Currently my favorite ornament.
Patches says, “Feliz Navidad”.
I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our day was pretty great. We started the say with doughnuts and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, we lazed about in the afternoon watching movies, and I spent some time in the kitchen getting the food ready. Can I just say that peeling potatoes is not my favorite. Anyway, the food was delicious, and we all had a great time laughing and telling stories from years past. The girls got to wear their new xmas pajamas, and we watched Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving, and are now watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The day was filled with tradition and love, and I have so very much to be thankful for!
p.s. I have finally started an Instagram account. I can be found @modernmommyblog.
We are getting in to the holiday spirit. I bought this Santa pet costume at Target, and we think our Pug makes a perfect Santa Paws.
The mister and I just returned from a five day cruise to Cozumel Mexico. It was our first trip ever without the kids, and it was AMAZING. Our days were filled with naps, margaritas, delicious food, lounging about in the sun, and it was just what we needed to reconnect and relax.
We visited a couple of beaches in Mexico, where it was warm enough to swim in the ocean, and we had a blast being serenaded by mariachis, eating the BEST guacamole ever, and shopping for handmade goods at the market. I bought the paper mache puppets in the photo above for the girls, and the tiny Day of the Dead diorama for myself.
We took the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa, so it was really easy trip across the bridge for us. I was lucky enough to win $100 gift certificate for the spa on board ship, so I spent half the day in the spa getting services, and loving every minute of the pampering.
I feel refreshed and ready to take on the hectic pace of the holidays. Three cheers for vacations right before the Christmas madness.
I was recently asked if I would like to receive a Ziggle from Radio Flyer, and write a review for my readers. I was excited to review this new toy, and certain it would be a hit for my girls. To ride the Ziggle, you twist the front and wiggle the back, and off you go! Maggie is three in and half now, and she has a blast riding all over the place, and really gets her speed up, too! This riding toy is designed for children 3-8 years old, and has an adjustable seat that will grow with your child. Amelia is six, and she enjoys riding the Ziggle, too. Maggie is not quite old enough for a bicycle, but can keep up when her sister when she is on her bike. If you have a young child, I would definitely add the Ziggle to their Christmas list.
*The Ziggle was given to me at no expense, but the opinions are my own.
The girls picked out their own costumes this year. Maggie wanted to be Jewel Sparkles Lalaloopsy, and Amelia chose Cleopatra. We sprayed Amelia’s hair with black hairspray per her request, and I was a bit nervous it wouldn’t wash out (it did). Amelia had her fall festival at school tonight, and the girls had a lot of fun trick or treating, playing games, and hanging out with their friends. I hope you all have a great weekend!