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Which Christmas Gifts Were the Biggest Hits?

A G E  < 1 Lilly (8 months) went crazy for a rocking horse that her aunt purchased for her. She is still so small that she can barely sit on the horse, but she squealed so loudly when we put her on and rocked her – I’ve never seen her happier! Audrey (7 months) […]

Christmas Morning

Christmas Hits

Another Christmas is over and now it’s time to see how well Santa did with the present choices. Gifts are my love language so I like to think I’m pretty good at gauging what gifts my kids will like. I spend a lot of time during the year saving ideas for their birthdays and Christmas. […]

Christmas Eve exhaustion. Gone are the days of a cute holiday outfit. Here are the days of wearing my undershirt for Christmas dinner because my holiday blouse has spit-up on it...

Holiday Exhaustion

I have written in posts this month about how happy this holiday season has been for me. I truly have never experienced more joy and happiness than I have this December, my first with my baby girls. But now that Christmas has come and gone, can I just say how tired I am? “Tired” really […]

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Remembering Christmas memories from our childhood.

Since M was born I find myself getting a lot more nostalgic about memories from my childhood. And more so than ever, it’s been so much fun having my parents and Mr. Ice Cream’s parents recount stories of what we were like at M’s age. I’ve been trying to write down all the memories that […]

The Holiday Traditions We Celebrate

We did this as a Swarm several years ago and we loved the answers so much we’re doing it again this year! We go to Christmas Eve mass. We used to do midnight mass, but with two small ones, we now go to the 4 pm or 6 pm service. We also exchange ornaments every […]

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Christmas Photo List

As Christmas is approaching, I found myself looking back at some old photos from Christmas past. Despite how our family has grown and changed, the spirit of Christmas, the joy, the wonder, the happiness it evokes lives clearly in all my photos no matter what year it may be. As someone who loves photography and […]

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Joint Gifts and Sharing

Mr. Dolphin and I have always been big proponents of our kids learning to share with each other. We have been very lucky with Lion because he is excellent at sharing, particularly with his little brother. Lion will often share even his most prized possessions and favorite trains with Panda, melting my heart each time […]

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