Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!
The girls are home from school all week so we have been working on all the really important things like drawing hand-turkeys and making cinnamon butter for friends. This time of year just gets sweeter & sweeter as the girls get a little older, I have never wished to freeze time so much as I do now. I love having Harper’s helping hand, spending time with her in the kitchen or doing art projects is something I have looked forward to my whole life. Eloise is at the most fun age of singing Christmas songs with all the wrong words and learning how to do new things every day. And baby Claire, oh I will forever love the sound of a squishy little diaper butt walking around the house & the way their eyes light up when they see things they love (like the Christmas tree aisle at Target).
We are looking forward to having dad home with us for a few days, our favorite Thanksgiving traditions and of course, all of the food! Our menu is similar to years past, turkey (in the turkey fryer!), cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts (my bro is in charge of this dish), this amazing sweet potato casserole we made last year that I have been craving ever since, stuffing muffins, homemade rolls & cinnamon butter, and a pumpkin pie!
I wanted to share our Thanksgiving playlist, I always love having some good background music for dinner and these are a few of my favorites! If you have any good jams (or menu items!) that should be added to the list, be sure to leave them in the comments!
Wishing you all the happiest week ahead with friends & family!! XO
Spring does something seriously wonderful for the soul. Finding every excuse to spend the entire weekend outside & enjoying the sunshine that lingers just a little bit longer each afternoon. Hammock season is back & our babies love it just as much as we do. Harper tells stories, Eloise giggles & begs for more swinging & Claire is just about as snuggly as a baby could be. We are going camping in a few weeks, we can’t wait to take the girls hiking & show them the mountains.
With that, sharing a few quick jams that are on our Spring playlist. I’m so happy you all have enjoyed these, we love music so much & I love putting these together. The girls love to dance & we just feel like a good playlist totally just sets the mood.
Grandma’s Garden – Zac Brown Band
Mean Ol’ Moon – Norah Jones
Wouldn’t It Make a Lovely Photograph – Ray Lamontagne
Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Hymn for the Weekend – Coldplay
She is Love – Parachute
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Don’t Let It Get You Down – Johnnyswim
Like I’m Gonna Lose You- Megan Trainor
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Free Fallin’ – John Mayer (I love the original, but this is one of the best covers ever!)
Share any faves you might have, and Happy Monday! XO
I think December is the only month of the year where I am constantly wishing for just a few extra days. Holiday parties, festive events with the kids, or just an extra Saturday to get all of our shopping done. These days are my very favorite! We have our Christmas party coming up this weekend & I wanted to share the playlist I have put together (loved all of your feedback on my Fall playlist, by the way!). If you haven’t heard the Jadon Lavik version of Mele Kalikimaka, you must download it.
Over the weekend, we took the girls to see Santa. Harper could hardly contain her excitement, which of course rubbed off on Eloise who was all smiles as we walked in. The girls watched other kids take their turn, and then as soon as it was time to sit on Santa’s lap, Eloise totally lost it. She burst into tears & made a mad dash into Brandon’s arms. Harper was so shy at first but eventually told Santa that she wanted a hula hoop, a mermaid fin & a flower blanket to give to Claire since Claire wasn’t old enough to ask for anything for Christmas. My heart melted, she seriously is the sweetest big sister.
I think we are still a few years away from getting all three smiling girls on Santa’s lap, but I guess these pictures are pretty priceless. 😉
Hope you all are having a great week!! XO