Christmas Pajama Link Up!
I'm excited to be joining some fabulous ladies and co-hosting a fun Christmas Pajama Link Up! On December 17th, link up with us and show us your kiddos in their Christmas jammies. This is one of my favorite times of year because not only do I think that Mason looks adorable in Christmas pajamas, but I think SIBLINGS look even more cute! I'm seriously so excited about this and can't wait to see all the kiddos in their jammies!
25 Days of Christmas books.
Year 3 of the 25 Days of Christmas Books and I think this year is the best! Mason was SO excited for his tree (even without the books) that the addition of the books just made it that much better. I'm pretty sure that with some additions that I did this year, we have more than 25 books so on some nights, when he's really eager, I let Mason open 2 books. So far it's gone well, I'm not too strict about the 1 book a night thing, and if we end up opening all the books before the end, we'll just recycle the books and keep reading.
New book additions.
Speaking of the 25 Days of Christmas books... I decided to add a few new books into our rotation this year. Even though we're still using the same books from the past couple years, I like to add a few more age appropriate books in every year. This year I added one Hanukkah book called I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Dreidel. We had a couple Hanukkah books already, but most are VERY baby so last year Mason got How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukkah? and this year I added the other one. The Christmas books seem to be more age appropriate and not so baby but this year I wanted to add Olaf's Night Before Christmas. I thought it looked cute online, but is it seriously SO cute in person! If your kid(s) like Frozen at all, I'd definitely recommend this book!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... at home!
We decorated the windows...
...and we picked out and bought our tree!
And decorated it!
...and at work!
We got a tree yesterday and got some holiday chocolates and it looks so festive now! I work with mostly men so I'm not so sure they are so excited about the tree, but they are loving the chocolate...although maybe not as much as me... I had 3 pieces yesterday in the 2 hours that we had it out! (oops!)
Beer Advent Calendar.
And a little bonus... in case you're looking for something for your husband for Christmas... why not DIY a beer advent calendar?! I made one for Seth and he is LOVING it. So far I'm 3 for 3 on beers (and I didn't even know what I was doing when I picked them out)! And I think I've convinced Seth to do a beer recap at the end of it all on how well I did and what his favorite beers were... so if your husband is a beer lovers, stay tuned!