Posts tagged ‘Holidays’

December 16, 2011

At-Home Spa

I think the stress of the holidays is bringing Jacob down. He’s been spending a lot of time in the bath lately.


The good news is, he isn’t just holed up in the bathroom; he’s definitely willing to get out and go places.



Hopefully destressing now means he’ll be able to really appreciate Christmas when it comes. He can let all his cares drift away, and just be happy that he’s surrounded by family, friends, and good news.


In the meantime, if you’re stressed out over the holidays (or even if you’re not), I hope this healthy dose of baby belly laughter makes your day!


December 13, 2011

Mama Elf: Slacking Off? Or Being Realistic?

Some of my mommy friends have recently asked what we’re giving Jacob for Christmas, and I think they’ve been pleasantly confused by my answer.


Jacob’s Christmas morning will look like this:


– Two books (Blueberries for Sal and a children’s book of saints)

– A big boy toothbrush

– A pack of those capsules you drop in water and when they open, little foam animals come out


That’s it.


Although there are about seven billion things we could get him, and would love to give him, there are two very good reasons holding us back (and one isn’t even our budget):


a) If past holidays (Christmas, Easter, and so on) are any gauge, the kid’s going to make out like a bandit, courtesy of our fun, loving, and generous family.


b) Jacob spent a good deal of time yesterday afternoon like this, in his bathtub with a spatula and a kitchen timer.

What do you say to that, Fisher Price?

December 1, 2011

The Countdown Begins

No matter how you cut it, the countdown to Christmas is on. Whether you start listening to Christmas music on the radio the day after Halloween, or you follow the liturgical calendar, or you just plain wait for December, the time has come! Christmas is on its way, and Brooklyn is celebrating by finally putting the September temperatures behind it.

I love the weeks leading up to Christmas for all the joy, expectation, and hope that they bring. I also love that they are an excuse to watch my favorite Christmas movies!


Elf. Check.


A Charlie Brown Christmas (NOT It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, which is clearly a sequel).


All I Want for Christmas.


And finally, this YouTube video, which I have admittedly already watched twice.


Happy Christmas Countdown!

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