Merry Christmas Week!

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!! Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas week so far! It has been nonstop rain here, wishing we could just turn it into some snow. This weekend we had a little holiday open house, we baked up lots of treats, made some festive drinks & played some reindeer games. Cards Against Humanity got even more fun when we decided to write in our own answers in place of the cards! πŸ˜‰
 
 
We did a little last minute shopping with my mom, had a fun lunch date & then took Harper out for a surprise Polar Express ride to look at lights, complete with some popcorn & hot chocolate. It was a very merry weekend! We have presents under the tree now from grandparents, so basically every other sentence out of Harper’s mouth is something like “and if I do that, I can open just one present, okay?!” Such a little negotiator. 
And Eloise, our little crawler, has a brand new move. As soon as she gets on the wood floors, she likes to get on her hands & feet, and touch her head to the ground. I always tell Harper she is doing yoga, it is the cutest thing, she will just hold her head there & look around. So the other day, she comes out in the kitchen, and dunks the top of her head right in Izzy’s bowl of water. Harper yells, “mommy! Sissy is doing yoga in the cat water!!!”
Never a dull moment, no matter the time of year! πŸ˜‰

We were talking with some friends the other night about all of our childhood holiday memories & how Christmas day is one of the happiest, but also saddest, days of the year. The day you spend so much time preparing for & being excited about, sadly comes to a quiet end once the kids are asleep. So for the next few days we will be soaking in every single happy moment with the girls & the rest of our family that will be in town before it is all over in the blink of an eye.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of magic & memories! I hope you all have the happiest holiday with the ones that you love!! XO
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    Kerry Dyer
    December 25, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Merry Christmas xx

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    Shannon Begley
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    That picture of Ellie is so precious! I can't wait until my 4 month old does that type of stuff, love your family! Happy holidays!!:) from Shannon at shannonsswatches.weebly.com

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    Karra
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    baby yoga is my favorite!! merry christmas to you and yours!

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    Shadia Brown
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Merry Christmas lovely!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

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    Celeste
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I wonder if she'll always call her "sissy." The twins started calling each other "sister" at about her age and now they are 6 and still do it. They get the strangest smiles from strangers when they say things like "Hey, Sister, come check out this candy cane, its big as my head!"

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    Summer Ann
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Wishing y'all the best Christmas!! It looks like you'll have so much fun with those two sweeties!

    Xoxo,
    Summer Ann
    http://www.simplysummerann.com

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    dherron89
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Harper is such a hoot…I love her sayings! I've been following the blog since she was a baby (never commented before!) and I just love her little conversations and watching her grow up. Merry Christmas to you and yours πŸ™‚

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    Michelle L.
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Awe ! Eloise doing her "yoga" in striped xmas pjs is just about the cutest thing ever !

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    Kelly Linn Feller
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
    XO Kelly
    http://www.dettecakes.com

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    JessiRene* @ Little Hartkop Happenings
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Sounds like a magical lead up to Christmas! We are in full preparation mode now that it is officially Christmas Eve! I even need to bake a cherry pie for my hubby. Yes cherry. πŸ™‚
    Merry Christmas!

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    Camille Pontvianne
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    My husband and I were having that very same conversation. I love Christmas but it's over way too fast! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! God bless!

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    Maria M
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Happy Christmas Eve! Eloise is so adorable in that last photo! And all your yummy food. Making me even more hungry πŸ™‚

    http://www.mummygoesmad.com

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    Megan Allsup
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Merry Christmas Garvin Family! πŸ™‚ And Eloise looks adorable doing her "yoga"!

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    Marsha Walter
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    My son used to do that as well, it was the cutest thing ever. And our cat is also Izzy, she is 13 years old

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    Briseidy
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Yoga baby is just the best! Merry Christmas!

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    Nat{natyouraveragegirl}
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I couldn't agree more…Christmas is so sad when it is all over. πŸ™ I try to look forward to the next holiday (and Blair's birthday) to cheer me up! πŸ™‚

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    The Rodriguez Crew
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I totally get the Christmas Blues days beforehand!! I just don't want it to be over!! And your mama is so pretty!! Merry Christmas EVE EVE!!!!!

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    Tawnya Faust
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    That last picture of Eloise!!! SO SWEET! haha Have a very merry Christmas! xo

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    Melissa (Our Life with Isla)
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    My little Isla does the exact same Yoga move! Too Cute! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    Amy Scarborough
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Baby E's chubby feet kill me! Happy Christmas week!!!

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    Allison Cooley
    December 25, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Have a merry Christmas! My little used to do that same "yoga" pose!

    http://tisourlife.blogspot.com/

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    pottymouthedmommyblog.com
    December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hey! If you like the 'write in' version of Cards Against Humanity, check out The Game of Things (can buy online or at Target!) It's become a party favorite at my house. It can be "appropriate" if you're playing with Grandma- or, if you're like us and love inappropriate party games, it can get rowdy! Lots of our friends who are loyal 'Cards' fans have been transformed to Game of Things junkies after playing πŸ™‚

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    pottymouthedmommyblog.com
    December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hey! If you like the 'write in' version of Cards Against Humanity, check out The Game of Things (can buy online or at Target!) It's become a party favorite at my house. It can be "appropriate" if you're playing with Grandma- or, if you're like us and love inappropriate party games, it can get rowdy! Lots of our friends who are loyal 'Cards' fans have been transformed to Game of Things junkies after playing πŸ™‚

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    Aspen Kelty Marie
    December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I always love your posts that overview your life lately πŸ™‚ Merry -after- Christmas!

    Aspen Kelty Marie

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    Mama Z
    December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Oh, I just love the last picture.

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    Jenni
    December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    My great grandmother use to say when a baby bends over and looks between their legs they are looking for a baby brother or sister! πŸ˜‰
    Merry Christmas!

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