. Mike and I treated each other to some nieces gifts that both of us can enjoy so it was win win all around. 

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed some time with loved ones and friends.
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