I know what you are probably thinking...SLOW YOUR ROLL GIRL! IT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER! Yes, Christmas is still 2 months away, but we all know how quick time flies these days...faster than EVER! I'm so stinking excited to be celebrating Christmas for the first time as a family of THREE! Guy's first ever holiday season. I cannot wait to see him experience our crazy family's holiday traditions and start a few new ones of our own. With both of our Large families there is always a lot of fun; cooking in the kitchen, drinking wine, traditions, singing, music, dancing, a few inappropriate jokes (and some appropriate ones too), laughter, and Chaos....OHHH THE CHAOS! Add a little family drama into the mix and NOW it feels like the Holidays! Let me tell you, it is the BEST. Cannot wait for Guy to experience Thanksgiving & Christmas in all of its glory. That, my friends is what the Holidays are all about! Spending time with the people you love most, laughing till your face hurts, telling the same old movie quotes, singing too loud (and in my case off-tune), and thanking God for all the many blessings in our lives.
With that being said, a few presents don't hurt either. Seth & I are not huge on presents. We never have been. He has asked me so many times what he can get me and my answer is always the same..."if I want it, I most likely have it". My husband would know this if he were home between the hrs. of 8am-5pm when my friends Amazon Prime, Fed Ex, & UPS drop by to say "WHAT UP GIRL?!?!"...What can I say? Ever since my personal shopping days... I have a really hard time saying no to myself...although I've been really good the last 6 months (I'll share that story in a future post). Today, I thought I would share some of the goodies Santa will be leaving under the tree for Guy's first Christmas...
First off...The Stocking!
How sweet is this stocking I found at World Market. Perfect for a little boy... I was looking for a stocking that I could get his name embroidered on & I fell in love with the pom-pom & tassel detail.
I've been following Cuddle+Kind on instagram for a while now and fell in love with this little family of entrepanuers and their mission. Their cotton woven dolls and handcrafted by women artisans in Peru & for each doll purchased they provide 10 meals to children in need. So not only is their product ADORABLE, but it also is providing food to children and sustainable income for women & their families in Peru. Such an awesome mission.
Aren't these wooden etched blocks by Land Of Nod so cool? We looked up the meaning of the name Guy and turns out... it's a German name that means WOOD! So appropriate because we call Guy our "Big Tree". It's so refreshing to see wooden toys becoming popular again. I need a break from all this PLASTIC! I've said it before and I'll say it again... baby toys are a freaking eye-sore. Sorry trees!
For a few smaller gifts & stocking stuffers I got Guy the new book "Everything Is Mama" written by Jimmy Fallon... because? WELL... Everything IS Mama! The sooner Seth figures that out the better. lol.
Guy has been teething for what seems like an ETERNITY (DEAR LORD! WILL IT EVER END!?!) So I snagged him a few gifts for his gums too. This Baby Banana toothbrush is available on Amazon & I hear that babies love it! Plus, I'm not spending $25 for that DAMN giraffe or any of her friends! So Banana it is. I also LOVE this marble and mint silicone teether by Feltman+Co. They have some really adorable teethers and stacking toys. I'll take one of each please! Go check them out!
SO THAT'S IT. Guy's Christmas shopping done.
I'M SO ON TOP OF THINGS.