Tuesday, December 20, 2016
This past weekend we had some fun with some relaxation mixed in (I know shocker!). On Friday night we didn't have plans so we took Emma in her reindeer pajamas to see the blow up house on Peachtree Dunwoody. If you live in the Atlanta area you've heard about the house with all the inflatables. It's pretty incredible how many they have. She was fascinated! We then came home and ate leftovers for dinner and then Andrew and Kyle Hartman came over after Emma went to bed to just hang out and catch up. My kind of Friday night!
Saturday morning we started our day with a new tradition I think is going to stick. We went to my sister's house for Pancakes and Pajamas with a bunch of our friends with kids. The little ones looked so cute in their Christmas pajamas and we enjoyed the yummy breakfast and company. Emma was WIPED by the end and fell asleep on me. Bonnie's neighbor is a Santa for somewhere in Chamblee so he made a guest appearance. Some loved him but my child still isn't a fan #maybenextyear. So great! It was nice to hang out with others going through the same stage as us. Our closest friends are so great about us bringing along Emma or understanding when we can't do things but it's always refreshing to be surrounded by people in the same season of life as you.
From Bonnie's we came home and I spent the rest of the day at the house getting some monogramming done and Emma took a stellar nap. We also ran out to Target and other shops ;) to finish our Christmas shopping. Tommy went to play golf in the freezing and rain. NO THANK YOU! He regretted it afterwards (that's a first I think). We ended our night with dinner at Los Bravos followed by watching Home Alone. I just love all the Christmas movies!
Sunday morning we had brunch at my sister's house with my family. Bonnie, Brett, and Collier are going to Ohio for Christmas with the Willi family so we exchanged our gifts with them on Sunday morning. It is so much fun watching Collier because he's just blown away by his gifts and is our entertainment. He loves Elmo so that was his first gift he opened. Took some warming up for him but then he was fascinated by him (thanks to the coaxing grandpa did to get him used to this furry red figure!). We ate a delicious meal and enjoyed the time all together. We will really miss having them here for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. I know Collier is going to enjoy getting to play with his cousin, Max. What sucks about getting older is having to share your loved ones with their loved ones. We got spoiled by the Willis and had a wonderful morning!
From there we just came home and relaxed on the dreary day. Emma did NOT take a stellar nap this time so I ended up rocking her for an hour and half for her to sleep (I didn't hate it. This momma misses all the snuggles). We cooked up some calzones for dinner and hit the hay early to prepare for our hectic week!
Today things are really taking off for us. Today is James and Claire's 22nd birthday so the whole family is going to dinner tonight (minus the littles. The twins deserve an adult dinner for their birthday! Thanks Ansley and Matt for babysitting!), tomorrow is my work holiday party after school, Thursday some of my college girlfriends and their significant others are coming over, then Friday starts all the Christmas celebrations as well as a baby shower for my best friend Ansley. We are jam packed but so excited for the time I get to spend with my friends and family. I have said it so many times but I just LOVE the month of December!
Lastly, just wanted to put on here what I got Emma's teachers for Christmas.
More posts to come with recaps of the events in the next week. I don't know that I'll be blogging again before Christmas so wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Tommy, Lisa and Emma