Happy 7th Birthday Monkey

happy 7th birthday monkey
My sweet boy… today you turned 7. I feel like it was just yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time and my life was forever changed.

You have always had such a wonderful personality. You are loving, kind, caring, thoughtful, and so smart! You amaze me every day, and I am so lucky to be your mom. I love you to the end of the universe and back, and I am so very proud of you. Happy birthday Monkey. ♥

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Christmas 2016 Highlights

Christmas 2016 Highlights
Did this month disappear for anyone else? Feels like we just set the tree up. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. It’s been quiet on the blog because we’ve been enjoying some quality family time these past few weeks which has been wonderful. Every Christmas with the kids gets better and better, this was Cordi’s first year of really understanding what was going on and it was so much fun. She was insanely excited to meet Santa, and was excited every morning to find where the elves were hiding.

Christmas Eve they got to open a few presents from their far-away Grandparents as well as a couple movies (Finding Dory and Secret Life of Pets – both fabulous) and new jammies from their little elf friends, then we went over to my in-laws for the traditional munchie night – where we all make way too much food and have a few drinks. Christmas morning the kids rushed down to see what Santa had brought. We put on A Kitten’s Christmas and opened gifts, then packed up and headed over to my in-laws again for brunch, more festivities, and of course an amazing turkey dinner.

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2016 halloween highlights

2016 halloween highlightsNot gonna lie, totally dropped the ball on Halloween this year. We had picked up the kids costumes in early October, Bobby wanted to be a Lego Ninja guy and Cordi wanted to be Owlette from PJ Masks. After we picked them up… I completely forgot about the rest of the Halloween to-do’s, including getting myself a costume and carving pumpkins (that one up there is a stock photo, no shame).

For my costume I just used makeup I already had and went with an easy cat costume. We had a bit of a team theme at work so I added some fake blood once I got to the office, and peeled it off before I got home so the kids didn’t freak out.

If you saw my Thanksgiving highlights you’ll remember we had enough snow to build a snowman… this week we’ve had highs of 19 and minus a bit of wind, the weather was perfect for trick-or-treating. This was the first year Cordelia went out trick-or-treating for as long as Bobby, and after examining their hauls and eating a couple… they were both out like a light. 2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights2016 halloween highlights

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