This is my toddler’s schedule more or less, I play things by ear for the most part and work around my work from home schedule as well as his needs. Also some days I go out to run errands and such so this isn’t etched in stone but is pretty close to a day in his life and works just well for my family and I.
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the Christmas lights. I am so appreciative of the houses that go all out. There’s this one house that we like to visit called the “Christmas Castle.” They have the most impressive residential display I have ever seen.
I remember by first Christmas in New York City. My oldest daughter was only a few months old and we spent it in a tiny one bedroom apartment that my husband was renting until we officially moved up with him. I’d been to NYC many times before, but never this time of year. There is a magical vibe in the city that is unlike anything that I’ve ever felt before. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, there are lights, holiday window displays, ice skating rinks, giant Christmas trees, and more.
Even as a resident of the city, every year you still feel the need to play tourist and see all that they city has to offer. It’s even more magical when you see it through the eyes of your children.
Over the weekend, we got to visit Santa as a family. We had planned on getting a picture of Santa alone with our 3 girls, but because of our scared-to-death toddler, the whole family got to sit on Santa’s lap!
It was pretty hilarious, and I’m glad we can finally add a “bad santa” photo to our collection. Margot was pretty intrigued by the big man. She didn’t cry, but she wasn’t flashing him her beautiful smile, either.
She just watched her big sisters and listened intently as they told Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
All in all, it was a lot of fun. We’ve got another great experience down in the books! I love carrying on traditions during the holiday season with all 3 girls.
Winter is officially here! Before too long, most of us will experience frigid temperatures and deep snow. As in any season, there are a few ways we can keep our babies happy and healthy when we welcome the bitter cold.
Here are a few of my tried and true tips for keeping baby warm in winter…