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Update : {Three & Four Months}

Oh sweet little one of mine, I suppose these are the pitfalls of being a second child. Life got in the way… The holidays were busy from start to finish – packed full of holiday cheer. So here I sit, just now writing down some of your milestones from the past two months – as month 5 isn’t far behind.

But please know little one, it isn’t that you were thought of less. Quite the contrary! We were busy making memories and sharing memories with you! So many firsts for you this holiday season, for us as a family of four!  We love you!

Baby Girl – {Three Month Update}

  • October marks your first Halloween! You looked adorable in your ladybug costume!
  • Saturday, October 22nd was your first trip to the Pumpkin Patch! I wore you in the Solly Wrap and you loved it!
  • Sunday, October 30th was you first trip to Boo at the Zoo. We went in the later afternoon and got in right away. The weather was nice and you were as happy as can be for your first train ride!
  • Monday, October 31st we joined your big sister for your first trick-or-treating experience. The weather was surprisingly nice, as I pushed you through the neighborhood.
  • You have become quite the chatter box, as you consistently mumble throughout the day. You definitely want to be heard!

Baby Girl – {Four Month Update}

  • Saturday, November 19th were your first Christmas and 3 month photos. You were all smiles – a far cry from your newborn portraits!
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, you and I spent the morning at Tiny. You giggled and smiled as we bonded!
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, your first visit with Santa! You sat their without a care in the world!
  • Thursday, November 24th, was your first Thanksgiving. We left after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and headed to my parents home. You were in good spirits! Daddy had the task of put you and big sister to bed while I went Black Friday shopping. You slept beautifully!
  • You have found your hands! You love to look at them!
  • You nap off and on, on your play mat throughout the day.
  • My sweet baby, you are still an excellent sleeper. You typically sleep solid from 1am to 9am.
  • Saturday, November 26th, you spent the morning singing with grandma Sue while we took your big sister to a play.
  • Friday, December 2nd, you spent the evening cuddling with my parents while we took big sister to a holiday event!

Monthly Stickers: {AppleEyeBabyShop}

Personalized Swaddle Blanket: {Audrey’s Bear}

Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping…

Whether you love or hate it, its there.

As a child, Black Friday shopping never even entered my mind. Our home was always buzzing with activity. My mother comes from a blended family. She is one of fourteen children. My father is the youngest of four. My parents hosted Thanksgiving every year until I started college.

As my cousins and I got older, the number of people attending Thanksgiving at our house became less and less. Now it’s just my sister, parents, my husband and I, our daughter, and a few uncles. We have a great time! But there is more down time now, then before.

So, on one Thanksgiving several years ago, I talked my mom and sister into going Black Friday Shopping for the first time ever. Of course this was back when it actually began on Friday. My mom thought I was crazy and frankly so did I.

We. Were. Hooked.

Every year since then we have gone out for Black Friday. We don’t stand in those crazy lines and bum rush a store the second it opens. Instead, we comb through the ads in the newspaper after dinner. Choosing to hunt for the items most practical. Leaving the house as most stores are opening to ensure there is no line once we arrive.

Now, with Black Friday starting on Thursday we still wait until after dinner to look at the ads. We don’t go out until several hours after the stores have opened.

Until this year…

I made the mistake of looking at the Toys R’ US ad ahead of time. Let’s just say, my husband and I ended up standing in line. It wasn’t terrible. We stood in a small line for maybe 20 minutes. The store was busy, but calm. We were in and out in about 15 minutes, train table in hand…

Did you go Black Friday Shopping this year? What were your must haves?

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