Making sugar cookies with the kiddos #memories #cookies #fun #toddleractivities #mess
My sister and nephew came by to spend the day with us, so we decided it was time to make sugar cookies. The kids made a huge mess, but they had lots of fun together. Isn’t that what counts? Everything went well until Ellie decided to decorate Xander’s head with the rest of her sprinkles!
Today has been all about Christmas shopping and decorating yet neither are finished. Truth is I’m not even close to finishing my decorations, but at least I got started. I still have a few more gifts to pick up as well, but my list is getting much shorter. If I get a chance to order the nanokontrol at guitar center I think my brother-in-law would like I may be able to knock one more gift off my list tonight.
Everything at this point depends on the may or may not be cutting another tooth baby girl sitting in my lap as I type this. She may allow me to do more this evening, but I have a feeling most of the night will be spent sitting on the couch trying to appease her. She’s happily grabbing at her socks as she balances between my arms at the moment, but that is sure to change in the blink of an eye. Aubrey has been rather fussy most of the day today, and she wants to chew on everything in site like a little destructive puppy. Yes, I just compared my teething baby to a puppy, but the truth is IMO no puppy holds a candle to this adorable baby face!
I’m going to attempt to crack open another container of homemade sweet potato baby food (squash was a total disaster earlier), fill her tummy to the brim, and hopefully put her to bed early this evening. Who am I kidding? If today is any indication of how the rest of the evening will be she’ll still be wide awake at midnight!
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As this year is nearing the end I have to look back on everything that has happened in our lives this year while thinking forward to what is to come. We have celebrated a lot of special moments this year with the most important one being the birth of Aubrey.
We now have one in diapers full time again and one who uses them occasionally at night for bed wetting. Ellie doesn’t weigh enough for the overnight pants for big kids, and training pants just don’t hold up well for her. That means we’ve created a lot of memories this year in diapers, especially a lot of Aubrey’s “Firsts”.
Aubrey made her first trip home from the hospital in her cute little onesie and a Pampers on her bottom. It was so hot that day I decided to ditch the little pants. Now that Aubrey is a week shy of 6 months she has rolled over front to back, sat up for more than 5 minutes without falling over, found her toes, giggled at her sister, smiled at us, tasted her first bite of yummy food, and learned how to hold and play with her toys. That’s a lot of firsts, but the one thing I’m thankful she hasn’t experienced in her first diaper rash thanks to staying nice and dry in her Pampers Swaddlers.
Actually both of my girls made their maiden voyage home from the hospital in a Swaddlers, even preemie Ellie. I remember how thankful I was at the time to find preemie sized Pampers after the Pampers at the hospital swallowed her little body!
Ellie getting her “sun tan” in the hospital rocking her tiny Pampers Swaddlers
Now I’m thankful those same Pampers Swaddlers I trust are available in size 4 and 5! That means Ellie can ditch the diapers we’ve been forced to use at night that she leaks out of more than I would like and go back to something I can trust to keep her from soaking the bed while being soft on her sensitive skin at the same time.
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