Weekend recap (Sprout MOMent)

For this weekend recap post, I am participating in Sprout’s MOMents campaign.    The campaign showcases the fact that the holidays can be a crazy time, but they’re also a really special time where we’re building last memories.  Sprout is celebrating every crazy moment- the funny, the outrageous, the sweet and the priceless.

This holiday season has been kind of crazy for me to say the least, and this past weekend was no exception.

Let’s see…

We had to switch furniture out of three bedrooms on Saturday morning in order to make a new guest room, a nursery, and move Michael to a new room that shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with his future sister.

(Don’t worry- MT did all of the heavy lifting.)

It was kind of an urgent task being that we had some new furniture being delivered that morning.

Additionally, there was some furniture that we no longer needed, and we were waiting on some buyers from Craig’s List to come on Saturday and collect it all.

Nearly our entire second floor was torn apart and in a total state of disarray.

Have I mentioned all of the empty boxes from Christmas decorations that need to be put back in the attic and the many packages from UPS containing Christmas presents that we ordered?

That’s right.  More clutter and more disorganization.

 To top it all off, two of the bedrooms upstairs are currently being painted, so there are sheets, tape, paint brushes, paint cans, and ladders all over the place as well.

Christmas collage

With all of these distractions, I honestly have to keep reminding myself that it is Christmastime.  In fact, it would be easy to forget altogether if it weren’t for Michael.

Having a child who looks at all of the lights in wonder and stares at the Christmas tree in awe will definitely bring a mama back down to earth and help her remember to stop and smell the…Christmas cookies.

I enjoy reading Christmas books to him and letting him help me with the Advent calendar each morning.  We even got to watch some Christmas specials on Sunday morning.

Of course, I cannot forget our classic visit to Santa last week.  Hopefully, we won’t have to take the poor child to therapy one day over the whole thing.

crying

As I wrap each one of his presents (I’m one of Santa’s little helpers), I get so excited about Christmas morning.  Michael still won’t have much of an idea about what Christmas is all about, but he will get excited when he sees all of his new toys.  And nothing makes me happier than seeing a big huge smile on his face.

This Christmas is particularly special because it is the last one that we’ll spend as a family of three.  It is so crazy to think that there will be four of us around the tree next year!

Even though I did manage to get the house mostly back in order by the end of the weekend, things are still a little chaotic, and there’s lots of work to be done.

However, I am promising myself that I am going to take some time to sit back and enjoy the holidays.  After all, the house stuff can wait.  Christmas doesn’t happen every day.

 

Has your holiday season been hectic as well?  What have been some of the highlights and special memories you’ve made so far?

erin

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

4 Comments

  1. It is ALL GOOD!!! I started hosting family on 11/27 and da family will be here until 12/16. I am looking forward to having my house back to myself eventually – ha! It will be nice to be the two of us from Christmas and New Year’s this year:) I try and not stress out, especially when monies are tight and trying to holiday gift give on a budget. Loving your captures of the wee dude:) Happy Week!!!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Haha. I would be looking forward to having my house back too! ;) Hope your week is off to a great start!

  2. I also cannot really believe Christmas is right around the corner!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    It is amazing how quickly it sneaked up on us this year!

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