it was the weekend before thanksgiving, but we carried on with last year’s tradition and put up the christmas stuff before our big turkey day this year. i feel like it just helps add to the wonderful spirit of thanksgiving though by having it all up! we also did a ton of rearranging in our little apartment, trying to find ways to make the most of our space. haha, it’s like the most awkward narrow space ever, but it’s the space that just keeps on giving. and every time we rearrange our furniture and try a new arrangement, we’re always like, “wow! this feels bigger.” (you can see how our apartment was last arranged HERE.)
we worked on a few projects this weekend, made (and i ate) a billion sugar cookies, and listened to she & him’s holiday album that i also love so very much. (at one point, poor josh was like, “man, it feels like zooey is right here with us, with this album on repeat.” haha! sorry, but we have to make up for the whole past 11 months of no christmas music.)
nothing like taking a nap IN your cowboy boots. lol. oh, samson.
and speaking of naps, how cute is this llama bedding i just bought eleanor? she needed new bedding so i had her pick it out herself and while we were browsing lots of options online, she didn’t need me to scroll any further once she saw the llamas. i think our trip to peru has made a lasting impression on her! (ps. the bedding is from land of nod if you’re also into llamas.)
my mom is really on top of her game this year, and sent conrad his birthday present a few days ago! i didn’t know it was for his birthday, so we opened it up not realizing, but it’s a good thing because he LOVES it, haha, and has carried it around most of the weekend. thanks, mom!
so far, we’ve broken approximately 5 ornaments, but the biggest shocker is that conrad is not responsible for any of those little accidents! it was all us older people. ha! i’m determined to keep this tree on the ground this year and not have it fall over. it is also mostly very top heavy in decorations, since we’re nervous to have any glass balls lower than conrad’s reach, but i still like it. it’s a good representation of where we currently are in life, and it’s a good spot to be.
this little gnome also joined the family over the weekend. his face is scribbled completely blue at the moment, but i don’t think he’s had a chance to look in the mirror so we’re good.
his favorite book right now, which was actually eleanor and also samson’s favorite book at different points during their first year or so of life. i love how they all have taken such a love to it. it really is a good one. (it’s brown bear brown bear, what do you see.)
at the end of the day on saturday, i noticed this baby nutcracker up on the kiddos mantle in their nursery. i think eleanor must have put him there. which makes me so happy.
after a red powerade spill and also a purple smoothie one, our rug was a goner (it was actually a goner a long time before that, but those were two spills that despite my best efforts to scrub, still were apparent a few weeks later in our rug). this new one is a big deal because both josh and i really like it, and we do not have the same taste when it comes to decorating. haha! (it’s by our friend caitlin wilson’s beautiful textile company.)
more christmas spirit in the apartment! (my little vases are from west elm, ps.)
have a great thanksgiving week everyone! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!