Christmas is fast approaching, it's in like 8 days!!! I want to say that I am ready for it because I believe that I am. We have presents for everyone on our list but one person and they are all in our house, I just need to finish up the wrapping (hopefully I can get to that tonight) and gift tags. Stocking stuffers still have to be purchased though - always the last thing I get to which is weird because they are my favorite part of Christmas morning.
Life has been a little hectic lately and I don't feel like I have really had the chance to get into the season as much as I have in years past. This makes me a little sad because I really want to make this season special for Ellie. Granted I get to be with her everyday since I am a Nanny, but I get dog tired at the end of the day and sometimes I am not getting home until 7 or 8pm, which makes for incredibly long days. I hope that at least I can teach Ellie a good work ethic!
Regardless, I get to be with Ellie each day!! We headed out to Black Bear for some Froyo last week with one of my nanny families and she loved the vanilla!
she also found a tennis racket in their toy closet and loved smashing her face into it!
this is how she likes to spend her mornings now. When did she become such a big girl to sit on the big chair??
Or sit on the couch at my other nanny family drinking her milk like a teenager!!
One of my favorite things though is that she has found out that the hot air comes out of the floor vents. Whenever we turn on the heat she runs to this one in particular to touch with her hands and yesterday she decided to sit on it!! melt my heart because this is what I used to do in the winter growing up.
We have been working on our Advent calendar, though some of our activities have been skipped or combined. We did try out hot chocolate and Ellie wanted NOTHING to do with it. She spit it right out (getting it all over the front of her shirt) and making a face like I was trying to poison her - this shouldn't have been a surprise since she hated any of the Halloween candy I gave her this year also!!! maybe next year...
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