Olive’s first Christmas was very memorable. I was able to get super cute family Christmas pictures taken a few weeks before Christmas at JC Penny. They turned out great and we gave them to our family as Christmas presents.
We were also able to take her to get her picture taken with Santa. We got really lucky because we went to a nearby farm on a rainy day and there was hardly anyone there. Plus it was free!
Christmas Eve was celebrated with my family. When we got home we left out cookies and almond milk for Santa. I got Olive ready for bed and put on her Christmas pajamas and put her to bed. The next morning we opened our presents and then got ready for Kevin’s family to come over.
I made my first Christmas Ham along with mashed potatoes and salad. Kevin’s family brought over a lot of food too. Dinner was delicious!
Everyone got Olive so many presents! She was such a lucky little girl!:)
overall is was a great Christmas and I can’t wait for the new year!:)
We spent Thanksgiving over my mom and Step-Dads house. It was nice to see my pop-pop and great aunt since I don’t get to see them that often.
Olive was dressed up in a super cute Turkey outfit. Her cousins loved the playing with her and holding her. She was too young to eat any of the turkey dinner, but she did enjoy sitting down and eating her baby butternut squash.
When we got home I got her ready for bed and then read them of our favorite Thanksgiving books to her including “Corduroys Thanksgiving”, “Turkey Time”, “Where is Baby’s Turkey?” And more.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m really big on reading to her. In fact, I have more Children’s books than I know what to do with. That doesn’t stop me from buying more though. I would love to write my own children’s books. That would be a dream come true. I have so many ideas, but just not enough time.
I am very thankful for everything I do have though. There was a time when I was depressed and bitter. A time when Kevin and I didn’t know each other and May 10th (Olive’s birthday) was just another original day. And I used to dream about a life where I felt happy and complete. I dreamed of being a wife and a mother and living in a nice house, having a good job and being surrounded by wonderful, uplifting people. I used to dream about the life I have now. And I’m very grateful and blessed. I’m not saying things are always perfect, but things are a lot better than they used to be. I believe in the power of positive thinking. If you think good thoughts, good things will happen to you!
The last week of October was a super busy week at our house, not just because Halloween was right in the middle on a Wednesday this year, but also because Kevin and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary on Monday the 29th.
My mom watched Olive so Kevin and I could go out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. It was nice to go out on a real date. I miss going on dates with my husband. Hopefully we can go on more dates in the future.
We spent Halloween at the daycare center. It was pretty much like any other day until the kids woke up from nap and we changed them into their costumes and got them ready for the parade. I was able to walk with Olive and take pictures of her. I was “Peanut Butter” and she was “Jelly”. My mom was there too. After the parade we just hung out in my classroom as the kids enjoyed eating yummy treats.
When we got home, I gave Olive her Halloween bucket that I made up for her. Inside her bucket I put 2 Halloween baby books, a big bubble wand with a ghost handle, a pink monster toy and a stuffed Frankenstein head.
I spent the rest of the night handing out candy to all of the trick or treaters.